The movies with QUANTITY BASS thread - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 22Likes
Reply
Thread Tools
post #1 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 07:47 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
tvuong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,227
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 461 Post(s)
Liked: 177
The movies with QUANTITY BASS thread

I often visit the bass thread here to find a movie to watch but left disappointed sometime with very little quantity of bass in some of those movies (Mr.Brooks is one example I watched recently). I figure it might be better for some of us to have a thread listing or voting for movies with lots of bass; not necessary deep low bass but loud bass in quantity whether it is 20 or 30hz, does not matter here as long as the movie has lots of bass. If we have a list here and the movie is also listed in the other 'movies with bass' thread, we definitely have a winner. This is mainly for folks with less of the teen or single digit capable sub(s) to still enjoy good bass movies. BHD is a prime example of that one famous Irene scene that lots of folks (myself include) won't be able to enjoy.
I start with a few winners that I remember: Underworld Awakening, Seal team 8, Hot Fuzz, Hell Boy 2, the Avengers, all of the Transformers. What is yours? Thanks for participating.

Last edited by tvuong; 07-21-2014 at 08:05 AM.
tvuong is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 08:36 AM
AVS Special Member
 
trans_lux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: In my theater
Posts: 1,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked: 148
Couple come to mind.

9 (2009) -great movie btw http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472033/
Chased down by the machines


The Haunting (1999) awful movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171363/?ref_=nv_sr_2
2nd bed room scene. Only on DVD atm but the bass is spectacular.


Minority Report (2002) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/?ref_=nv_sr_1
The stun guns from the car factory fight scene.
trans_lux is offline  
post #3 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 12:20 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Alan P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 4,130
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1508 Post(s)
Liked: 745
Pacific Rim is my go-to when testing sub tweaks. Great bass all throughout, but not a lot of ULF.

Total Recall (2012) is another.
Alan P is online now  
post #4 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 02:07 PM
Advanced Member
 
AllenA07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 127 Post(s)
Liked: 138
Pacific Rim gets a second from me.

Tron Legacy is another one that also mixes in some ULF.

AVR: Denon 2112
Speakers: EMP Tek e55ti, Center- EMP Tek e56ci, Side Surrounds- EMP Tek e55wi, Rear Surrounds- SVS Prime Satellites, Sub- SVS PC12 Plus
Display: BenQ w1070 on a 92in fixed screen
Blu-Ray Player: Sony BDP S6200;
Playstation 4
AllenA07 is offline  
post #5 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Advanced Member
 
Jahjd2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 71
For some reason I wasn't too impressed with bass track on Pacific Rim. Maybe the HBO version compressed the audio too much, but it never dug deep or had impactful bass to my recollection. That said, I'd recommend Lone Survivor. Great ULF, especially with the helicopter hovering above.

Sharp LC70SQ15U
Denon 4311ci
Ascend Acoustics Towers (NrT)
Ascend Horizon Center (NrT)
Definitive Technology Surrounds BP1.2X
Rythmik E15HP
Epik Empire
Jahjd2000 is offline  
post #6 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 02:14 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Alan P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 4,130
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1508 Post(s)
Liked: 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jahjd2000 View Post
For some reason I wasn't too impressed with bass track on Pacific Rim. Maybe the HBO version compressed the audio too much, but it never dug deep or had impactful bass to my recollection. That said, I'd recommend Lone Survivor. Great ULF, especially with the helicopter hovering above.


Have you measured your response? You may be missing a lot of mid-bass in your room.
Alan P is online now  
post #7 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 02:19 PM
Advanced Member
 
Jahjd2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan P View Post


Have you measured your response? You may be missing a lot of mid-bass in your room.
I have measured my room. I have a decent FR with the Rtyhmik in its current location. It's not flat but no major nulls beyond 5 dbs. I have a feeling it's the HBO version because I recall the video being extremely pixelated. Perhaps the blu ray version is much better.

