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post #151 of 166

farika: If the XB700 has too much bass for you, you might go with a headphone with a lot of bass but not as much as the XB line, like a Denon D2000 or Audio Technica M50 or Sennheiser HD650, etc. If you still want a lot of bass but also treble, maybe try Ultrasone models. 

post #152 of 166
I've had the XB500's for a while, and with my software amp, these can be pushed to positively ridiculous levels in terms of bass; with this song (which was created by one of my friends), the pads noticeably vibrate (and your entire head with them).

I dare you to turn up the volume to max during the first ten seconds. You will not survive. tongue.gif
post #153 of 166

Too late, can't refund my sony :p. And i love it for his confort.

 

But i think it's an equalizing issue , no?

 

Do you play or watch movies with the XB 700 ? What is your settings ?

post #154 of 166
The XB500 is about the muddiest, boomiest, headache inducing headphone I've ever heard. The XB700 actually sounds like a good headphone, with some massive sub-bass. Just my 2 cents.
post #155 of 166

I think also my XB700 very muddy :(. I see a lot of people happy about this headphone , I do not understand. You get to find medium and treble equalizer with? Because without that I hear the bass ... Ok good bass, but heard only the low ......

post #156 of 166
Anyone have tested the K242HD of Akg? Obviously these would be very low too. But how they are compared to XB700? I'd like a more balanced and more respectful of my eardrums. A more versatile headset. Use audiophile with music but also games and movies. And on these points the XB700 is very bad. Unfortunately I do not have the money to the Denon,).
post #157 of 166
Farika, have you considered the Creative Aurvana Live? They go for a little less than the XB700, and have a more balanced sound, but retain the right amount of coloration in the bass. They hit hard, but won't destroy everything else in the sound as much as the XB700. The CAL is a rebadged (and very slightly improved) variant of the Denon D1001.
post #158 of 166

And vs the K242HD? It is better?

post #159 of 166
Sorry, never heard those.
post #160 of 166

Reviving this somewhat old thread.

 

So, would the XB700s sound like a pair of HD580/600s EQ'd like this?

Does anyone have a pair of 600s they can do this to compare?

 

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Maybe with less distortion? (hence the preamp being all the way down).

 

I ask because I decided to get some and this is kind of what I expect, which isn't too bad actually although it may look like it.

post #161 of 166

That is similar to an equalization I did on my HD650s (except for the 125 part, not sure why you did that), which made my HD650s even more bassy and impactful than the XB700s. Of course HD650/600 bass is going to be better quality, given their price/quality point. XB700s will give you plenty of quantity though even without a powerful amp.

post #162 of 166
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

That is similar to an equalization I did on my HD650s (except for the 125 part, not sure why you did that), which made my HD650s even more bassy and impactful than the XB700s. Of course HD650/600 bass is going to be better quality, given their price/quality point. XB700s will give you plenty of quantity though even without a powerful amp.



It takes out most of the mid bass leaving mostly sub bass. I got the setting off of a youtube video that I can't find, must've got deleted. Which it may be close to the XB700 seeing as how most people say it's not as punchy as the XB500 (which I didn't like).

post #163 of 166
Why are people saying these headphones have great sound isolation? IMO its horrible, especially with the vent holes on the side!
post #164 of 166

The sound of the Sony XB700 is unique and i love them to bits. Even the new XB series line can't outperform them. The XB700 has great bass that you can feel thanks to the large '50mm' drivers and you won't be disappointed with them once purchased!

post #165 of 166
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Originally Posted by Pickledstew View Post

Why are people saying these headphones have great sound isolation? IMO its horrible, especially with the vent holes on the side!


Yep the isolation is not so great. Other people can hear your music around you when the volume is up and when the volume is low, you can hear other people talking when wearing them.

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