Just bought these the other day............sounded amazing on my home stereo. Awesome separation, great bass. I was really impressed. But, then came the test. I plugged these into my Clip+. Boy do these headphones blow. I have to turn the volume almost to max to hear these things with any type depth or clarity. The left ear is much quieter than the right ear. I guess because the home system is more powerful, it overcomes the short comings of the UE 500s. But to plan on using these at work and the gym, they just wont do. Oh, I plugged my XB-40EXs in right after the UE 500s............and they Sony absolutey destroy the UEs in volume, and depth. The Sonys are every bit as clear and just sound 10x more powerful. Im just stunned at the results. I realize I only played the 500s for 8hrs or so.......and didnt burn them in. But, IMHO there is no way in hell they would get that much louder, and sound as good as the Sonys. Im taking them back today right after work. I want my $70 back ASAP.
I was going to give my son the XBs, but now Im keeping them for myself and buying him some other cheaper headphones.
Edited by lebomb - 11/16/10 at 6:18am