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I currently have a Sony HTIB... After spending so much time reading, dreaming, budgeting, window shopping etc on upgrading to a "proper" HT system with a standalone HDMI AV-receiver with 7.1 speakers and the works... I decided to scrap my plans.

 

Having a kid changes all your dreams and forces you to make sacrifices (especially if you have a small flat to begin with). My wife told me that as my daughter was a premature baby and we cannot risk having loud noises that may damage her hearing, I agreed with her. So it has been over a year since I turned on my HTIB. I'm giving my HTIB to my dad instead. In any case, there's also the budget factor. If I were to choose either PQ or SQ, I'll choose the former, so I might as well channel the funds to a better LCD panel instead.

 

Of course, that doesn't mean the dreaming of a great HT system cannot continue. Xtremeplace is the place I never fail to log on to every day, so I'll still be around.  ;)

 

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Bro

May I offer a couple of points.

Loud nosies which might damage her hearing will also damage anyone else in the home, a premmie does not need extra TLC with regards to hearing. Their immunity may be weaker initially but their hearing is fine.

I also know they have a higher risk of myopia, so sitting further away is better, but this does not preclude the use of a large flatscreen.

 

But I understand your choice and you can use a high end Sennheiser wireless headphone and be pretty happy with the effect. Plus you can have more than one headset to share the HT experience still.

 

Cheers

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Thanks guys, that's why I love this (xtreme)place.. everyone's so constructive and helpful with his views...

 

Petetherock, with regards to the hearing issue, you may be right, but I can't take any chances with my daughter, since a damaged hearing is permanent. And some may disagree with me, but I personally feel that having a great HT set means you got to crank it up to fully enjoy the experience (I mean, that's why it's called a "home theatre", right?). But since I can't have both, hence the sacrifice...

 

Yup, I got a pair of good headphones designed to keep the audio in (thanks for the suggestions again, guys!). It goes straight to the TV. Like I said before, I value PQ more than SQ, so a simple 2.0 audio is enough for now. Until next time...  ;)

 

Bro

May I offer a couple of points.

Loud nosies which might damage her hearing will also damage anyone else in the home, a premmie does not need extra TLC with regards to hearing. Their immunity may be weaker initially but their hearing is fine.

I also know they have a higher risk of myopia, so sitting further away is better, but this does not preclude the use of a large flatscreen.

 

But I understand your choice and you can use a high end Sennheiser wireless headphone and be pretty happy with the effect. Plus you can have more than one headset to share the HT experience still.

 

Cheers

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If I were to choose either PQ or SQ, I'll choose the former, so I might as well channel the funds to a better LCD panel instead.

 

Of course, that doesn't mean the dreaming of a great HT system cannot continue. Xtremeplace is the place I never fail to log on to every day, so I'll still be around.  ;)

 

 

You might want to consider the Pioneer KURO. Save up for that Full HD and I think the 42" is coming after X'mas. You can also upgrade the computer system in your room. Buffalo has a BD and HD-DVD combo drive. Creative has a great 7.1 Gigaworks. AUZENTECH has X-Fi Prelude which is great for gaming , movies and Stereo. Next Gen gfx cards are already in. And dell 27" is very affordable now.  ;D

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I am in the same boat as you too. Sold off my 5.1 system when my daughter was born, now with a 2nd child already and I still haven't resumed HT yet. Its not so much of a headphone issue but also no time to watch dvds. After coming home from work, you need to play with the kids. By the time they are asleep, it is almost 11pm. If I watch a 2hr movie, I can't tahan until 1am. Most of the time I just go to sleep at 11 with the children.

 

Kids = no time for TV, no time for DVDs, no time for friends, no even have time for wife and other needs. ;)

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I currently have a Sony HTIB... After spending so much time reading, dreaming, budgeting, window shopping etc on upgrading to a "proper" HT system with a standalone HDMI AV-receiver with 7.1 speakers and the works... I decided to scrap my plans.

 

Having a kid changes all your dreams and forces you to make sacrifices (especially if you have a small flat to begin with). My wife told me that as my daughter was a premature baby and we cannot risk having loud noises that may damage her hearing, I agreed with her. So it has been over a year since I turned on my HTIB. I'm giving my HTIB to my dad instead. In any case, there's also the budget factor. If I were to choose either PQ or SQ, I'll choose the former, so I might as well channel the funds to a better LCD panel instead.

 

Of course, that doesn't mean the dreaming of a great HT system cannot continue. Xtremeplace is the place I never fail to log on to every day, so I'll still be around.  ;)

 

 

my heart goes to you. Your sacrifices are exemplary and admirable.

You shall be rewarded in Bose Heaven.

 

Bose The Best!!!

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Hi Kayel,

 

Dont be sad. .. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise!

Save $ now and when U're kid grow up u can start splurging on what U had given up.

 

U are just giving up the ownership of having a HT..

U can still invite yourself to some of the Xtreme bros place . ;D ;D ;D

 

Me, don't even have chance to plan when kids were born.. There were no xtremeplace or Echoloft.

No once to invite yourself to their place.....

Now kids are older, and own a simple setup to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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Hi Kayel, I with you on your decision at this stage. Just wanted to share my experience when I had my first girl some 8 years ago. I always believed in Live with your means. Same for HT or Stereo music. You can always get some simple setup for some music. I find that it has some soothing effect on infant. Of course you don't play those "Lough & noisy" heavy metal stuff.

 

Trying playing 'baby music'...it's good for the child.  ;D

 

my 2 cents worth.

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my wife and i attended a pop concert when she was about halfway through her pregnancy. during the concert, we started to get worried that the music was too loud for the kid. finally, i sms'ed a doctor friend to ask for his advice...his reply:

 

"it's ok...your baby doesn't have ears yet."

 

;D

 

 

 

Goes to show how much you know about the foetus in the womb. A baby's ability to hear begins six weeks after conception.

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