Originally Posted by D_M
It's going to be tough for anyone to speculated why the systems sounded different for music and movies. What movie experience are you comparing to the demo?. Speakers do not know what they are being asked to reproduce, so it sounds odd that there was a discrepancy. Were all the speakers setup in the same room? Was your seating location the same for music and the movie demo? Did all the speakers use the same receiver / amplifier?
I don't have any prior HT speaker experience whatsoever ... This will be my first. Because of this, its not like I have any high end HT speakers which I'm comparing them to. If at all, I'm just comparing them to the general audio you hear in commercial cinemas. And yes I know that is like a 'perfect' audio, but still, what I heard for movies wasn't any better than an average Sony HTiB or something like that ... Music was super though ! Not perfect, but about 7.5 ~ 9 out of 10 on average. I spent 3 hours playing the same 5-6 songs on all speakers, and graded their bass, high frequency playback, low frequency playback, vocals playback, overall enjoyment, etc .. I created a scorecard sheet for all my results too !
It lacked a little in vocals playback at times, but everything else was top notch, even without any calibration.
In the start, the music at first sounded a little low quality too, but then the rep switched a single 500 sub with 2x 660 ones, and boom ! A whole different game !
Also, the seating position, speaker position, etc was the exact same for both music and movies. Basically it was all the same setup, and the sales rep just switched to playing a movie instead of me playing music through my iPhone.