I do mute. I just wish I didn't have to. Cool is in "Quotes" because i think they want to show off what they listen to no matter if I like it our not.
A lot of crackling bass is not your thing, I assume? If so, I had the same problem with my neighbor's sub woofer. Whatever he listened to, it was always 4/4 time. I really wish he would change it up for my sanity. Throw in some contemporary jazz for once! --- "Politics and Religion are obsolete. The time has come for Science and Spirituality." - Jawaharlal Nehru