Originally Posted by robertc88
Watched X-Men Last Stand last night. I could only have the volume turned up about three quarters in comparison to most other BDs I watch in this genre. Wow! Definitely Tier 0 and not just because of the volume. The surround sound is superb!
BTW though, I was a bit disappointed with the PQ. I have the SD DVD and this BD was not a large improvement over that.
Just a reminder to folks that louder doesn't always equate better. (Neither does "lots of bass" mean good soundtrack) I noted that you said "not just because of the volume.", but it seemed a good reminder anyway. :-)
My import copy of Curse of the Golden Flower has a much louder Dolby Digital 5.1 than my Blu-ray disc but once the levels are matched the DYNAMICS are much better. As is the seperation, quiet sounds, and mid-bass. (I find the lowest bass to be pretty close. Probably because the wave lengths are longer for low bass compared to high sounds so compression doesn't effect them as much.)