Originally Posted by sugarkang
Yeah, this is precisely what I was talking about.
Let me guess "good bass" is only what you consider to be good.
And what would hip hop culture be without the "thump, thump" one note as you call it?
Or is there a meta argument that you're making about hip hop music listeners?
Did you want to say that the people who like that sort of music are somehow inferior to you,
an educated, civilized descendant of Europeans?
Maybe you should send an email to Dr. Dre and tell him that he is listening to his music incorrectly?
Better yet, why don't you ask him to turn down the bass in his music, because obviously you know how to create his music better!
Here let me get you started:
Dear Dr. Dre,
I think your music would be much better if you turned down the bass and increased your treble.
Sincerely, Euro Guy.
You can keep your treble heavy phones if it sounds good to you.
But please dear moderator, notice OP's original request:
BEATS HATERS GET OUT.
At least for this thread, it seems that you are the troll.
You and your snickering automatons weren't solicited for this post.
So why did you come in looking for trouble, Euro guy?
Originally Posted by Uncle Erik
Oh boy. No, we don't hate bass. We hate bad bass.
Bass that is sloppy and imprecise sucks. It all sounds like the same note.
Doesn't that get boring after awhile?
It really sucks when bass keeps you from hearing the mids and highs. Sometimes the vocals are just drowning in mud.
The very worst is when headphones (or speakers, for that matter) make bass that isn't there on the recording. Do you want to hear something that was never intended to be on the recording? That destroys the artistic integrity of the recording.
For those of you who just want a pulsating beat you can feel and don't give a rip about anything else, here's a plan for you. Go get $29 subwoofer at Pep Boys. Or from the swapmeet, because it doesn't matter. Do not buy an expensive one because - horror of horrors - it might reproduce bass accurately. You want cheap; trust me. If you're inclined to spend a lot of money, just buy more of them. Next, get some cheap plywood and build a subwoofer cabinet. Just use a jigsaw and a drill. Don't worry about precision because you want the cabinet to make noise on its own. Anything well-designed might make bass accurate, and that's the wrong approach. Next, find an old PA amp or a cheap car subwoofer amp. Do not buy a nice amp. You need one that's kinda crappy and does not have good control over the subwoofer.
Don't bother with mids or tweeters. Since you don't care about those, it won't matter. Besides, they'll just get drowned out by the subwoofer.
Now hook it all up and play music. Thump, thump, thump. You'll be happy and should have all you care about in the music. Plus this will be a lot cheaper than buying decent headphones or speakers.
do you seriously think that that Dr Dre wants everyone to listen to his music with hugely boost, flabby, uncontrolled bass???? no, absolutely not, and if you feel he does you're delusional.
were saying that you should want to listen to the music how Dr Dre meant it to be listened too. we want accurate bass to how its put on the recording. what you want is bass thats boosted by 20db for some reason, and then you try to hide behind the fact that the bass is already loud on the recording, which is true, but its not that loud.
and as fallen angel said, Dr Dre is a very good producer, with much nuance and intricacy in his music, that you will sorely miss if you arent using an accurate sound reproduction device, and instead just want ridiculously overpowering bass that is out of control, slow and flabby.
we arent trying to hurt your appreciation of the music you listen too, because even i listen to some rap, mainly Eminem, but its mostly been produced my Dre, except for the newest album, but we're trying to increase your own appreciation of the music you listen too.
Edit: Also, i dont think that i or anyone else in this thread appreciates your insinuation that europeans(obviously you're implying caucasian's) somehow have a superiority complex, or that we arent able to like the same music. its insulting at the least, and most likely just blatant racism, so you should probably edit that portion out of your post
Edited by SoupRKnowva - 12/20/10 at 10:30am