Sharp LC70SQ15U
Denon 4311ci
Ascend Acoustics Towers (NrT)
Ascend Horizon Center (NrT)
Definitive Technology Surrounds BP1.2X
Rythmik E15HP
Epik Empire

Last edited by Jahjd2000; 07-21-2014 at 02:25 PM.
Jahjd2000 is offline  
post #8 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 03:35 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Alan P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Posts: 4,130
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1508 Post(s)
Liked: 745
Yup, must be HBO then....the BR rocks!
Alan P is online now  
post #9 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 03:38 PM
AVS Special Member
 
drewTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Posts: 1,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)
Liked: 108
Tron Legacy.
drewTT is online now  
post #10 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 04:34 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Luke Kamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,262
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
Liked: 132
A good way to do this is look at the measured data. Nube put together a spreadsheet of the movies tested at data-bass.com

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0

Movies with lots of bass have a low dynamic score (not as much difference btw rms and peak levels) and a high level of output.
level, dynamics
The Incredible Hulk 112.99, 25.61
Battle: Los Angeles 112.11, 25.91
Cloverfield 114.3, 25.51
Kon-Tiki 112.79, 25.6
Underworld Awakening 113.57, 23.13
Immortals 115.95, 24.85
Pacific Rim (7.1 DTS-HD MA) 114.11, 25.03
etc.
nube likes this.
Luke Kamp is offline  
post #11 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 04:41 PM
AVS Special Member
 
derrickdj1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,795
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Liked: 175
A lot of the programs on TV are compressed and don't play the same as the DVD/BD. As far as movies, Immortals, Robocop 2014, WOW, Battle of LA, ect.
derrickdj1 is online now  
post #12 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Advanced Member
 
Gmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Liked: 112
Sucker Punch has a lot of good bass throughout.
Gmash is offline  
post #13 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 09:44 PM
AVS Special Member
 
trans_lux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: In my theater
Posts: 1,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked: 148
Pacific Rim chapter two is a speaker buster for sure.
Friends who have watched the movie in my theater say that their vision is effected by the LFE.
I personally have not experienced this. I think I've become bass tolerant
trans_lux is offline  
post #14 of 102 Old 07-21-2014, 11:10 PM
AVS Special Member
 
dsrussell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Corona, CA.
Posts: 2,491
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 778 Post(s)
Liked: 728
Just to name 5 I liked (plus, I actually liked the movies themselves):

Oblivion
War of the Worlds (either blu-ray or dvd)
Lone Survivor
3 Days to Kill
The Avengers
dsrussell is online now  
post #15 of 102 Old 07-23-2014, 09:35 AM
AVS Special Member
 
wth718's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,005
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 126 Post(s)
Liked: 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jahjd2000 View Post
For some reason I wasn't too impressed with bass track on Pacific Rim. Maybe the HBO version compressed the audio too much, but it never dug deep or had impactful bass to my recollection. That said, I'd recommend Lone Survivor. Great ULF, especially with the helicopter hovering above.
Isn't this the opposite of what the OP is looking for? Yes, there's some tremendous ULF, but there's not a ton of bass quantity in the movie. At least that I can remember.
wth718 is online now  
post #16 of 102 Old 07-23-2014, 09:53 AM
Advanced Member
 
Jahjd2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by wth718 View Post
Isn't this the opposite of what the OP is looking for? Yes, there's some tremendous ULF, but there's not a ton of bass quantity in the movie. At least that I can remember.
Aside from the user quoting data-bass numbers, answers won't exactly be scientific. For me, I recall Lone Survivor having an impressive bass soundtrack. In addition to the ULF, there were a number of scenes with heavy bass (tons of explosions). I don't know if it reaches the high watermark of quantity per this thread, I just recall it being an enjoyable bass movie. Maybe I'll watch it again this weekend and note the frequency of bass.
Ray77085 likes this.

