You'd have to be pumping them hard to get chuffing. I didn't notice very much of it even at volumes like what you enjoy. I think you'd have to step up a price class to do better. Any small speaker in this price class is going to have some chuffing at high volumes. Since you don't think bass is important to you I don't think it would be worth the extra money.Bass in a speaker is not that important, but I heard that the 530's bass port would chuff quite a big when you play these too loud. Has this happened to you with the 530's?