I talked to some people after the game that thought the new stereo was too loud in the arena.
I personally thought it was a lot louder. You could FEEL the music in your chest, literally.
The new short movies were awesome, and suitably matched the stunning visuals with chest thumping audio.
I thought it bordered on too loud, but I'm up in the 300's and it's always loud. After this game my ears were seriously ringing... pretty much all the way to the car, and all the way home.
Some people I talked to who have tickets in the lower bowl thought it was actually too loud and it drowned out the fans.
The Jets organization said they got complaints people couldn't hear announcements... and I thought that might be BECAUSE the fan base is so loud, not because the stereo was too quiet.
What did you guys think? Too loud? Too quiet? Just right?
Personally I'm still trying to figure out if the ringing is from fans or the stereo. Either way I've been to lots of games, and never had that kind of inner 'hum' going after a game except maybe against Boston, or when Teemu came to town...
Definietely louder than last year.
More bottom end which is nice.
I personally thought that during intermissions it didn't have to be as loud as during the game. I'd like to socialize with people in my section or the seats next to me without having to go out to the concourse and it's harder to do this with the music going as though the Jets just scored a goal. Then again, maybe that's the goal, get you out of your seat to go and buy stuff.
Can you at least make out the music and/or words? I won't hear the new system until the weekend ... but I can say that in the 100's at XCEL Energy Center it is so loud that it just sounds like you are listening to eggs frying in a pan while screwdrivers are being twisted in your eardrums. We don't need that.
I personally thought that during intermissions it didn't have to be as loud as during the game. I'd like to socialize with people in my section or the seats next to me without having to go out to the concourse and it's harder to do this with the music going as though the Jets just scored a goal.
That is my only complaint as well. I was there pretty early. The volume does not need to be cranked an hour before the puck drops or during the intermissions as stated. During the intros / game, it was great.