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post #346 of 494
Are these headphone sound as good as ultrasone pro 900?
post #347 of 494

I'm seriously considering a set of these once they are officially released in the US.  I know most people here speculate the price will be right around $200 but I wouldn't be that surprised if they were a bit cheaper than that considering the lower models can both be had for less than $100. 

post #348 of 494
Current Sony Japan MSRP.

XB1000: $307
XB700: $123
XB500: $86
post #349 of 494

At accessoryjack.com they are $280 shipped, that's where I got mine.

post #350 of 494

Didn't realize the current MSRP was over $300 USD.  That does make th prospect of a sub $200 price tag less likely.  Guess I'll hold out hope for some good deals from retailers instead!

post #351 of 494

Woot I got my pair of XB1000's yesterday.  I had ordered mine from AccessoryJack.

They're huge compared to my XB500's!!

Burning it in now. 

 

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post #352 of 494

^Nice, please give us a comparison between the 2, especially in the bass department.

post #353 of 494

Do a review, please.

post #354 of 494
Initial impression:

Bass is less bloated than the XB500 and goes much much deeper. Some tracks with sustained deep bass notes cause my eardrums to tickle! But with some pop tracks that contain only midbass but no deep bass, these phones do not make those tracks seem extra bassy at all. So these phones only emphasize deep bass, but upper to mid bass is not exaggerated. For much mainstream pop music I found the 500s to give overall a more bassy sound.
Secondly these phones can sound piercing with tracks that contain female vocals that are mixed hot.. I am a Grado fan. I find Grado brightness just right for me. These phones are magnitudes brighter than my Grado phones. I think these phones are geared towards vocalless trance or electronics music.
Comfort wise these phones are very comfortable. You can wear these for a long time but if the weather is hot your ears will be sweating under the phones.
post #355 of 494

so the xb1000 is better than the the Beats Pro

post #356 of 494
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Originally Posted by Viper2005 View Post

Woot I got my pair of XB1000's yesterday.  I had ordered mine from AccessoryJack.

They're huge compared to my XB500's!!

Burning it in now. 

 

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Nice.  Let us know what ya think.

 

 

post #357 of 494
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Originally Posted by simbeane View Post

so the xb1000 is better than the the Beats Pro


[sarcasm]No way, Beats are the best in the biz.[/sarcasm]
post #358 of 494

I don't know about the Beats, but at the moment I'm still not preferring these to my D7000 or Pro900. The bass just isn't as big as I was hoping for. Yes it is deep, but it's missing something which I can't quite put my finger on yet.

post #359 of 494
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Originally Posted by shamrock134 View Post

I don't know about the Beats, but at the moment I'm still not preferring these to my D7000 or Pro900. The bass just isn't as big as I was hoping for. Yes it is deep, but it's missing something which I can't quite put my finger on yet.


I think it's quite clear from your previous impression post you're missing the mid-bass hump. Looks like XB1000 takes the deep bass to a even further level than XB700, IMO XB700 was already too much focusing on deep bass <80Hz or so. Some like to get as much deep bass as possible, others want tight mid/upper bass and some may want an even bass response across the whole range etc, for you XB1000 seems to have too deep/slow/soft bass. The songs you listen to probably have bassnotes in the 80~120Hz or so range for example which is more common than say 30~50Hz which you'd find in dubstep and hardstyle etc where XB1000's bass comes alive. Deep bass say 30 ~ 60Hz is still a lot softer than midbass at 90 - 120Hz range. That's usually whereabouts the "impact" to the bass is best heard/felt.

 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 5/11/11 at 8:29am
post #360 of 494

I listen to a lot of dubstep and DnB so I like deep sub-bass in the region 30-80Hz a lot as well as powerful mid-bass punch. To me the XB1000 reproduces this low bass down to the lowest note, but it isn't that visceral. It has less of a rumble/vibration than Pro900s/D7000/XB700. 

 

I need to do more testing.

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