My experience with it is limited to VSS gaming and movies on PC (multichannel PCM feed via USB) and PS4 (Dolby Digital 5.1 feed via optical). Didn’t bother with the stereo “high-res mode” as I have a more capable G6 for that. I hate thin and excessively bright presentations but do not get that from the game dac given the right configuration of surround content modes. There are 3 surround mode presets (separate from the EQ presets) that appear to be tied to the software app on Windows, “studio”, “gaming” and “movie”.. Studio surround mode is horrible and overly metallic and thin, somewhat like you described. “Gaming” was ok, “Movie” I found to be the best in general. Audio quality is of course better on the G6, the USB-fed surround processing of which isn’t limited to DVD quality sampling rates and bit depth. However, for me, the hit to audio quality from engaging the DTS Virtual X v2 surround mode on the game dac was still plenty tolerable. It just muffled things slightly (which I’ll take any day over the more metallic reverb caused by some other solutions). The reason why I prefer it for most content to the G6 for PS4 however is because I have found it to be better at projecting the illusion of ‘out of my head’ depth for front and rear cues and thus found it more more immersive for movies and single player focussed content.