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post #106 of 233
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Added:

Lush
Liquid
Texture (I'm not very happy with this definition)

As always, I'm happy for any input/improvements on the definitions.
post #107 of 233
I like your definition of "Sturdy", and I can follow what you mean about "Texture" if I am listening to some music.
Have you ever read someone describing bass or low freq's as "Sub Terranean"?
Just wondering, it is good to have a list to refer to. Your efforts have been noticed by all.
Do you really have a GT-40? Sorry I had to ask.
Thanks,
Scott
post #108 of 233
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I like your definition of "Sturdy", and I can follow what you mean about "Texture" if I am listening to some music.

Have you ever read someone describing bass or low freq's as "Sub Terranean"?
Just wondering, it is good to have a list to refer to.
It was easier to find a meaningful definition of texture as it relates to music and composition rather than as an audio descriptive term.

I have seen references to subterranean bass, but I'm not really sure why people call it that. As I'm sure we all know, subterranean means below the earths surface. So, people might be suggesting that the bass goes so low that it's underground? Or, perhaps it's just a cool and hip reference?

Maybe even there is some confusion about the prefix 'sub' simply meaning below. So we have bass, and then below that is sub-bass.

Honestly , I don't know, but it's not a term that I was able to find in any of the other audio glossaries.

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Your efforts have been noticed by all.
Thank you for your kind words. It is nice to know that people find it useful.

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Do you really have a GT-40? Sorry I had to ask.
Thanks,
Scott
I wish I did.
post #109 of 233
I've seen subterranean used in terms of bass that sounds "underground". It's hard to explain. Imagine being in a cave. It's like...ambient sub-bass?
post #110 of 233
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Thanks for the input meloncoly. Some people might enjoy that sort of bass. Doesn't sound like my thing though.
post #111 of 233
FordGTLover,
I like the cool and hip part about subb-terranian, I can "digg" it (BONUS), cause i'm a digger!(Double Bonus).

Meloncoly,
Love the Cave analogy, that is IT! I guess when we hear (feel) it we will know, won't we. Maybe like the Cave, it envelopes us!

Thanks Guys,
Scott
post #112 of 233
Wow.. just what I needed! Thanks for this post!!!
post #113 of 233
I'm not saying it should be added to the list, but I just got a CkĀ²III and listening to Denon 2k, and I think I gotta hint of what is meant by the bass having a "growl". I like. Want more. My fate is sealed.
post #114 of 233
Useful guide. Thanks!
post #115 of 233

hollow?

Often I see the word "hollow" as a description.
What does that mean?
post #116 of 233
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Often I see the word "hollow" as a description.
What does that mean?
I think that "hollow" is used to describe headphones with recessed mids.
post #117 of 233
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Update, thanks Pianist

Hollow
post #118 of 233
Great thread, thank you!
post #119 of 233
What about bite?
post #120 of 233
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^

I'll see what I can find in regards to bite.

Any suggestions welcome for a definition.
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