It sounds great to me.Good point! I was referring to the overall "fake surround" effect created by the smart mode when the rears are on. Even if you are playing a 5.1/7.1 mix, this mode will somehow try to "enhance" the surround effect but completly destroying it to my taste (and sure it's not how the sound mixer intended to). By disabling the mode and with rear speakers on it sounds as a traditional and well balanced 5.1/7.1 setup. Just my feeling though.