I had read the excellent reviews mostly for the Onkyo HT-S9405 THX HTIB system that includes the HT-R990 receiver which is an almost clone of the highly rated Onkyo TX-NR609 Receiver and decided to take the plunge and got home one.
I had followed the manual to the letter while setting the system up and had the Audessey 2EQ Setup done and I must admit, that watching Blu-rays has been an amazing experience and the low frequencies in BluRay movies are amazing and floor shaking thanks to the massive sub.
However, the same can't be said about the music when playing through DLNA or via the USB. It sounds flat and the bass is severly lacking. I am no audiophile but I do appreciate high quality music. I have my music ripped as mostly FLACs and other older 320 Kbps mp3. The music sounds punchy and awesome on my Logitech PC speakers but totally bland, dull and lack lustre on my Onkyo. So far no body has been impressed after listening to the music on my HT-S9405 THX and I have played with all the built-in eq settings for music and the only saving grace is when I turn up the bass settings all the way up to +10 on my AVR. The Sub has its loudness now set to the THX setting and I haven't changed anything on it.
Any advice from the experts and enthusiasts out there would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.