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Post some nice examples of tracks that can challenge your system/headphones with lower spectrum notes.
Try to include not only tracks from a "reference test suite" category but also those that are fun to listen (or you like personally).
Although it's natural to expect some electronic music "killer tracks" with all that subbass, I'd love to see here "conventional" music as well.

Feel free to give a spectrum analysis screenshot for illustration if you like, though I suggest hiding it inside a "spoiler".

PS: if you embed media, always write artist/title as plain text as well
 
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Hans Zimmer - Time



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Björk. HUNTER. At 1,50 MN I saw speakers giving big signs of tiredness. I always take it with me for external listening.

 
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Johannes Ringen - Neverafter (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)


 

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If you like string bass check out the band ‘morphine’ not dee bass tho.
 

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Audcaity, import the song, select the portion of the song, and Plot Spectrum.

Example:
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My graph in Audacity only goes down to 43 Hz. Is there a way to show data below that frequency?
 

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How would you analyze a track to see the low frequency extension? Thanks.
Audcaity, import the song, select the portion of the song, and Plot Spectrum.

While audacity is somewhat easy, if you actually want a clear and detailed view of bass that you can follow on a timeline - sox for the win:

- yt-dlp (optionally, to download audio from Youtube)
- ffmpeg (optionally to convert stuff to wav/flac)
- sox (for spectogram, can read some formats directly, wav/flac/ogg..)

All of these can be used on Windows, Linux and Mac.

Example command to download tubes:
Code:
yt-dlp -x --audio-format wav --restrict-filenames "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxx"

Example spectrogram command (results in spectrogram.png):
Code:
sox input.wav -n remix - rate 200 spectrogram -z 60
(I've use -z 60 scale which is quite good to show somewhat audible levels... you can replace "rate 200" with double the hz you want to see up to..)

Complete Windows scripts for easy Youtube command line automation:
Code:
REM Save this script as yt_spectrogram.cmd
REM Call it with complete URL as argument: yt_spectrogram "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxx"
REM It will automatically call spectrogram.cmd and create Filename_From_Youtube.png
@yt-dlp -x --restrict-filenames --no-mtime --audio-format wav --exec spectrogram.cmd %1
Code:
REM Save this script as spectrogram.cmd
REM yt_spectrogram.cmd will call this, or you can use it standalone: spectrogram.cmd "file.wav"
@"C:\Program Files (x86)\sox-14-4-2\sox" %1 -n remix - rate 200 spectrogram -z 60
@move spectrogram.png "%~n1.png"
@echo READY: %~n1.png

Complete Linux (and maybe Mac) scripts for easy Youtube command line automation:
Code:
# Save this script as yt_spectrogram.sh
# Call it with complete URL as argument: yt_spectrogram.sh "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxx"
# It will automatically call spectrogram.sh and create Filename_From_Youtube.png
yt-dlp -x --restrict-filenames --no-mtime --audio-format wav --exec ./spectrogram.sh "$1"
Code:
# Save this script as spectrogram.sh
# yt_spectrogram.sh will call this, or you can use it standalone: spectrogram.sh "file.wav"
sox "$1" -n remix - rate 200 spectrogram -z 60
mv -f spectrogram.png "${1%.wav}.png"
echo "READY: ${1%.wav}.png"

Another SendTo-automation tip on Windows, check @sweetchaos 's guide:

A rare example of actual loud ~25hz content in music, hear Roddy Ricch - The Box, the whole album is full of nice bass:

Roddy Ricch - The Box [Official Music Video]-UNZqm3dxd2w.png

For some actual loud bass, the level should be atleast near -20dB. It's already rarer to see around -10dB.. check Roddy's tracks Peta or Bacc Seat..


Roddy Ricch - Peta (feat. Meek Mill) [Official Audio]-Jd6q69hO6X4.png
 
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Tim Aminov - Leave Only feat. Unibird (check the whole album)

One of the few tracks my Genelec 1032C amplifier protection always kicked in.. :p

Tim Aminov - Moment - 04 Leave Only feat. Unibird.png
 
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This is a track that I've used for years - it has probably the best bass extension I've heard in a pipe organ recording.

Pipe Organ Bass Demo
 
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