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Headphones Can't do Bass = Fail?

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It has come to my attention that Headphones are unable to do a lot of Bass.
Their bass is very limited in quantity, even though they don't lack in quality.

So, does this mean that they fail when it comes to games and movies?
Seems so to me..
post #2 of 87
*smacks himself on forehead*
post #3 of 87
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It has come to my attention that Headphones are unable to do a lot of Bass.
This almost seems like a troll, but I'll bite. What headphones have you heard?
post #4 of 87
Headphones--unable to do a lot of bass? Are you using them as speakers?
post #5 of 87
Probably one of those infamous car audio guys ........
post #6 of 87
lols. This'll be fun!
post #7 of 87
Some things it is just better to ignore, this seems like one of those things.
post #8 of 87
The thing about Base is that you feel it as much as you hear it. Headphones can produce base in greater volume and more accurately then almost any home system . . .

. . . but it can't reproduce the visceral feel that low frequency pumps into your body.

You can train yourself to listen for base instead of having to feel it, but really this is one of the disadvantages of headphones we all have to deal with.
post #9 of 87
Let's go with the notion s/he isn't a troll. Since there is only one post in this thread from the OP let's go with the benefit of honest searching for an answer.

Short answer as indicated above: plenty of phones provide excellent audible tight deep bass. Of course the OP indicated quality already. There are some phones that indeed to quantity too, but only to the ears/brain/head. There are options though in getting that visceral chest cavity crunching bass...include a sub in the system. I'd bet that there are headphone amps/preamps that have a sub output. Rig one up and enjoy the music. Those that have used K1000's often chimed in that this was one means of increasing the greatness of these phones.
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The thing about Base is that you feel it as much as you hear it. Headphones can produce base in greater volume and more accurately then almost any home system . . .

. . . but it can't reproduce the visceral feel that low frequency pumps into your body.

You can train yourself to listen for base instead of having to feel it, but really this is one of the disadvantages of headphones we all have to deal with.
There have been times where I listened to headphones and left the speakers on so I could feel the bass too. I haven't done it in years, it was an interesting experience, but it wasn't something I would do all the time.
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It has come to my attention that Headphones are unable to do a lot of Bass.
Their bass is very limited in quantity, even though they don't lack in quality.

So, does this mean that they fail when it comes to games and movies?
Seems so to me..

ALL YOUR BASS ARE BELONG TO US!
post #12 of 87
I got to the point after getting MS2i and HD600, that I actually turned the sub "down" to more closely match my phones.

I have the ability to turn the bass "up" within my phones system, but I chose to leave it at a more natural level since I found that I enjoy the music more when the bass isn't overpowering all the tunes.

.....I had to sneak around and turn the sub down slowly over time, since my entire family is into the typical North American impression that heavy bass is King!
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Originally Posted by Tracker View Post
It has come to my attention that Headphones are unable to do a lot of Bass.
Their bass is very limited in quantity, even though they don't lack in quality.

So, does this mean that they fail when it comes to games and movies?
Seems so to me..
So, which headphones did you get since last you graced us with your presence?
post #14 of 87
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So, does this mean that they fail when it comes to games and movies?
Seems so to me..
Ah; MOVIES!! Yup; for really exciting action flicks they do miss a lot!

Yeah; for those babies you really need to be hit by the sound.

Not just the bass, but the surround sound as well!
post #15 of 87
Gentlemen who require the kind of tactile feedback in their headphone bass which you seem to seek have but one option available to them.

THE SURROUNDER.

Dare ye tread on such fugly ground? The sonic rewards are many, but the scorn is difficult to shoulder.
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