countour level is set to around lvl 12-15 or so or the yellow-orange range. on a ZO2.1 which has slightly stronger bass than that of ZO2.3 at same level (more solid, hard hitting, less loose). I want to be able to feel the bass at lower-medium volume levels (mids & highs) when listening to hardstyle or it won't be near as satisfying. With genres like trance I don't usually feel the bass though because the bass is usually mixed much lower in volume while in hardstyle it usually makes up like 45-60% of the sound mixdown wise and usually tracks are mastered very loudly "brickwalled" when the kick drops with pretty much no headroom to go louder before distortion kicks in.
Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 6/18/13 at 8:33am