Jean-Michel Jarre – Live in Notre-Dame VR – Welcome To The Other Side – Review (Vinyl, CD, Bluray, binaural, Streaming Amazon)

Part 5 : Summary, scoring and Samples

Ed1 : Vinyl ref 19439895351 2021

Very nice packaging for this vinyl version with a 60 cm x 90 cm poster. The vinyl version is the so-called “album” version which has a different mix than the video concert version (bluray). It is the stereo version more precise and more dynamic than the CD, it is clearly audible on the sample..

  • Rating:
    • Dynamic: ●●●●o (4.5/5)
    • Bandwidth: ●●●●o (4/5)
    • Restitution: ●●●●o (4/5)
  • Sample : “Oxygene 2” vinyl 24 bits 88.2 kHz :
Sample “Oxygene 2” vinyl (24 bits / 88.2 kHz)
Ed2 : CD 19439895342 – 2021

The CD version box set also includes the bluray and the code for the binaural version. But, unfortunately, the compression present on the CD breaks the clarity and dynamics of the music. It is better to go for the bluray sound versions.

  • Rating:
    • Dynamic: ●●ooo (2/5)
    • Bandwidth: ●●●●o (4/5)
    • Restitution: ●●ooo (2/5)
  • Sample : “Oxygene 2” CD 16 bits 44.1 kHz :
Sample “Oxygene 2” CD (16 bits / 44.1 kHz)
Ed3 : Bluray concert PCM Stereo 19439895342 – 2021

The PCM stereo version of the video concert includes an additional track “Waiting for Cousteau”. The track is more dynamic than the CD. But the mix has not been enhanced like the remixed “Album” version. So it’s a good version to follow the show on video..

  • Rating:
    • Dynamic: ●●●●o (4.5/5)
    • Bandwidth: ●●●●o (4/5)
    • Restitution: ●●●oo (3.5/5)
  • Sample : “Oxygene 2” Bluray Concert 24 bits 48 kHz :
Sample “Oxygene 2” Bluray Concert stereo PCM (24 bits / 48 kHz)
Ed4 : Bluray DTS-HD 5.0 19439895342 – 2021

The “Album” 5.0 DTS-HD Master Audio version of the bluray is a very dynamic version that uses all channels to spread the music in space. It is a version that is the most adapted to this music..

  • Rating:
    • Dynamic: ●●●●● (5/5)
    • Bandwidth: ●●●●o (4/5)
    • Restitution: ●●●●o (4.5/5)
  • Sample : “Oxygene 2” Bluray 5.0 DTS-HD 24 bits 48 kHz :

The sample is in 5.0 wav format, if you can not play the sample in your navigator, you can save it, right button menu and “Save Audio As…” and play it with an external player.

Sample “Oxygene 2” Bluray 5.0 DTS-HD (24 bits / 48 kHz)
Ed5 : Bluray DOLBY TRUE-HD 5.0 19439895342 – 2021

Like the “Album” 5.0 version in DTS-HD Master Audio on the bluray, this 5.0 version in Dolby True-HD is also a very dynamic version that uses all channels to spread the music in space. It is also a version very adapted to this music. We only regret that an Atmos version is not present..

  • Rating:
    • Dynamic: ●●●●● (5/5)
    • Bandwidth: ●●●●o (4/5)
    • Restitution: ●●●●o (4.5/5)
  • Sample : “Oxygene 2” Bluray 5.0 Dolby True-HD 24 bits 48 kHz:

The sample is in 5.0 wav format, if you can not play the sample in your navigator, you can save it, right button menu and “Save Audio As…” and play it with an external player.

Sample “Oxygene 2” Bluray 5.0 Dolby True-HD (24 bits / 48 kHz)
Ed6 : Binaural 19439895342 – 2021

The mix of the Binaural version is different from the other stereo versions. This version is specifically made for headphone listening, even with the dynamic compression, the spacial rendering brings more width to the headphone listening, this makes it a specific version..

  • Rating:
    • Dynamic: ●●ooo (2/5)
    • Bandwidth: ●●●●o (4/5)
    • Restitution: ●●●●o (4/5)
  • Sample : “Oxygene 2” Binaural 24 bits 48 kHz :
Sample “Oxygene 2” Binaural (24 bits / 48 kHz)
Ed7 : Streaming Amazon Music Ultra HD- 2021

Unlike the CD version, we find here all the dynamics present in the vinyl. It is thus the stereo version to be privileged if one does not take the version of the live on Bluray

  • Rating:
    • Dynamic: ●●●●o (4.5/5)
    • Bandwidth: ●●●●o (4/5)
    • Restitution: ●●●●o (4/5)
  • Sample : “Oxygene 2” Streaming 24 bits 48 kHz :
Sample “Oxygene 2” Binaural (24 bits / 48 kHz)

This concert comes out with 2 very nice editions. The vinyl version allows to have the most dynamic and precise stereo version. The streaming version brings a more dynamic stereo version than the CD, the Bluray, especially the remixed versions in 5.0 in DTS_HD and Dolby True-HD brings a version with a more spatial rendering. We regret that there are no tracks in Dolby Atmos as indicated in the name of the Binaural version which brings a good spatialization to the headphones.

Part 0: Intro

Part 1: Presentation of the editions

Part 2 : Waveform and dynamique comparaison

Parts 3 : Spectrum comparisons

Part 4 : Spectrogram comparaisons

Detail of the ratings :

  • Dynamic :
    1. Significant dynamic compression, DR less than 7
    2. Compression of the present dynamics, DR between 7 and 9.
    3. Correct piece DR >=10
    4. No dynamic compression (DR >12), dynamic rendering
    5. No dynamic compression, high DR and very dynamic sound rendering
  • Spectrum :
    1. Spectrum cut and less than 15 khz
    2. Spectrum cut at 15 khz
    3. Spectrum not conforming to the original and cut (not HD) or original but limited bandwidth (but less than 20 kHz)
    4. Spectrum conforming to the original (but not HD)
    5. Spectrum conforming to the original with HD resolution (higher than 24kHz)
  • Surface noise (only for vinyl):
    1. Continuous audible noise
    2. Audible surface noise except on passages with a high level of noise
    3. Reduced surface noise, barely audible on low level crossings
    4. Low surface noise, very good quality
    5. Very low surface noise, no defects, almost inaudible on the quiet passages (exceptional disc)
  • Restitution :
    1. Low quality of the restitution mixing dynamics, clarity, separation of voices and instruments.
    2. Average quality of the restitution mixing dynamics, clarity, separation of voices and instruments.
    3. Quality of the restitution mixing dynamics, clarity, separation of voices and instruments. Good record.
    4. High quality of the restitution mixing dynamics, clarity, separation of voices and instruments. Very high level disc.
    5. Maximum quality of the restitution mixing dynamics, clarity, separation of voices and instruments. Exceptional disc.

4 thoughts on “Jean-Michel Jarre – Live in Notre-Dame VR – Welcome To The Other Side – Review (Vinyl, CD, Bluray, binaural, Streaming Amazon)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: