Originally Posted by NJPete
Regarding TOMMY: Which audio track did you listen to? The "Quintaphonic" recreation or the new mix?
I just spot checked mine and it has no audio problems like you described. Each mix sounds different, but neither have the anomalies you mention. What type of system are you running it on? The audio on the BD is very similar to the theatrical mix I saw in 1975 (the loudest film I've ever heard), a little dry compared to today's mixes but nothing wrong with it. Can you give a specific sequence with the bass fade problem? The Christmas scene doesn't have it.
I am running it through a Sony BD system on through a Sony wireless headphones system. All the other BDs I play on it and through the headphones sound just fine.
The part that is is the most noticeable is during the Christmas 'kid' scene ... it's so bad that I could hardly make it through the scene. The high pitches make the entire audio drop way back, ESPECIALLY when every someone makes an 'ssss' sound. It is the worst audio I've ever heard on anything ever. As far as what audio mix I listened to, the answer to that would be both... I tried both audio mixes and they sounded identical.
I don't know what the problem is. I do use the wireless headphones but like I said, everything else I watch and listen to on them sounds just fine, but this sounded beyond terrible. The movie LOOKS GREAT though.
I don't know... maybe I should get a better pair of wireless headphones??
I have to watch everything with headphones because my walls are super thin and I can't hook up speakers and the sound on my tv is not the greatest. The Sony wireless headphones I have cost me $100 and they work decently for most things... the only other time I heard this similar type of audio issue is with The Karate Kid (1984) BD during some of the music.
Does anyone have any suggestions about what the best wireless headphones for use with a Sony BD player that has analog audio? My Sony BD has analog audio out and that is what I use to hook up the headphones.
If the Tommy BD doesn't actually have the audio issues that I am hearing when I listen to it then maybe it has something to do with the fact that there is no type of equalizer or bass boost or any way to adjust the audio levels on my headphones... but again that is strange since it isn't a problem with most things I've listened to on them.
btw, I have a 50" Panasonic GT50.