Is it true these can be coaxed into outputting so much bass that the listener gives up before the cans distort? Or so I've seen claimed in a few reviews. "Giving up" in the presence of "too much bass" is a foreign concept to me, coming from the world of car audio... my daily driver does 150+DB (Termlab, sealed, on-dash) at 30hz.
I also come from car audio.
If you listen to a couple of tracks at this level your head will be ringing. It's good hits. 30Hz is vibing the pads and 50+ is pushing air at your head. This is not distortion. You need an amp and either an e12 amp or a DAP with eq sliders that go down to 20Hz (optimal) or 30Hz (minimal)
This is the headphones up to a mic pushing the wiz track and it's hits down to lifting the 20Hz floor peaking at 33? (the lowest of the hits)
Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 5/13/14 at 2:48am