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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    plenty of imaginary bass.
    You misspelt that. It's plenty Imagery and bass
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    That is my current dilemma. Recently bought Grado's and although they are stunning in the mid and treble, there's no low bass.
    Previously had the Grado 80s and yep there's no bass, lovely sound but no bottom end, recently upgraded to the 325s, different beast altogether, much more of a balanced sound, excellent real agile bass........ definitely not imaginary Macca

    Never really used cans much, now I use them a lot at low level to mask my tinnitus.......ahhhhhh blessed relief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post

    Cobblers. There's no bass. How can that be more truthful?
    Doesn't sound as if you've heard a good pair of cans yet, or possibly good, clean, accurate bass isn't your cup of tea.


    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    That is my current dilemma. Recently bought Grado's and although they are stunning in the mid and treble, there's no low bass.
    I notice that you use the SR125e....

    "The SR125e’s offer a very balanced bass sound, without overdoing it — one thing’s for sure, these aren’t designed to bring any boosted bass to hip hop or rap tracks. Instead, they’re designed to sound the way the mixing engineer intended it."

    https://headphonereview.com/on-ear/grado-sr125e-review/

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    You want bass - try Audeze models. Admittedly you hear it, don't feel it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by narabdela View Post
    Doesn't sound as if you've heard a good pair of cans yet, or possibly good, clean, accurate bass isn't your cup of tea.



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    headphones just do not do bass. Don't understand what the argument is. Yes you can hear the notes okay, even the timbre of the instrument, but it isn't 'bass' like you get from a decent big loudspeaker. Where is the physicality? Might as well just sing the tune to yourself in your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    headphones just do not do bass. Don't understand what the argument is. Yes you can hear the notes okay, even the timbre of the instrument, but it isn't 'bass' like you get from a decent big loudspeaker. Where is the physicality? Might as well just sing the tune to yourself in your head.
    Am I unusual in being content to just hear the bass rather than feel it?
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    Nope I don't especially want to be vibrated with low freq either. Better feeling the wife. If you have one lol
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    maybe we should have a poll?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    maybe we should have a poll?
    Hope it will be more successful than the ones before the election!
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    Headphones are OK if you like the soundfield to be confined to the inside of your head. Move your head and the entire Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra moves with it! Not what you hear in practice, or what you hear when using speakers.

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