Originally Posted by BrNexus7
I don't understand why people act like low end isn't important for heavy metal. Heavy Metal likes a good amount of bass too, or else everything loses impact. I guess I don't understand people's definition of strong bass. Regardless of how you are listening to your music the bass shouldn't sound thin regardless of the genre of music you are listening too. When people say bass heavy do they mean bass that isn't accurate and is boosted?
Yes. Some people on this forum feel that if headphones don't have good sub bass (lower than midbass) or over-emphasized bass, then the headphones don't have good bass. And some people would rather have huge amounts of flabby bass over a tighter more neutral bass response. To each his own
One thing I think that would help on this forum is to differentiate between the type of bassheads. On car audio forums if you ask about subwoofers, they want to know if you are looking for SQ (sound quality) or SPL (sound pressure level) to differentiate from those who want great sounding bass vs. great amounts of bass. Here is seems like if you are a basshead, it is often interpreted as you are only interested in over-emphasized bass. I'm a basshead, but from the SQ perspective. But I swear. I can prove I'm a basshead even though I don't want my brains beat out with bass. I have four subs in my house, two of which are 18" sealed subs in my living room with my main home audio setup
As for Grados, I listen to rock with my SR225i, and they have decent punchy bass down to around 50hz. Covers the whole midbass range no problem. It's just not emphasized with extra bass like some people on the forum seem to want. But plenty for all kinds of rock music to me.
I also have a 10" home audio sub in my home office with my desktop computer setup with the crossover set to the speakers at around 50hz, too. It's very, very rare that I noticed any music loss with the sub turned off with rock and metal, so I have stopped using it. Grados sound so good to me for rock, that *if* by chance a song might benefit from a little sub bass, the trade off is worth it.