Re: [Blu-ray] Baccano! Complete Collection Review
Originally Posted by Rhodes
For some a 5.1 mix is way more important than improved video... look at all those 6.1 and 7.1 audio mixes that gets pared down to 5.1 only for the US.
Frankly I can understand that but if the source was originally 2.0 and it was up mixed to X.1 I'm willing to stick to 2.0 if it's lossless and there wasnt much or any sound action from the other channels. Would be nice if someone looked at the 5.1 dub mix and see just how much action the other channels got once you filter out all the music.
Unless the Baccano! dub got some sort of special treatment, I can't imagine it's anything to really get excited about, if some of FUNimation's other, more recent 5.1 English audio mixes are any indication. I mean, they're better than having your receiver upmix a stereo track, but not by much. I question the sense of directionality their audio engineers seem to have, when there's actually any directionality involved. Mostly it comes across as slightly louder sound coming from everywhere, voice-wise, essentially the same as the music.
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