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Dts-x vs atmos

Discussion in 'Home Theater & Video' started by 91firebird, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. 91firebird

    91firebird Active Member

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    Well being a movie sound nut and having a nice denon av reciever,I really liked atmos but now that I have
    Dts-x based movies,I must say i like the dtsx over atmos.i think it has better front high speaker sound and
    Better over all from front to rear sound all around sound.atmos is great but I give the edge to dtsx.and there
    Is a great number of movies with the dtsx sound.well all you sound nuts what are your feelings on the
    On atmos or dtsx matter
     
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  2. Audiofreak71

    Audiofreak71 Boerboelicious Subscriber

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    I always found that DTS sounded better ever since the very first encoding of the Dolby Digital vs DTS wars started. DTS always sounded uncompressed where as Dolby always sounded a bit rolled off and constrained , DTS X sounds much better than Dolby Atmos imo.

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  3. tcdriver

    tcdriver AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I do not yet have any movie that has both Dolby ATMOS and dts:X, so, I have not been able to do a direct comparison. It seems that the optimum height channels speaker placement is different for the two formats which could make a difference in one's format preference, depending on which format one's room is set up for. Which format are you optimally set up for?

    I believe that both formats are lossless and both formats are object-based, so, the sound quality should be capable of being equally good with both formats. My setup is optimized for Dolby ATMOS. I have played different movies that use either Dolby Atmos or dts:X formats and they both have sounded good. Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing if the dts:X encoded movies would sound substantially better if the speakers were optimized for dts:X.

    As for music, the only discs I have on either format are Dolby ATMOS encoded. I have not yet seen or heard any dts:X music discs. The other format that I have not heard is Auro-3D. It seems that there may be more music discs in the Auro-3D format than Dolby ATMOS. I do have a couple of music discs that are Auro-3D encoded, however; I do not presently have the decoder capability. Have you heard Auro-3D music? If so, what is your impression?
     
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  4. damacman

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    No dts:X compatibility here, but I've often wondered about it. To date, I've never heard a demo. Atmos has blown me away, so if dts:X is better, that's saying something.

    No Auro-3D compatibility here either . . .
     
  5. twiiii

    twiiii Addicted Member

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    Until I grow additional ears on top of my head and under my chin I'll pass on Atmos. Its bad enough trying to control standing waves with speakers pointed horizontally into a space and now they want to add ceiling speakers facing directly at the floor!. Give me a break! Rear speakers and side speakers compromise the front sound as is, So why do we need more compromises?
     
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    Fortunately, standard issue human ears do not need additional ears on the top of the head to hear height information. Only two ears needed.

    I do not see Dolby Atmos or dts:X as a compromise. I view it as a worthwhile enhancement. While there is additional complexity to optimize sound, when one adds additional speakers to a movie or music system, my experience is that the effort is worth it. I use my Atmos capable system for movies and music with good results. One key factor, for me, is that the front two speakers are placed for optimum sound for two-channel stereo listening. I have a choice to play back music, or movies, in two-channel stereo if it sounds better for that particular title. I also have the choice to up-mix two-channel source material to Dolby Surround (Atmos) 7.1.4. So, depending on the specific source, I can choose whatever playback mode I prefer at any given time, be it 2.0, 5.1 or 7.1.4 Atmos. I find this flexibility a worthwhile improvement over ordinary two-channel only playback capability. YMMV.
     
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