1. teched58

    Stereophile's Jim Austin Says Streaming Atmos Sucks

    Stereophile Editor-in-Chief Jim Austin has a new As We See It column, entitled Dolby Atmos: A Bleak Shadow? Here, Austin is continuing his one-man crusade against Atmos as it's currently streamed by Apple Music. (To be clear, Austin is criticizing "lossy" Atmos as streamed. Not lossless Atmos...
  2. J

    AirPods settings ?

    I have an Iphone with AirPods Pro and I'm globally pleased with the sound quality and features but I'd like to share some remarks and questions : What I like : sound quality of Airpods Pro Apple advanced features : Spatialize Stereo, Head tracking, Personnalised Spatial Audio What I don't...
  3. V

    Has anyone tried Dolby PHRTF, Genelec Aural ID or Mesh2HRTF?

    I tried submitting an entry to try Dolby PGRTF out but got no feedback from Dolby. I've been considering using Mesh2HRTF, but since there is this service offered by Dolby that seems like it's free, maybe it doesn't make sense to go through all the hassle of generating the SOFA file by yourself...
  4. stevenswall

    Dolby Volume Users? Solution for Loudness Compensation to Improve Low Level Listening?

    Looking at a few different solutions from Audessey, Monoprice, and JBL to solve the low level listening issue: Speakers that keep bass levels relatively higher at low volumes sound better at low levels that any system of any size at any cost in any room I've ever heard, when compared to systems...
  5. juliangst

    Can a center channel improve stereo music?

    While planning my surround sound setup I got stuck at the questions if I want to get add a center channel or not. For movies and native surround music like Dolby Atmos music a center channel makes absolutely sense because there is native content mixed to that channel. But most of my music still...
  6. A

    Spatial Audio -- warning from a producer/engineer

    It seems the quality of Spatial Audio (and multi-channel Dolby Atmos music obtained via various streaming services) might be questionable, at least for some time, while the technology is bootstrapping itself... Reference -- a producer/engineer shared the following: “I just want to try and...
  7. R

    7.2.4 external amplifier options

    Hello, Receiver: Denon x6700h LR: Monitor Audio Silver 500's (90 db sens., 8 ohms, 250W RMS power handling) C: Monitor Audio Silver C350 (90 db sens., 8 ohms, 200W RMS power handling) for my centre channel. Surrounds: Monitor audio FX (87 db sens, 8 ohms, 85W power handling) [I am considering...
  8. P

    Please give me an advice which DAC/AMP + headphones do you recommend for gaming, music and movies(PC ONLY)

    Hello, I'm looking to buy a new DAC/AMP and a new headphones for gaming(Call of Duty Warzone and so on), music(Spotify and iTunes) and movies(Netflix mainly). I was thinking about getting Creative G6 or Schiit Hel as an AMP(+DAC), and HD 6XX/58X or DT 990 pro (250ohm) as a headphone. I have no...
  9. C

    Dolby Atmos Integrated Amp

    Hello, Are there any Atmos Integrated Amp's out there that are not complete trash? I would like to do a new Home Theater setup in my basement and in reading the reviews pretty much everything is terrible. Thoughts?
  10. amirm

    It is All Software!

    It is All Software By Amir Majidimehr [Note: this is an article that was published in the Widescreen Review Magazine] OK, it is not all software but most of it is. What am I talking about? I am talking about video! Yes, video. Please don’t flip the page. Let me explain with a bit of...
  11. amirm

    Validity of X-curve For Cinema Sound

    Validity Of X-curve For Cinema Sound In my article in Widescreen Review Magazine published recently titled “There Is No “There” in Audio,” I made a brief reference to X-curve used for calibration of Cinema Sound and mentioned that there is no good reason to follow it for home theater...
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