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post #436 of 500
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Originally Posted by HesterDW View Post

This XB1000 is just taking too long to be imported.

Sony says they will be released on or about 8-15-2011.

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post #437 of 500

excellent!

post #438 of 500

Great, same date as Wasted Penguinz release their 2 awesome hardstyle tracks I haven't been able to stop listening to.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD5r9QWnnw4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpDGyTt92dE

 

Bet XB1000 would sound nice for those. :D

 

BTW, you europeans can get this headphone now at a quite good price, £175 or ~£180 shipped on amazon.co.uk, granted as a Japan import. That's about 205 EUR, not bad. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B004L721I2/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1313259566&sr=8-1&condition=new


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 8/13/11 at 12:14pm
post #439 of 500

Sweet! Can't wait!

post #440 of 500

WOOOO, so gonna try them out when they get here!

 

post #441 of 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Great, same date as Wasted Penguinz release their 2 awesome hardstyle tracks I haven't been able to stop listening to.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD5r9QWnnw4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpDGyTt92dE

 

Bet XB1000 would sound nice for those. :D

 

BTW, you europeans can get this headphone now at a quite good price, £175 or ~£180 shipped on amazon.co.uk, granted as a Japan import. That's about 205 EUR, not bad. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B004L721I2/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1313259566&sr=8-1&condition=new


Nice choonz. I was so into hardstyle about 5 years ago.

 

post #442 of 500

Looks like they produce so much bass that the ladies could use them far away from their heads.

post #443 of 500
I can see a lot of folks damaging their hearing with these cans, they love to be cranked up.

Be careful out there.
post #444 of 500

Does anybody know how the xb1000 fairs in classical music?
Are the highs clear and not hollow and more importantly destroyed by too much bass?
What about the bass itself, is it just boom or tight and clear?

Sorry for questions and reviving this thread but its either this or Ultrasone Pro 900 or maybe some other headphones that might do better!

Thank you!

post #445 of 500
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Originally Posted by HydroRage View Post

Does anybody know how the xb1000 fairs in classical music?
Are the highs clear and not hollow and more importantly destroyed by too much bass?
What about the bass itself, is it just boom or tight and clear?

Sorry for questions and reviving this thread but its either this or Ultrasone Pro 900 or maybe some other headphones that might do better!

Thank you!


This is the only comparison I have seen from someone who actually owned both headphones.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/552034/final-thoughts-sony-mdr-xb1000-vs-ultrasone-pro-900-who-is-the-bass-king-pictures
Edited by Croozer - 9/15/11 at 6:49am
post #446 of 500

I need these damn headphones already. Amazon has had them up for a month already but out of stock, the wait is killing me!

post #447 of 500

I have a question.....If I order the XB1000's off of sony's official website where will they be shipped from?

 

Also best buy NEEDS to start stocking the XB700 and XB1000 series already.......All they carry is the retarded XB500.

 

40mm really hurts my ears.

 

50mm doesn't hurt at all.

 

70mm I don't know but I would sure like to try.

post #448 of 500

I ordered them from B&H Photo, they got here within a few days

post #449 of 500
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Originally Posted by cjkb90 View Post

I ordered them from B&H Photo, they got here within a few days



Whats your opinion on them?? Anything to compare them to?

post #450 of 500

The bass is unlike anything I've ever heard in headphones, it really goes all the way down in the frequency. I would say its not bloated or overemphasized, its tight and it makes its presence felt. I say its not overemphasized because it doesn't make you tired of listening. They are very comfortable. I cannot compare them to the XB 500/700, so I cannot say if it is worth the extra $$, but if you want to get the best in bass, you probably want this.

 

What I like most about these headphones is that unlike most bassy headphones the highs aren't too pronounced. My DT 990 600 ohms had great bass, but I could hardly turn the volume up or listen for extended periods of time because the high frequencies would bother my ears (keep in mind I am 21 years old, I think people who don't notice this or aren't bothered by it are usually older). These make you want to turn the volume up. WAY up. They sound great loud (E7 + E9) but as others have mentioned, you have to keep in mind you might be hurting your ears if you keep the volume up for a long time. However, it really does feel like you are in the middle of a professionally tuned dance floor (like DJ amtrax said) when you're "inside" of these headphones. They are so big and sound so good loud that it really feels like you are in there.

 

Amazing for electronica, superb for dubstep. Rock can sound pretty good cause you really feel the drums kick, but obviously if you're considering these headphones this can't be the genre you are most concerned about. It seems to be like the vocals are a bit recessed, but I don't think any headphones focused on bass are different. Besides its not bad enough that it takes away from the music (Regina Spektor still sounds great). It just takes the attention away from the singer and drives it towards the drums and bass guitar.

 

I would say that if you like bass but you don't like headphones that sound too sharp, this choice is perfect for you, especially if electronica is your thing.

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