1. N

    PC speaker and Subwoofer advice

    Hey, I've been using the same $10 PC speaker and 'subwoofer' set on my PC for 20 years. I mostly just use it for playing video games, but lately I've been desiring to hear more bass out of my games. Like, when the ground shakes in a game, it would be cool if I could 'feel' it more. I remember...
  2. S

    HELP please... L shaped room Bass Questions!

    Hey everyone!! Been struggling with sub placement. I have an Arendal 1961v. Amazing sub. Used it to replace two tiny Polk psw111 subs. Needless to say big difference. But with both setups I only have bass at back of room on the platform chairs and near ZERO in the front row. With this bigger sub...
  3. Audioordeal

    ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 Bookshelf Speakers too boomy please test

    Third time's the charm... or not. Long story short I've spent more than a year with my audio ordeal and this is my third attempt of improving my sound system and I'm nowhere near the end. I might summon the whole journey one day in another thread but today I'm asking for help from Elac Debut b...
  4. Talisman

    Cheap DSP recommendation for bass management.

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a small low-cost DSP (less than 200 euros) to only manage the equalization of two or three subwoofers. I saw the t.racks dsp 4x4 mini pro. Seems like he can do the job with dignity. Has anyone tried it? Are there any differences in sound quality between the non-pro...
  5. R

    How to measure / interpret volume attenuation to neighbors

    I've moved into a new place and will set up a home cinema room. I want to make sure we don't disturb the neighbors and they are willing to let me do some measurements. Before I do this, I want to make sure I'm measuring the correct thing. My current plan is to generate pink noise at sufficient...
  6. R

    Alternatives to headphone amp ? schiit magni 3

    Hello ! ( i apologize in advance if this isnt the right place to post this post ) So, i got schiit magni 3 had it for some years now, and i think its absolutely beast ! problem is though its kind of acting weird lately the right speaker comes and goes if i touch the volume knob volume comes...
  7. A

    Air Pressure and Balloons and Presence Near You

    I have an interesting topic... well it's something I've been fascinated with for many years... I didn't know exactly what section to post this, but this one seemed like the best fit. It's a sensitivity to low frequencies. I'm a basshead (my best car audio system was a Cerwin Vega Stroker 18...
  8. PaperBoat

    Pultec punch

    Hi all! Merry Christmas Eve! I've paired my JBL 305p MKII Monitors with an IFI Zen Air DAC... I toggled boundary EQ to -3dB and now trying to tighten up the low end using DSP... My IFI DAC has an XBass+ switch which is an ASP circuitry. I know the XBass (XBass+ has better components) feature is...
  9. PaperBoat

    IFI XBass+

    Hello everyone! Newbie here... I have paired my IFI Zen Air DAC with JBL 305p MKII Monitors using IFI Zen Air DAC’s RCA outputs… Will it be safe to use the XBass+ feature of IFI Zen Air DAC when I’m listening to my JBL Speakers? Is XBass+ only meant for headphones and not for speakers? Is XBass+...
  10. Waxx

    The importance of low bass in music

    A new study on the McMaster University showed that very low bass make people engage with music more: "To find out how different aspects of music influence the body, researchers turned a live electronic music concert into a lab study. By introducing levels of bass over speakers that were too...
  11. M

    Discrepancy speaker Specs vs Measurements

    Hi wonderful audiophile people, so nice to have such valuable info and feedback on this forum. Been researching speakers that go deep in low frequencies and found discrepancies across both tests and specs. Notably about mean on-axis levels as well as frequency response range. 1. How can a...
  12. G

    JBL A120P subwoofer underwhelming bass

    A couple of weeks ago I bought 3 pairs of the JBL A130 bookshelf speakers and the A125 center speaker, which I like quite a lot for both movies and music. My subwoofer was a BIC America F12 that I've had since 2011. It's a nice subwoofer and really powerful, but I just wanted to see if there was...
  13. C

    Which speaker characteristics are best for preserving your hearing?

    Trying to figure out what speaker characteristics are best for preserving your hearing, I've found a lot of opinions but little science on the matter. E.g some say consumer speakers are better than studio monitors in this regard since consumer speakers (supposedly) have built-in compression to...
  14. AudioKC

    Dirac Live Bass Control coming to Dirac Live Stereo This YEAR!!

    Hi music and movies lovers. Context: Dirac Live IMO is the best room correction / smart EQ tool available now. Stereo license allows you to run Dirac Live Processor as an app on your PC/MAC (exactly what I'm doing). Now, Dirac Live also...
  15. Jim Shaw

    New Explainer About Bass Room Acoustics

    BASS ROOM MODES, which we just have to manage to live with, is the subject. Over the years, there have been tons of 'arm waving' attempts to show how and why room modes affect music playback. Just recently, Kyle of Audio University uploaded this on his YT channel. I believe he comes closer to...
  16. M

    Powering the subwoofer

    Bass quality is affected by many things including amplifier, bass driver and room.
  17. adelaidestevens

    Headphones that are fun and forgiving?

    Hi I’m in the market for a fun headphone to pair with my HD 560s, something that is warm bassy with smooth trebles, that makes poorly mixed songs more enjoyable to listen to. Meze 99 seems to be everyone’s number one choice, similar cans I can think of is the dt 177x and 700 pro x , if anyone...
  18. Wack Audio

    Big value bookshelf speaker poll

    Cast your votes above.
  19. M


    Hello there, I am probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but here it goes. I love the way the ifi dac v2 truebass button works, it just doesn't have enough power, i was using it on a pair of HD800s. Since then, i have bought the topping a90 d90 combo. What i want to do is somehow get that...
  20. Marasmic

    Need a pair of monitors with better bass extension than the IK MMs (Budget less than $500 if possible)

    Hey all, I'm currently in the market for a pair of monitors to replace the IK micromonitors I bought. The micromonitors are very impressive for their size, but they're very forward with the mids and they're not able to reproduce the bass tones in a lot of the music I listen to/make. I bought...
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