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Previous I have been running a Pioneer HTP-072 5.1 system, unfortunately since I upgraded my TV to a Samsung KS8000 I was unable to get 5.1 sound or HDR at the same time due to the Amp not allowing for HDR pass through.

I recently just brought myself the new Samsung HW-N950 7.1.4 Soundbar which I will pick up in about a weeks time (when I can be bothered paying it off) This bar offers Dolby Atmos and HDR/4k Pass through so I should gain surround sound with HDR all at the same time. I wont be able to set the 2 rear speakers up as my current room is too small, until my house is built in 2020. 

The Bar is solely used for console gaming as my PC will remain with a headset and possibly new speakers when I move out.

What sound system are you using for gaming?



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I've been using the older version of that sound bar for a while now. It's great for gaming and for 4K UHD blurays and standard blurays because of the Atmos. I use it in a minimalist apartment and it works great.



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Munn75 said:
I've been using the older version of that sound bar for a while now. It's great for gaming and for 4K UHD blurays and standard blurays because of the Atmos. I use it in a minimalist apartment and it works great.

Oh nice, do you have the K950? or the N850? I have never experienced Dolby Atmos before, however everyone I spoke to loves it and apparently it makes all the difference. I am in a small room aswell for the time being and I feel I might not be getting the best out of the N950 if I don't plug in the rears. However even at 5.1 channels sound coming out of 17 speakers all with built in amps sounds like a treat and I can always plug in the rears once I finally move. 



I use this for TV/Gamepad Gaming, Movies, and Sports:

http://www.sonypremiumhome.com/receivers/STR-ZA5000ES.php

Then I switch to this when I am fully immersed in VR:

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/accessories/audio-and-communication/platinum-wireless-headset/



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I've got an onkyo reciever with 5.1.2 Atmos. It's really nice. Only downside was physically attaching the speakers to the ceiling for the Atmos effect because my ceiling is Slanted and the top firing speakers don't create the effect.



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Tatewaki75 said:
I've got an onkyo reciever with 5.1.2 Atmos. It's really nice. Only downside was physically attaching the speakers to the ceiling for the Atmos effect because my ceiling is Slanted and the top firing speakers don't create the effect.

I also heard (as rumours) that Dolby Atmos doesn't work well with concrete ceilings. Sounds like you have a decent system.



KBG29 said:
I use this for TV/Gamepad Gaming, Movies, and Sports:

http://www.sonypremiumhome.com/receivers/STR-ZA5000ES.php

Then I switch to this when I am fully immersed in VR:

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/accessories/audio-and-communication/platinum-wireless-headset/

STR-ZA5000ES with 9.2 channels is pretty badass. Expensive but seems like a system that delivers. I was thinking on going the route of the old school Amp and Speaker set-up but due to space constraints I just find a Bar a lot more simplistic. Plus Bars these days seems to be delivering on the Sound front as well.



Most of the time for gaming, movies, and general TV watching, I use a Yamaha YHT-4930UBL. It is 5.1 home theater in a box setup. It is great dor right now, but I will do some speaker upgrading over the next year or two. I have a pretty decent gaming setup in my basement right now. But, I'm planning to do some significant upgrades to the space in the basement, so I'm not really putting any more money into audio equipment until that wrapped up.

When I'm playing online, or I'm trying to avoid making noise, I use an Astro a50 headset. I think it is excellent, though not the greatest value if you pay the full $300 retail. I got it for $225, which I think is about the right price.

I also have a decent setup in my living room. In that space I use a Zvox 570 soundbase. I highly recommend this for people with small spaces, or the inability or unwillingness to use a separate subwoofer. I bought the unit specifically because it had great reviews for dialogue emphasis, and I do find that feature to be extremely good.



Seems like this thread could benefit from an important note- it is not possible to get anything even close to true Dolby Atmos out of a sound bar. That's basically just a meaningless marketing bullet point on a sound bar.



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