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#1 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13188 posts) -

Why do people blast bass so loud that it completely drowns out the mid and high range? This completely ruins the music. I don't get it.

The point of high-end audio equipment for me has always been to reproduce the live sound, not to exaggerate certain frequencies at the expense of others.

When the EQ looks like ▀ ▀ ▄ ▄ ▄ it sounds like complete shit.

#2 Edited by playmynutz (6147 posts) -

A Mili never sounds good on my speaker and I've tried that EQ configuration

#3 Edited by s_h_a_d_o (1296 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

Why do people blast bass so loud that it completely drowns out the mid and high range? This completely ruins the music. I don't get it.

The point of high-end audio equipment for me has always been to reproduce the live sound, not to exaggerate certain frequencies at the expense of others.

When the EQ looks like ▀ ▀ ▄ ▄ ▄ it sounds like complete shit.

Although I somewhat agree, ultimately settings are going to be dependent upon the format, style and veracity of the source audio.

There's something to be said for a bass-line so deep-seated, it's tones are not only heard, but felt... Uncle Bill puts it best, to my way of thinking...

"Bill Lee: Did I ever tell you about the man who taught his asshole to talk? His whole abdomen would move up and down you dig, farting out the words. It was unlike anything I had ever heard. This asshole talk had sort of a gut frequency. It hit you right down there like you gotta go. You know when the old colon gives you the elbow and it feels sorta cold inside, and you know all you have to do is turn loose? Well this talking hit you right down there, a bubbly, thick stagnant sound, a sound you could smell."

~ William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch.

#4 Edited by cain006 (8625 posts) -

I don't get why people do it in a car and it has awful speakers. I lived in the city for a while so I heard this pretty much every day. You can hear that the speakers can't reproduce the sound well at that volume, so why the hell do you have it turned up so loud? To annoy strangers?

#5 Posted by foxhound_fox (89444 posts) -

Teens tend to enjoy it.

#6 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

I don't get it either.

I have two 12" subs in my car, and I put em in the negatives and it's still overpowering. Personally prefer highs; I simply have it because back in high school my mother gave it to me for free.

#7 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24975 posts) -

My car doesn't have a CD player.

#8 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I want to know why they keep doing it when you hear the car rattling all over the place, especially older cars. The braces for the deck lid are vibrating against the outer sheet metal. It's a miracle that the car hasn't fallen apart.

Personally, I like to hear all the music. I tend to put the high end all the way up and the lose end most of the way up and the mids at least half way up. There are so many different tones in music and the mids should be rich and full while the highs should be crisp and clear. Some people, for some idiotic reason want it one way or the other and want others to hear their stupid decisions as it relates to how they listen to it no matter where they are at.

#9 Edited by Netret0120 (2255 posts) -

To look cool for their Girlfriends and make you look.

#10 Posted by sukraj (23243 posts) -

boom the base

#11 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13188 posts) -

@sukraj said:

boom the base

It's bass.