What mix for headphones?

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  1. Chris Brown

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    When listening to a movie on headphones, what Mix is usually the best to choose? do you choose a 2 channel mix, or a 5.1+ mix? I'm thinking the 2.0 mix because headphones have only 2 speakers... but I heard somewhere that dolby headphone uses the 5.1 info to re-create the surround sound effect.

    After hearing that i'm totally confused. ugh.
     
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    If you are using DH, use the 5.1 track.

    If you are just using regular headphones, use the 2.0 track to avoid poor downmixing. The existence of a separate 2.0 track typically means that they didn't compromise the 5.1 track to optimize it for downmixing.
     

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