Originally Posted by Dreamweavernoob
Also, there is a curious oddity to my room. If I step outside the room, I can actually feel bass, where as in the room there is no discernable bass.
The low frequencies of the subwoofer are omni-directional and the waves are long, so when they go through a wall or are reflected back their strength increases and the sub can sound "louder"(You should also keep in mind that waves tend to cancel each other out, so a wrongly placed subwoofer can sound less boomier thanks to reflected waves(also called interference)). The sound is usually degraded, but putting a sub in a corner where three walls meet can make quite a bit of a difference when watching an action movie for example.
Here's a good guide on how to properly place you subwoofer: