Much talk about how the "hifi" sound is not desired for playing bass unless you headline in your bedroom. The bass needs to sit in the mix and bedroom "hifi" tone is counterproductive. But yet when you listen to most records, no matter what bass they used the bass sounds "hifi" or close to it when listening on a stereo that isn't using subs. Most of the top 40 hit songs over the past few decades, the bass tends to sound as if it's customized for a stereo recording that will be played on a stereo player so that it sounds blended in and congenial. I get that you need a bass to "sit in the mix". But I wonder how much they engineer that sound for a record. Engineering to the point that what bass you hear on the record is not at all like what they started with.