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post #106 of 145
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Originally Posted by Kukuk View Post
Actually the one I use now, at least for hooking it up to the TV, is like 25 feet long. xD
ok lol, that's pretty long :P
post #107 of 145
revive! lol

sorry I have mentioned several times about the Denon AH-D2000's thought I wanted them but im not sure if I will be able to get them.., and I am quite aware they are worlds appart.. but im wondering if these would be a better choice for ME.


Im an electronic finatic. Its mainly what I listen to, all I mainly want to know do these headphones have punchy bass? I have heard the xb60's and they sound muddy and horrible. My friend has the 300's and he said they are a big improvement from the 60's, I have not tried them yet tho.

I like the slightly better styling of the 700's and the build quality is really nice, love the cord. These headphones are really reasonable in price, I can get them for around $134 CDN, thats including tax and shipping.


Any info, highly apreciated. I love my electronic music, but I really don't like muffled muddy sound.. (I listen to many many genres of music including classic rock, metal, etc.)
post #108 of 145
I don't think they have muddy bass, they are very punchy though. I really like mine, killer for hip hop and drum heavy rock.
post #109 of 145
I got to try these for a few hours a while ago. My impressions (in point form)

+ very nice and soft pads
+ good isolation
+ good build quality
+ lots of bass

- bass overpowers pretty much everything else
- bass isn't super tight (not super flabby either)
post #110 of 145
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Originally Posted by oohms View Post
- bass overpowers pretty much everything else
- bass isn't super tight (not super flabby either)
That's not my impressions. I was surprised by the good, punchy and definitely not overpowering bass. And I'm not a basshead, for example I hated the bass overload of the Denon AH-D2000 and the Beyer DT770 Pro 80 ohm.
post #111 of 145
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Originally Posted by hardstyler View Post
I am listening to these at the moment. I was just playing Ed Rush & Optical - Wormhole. This track has insane bassline and its a good test for bassy headphones. Sony claims these headphones were made for music like Drum&Bass, dub, hip hop.

Well I am sorry to say this Sony but bass on 770pro is still better. Its deeper, has better impact and basshead like me still prefers 770pro. Shame on you Sony. Next time when you claim they're made for Drum&Bass make sure the bass is as good or better than 770pro/80 WHEN PLAYING DRUM&BASS. That is all.

I don't think the bass is that much better than K81DJ to be honest.

Now don't get me wrong they are very bassy and I'd say they have 90% 770 bass, but I totally expected better bass than 770pro. Sony marketing ftw.
The 770pros are $350-$400, where as the XB700 are $150-180. Id they have 90% of the 770pro's base you just gave them a glowing review.

Also ncix.com is where i am picking mine up with the price match with other Canadian online retailers i can get them for 111.23 $CAD using agile electonics as the price match.
post #112 of 145
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Originally Posted by wuaffiliate View Post
The 770pros are $350-$400, where as the XB700 are $150-180. Id they have 90% of the 770pro's base you just gave them a glowing review.

Also ncix.com is where i am picking mine up with the price match with other Canadian online retailers i can get them for 111.23 $CAD using agile electonics as the price match.
..but is that $CAD including shipping/taxes?


Sony | MDR-XB700 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones | MDRXB700 | B&H

$79.99 american, ships to canada (pick the International Priority Mail shipping)

SubTotal: $79.99
International Priority Mail: $34.00
Total: $ 113.99

..but is that $CAD including shipping/taxes?
post #113 of 145
Can anyone give a comparison of the DT770 Pro (80 ohm) and the XB700
post #114 of 145
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Originally Posted by TheRookie52 View Post
Can anyone give a comparison of the DT770 Pro (80 ohm) and the XB700
The XB700 has a much cleaner treble, so less sibilance.
The mids are more or less the same, maybe XB700 more upfront.
Bass on the XB700 is less intrusive and overpowering, while there is still plenty of it. Bass is more integrated on the XB700.
Overall I prefer the XB700 for a more cohesive sound, though the DT770/80 are more comfortable.
post #115 of 145
I recently bought the XB700 solely because I expected overwhelming comfort. That's right. I bought it JUST for comfort. Of course, I was surprised at just how awesome they sounded for the money. The bass is powerful, not overwhelming, and the overall sound was pretty clean and clear again...for the money.

In the end, I HAD to return it because it had one glaring flaw... the pads. They are indeed initially comfortable. It's when they start getting hot around the ears that I started feeling severe discomfort.

Why?

The ring on the inner lining of the pad's wall, right where you place your ears. That 'ring' rests directly on the skin around your ears, and it felt like it was cutting into my already hot skin. I couldn't bear wearing them any more. They are the best in comfort for the first 10 minutes...then it's just pain.

