#1
So recently I have acquired myself a bass and a bass amp, a 150w fender rumble.
For about a month I have been using it to play my music through as when you turn the horn on you get a really nice sound out of it, especially when listening to bands with great bassists like tool or mudvayne.

This is the only way I have played music for about a month.

I can remember using my iPod touch with the standard iPod headphones and the sound was fine, and I enjoyed the music, but I tried to use them thismorning for the first time, and it was rubbish. Like when you have the treble on 10 and everything else on your amp down, is probably the best way I can describe it. Just really tinny.

What is going on?
Am I just used to the lower sound?
Is it just apple products being generally shit?
Will this last forever?
Have you ever drunk baileys from a shoe?

These are the questions to be answered.

Sorry 'bout the wall of text, if that bugs you at all.
EDIT: it looked more like a wall of text before I submitted it.
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Last edited by faithsomemore at Jun 6, 2011,
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Inb4 you need a new amp.


But it is the headphones that sounded bad...
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#4
Quote by faithsomemore
But it is the headphones that sounded bad...


inb4 you really need new headphones
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#5
Why exactly are you using iPod headphones and expecting good sound? Those aren't the best headphones in the world. Try with some upper-level headphones. You'll get less of a tinny sound. Bad headphones or bad speakers seem to always have a tinny sound.

Edit: inb4 any more inb4s. Seriously, make decent suggestions or don't bother. TS clearly wants help, not your spam.
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Why exactly are you using iPod headphones and expecting good sound? Those aren't the best headphones in the world. Try with some upper-level headphones. You'll get less of a tinny sound. Bad headphones or bad speakers seem to always have a tinny sound.


My point was they were never GOOD, but now they are worse than I remember, unbearably so.
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#7
well they're worse because you're used to the better sound of the amp. the only solution i can think of is to get a better pair of headphones, or use the amp and the headphones you have an equal amount so you're used to both of them
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#8
I think you're just used to, y'know, a 150w bass amp instead of tiny earbuds. If that's the only way you've played music, anything would sound tinny afterwards. It's like drinking a six-pack of imperial stout and then trying to taste a light pilsener. Or your headphones broke and you need to throw down a couple bucks for new ones. Ask someone in person, this would be easier to judge in real life.
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My point was they were never GOOD, but now they are worse than I remember, unbearably so.


Maybe you just have found out how fu cking good music can really be and just doesn't wanna go back to not hearing those awesome emotion-timbering sounds of ultimate satisfaction of badazzery.
Or maybe you just need a new amp
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#11
I would be quite happy to cash in for some new *expensive* ones if I was allowed to try them first.
I don't really want to spend $250 on some super-duper headphones to find out it doesn't change a thing.

EDIT:
Quote by quinn_1888
Use the EQ on the iPod.

did this.
helped a tiny bit but still crap
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#12
If you like a lot of bass in your music, get a pair of JVC Marshmallows. They cost about $20 most places. Not amazing earbuds by any means, but they have quite a bit of bass and are infinitely better then those pathetic excuses for headphones that come with iPods.
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Inb4 you need a new amp.


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If you like a lot of bass in your music, get a pair of JVC Marshmallows. They cost about $20 most places. Not amazing earbuds by any means, but they have quite a bit of bass and are infinitely better then those pathetic excuses for headphones that come with iPods.


Do NOT buy anything made by JVC. Worst headphones I've ever used. A pair of Marshmallows (I think, it could have been Gummys) gave me a really bad ear infection as well.

I'd recommend a pair of Sennheisers, or a higher end pair of Sonys. They make quite nice stuff if you buy the right pair. Phillips make good stuff on a budget.
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#21
You just need to get used to it. Your headphones are probably not great quality, and after listening to music through a bass amp, why would you go back to headphones? I had the same problem. (kudos on the bands btw). I bought myself some studio quality headphones and listened to my music through those. The bass is awesome! They're made my Koss if you're at all interested. But if you have a fetish for those earbuds. You're screwed, man. Just never listen to music again if it isn't from a bass amp.