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Steven has reviewed the new Atmos-infused 'Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season (Dolby Atmos Steelbook)'. Check it out!

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At first I thought Cohen wrote the exact same audio
review for both seasons 1 & 2. These are the different
parts of the reviews.

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...Take the opening sequence of the first season, for instance. Set in the frozen lands beyond the wall, the sound design features an eerie flow of gentle wind and falling snow dispersed around the room -- and now, thanks to Atmos, also from above, adding a more realistic and encompassing sense of space. More deliberately placed effects, like chirping birds, hooting owls, ringing bells, crackling fire, and water dripping down from the ceiling of the Stark family crypt also make their way to the heights, creating a dome of seamlessly blending sounds...
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...Of course, as one might expect, episode 9 proves to be the real highlight here, and the Battle of Blackwater Bay will likely become many user's go-to Atmos demo scene. From the moment the episode begins, distant thunder and creaking wooden floorboards all make their way to the heights with organic imaging and dispersion. And when the battle really begins... well, all hell breaks loose from every direction. But as chaotic as the action is, the object-based sound design remains incredibly precise and deliberate, allowing users to hear small nuances in effects and directionality. The wildfire scene is a standout moment as well, providing an absolutely engulfing explosion that grows outward and upward, dispersing falling debris, cascading fireballs, desperate screams, and splashing water from above. Piercing arrows also make good use of the Atmos height speakers, allowing the sounds to transition from overhead to ear-level and vice versa. Likewise, even the series' quieter dialogue heavy moments benefit from the added immersion, gently expanding background sounds like crackling fire and crashing waves to the height channels...
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