I can't agree here at all. The 80s are called Bass Head, but that really is not the case. Yeah it goes deep when needed, but it's far from the boom boom boom, it's made out to be.I'd almost call them Balanced sounding, Not as much as the 880s but close. Basshead, not even. I don't listen to classical music, but I'm a hard/post bop fan and these things shine.The 80's make the Bass lines in Miles's In A Silent Way sound better then I've ever heard.