I LOVE my LG 700 Soundbar + 700 Sub + 700 Wireless Surround Speakers. It looks the nicest with the glass top and all aluminum bodies and have never had a single problem.
my question: I want the new Apple iPad Max overear headphones in blue bc every review raves about the surround sound while watching movies even stating it approximates Dolby Atmos (as mush as could expected from speakers). Not buying these for music.
I haven’t seen compatibility listed for my LG or Sony OLEDS or even my Samsung QLED Q90 or my older Samsung SUHD JS9500 which I use for 3D. Doesn’t mention compatibility with my Bose 700 system, SONOS or Yamahama Soundbar set-up.
Am I going to shell out $550 for headphones that won’t work with ANY of my home cinema?
What you’re referring to is Spatial Audio, which indeed is as if a theater-like sound surrounds you.
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking brings theater-like sound that surrounds you from the movie or video you're watching, so that it seems as if the sound is coming from all around you. The sound field stays mapped to the device, and the voice stays with the actor or action on screen.
The AirPods Max should be able to connect to any Bluetooth enabled audio device. However, doing so, you lose some extra features, like Siri and the aforementioned Spatial Audio, as that feature only works with iOS devices i.e. iPhone and iPad (see the link above).