Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
What is it you are referring to as the "Audyssey volume setting"? Average volume level after running Audyssey for most is 50-70.
I actually meant the difference between the Music Sound modes types Audissey DSX and DTS Neo:X
I am a bit confused between the X4000 "sound processors" and the various "sound modes" .
After the initial Audissey setup is the Audissey sound processor always active (MultEQ XT32, Dynamic EQ, ... ) ?
Even when selecting DTS Neo:x ?
About the volume, we do not listen to very high levels, and usually settle around master level 40 dB ( + or - a few ),
we both are a bit older ( 70+ ) and my wife cannot stand very high sound levels, also we do not want to entertain the neighborhood
But I just noticed that I made a confusion as we usually do use the "Movie" sound mode, and this time the test was with the "Music" sound mode.
So the volume increase was actually due to the sound mode change from Movie to Music and not from A-DSX to DTS Neo.
I will check if this difference is also true between Movie + A-DSX and Movie + DTS Neo
But the question remains why do I have to increase the master volume that much when switching from Movie to Music ?
By the way in my case the increase in perceived audio level is not as much when in the 50 dB range as it is when in 30-40 dB range, I mean around 45 - 55 the perceived audio level increase is not that significant as it is when in the 35 - 45 range.
I know what dB means and that the level doubles every 3 dB, but I do not feel that a 3 dB increase from 37 to 40 is the same as from 48 to 50.
Dynamic EQ is ON but Dynamic Volume is OFF as it was too disturbing with audio levels changing between scenes while watching TV or films.