I started with the 'Sones after some mediocre Sony's, so this does indeed make sense. I had a friend over who has a pair of those JVC HA-5X Exxxtreme Bass whatever's to hear the LCD 3's... Well the first thing out of his mouth was "These things have no Bass" exactly as described, all in your point of reference.
So I called him a heathen, removed the LCD's from his head and promptly told him to get out...
Not really... but the audition was over as well since he wouldn't shut up long enough to listen. Probably if I would have had some Beetz for him to try you would have had to pry them off his head.
This^. He likes the loose uncontrolled bass that vibrates your head and squashes the mids. Tell him to grab a pair of Ultrasone 900 pros