X-Men DVD: Where's the Bass?

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  1. Jason_Els

    Jason_Els Screenwriter

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    Right after watching LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring I popped in my new X-Men DVD expecting to be blown away by the action sequences.
    I wasn't....
    The bass was anemic in this! Just no punch at all compared to LOTR:FOTR. I also thought the surround channels were poorly mastered. Professor X just didn't swim around my head the way he did in Logan's. Sure there was some directionality but even in 6.1 matrix mode the surround use disappointed. The levels for everything else seemed alright.
    I kept checking everything on my system to be sure it was setup the right way then immediately put Frodo & Co. back in to be sure it wasn't my imagination. It wasn't. [​IMG]
    Am I the only one who found this title dull in the sound department?
    Thanks for the replys!
    Jason[​IMG]Els
     
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    Are your speakers set to "small"?
     
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    X-men sounds excellent on my system. Actually a better ballance then FOTR IMO. Are you sure your system is hooked up correctly?
     
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    For my puny system, I've always found X-Men (R1) to be a bit lacking. The directionality is fine; but the LFE is a bit undernourished. Perhaps it doesn't help that I saw it theatrically at levels so loud my ears were hurting. I think I'm just expecting too much! Still a fine mix, though.
     
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    The LFE bass is integrated well with the soundtrack on X-Men. Due to being a more dynamic track (and "dynamic" does not mean "lots of bass extension" or "loud") than FotR it has more "punch" and less "throb".

    Regards,
     
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    The X-Men DVD sounds just like the theatrical version. I think watching FOTR before must have affected your judgement, since there is tremendous LFE (too much, IMHO).
     

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