The Dark Knight (Dolby THD ) Reference Tier
Oh you "bit counters and sampling rate jockeys and DTS slaves "
once again a 16 bit Dolby THD track just kicks ass much like I'm Legend did, though some of you disagree there as well. Excellent all around, edges out both the Iron Man and Hulk on every level. No balance issues here at all, either some don't like wide dynamic range or have equipment issues. Also listening levels are important, if one listens at 15-20db below reference, things could get "lost". I agree with shadow that many of the sound design followed the camera's POV and it was going for realism as opposed to sensationalism. The music is also great featuring both of the returning composers from BB.Starship Troopers 3 Mrauder ( Dolby THD) Tier 3
What stinker in every way that includes sound especially for a new production. Flat soundstage ill defined bass uninteresting music, and FX sound design. The less said is better.A Passage to India ( Dolby THD) Tier 2
A bit dated sounding especially some of the follies and FX sound designs like the echo in the cave, or the opening rain with the umbrellas. Music remains grandiose and epic from Maurice Jarre as expected, but some of the instruments are a bit harsh sounding, especially the brass. Don't expect much of low bass here but some were present when needed, which was appropriate for the film. Dialog was clear at all times but soundstage[atmosphere] was a bit flat, especially since much of the picture is filmed outside.