As a first time Marantz owner, SR6014, coming from lower tier Denon avr-x1500h, I can say, yes, music sounds better. I'd say deep lows and highs are very similar, but there is additional fullness, I guess in mids. However, not that pleased with movies, they sound veiled, lacking clarity and punch, as if compressed. Example, tanks roared with Denon with Marantz its much softer. Dynamic volume, cinema eq, midrange compensation, everything is off, running Flat Audyssey with front three ( Klipsch rp 600 series, sides Klipsch vs bipoles, rear and ceiling Polk) filtered to 250 Hz over app, crossover 80 for fronts, 90-110 surrounds and ceilings. LFE only, at 120,everything more or less by the book. Is this a Marantz thing or am I missing something? While it sounds a bit better with music, Denon wins at movies hands down, can't help but feel a bit dissapointed, hope I did miss something in settings.