Originally Posted by USAFChief
That's very surprising to hear. A lot of "best DTS disc I've heard." What in particular are you hearing that sounds very bad?...I'm not experiencing anything even closely resembling average with my set-up. A lot of positive ratings/reviews out there as well. My system (oppo 95/Outlaw amp/Aperion spks) and with my ears this sounds right. I may have to try the redbook as well. Just hard to imagine it could be significantly better if better at all. This beats a bit of my hi-rez stuff and is available to the door for less than $15.
Funny this hobby of ours
I find this same situation with many recordings that have different formats (Redbook vs SACD, DVD-A, DTS) or differences in recording modes. (Stereo vs MCH)
Someone will think one version sounds great and another version sounds awful.
There maybe some technical merits to these claims in certain situations but I also think the majority boils down to personal taste.
Music is just one of those things that is just so VERY personal.
There really is no one size fit's all, right or wrong, and if YOU find it enjoyable that's what really matters.
Now I need to dig out my DTS Joshua Judges Ruth and give it an audition.