I'm a bass lover don't get me wrong. If all you want to do is crank these bad boys up, you will LOVE these headphones.
I use them in a work office so I like to keep them moderately low. However beware, the automated on / off switch which turns the bass amplifiers that you might love so much, off and on, is very finnicky and sucks donkey balls.
The predecessor to this model headphone was the Skullcandy Skullcrusher. Those would always have the bass on because you have a switch to turn it on and off.
However with this headphone, you need to have your volume at 40% at the minimum to be able to have the Bass amplifiers turned on, and yeah they turn on while you have it on, but guess what. If you're in a song and say some bass kicks in, you'll hear it come in. Then as soon as the bass might soften or disappear for a moment, the amplifiers turn the bass off again.
Keep in mind this only happens at 40% volume or lower.
I'm not one to keep my music low but that's just ridiculous and seems to be a manufacturing design warranty issue that they should have thought of before hand.
It does not just turn on and off when it "automatically detecs sound".
No it just turns off when it doesnt have enough bass to pick it up. These things are trash if you can't even listen to a song without turning the bass on and off, its the most annoying sense in the world.
I dont want to have to keep my music at 50% or higher all the time. You'll be getting some hearing loss if you keep that up. These things should be called the EarBleeders.
I honestly feel the Skullcandy Skullcrushers are a more basic but much more developed model than these headphones.... They only work as intended if the Volume is cranked up. have fun blasting your ears into the tinnitus world.