Are you or is someone you know a "bass junkie?"
Most everyone knows at least one “bass junkie.” That is, someone who revels in sound pressure levels others may find annoying. Home theater retailers share “horror stories” about customers that ignore safety warnings to “crank up” subwoofers past recommended listening levels. These customers are demanding “more physical involvement” but seeking it in the wrong place.
Custom installers charge good money to calibrate sound systems, only to find customers bypassing the settings to get a little extra “oomph” out of their subs. Unfortunately, this often annoys neighbors, wakes babies, muddies sound fields, and is actually dangerous to a family's hearing.