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post #1 of 17
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To get more bass, what about some kind of mini subwoofers that you could stick on your body? kind of like those workout tv shop things but with soundwaves instedad...lol. Prototype this?
post #2 of 17
That probably wouldn't work. Low frequencies have large soundwaves. That's why an 18" subwoofer works better than a 40mm driver.

There are other issues, as well. For one, headphones will never use the room as part of the soundstage. I know there's debate over room treatments for speakers, but live performances reflect sound around the inside of the venue. Speakers can do the same, but headphones never will.

Headphones are terrific and produce great sound, however, if you want genuine bass and a realistic soundstage, run speakers.
post #3 of 17
You can always buy a sub to use with your headphones. It has been done before. It's especially useful for bass light phones (I think someone paired it with K1000's).
post #4 of 17
Probably not stick to your body.
But some report quite positively about matching open-back headphones with larger subwoofers though. I have not tried it myself so far, so no first hand experience.

There are more to it than just bass though. Sound stage is another area where headphones have a way to go to match loudspeakers.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Probably not stick to your body.
But some report quite positively about matching open-back headphones with larger subwoofers though. I have not tried it myself so far, so no first hand experience.

There are more to it than just bass though. Sound stage is another area where headphones have a way to go to match loudspeakers.
well, I liked it with my ad700s.
(I ran them through my speaker receiver, and just turned all my speakers off, so only the sub was on.)
It sounded (felt ) a lot better.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Probably not stick to your body.
But some report quite positively about matching open-back headphones with larger subwoofers though. I have not tried it myself so far, so no first hand experience.

There are more to it than just bass though. Sound stage is another area where headphones have a way to go to match loudspeakers.
So did you ever use the bass-shakers with the K1000?
post #7 of 17
I have been known to augment my k701s with my subwoofer...
post #8 of 17
Just get one of these:

post #9 of 17
What are those?
post #10 of 17
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What are those?
SUBstage200 Rattles Your Couch, Butt - Speakers - Gizmodo
post #11 of 17
Aurasound bass shakers seem to do the exact same thing and cost less though you'll need 8 of them to match the substage200 in terms of power ratings. I'm tempted to pair a bass shaker with a K1000.

Edit: My mistake, the Substage200 actually produces sound while the bass shakers produces vibrations only. I shouldn't have skimmed through the substage200 page.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by moonboy403 View Post
So did you ever use the bass-shakers with the K1000?
I do not have any.
I remember that bass-shakers were mentioned in a thread some time ago, but not the details.

It is on my to-do list, with many other things...
post #13 of 17
The SUBstage200 goes for $399 msrp, so I'm sure that it can be acquired for less.

It not only adds a nice plus to your headphone listening experience, but it also aids in relief for occasional bouts with constipation
post #14 of 17
bass shakers are terrible for music, dont go down this road - i have a theater tricked out with them and tuned in...just go get a big sub. plus they dont really respond high enough to cover the pathetic roll off in phones - full range speakers to 80-120, then sub from 80-120 to 15, shakers from 60-20ish (they buzz if you go too low at nice spl)

I am very close to getting rid of all headphones and go back to speakers...just not doing it for me for the amount invested so far...
post #15 of 17
Resolving open headphones + subwoofer + SVS Realiser = done.
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