I have a hard time describing the bass. It's not hard feeling bass, but still impactful and felt in quantity? It doesn't feel hard or really solid as certain headphone bass can sound. The headphone in terms of build, pads, and fit feels solid(seems like they've refined that department). They must have lightened the weight a bit since the older models as this one doesn't feel so heavy like I recall of the original LCD-2 pre-fazor.