Yes, it's a good thing for a portable. Though I usually use IEM for that task. I hadn't listened to the DT1350 for a while when I got the DT 1770, which seemed quite bassy when I first got it. Then I tried my DT 1350 to campare and was suprised how bassy they where even com,pared to my "Bassy: DT 1770s. But yes that's a good trait in a portable to be used outdoors.