Originally Posted by Daffietje
Oh please, are you really looking for a loudness war like in the music industry?
For Christ sake, a movie can never be too dynamic.
It's probably because people nowadays never hear anything dynamic anymore that they are complaining about this in movies.
But in most cases it is just an incorrect setup of the audio system anyway.
Me thinks thou duth protest too much. This has nothing to do with "loudness war".
I have heard lots of dynamics (from music and movies) over the years. I am a big movie fan and have had a true home theater setup for at least 10 years.
My audio system is also set up quite correctly.
As I did say previously, the issue is not present when listening at moderate or reference levels.
It is usually when listening at lower levels, like at night time when you don't want to wake the kids.
The purpose of the comments and conversation wasn't to suppress the industry standards of dynamics in movie soundtracks,
but more to try and intentionally suppress them on occasion for personal listening preference.
>"almost too much so"< probably wasn't the best way to put it, but I didn't think anyone would take it that so literally.