Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge
Subs sound better in a ported box, so I've been told
it ALL depends on 2 factors, 1) your sub it's self, do not mount a sub in an enclosure it is not designed for, it will sound terrible, 2) the music you are listening to...
ported boxes are better for long travel subs, which are good for low hard hitting bass, such as rock or metal, with a heavy bass drum, \
smaller travel subs and sealed boxes, are good for higher bass, that is a long tone, as it can reverbarate faster with the less travel, and give you long notes, like off of a bass guitar, or synthisizier or such...
any reputable sub manufacture will give you recommended specs on the box for the sub you just bought... the shape doesn't make as much of an impact as ported/sealed/bandpass/free air will, nor the actuall displacement of the box (off of the recommended)