Its amazing but when I found the Luke ROTJ 2005 had the same sounds but at different pitches than the Anakin ROTS I wasn't to depressed about it I figured since its a re-release it would have the same characteristics it did before but with a green LED blade, I guess I am more bothered about the Maul since its the latest and greatest of the Fx-sabers, true somethings did change about the saber, hilt accuracy, overall size and the battery size, more of Reddish color (although I think the Vader is RED, not a RED-ORANGE that some think), another SITH saber. So what I am getting at is MR did well in hyping the saber and marketing, I was one of those that salavated about the pics at TOYFAIR and I quickly grabbed the phone, called Borders, hey man reserve me two of those bad boys, oh yeah. But now that someone has mentioned the Vader and Maul sound the same, I feel that my train has derailed, my heart has sank, ETC, so I am left with the feeling that the Obi Wan might be my next saber instead of the Darth Vaul, sorry Darth Maul. I know that members in here will tell me to shut up!!!!! LOL
Technically, the Anakin ROTS is copying the Luke. I found my ROTJ saber MATCHES the movie dead on, and Ani ROTS came out later. Besides, all saber sound generally the same. To create a new saber sound, they just mess with pitches. Hence why all but hero sabers get the SAME sound. Besides, Vader's sounds dark and evil, good choice for a sith saber. Don't knock a good product because of an actual good idea. Frankly, MR didn't have to do this because it has smaller marketing ploy than a Dooku because Maul was TPM, 2 movies ago. Dooku was in the final two. There sabers sounded generic, therefore by making it a Vader sound it sounds like the evil it is.
::) Luke's is close......Just not the same power-up and power-down sounds. (Accoustically, the Jedi sabers sound like a sword being sheathed and unsheathed, the Sith sabers sound like the strike of a match and Luke's from ROTJ has a metal punching through metal sound)
Also, when you pay the money for these products, you should be getting what you pay for. MR stately guarantees that the sounds are from the movie. (The box says movie and not movies......maybe it should be the other way around)