The area around my skin felt weird HOURS after I stopped wearing the XB700s.
post #116 of 145
Amazingly enough to my surprise, Best Buy is selling the 30mm little brother version of the XB700, the XB300, for $40, 30$ off the original. I've been looking to get a pair of headphones that don't squeeze my ears (i'm currently still using the MDR-V150). Should I invest into it and return it if I don't dig it? The sale ends in 3 days.

Either this or Bose's Triport Around Ear Headphones for $169.

I'm not an audiophile (i know how much people here dislike Bose), I want something for comfort and something not squeezing the ears mainly. Cord length preferrably not 5 feet. I heard the XB's got a rather "short length", somewhere around 1.2m? If that's the regular earbud headphone length, then that's totally for me.

Edit: What in the World. The XB300 goes for $69 (not the sale price), and the XB 500 for $69 as well. What is up with that and who wouldn't want to get the 500s instead then?
post #117 of 145
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Originally Posted by AOS- View Post
Amazingly enough to my surprise, Best Buy is selling the 30mm little brother version of the XB700, the XB300, for $40, 30$ off the original. I've been looking to get a pair of headphones that don't squeeze my ears (i'm currently still using the MDR-V150). Should I invest into it and return it if I don't dig it? The sale ends in 3 days.

Either this or Bose's Triport Around Ear Headphones for $169.

I'm not an audiophile (i know how much people here dislike Bose), I want something for comfort and something not squeezing the ears mainly. Cord length preferrably not 5 feet. I heard the XB's got a rather "short length", somewhere around 1.2m? If that's the regular earbud headphone length, then that's totally for me.

Edit: What in the World. The XB300 goes for $69 (not the sale price), and the XB 500 for $69 as well. What is up with that and who wouldn't want to get the 500s instead then?
Hahaha, I was in EXACTLY the same situation as you. Up until I took the plunge and got the XB700s, I was REALLY trying hard to find a reason to NOT get the Bose Around Ear. I KNOW they aren't all that amazing, and are ridiculously expensive for the sound and build quality, but I find it hard to find a pair of affordable closed headphones that can match it in overall comfort.

I'm a rare case in that I find almost ALL headphones uncomfortable. Whether it's stess on my neck, or ear discomfort, or fitment issues, I can't find a pair that I'd say is the best in comfort.

Even then, I tried the Bose AE and still wasn't happy with the overall comfort. I felt the pads to be a little to thin, so I could feel the cups themselves getting close to my ears.

I'm back at square one, in which I can't find a decent pair of comfortable headphones. Don't get me started on the Audio technica's wings. Everyone swears by them, but I for one CAN'T.
post #118 of 145
But transferring from a V150s to a XB300 (slightly more audiophilic than the average teen who promotes SkullCandy), should I be content with the XB300's considering that I listen to Jazz, House, and the occasional R&B, DnB and soundtracks from Street Fighter IV?

You had me worked up when you started talking about the cushion hurting your head. But as big cushion are I could understand as the band is trying to squeeze at least 2 inches of some super soft foam into your skull. hahaha. I'll go pick up a pair on my way home tomorrow (if it's still available), I'll try price matching with future shop as it was advertised on best buy, and downtown's got both stores right beside each other. will save $5 if successful.
post #119 of 145
I believe the comfort of the XB300 will be better in some regards to the XB700. On one hand, the XB300 is on ear so you don't have to deal with a stitch ring whatsoever.

On the other hand, it brings another issue, in which that's ear fatigue from the pressure of it sitting directly ON your ear.

You are going from the V150 though, so you know the pains of on ear. I bought my girlfriend a pair of Skullcandy Lowriders which sit on the ear, and I could not stand them for more than a few minutes.

I don't doubt that the XB300 won't be as good as the XB700, but I'm willing to bet that it's a pretty good pair of headphones for the price, though I'd suggest the Senn HD201 over anything in the $0-$30 range.



See that ring on the inner wall? That's what's resting on your head. Paired up with the pretty tight clamp on the XB700s, that's ALL you will be feeling once your ears start getting warm. You forget about the soft padding AROUND that ring, as it does nothing for comfort.

Now:



That looks more comfortable. I'm gonna have to go to Target tomorrow and leave them on for a little and see how they feel. If they feel good, I'll order them on Amazon for $30. I don't expect a miraculous comparison to the XB700 in terms of sound, but for what I need them for, I think they'll do fine.

I find the Senn HD201 to really be the best in the price range, but they aren't all that comfortable.

I'd just hope the bass on the XB30 aren't uncomfortably boomy like the Koss UR40. The bass on those things was downright atrocious. Didn't help that they were sooooo muddy.
post #120 of 145
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...s&promoid=1207

ncix had them on sale for $79.99 & $10 shipping in Canada, they're back to their regular price now...
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