Atmos vs. DTS comparison

Which one is better in terms of Sound Quality?

  • Atmos

  • DTS

  • Not really making much of a difference

  • Both of them are good


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Jun 26, 2020 at 3:35 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

JohnSantana

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Guys,

In Windows 10, it seems that you must choose which plugins that you must buy and associate your Microsoft account.
therefore, I wonder, between Atmos vs. DTS below, which one that you prefer or worth while to buy?

AtmosvsDTS.png


Or the below 3rd party application is better than the above two:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0091/multimedia-software/soundstage
https://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra

At work, I'm using the PC with the Dolby Atmos enable headphones, while at home I'm using it to watch Bluray movies using 2.1 speaker set.

Thank you in advance,
 
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Jun 26, 2020 at 11:25 AM Post #2 of 3

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I'm guessing it depends on which audio source (audio files) you are using?
Such as is the audio source Dolby or DTS.
 
Jun 27, 2020 at 10:44 AM Post #3 of 3

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Guys,

In Windows 10, it seems that you must choose which plugins that you must buy and associate your Microsoft account.
therefore, I wonder, between Atmos vs. DTS below, which one that you prefer or worth while to buy?

AtmosvsDTS.png

Or the below 3rd party application is better than the above two:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0091/multimedia-software/soundstage
https://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra

At work, I'm using the PC with the Dolby Atmos enable headphones, while at home I'm using it to watch Bluray movies using 2.1 speaker set.

Thank you in advance,
You are either asking the wrong thing, or your example of application has nothing to do with the poll.

First, Atmos is object based, meaning the recorded channels aren't tied to a given speaker. The version of DTS that does about the same is DTS X. Not just DTS that is typically just a classic 5.1 format.

Then if you bring in headphones, well obviously those formats are all multichannel and aren't intended for headphones. There are various ways to make use of sounds recorded in multichannel, object based or not, but they are in effect something else. You can think of it as the real multichannel being decoded for a given number of speakers(Atmos, or DTS X, or whatever other multichannel format), and then another program on top of that will try to turn those channels into virtual speakers for headphones( the "**** for headphone" advertised on the screenshots adds that second processing). This requires an HRTF(head related transfer function), and most solutions you can find will use a default model instead of a model based on your own head. As a consequence, how convincing they sound will depend on how close your head and the model happen to be. So it's hard to give a definitive answer as to witch is better.

As a rule of thumb, Dolby and DTS usually come up with a blatant copy of anything the other first came up with. As consumers, it's mostly a bother as we need to to juggle with compatibility.
 

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