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I just played the last scene of Black Swan in DTSHD-MA and then switched to DD. I did this about 5 times... At the same volume, same settings other than switching the signal type.
My impression was that the DTSHD-MA signal was more detailed. It seemed to define and separate instruments better, creating a wider sound stage. Most noticeable in the higher freq. range.
However, the DD signal seemed louder creating a bolder bass and mid-range. I do like this aspect, but I'm not sure if this is a side effect of less separation/detail (if that's the right description) or the DD soundtrack was recorded slightly louder?
After listening to both, back to back - I was hoping there was another signal that had the best of both. Overall, the DTSHD-MA would be my choice due to the detail, but it's not as smooth on the ears as the DD.