An interesting observation: I have a full DD and DTS set up, and I typically prefer DTS over DD, and due to this rather exclusionist trait I hadn't listened to the DD track on TAE. When I did, I made an interesting note: the DD track seems to be bassier, often by quite a bit. The DTS track does contain a lot of low end, but when I volume compensated the two tracks, the DD was consistently kicking me out the back wall wheras the DTS didn't measure up, and in some cases, completely paled in comparison. Has anybody else felt this way? Normally, I find DTS tracks have higher bass levels overall. Some spots I checked for levels include: Opening scene: pretty consistent for most of it, but when the Drej shot Earth up the DD track was rumbling my ceiling with much more intensity. Fight in the space station: the DD track contained noticeably higher bass in explosions. The wake angel chase: the DTS actually beat the DD, but only this time. The Ice Fields: the DD track was thumping my chest, wheras the DTS appeared much softer. My point of reference is the shot where the iceberg rumbles past the camera. The final battle: DD had very intense bass. DTS did too, but it didn't kick me quite as much. Anybody want to throw an opinion in? I love bass, but it is not the 'be all, end all'. This is just an observation I have made. ------------------ Looking at the cake is like looking at the future. Without tasting it, what do you really know? And by then, of course, it's too late.