No it's not that serious.. My bass is coming out of the bass box. But not totally... If I can explain myself better - I wish I got 2 equalizers, one for the sub and another one for the satellites so that I can remove their low Hz and leave them for mid & treble only. At the moment in time to do so I must enable bass redirection on my x-fi Creative Console Launcher. Which leaves the sub too weak, at least when compared to its output without bass redirection (which in turn puts too much bass through the satellites giving distorted sound).