Hello all, just revisiting the idea of having front wides vs having an additional set of atmos speakers. This debate is so controversial its been bothering me. I’m sharing my thoughts on this and want to know if you all have heard or took the opportunity to try it out. The rundown below:
Previously I had my system run on a 7.2.6 platform and it sounded great however when watching movies in atmos those extra speakers don’t turn on or get engaging because there is no support right now unless you upmix them to DTS Neural X just like what was said in the previous thread about front wides.
Now I’m running on a 9.2.4 platform ( Front Wides ) and obviously its the same result. I guess where I’m getting at is when playing games on my PS5 or Xbox and have it set to DTS Neural X those speakers are highly engaged and the panning of the speakers sounds fantastic. It honestly sounds better to me like this rather than my previous setup. However when watching content on Netflix or HBOmax etc..they are on and make my room sound bigger. Btw I’m not upmixing to DTS just Dolby through eARC on my TV. I would like to hear from everyone and their experiences and thoughts