Originally Posted by sb1
What's it missing?
Snap, crackle, and pop. The elements in not in the LFE's that other movies do so well. When the truck smashes into the car in the opening scene of Quantum of Solace, you distinguish every single ounce of pain that the driver endured by the enriching sound field by the crash. The glass smashing, the metal clanging and crushing... a car crashing into another car, basically.
Then there's the gunfire, also so immersing. Not just in QoS, but in most Blu-ray movies. The fire of every shot is loud and banging. It provides more oomph, giving gunshots a more enforcing blow as you hear it.
Even when the Decepticons crash down on the planet, the whiz and crash down onto Earth is like nothing, even when plowing through objects. Watch Cloverfield when everyone is on the roof and they start running downstairs when there is an explosion in midtown. Crap starts flying in their direction, and the way that it goes past them is more than just a LFE smash. You hear individual parts get their own wave of being crushed through the fronts and it is "fuller."
I'm just saying that I think people are getting blinded by a good sub ride when there's much more that can be portrayed in the audio department. It's missing something and instead of getting more immersion, I got a headache.