Originally Posted by newc33
Thanks for the response Alan.
Yes that is exactly what I mean. And it's not all the time but more when I'm just doing critical listening with certain tracks.
If it were possible I feel like it would sound perfect if I could hover just an inch over the couch or so and listen. I just feel like those "tactical vibrations" I get don't exactly match up with the beat.
I'm glad to you have also had similar experiences, makes me feel not so crazy haha
I am not a bass scientist and I know for sure that there are members here that know much more about engineering and speaker design than I do. However, I can kind of intuitively understand what newc33 means by his description of the "bass lag" or "bass thickness" he is describing. We have to remember that people experience life through their senses and every experience is entirely unique. We can agree on verbal terms and similar experiences, but I
can't ever truly know exactly
how someone else
is experiencing the world around them. I can guesstimate based on what I am feeling/experiencing
and take the verbal information in from what the other person is telling me, but unless we do a Vulcan mind-meld, I
can't know exactly how another human being
sensory/neural stimuli through his/her own nervous system
. There could be various reasons why newc33 is experiencing the sound in his room as he describes it. Perhaps, since he is not only hearing the bass information but also processing information via tactile response (physically feeling the information) that due to very personal (psycho-acoustic/psycho-neural/psycho-emotional/psycho-social) and unique reasons....he is experiencing the stimuli through his
nervous system and sensory organs uniquely
at varied speeds and intensities. For some, we may experience the information faster by ear than via tactile (skin/bones/muscles) response....for others, vice versa. Thus, in this instance, newc33 has interpreted his
environment as having a uniquely perceived
lag. It sounds like if he got up off the seat, he would experience his environment differently, and no longer hear the bass as thick or slow in any way and it would now be just right (for him). Life is cool like dat.