Originally Posted by theplasticbling
What's your guys opinions on the DSEE HX, Audio DRC and Sound Effect options? Right now I have DSEE and DRC set to off, and Sound Effect set to Dolby Speaker Virtualization. Not too sure what DSEE and DRC do but do you guys recommend tturning them on? Also, with Sound Effect set to Dolby Speaker Virtualization, I get the height channels vitualized and in just Atmos and nothing else, correct? Thanks!!
I’m curious myself on this. All I know comes from the manual, so from the little I know is based on that.
DSEE basically takes low quality audio and up-converts to HQ. Not sure if it affects HQ audio in any way like an Atmos mix adversely. (I keep it on, hoping it doesn’t)
I think Advanced Audio Control sort of compresses the audio to prevent wild jump in volume. I think I notice it working when you switch inputs or make any adjustment as the audio dims briefly to prevent your ears from exploding when something loud is quickly switched. Default is on, and it hasn’t bothered me but expect to hear brief moments of lower volume with any changes or adjusts. (Skip chapters in a Blu Ray and you get a couple secs of lowered volume before it normalizes I think is a good example). I think this is how that works. So up to you to keep on or off...
Auto DRC just says it compresses audio to a Dolby or DTX format intended by whatever the producer intended. Off has no compression. I’ve toggled it here and there and couldn’t really tell difference. Feel like I need more input on this from others.
I use Dolby Virtualization as I find Sound Mode On(default) sounds really tinny and awkward. I haven’t tried off(which I think is just raw audio), but Dolby just sounds rich and voices pure. Just be mindful you lose all the ‘modes’ with Dolby, like Vertical Sync, Game mode, Movie, etc... those require ‘Sound Mode On’.
I’m gonna try “Off”on some games and films soon to see how it sounds to compare as I never have, but once I swapped to Dolby Virtualizaton from “on” I never went back. It’s way better on all my personal tests just between those two.