Sharp LC70SQ15U
Denon 4311ci
Ascend Acoustics Towers (NrT)
Ascend Horizon Center (NrT)
Definitive Technology Surrounds BP1.2X
Rythmik E15HP
Epik Empire
Jahjd2000 is offline  
post #17 of 102 Old 07-23-2014, 11:38 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Kini62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 3,655
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 483 Post(s)
Liked: 523
Just watched the new robo cop. Great overall sound track with good bass in the appropriate places.
Kini62 is online now  
post #18 of 102 Old 07-23-2014, 12:19 PM
Advanced Member
 
Bassment's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 922
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 425 Post(s)
Liked: 173
Most bass in any movie ever made is Army of Frankenstein, it's literally just a bass hum the entire movie.
ambesolman likes this.
Bassment is offline  
post #19 of 102 Old 07-23-2014, 04:34 PM
AVS Special Member
 
nube's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,383
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Liked: 444
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke Kamp View Post
A good way to do this is look at the measured data. Nube put together a spreadsheet of the movies tested at data-bass.com

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0

Movies with lots of bass have a low dynamic score (not as much difference btw rms and peak levels) and a high level of output.
level, dynamics
The Incredible Hulk 112.99, 25.61
Battle: Los Angeles 112.11, 25.91
Cloverfield 114.3, 25.51
Kon-Tiki 112.79, 25.6
Underworld Awakening 113.57, 23.13
Immortals 115.95, 24.85
Pacific Rim (7.1 DTS-HD MA) 114.11, 25.03
etc.
Thanks, Luke. I was going to post this, but you already did. Over 300 movies measured, and counting! It's the definitive bass movie measurement, ranking, and graphs site out there.

So, tvuong, just goto that link Luke posted (which I keep maintained and up-to-date as soon as we measure and vote on the rank of everything) and sort by levels. That will get you movies with the most bass without any other considerations.

Alternately, goto the Data-Bass.com forums and you'll see the posts and polls detailing how we measure and objectively rank all the movies. You can also vote on the polls and view the SpecLab graphs and waterfalls if you register. Surprised you haven't already, actually!

P.S. SuckerPunch has almost a complete lack of bass, for the poster who mentioned it.
nube is offline  
post #20 of 102 Old 07-29-2014, 07:33 AM
Senior Member
 
AJ72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 358
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Liked: 97
In order of most bass in film I can recall.

1. Tron Legacy
2. Olympus Has Fallen
3. Hellboy 2
4. The Incredible Hulk
5. Underworld Awakening
6. War Of The Worlds
7. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
8. Dredd
9. Enders Game
10. Lone Survivor
11. Oz The Great And The Powerful
12. Transformers Dark Of The Moon

As prescribed above Data-Bass.com is the definitive site for accuracy but this list is compiled according to how many times my wife asked me to turn down the bass during play. All watchable too IMO.
ambesolman and Bassment like this.

Klipsch: KLF-30, KLF C-7, KG 5.5, KG 4.2 Power&Preamp: Elektra Theatron, Rotel RSP 1570
Subs: Dual Passive JTR 2400 Captivators
Power Amps: Behringer EP 4000, Crown XLS 5000

Last edited by AJ72; 08-01-2014 at 07:15 AM. Reason: Newspeak
AJ72 is online now  
post #21 of 102 Old 07-29-2014, 10:00 PM
AVS Special Member
 
audiofan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,451
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 270 Post(s)
Liked: 621
The Raid 2
audiofan1 is online now  
post #22 of 102 Old 07-30-2014, 11:26 AM
AVS Special Member
 
eljaycanuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 5,735
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 269 Post(s)
Liked: 652
Another vote for "Pacific Rim". Tons of bass in that flick!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nube
P.S. SuckerPunch has almost a complete lack of bass, for the poster who mentioned it.
Yup. I really like the movie but, IMO, it lacks both quantity and quality of bass.
grubadub likes this.
eljaycanuck is offline  
post #23 of 102 Old 07-30-2014, 06:05 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Prime316's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Liked: 157
I have yet another vote for Pacific Rim.


