Naw, just make sure it's the right volume for your woofer, and seal it up proper. I had a tube sub for a while, it was basically a round band-pass box. Sounded ok, but only had an 8" woofer in there.
My bro has a 12" tube, and it is LOUD. I guess it depends on design and quality. Though I think all sealed boxes have a cleaner sound than tube, vented, or band-pass boxes.