Since most of us have been inundated with boomy bass throughout our lives, does anyone know what true bass ought to sound like? When you listen to live music, the quality of the bass is all over the place, depending on the equipment, venue acoustics, mic setup, style of music, etc.
True bass in music doesn't sound anything like most people think it does. An upright bass never sounds boomy, for example, nor do the notes linger too long and sound muddy.
So what does bass really sound like? What is the benchmark for good bass?
IMO, the more resolution I get from my system, the less so-called bass I hear at low to moderate listening levels. However, when I crank up my system, the bass is the belle of the party. So I'm constantly changing my perception of what good bass sounds like. Just wondering what other folks think about it...