I dont listen to movies at pain level but sometimes when watching a bass heavy movie with sudden massive peaks the Quake just appears to give up and it sounds akin to the driver hitting the end stops. For instance the Incredibles and Sky Captain. Its spiked onto a heavy marble tile onto a laminate floor. Could the soundwaves being reflected of the floor have anything to do with it Or am I just expecting miracles from such a small box. Its great with music though and thats my main reason for buying.