Gipsy Danger Foreevvvvvveeeeeer!!!!!!!!!!!!


Seriously, I think I've watched this movie 50 times. I usually sit down just to watch a certain part and end up watching the entire movie.
Alan P and audiofan1 like this.

Projector: Benq W1070 1080p 2D/3D
Screen: 120" Elite fixed frame
AVR: Onkyo TX-NR809
Mains: Klipsch RF-62ii x 2
Center: Klipsch RC-62ii
Surrounds: Klipsch RS-42ii x 2
Subs: Dual Hsu VTF-15H's
Sonos-Play 5 and Play 3
Sony Playstation 4
Microsoft Xbox One
Prime316 is offline  
post #24 of 102 Old 07-31-2014, 11:47 PM
Advanced Member
 
XBRSteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bay Area, Ca.
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 14
Tron Blu-ray for me too. The sound track and effects are amazing as well as the video quality. Love the low bass beats during disk wars with Rinzler.



Sharp Elite Pro 60

Pioneer Elite VSX-52 Receiver

Pioneer Elite  BDP-62FD BluRay

XBRSteve is offline  
post #25 of 102 Old 08-01-2014, 02:14 AM
Toe
AVS Addicted Member
 
Toe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 13,581
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 436 Post(s)
Liked: 655
Dead in Tombstone is another one that is LOADED with LFE.

Matrix Revolutions is a bass fest as well.

As someone else mentioned, Frankensteins Army has gobs of bass.

300 Rise of an Empire has tons of LFE.

Lots of others have already been mentioned numerous times here like Pacific Rim, Tron Legacy, Dark of the Moon, etc.....

JVC 3D: Been there, done that, bought a DLP
Toe is online now  
post #26 of 102 Old 08-01-2014, 02:52 AM
Advanced Member
 
Ray77085's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 112 Post(s)
Liked: 133
I will name 2 that I consider B-Movies that I recall having tons of Bass through out.
1.Sunshine
2.Triangle
Ray77085 is offline  
post #27 of 102 Old 08-01-2014, 06:20 AM
AVS Special Member
 
JT78681's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,656
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 366 Post(s)
Liked: 255
I rented Pacific Rim through my local cable provider and the bass was not that impressive. Everyone seems to give it high praise in the bass department, so I'm going to pick-up the blu-ray today. Maybe then I will experience what everyone else has.

Receiver - Denon 4311CI
Speakers - Infinity P363's, PC351, P153's
Subs - Rythmik FV15HP's
JT78681 is online now  
post #28 of 102 Old 08-01-2014, 06:31 AM
Member
 
crazyhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Anyone seen the movie Need for Speed? Some say it has a good LFE


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
crazyhog is offline  
post #29 of 102 Old 08-01-2014, 06:34 AM
AVS Special Member
 
JT78681's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,656
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 366 Post(s)
Liked: 255
Hey guys it looks like Pacific Rim is on sale right now at Best Buy and Amazon for $9.99.

Receiver - Denon 4311CI
Speakers - Infinity P363's, PC351, P153's
Subs - Rythmik FV15HP's
JT78681 is online now  
post #30 of 102 Old 08-01-2014, 07:15 AM
Toe
AVS Addicted Member
 
Toe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 13,581
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 436 Post(s)
Liked: 655
Quote:
Originally Posted by trans_lux View Post
Pacific Rim chapter two is a speaker buster for sure.
Friends who have watched the movie in my theater say that their vision is effected by the LFE.
I personally have not experienced this. I think I've become bass tolerant
If my guests have 20 minutes for a demo, I fire up the ocean/city battle a little over an hour into the film. It's an all out LFE/audio assault with great 3d as well which makes for a killer all around demo.

JVC 3D: Been there, done that, bought a DLP
Toe is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers



Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off