Bass issues with music


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I have an S5400 home theater system from Onkyo. I noticed that it sounds great with movies and TV, but the sound is very lackluster with music. The bass response seems to be disproportionately low compared to the rest of the sound.
I have tried changing just about every setting there is, but I just can't get it to sound great with music. This is not a problem with movies and whatnot, which put forth serious, wall-shaking bass.
What I have noticed is that sometimes, when I listen to a few songs, the bass will suddenly kick in and start thumping in the middle of a song. At first, I thought it might be volume leveling or something like that, so I disabled all extra settings, and it still has that problem.
Does anyone know what might cause an issue like this?

Thanks in advance. I know this thing has great bass, since it performs really well with other material.

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