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post #166 of 172

dont worry you should be fine as far as comfort with glasses on the xb700

post #167 of 172
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Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

dont worry you should be fine as far as comfort with glasses on the xb700

Thanks for the fast reply!

 

I also notice the MDR-XB900 are available now - I wonder how they compare but they are also quite pricey at $200 (incl postage) into Australia from Hong Kong where the XB700 only cost me $70 (from the same country)


Edited by jjcoolaus - 11/6/12 at 8:38pm
post #168 of 172

I have MDR-X10 (almost identical to XB900, only color variant). Its sound is extremely over bassed and unclear. On-ear pad is not comfortable compared to XB1000 (I do not have XB700). I dislike X10, so I will not recommend X900 to anyone.

post #169 of 172

very helpfull (the thread and some of the comments (i didn't read all the comments tho)) thank you

post #170 of 172

Hello,
I was looking for headphones that cost less than 50 or so, with deep bass and extended mid and not intrusive and annoying.

You say that the Sony XB500 do it for me, or is it better to choose another?

post #171 of 172
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Here's how I'd describe the difference between these two using a simplied frequency response graph that would picture how I see the relevance of the lows and mids and highs to each other in these headphones based on how I thought they sounded unEQ'd and how I EQ'd myself and comparing a bit with headphone.com graphs:

 

xb500vsxb700.jpg

 

XB700 has a quite typical V-shaped frequency response curve while XB500 is more like a slanting slope.


From my experience, the Sony XB500 has more midbass than the Sony XB700 headphones, which is why it has more impact and feel. If you prefer deep subwoofer bass over midbass, then get the XB700 headphones. If you are after headphones that have a great bass impact that you can feel XB500 all the way!

post #172 of 172
Your frequency response is wrong. The biggest difference is that the xb700s are boosted around 2khz by about 3 to 5 decibels louder than the xb500s. And also the xb700s reaches their peak in bass around 200hz and slightly starts fading from there.
Edited by dementor338 - 10/27/13 at 10:35pm
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