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  1. What really bothers me is when such agressive filters are used that effectively elinimates most LFE from the big blockbuster movies. And when the soundtracks are compressed as well so as to make them all but unpleasant to listen to at moderate volumes, that's really a thorn in my side. It seems to be a matter of matter of how loud can we make it. Or maybe I'm viewing it the wrong way.
  2. It's like all current movies are being mixed using the lowest common denominator, HTIB systems. Almost makes me wonder what's the point in having high resolution playback system
  3. What a shame!! A wasted opportunity. Better than the Hobbit but not by much
  4. Even several years later this movie still sounds outstanding. If you don't already have it add it to your collection.
  5. I had a chance to rewatch Desolation of Smaug and it's way better than the first Hobbit movie soundwise. The Smaug scene is the highlight of the movie as expected. I'm not sure how low it extends but there is some very nice LFE during the Smaug scenes. It's good to see that this is NOT a repeat of the first one. This movie has a really enjoyable sound design and the louder you play it the better it sounds. I think many here will be satisfied when they give it a listen on their systems. All that's left is for Nube to reveal how deep the LFE extends.
  6. I often wonder the same thing. That reviewer is full of BS! Tech spec suggestion??? Yeah right Anyone with half a decent subwoofer could easily tell that the bass is anemic in the first Hobbit movie. Smaug is better but falls short as well.
  7. I watched Desolation of Smaug several nights ago. It's better LFE than the first Hobbit movie but it's no deep bass monster sadly. To me it's a nicely done soundtrack but the lack of really deep LFE is really shameful. There's decent LFE during the Smaug scenes but not what one would expect for such a fearsome dragon. Overall it's better than The Hobbit soundwise but it could've and should've been so much more. A demo worthy opportunity wasted
  8. I agree with your assessment of the movie. Not very much deep bass and i feel that it didn't have the spaciousness and cohesive soundfield that the really outstanding soundtracks possess. Other than the singing, Olaf was the highlight of the movie. I still enjoyed it for the most part.
  9. I'm glad oblivion took home the prize. It really is a special soundtrack. Outstanding sound.
  10. Oblivion gets my vote. An amazing soundtrack.
  11. Even though I don't have graphs to prove conclusively, but I'm afraid MOS is another victim of the loudness craze that's becoming prevalent. It reminds me a lot of TDKR except it's not quite as strident and fatiguing sounding as that one. It's just loud. I was hoping for more from it.
  12. TDKR is indeed a fairly average sound mix that's been ramp up in the loudness department. Very dynamic sounding but fatiguing after a while. To my ears it sound muddled and congested. I kept thinking of a 3 hour long movie trailer. Even though I really like the Nolan trilogy, they really dropped the ball on this mix. I truly hope that this isn't the start of a new trend in BD audio.
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