Originally Posted by Splashy
Also, I'll stress that I'm not being obnoxious by implying that there is bass and I want more. It's the fact that there's close to nothing and I really have to strain my ears to feel anything. The thing is, I'm pretty sure the audio is playing perfectly fine so I cannot figure out why the bass is almost non-existent.
I have owned three good headphones that I consider anyone buying for first time use and or just wanting higher quality headphones. SoundMagic HP100, which are a slightly warm closed headphone, with decent staging, a nice musicality, and mids that shine. Now they have bass and it is decent impact, also tight and controlled. I recommend these as one of the best closed headphones under 300. The Sennheiser HD595, granted I know many like the HD598 better, but I believe the HD595 after being modded are just as good or better depending what you are looking for. I opened up the ear cup and removed the driver so that I could then cut with both wire cutters and pliers remove the inner plastic grill and then the cloth material underneath, make these very good relatively nuetral with a nice sound stage and lovely mids. Yes the bass is not as fun and full as the DT 990s(which in my experience has great bass for a open headphone) but it definitely has more control and impact then it did before this mod. The DT 990s are my fun headphone, less neutral than the other two but also probably my favorite in the sense that onces you find a decent amp you can smooth out the treble(which can be harsh as we all know with some sources and songs) and makes these the best bang for your buck under 200$. Idk why you do not hear any bass worth mentioning from your pair and that is to bad because if yours sounded like mine, you would be very happy I think. Also maybe a closed phone is best for you like the DT770, or you can always try to get the Phillips fidelio x1 which I hear is very nice. I think a tube amp or a nice solid state should do you wonders with the DT 990s, and good luck