Here in south TX not a day or hour go by without some car bass shakeing the windows......(in fact just as I was writeing this a car went by with huge bass)
It gets to a point here where unless I like the song most of the time its some rap stuff I hate I just dont pay attion anymore
I get the distinct impression that it is hard for the good Doctor to ignore it, considering it's making him feel like Dr Manhatten is playing merry hock with his insides.
Yeah 'ignore' isn't an option. 'Tolerate' given that it isn't too heavy is possible, but not 'ignore'.
Damn this isn't about my stupid fish either. Although my bass is loud too when she picks up small rocks in her mouth and tosses them at the acrylic sides of the tank.
More to the point: I love music with heavy bass. Generally anything around 100 Hz in pitched is considered quite bassy, but you also have some folks that really enjoy a 30 Hz line. If your neighbors are experimenting with infrasonics (adding a bassline with a pitch of less than 20 Hz), you are not insane or unusually sensitive:http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Infrasoundhttp://www.scienceda...01201152406.htm
If you decide to research further, be on high alert for quackery. And I am happy to hear that they don't go super late at night.
That's much to be grateful for, right there.
Ahh, thank you! This is what I was looking for, only I had no idea the specifics for which to search. I don't know what frequency they're using or experimenting with... it's just the way it hits me.
Actually, they keep it pretty quiet, all things told. We had someone before who made it so heavy that our dishes rattled a little. I can tolerate what they play, although it does make it hard for me to sleep.
Yeah, no phasing. The Flash probaly could,
Barry could, and Bart can. Wally never quite got the hang of it. It seems to be an Allen-only thing.
And yeah, heavy bass tends to make me sick to my stomach. Especially since (around here, anyway), "loud bass" = "rap/funk/whatever-we're-calling-it-this-week." I have no problem with loud music that actually has dynamic range, but this is just a constant ear-splitting stream of grunting
that sounds like a gorilla trying to take a dump.
I could have sworn that Superman did that at one point too, but whatever.
Yeah, that's the thing, I like
loud music. There's nothing I love more than to crank up something operatic and bass-y with lots of strings and drums... but it seems like there's a certain segment of the populace and kind of music that really plays heavily on the bass, boosting it way above the other frequencies.
The really stupid part; given how low-frequency soundwaves work, the people nearest the speakers actually aren't even hearing the bass because they're inside the wavelength. All they're doing is pissing off people around them.
I am convinced that it has nothing to do with the audio itself. I've known a few people who liked this sort of thing and from my observations, it seems to be more about just liking the feeling of the bass, rather than the actual audible sound it produces. I can't fault them for liking it... I just wish more of them were willing to realize the effect it has on some people. There have been times in my car when I was stuck in traffic with a person behind me blasting base notes so heavy it made MY rear-view mirror vibrate at standstill that I was sorely tempted to just back straight into their car.
Alternatively, a sonic-guided missile would work admirably as well.
Edited by The Doctor Who, 29 March 2012 - 12:40 PM.