Office work is obviously a very poor environment for those needing normal levels of stimulation previously provided by a combination of physical and mental exercise. No doubt there's an element of this in increasingly aggressive driving behaviour. The more comfortable and quiet the car the more distant from reality the driver feels in their cosy, yet indestructible, womb. The owners of such vehicles obviously feel they need to drive aggressively. Or much too fast. Just to lift their stimulation level within their mobile, sensory deprivation tanks.
Even at low listening levels almost any subwoofer earns its keep. Not being pushed outside its operating envelope helps as harmonic distortion and compression are very much reduced. The IB suffers from none of these weakness but still manages to sound far more realistic even when playing quietly. There is a noticeably increased depth and realism to the sound denied to most other subwoofers. My big SVS cylinder is easily able to reproduce sounds down to well below my audible cut off point of approximately 22Hz. Below this barrier the infrasonics take over to flex their silent but powerful muscles. At low levels, harmonic distortion from the SVS should be very low indeed. Yet the cylinder still sounds shut in, congested, woolly and monotonous in comparison with the IB. The nice thing about this is that a modest IB will totally outperform the large box or cylinder which your partner detests. There's some leverage here for those who do not command total respect in their own home.
Good grief! The Firefox civilised English spelling checker is working again! It seems to come and go at random. I'm quite lost for words sometimes. ;-)