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post #16 of 46
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Video is back up.  May take some time to be in HD.  Took over three tries because something was wrong with my YouTube account.  Sorry for the delay.



You re-did the entire video? If you feel it needed to be done I guess.. So, how are they so far compared to your other headphones? They worth the money?

post #17 of 46

Aww you took your address out, I was going to send you a nice surprise...

post #18 of 46
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I didn't redo the video. I just made it shorter.

I gave it a quick listen tonight and I think it may be dangerous to use these due to the pressure levels from the bass. Rap/Hip Hop sounds AWESOME! It has improved a bit after all day of playing. I'm gonna run them in some more and listen again tomorrow night.
Stay tuned!
post #19 of 46
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Originally Posted by DjAmTraX View Post

I didn't redo the video. I just made it shorter.

I gave it a quick listen tonight and I think it may be dangerous to use these due to the pressure levels from the bass. Rap/Hip Hop sounds AWESOME! It has improved a bit after all day of playing. I'm gonna run them in some more and listen again tomorrow night.
Stay tuned!


Have you got experience with XB700 or XB500 so you know how it compares to those? XB500 outputs really really high pressure level if boosting the bass on EQ especially (even more than XB700), it can get so high that you can literally feel the air it moves tickling your ears...

post #20 of 46
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I have not listened to the XB500 or XB700, but I want to now that I have these. I may pick up a XB700 this weekend.
post #21 of 46
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I have not listened to the XB500 or XB700, but I want to now that I have these. I may pick up a XB700 this weekend.


What about XB500? Would be highly appriciated if you could sometimes give those a try as well and see how it compares to XB1000, I mean they are only like $50 anyway which is like pocketmoney. :p It will almost need a miracle to get me switch from my tweaked XB500 setup as it just sounds like everything is perfect to me. Notice I did say tweaking and I've spent like 8 months finetuning every **** slider or setting I can adjust by 0.1 accuracy on foobar2000 plugins, kX Audio driver plugins and EQ for my soundcard and did some minor modding to XB500 to keep the cups slightly slanting to provide a more direct angle towards ear channel and for more even pressure on the pads and better seal etc and in my ears it easily sounds like some $200 worth equipment.

 

XB500 has more forward sound signature and especially midrange compared to XB700, warmer sound, a bit more bass quantity and quite a lot more impact compared to XB700 for having significantly more mid/upper bass punch while having near the same deep bass output. UnEQ'd XB500 will sound slightly muffled for most people for having a slight excessive mid/upper bass boost at 125 ~ 250Hz range that bleeds into the mids a bit and highs that are tiny bit veiled (but are of good quality and rather "soft" and pleasant to listen to), taking care of that with a good quality EQ and the result will be awesome. For me the forward mids is what I really like about them, with my tweaked config I get fullier bass output yet the vocals often even take the front seat when listening to pop such as Kate Perry especially and that's something I like that it's possible to have both very strong bass output and very up-front vocals aren't masked by the bass (or any other frequencies for that matter but trust me it heavily depends on your configs).

post #22 of 46
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Originally Posted by DjAmTraX View Post

I didn't redo the video. I just made it shorter.

I gave it a quick listen tonight and I think it may be dangerous to use these due to the pressure levels from the bass. Rap/Hip Hop sounds AWESOME! It has improved a bit after all day of playing. I'm gonna run them in some more and listen again tomorrow night.
Stay tuned!

Sorry, it started a bit differently, so I thought you redid it for a second
post #23 of 46
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I just ordered the XB700 from Amazon and should arrive Monday.  I'll put it against the XB1000 and see if the XB1000 is worth the extra money.

post #24 of 46
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I just ordered the XB700 from Amazon and should arrive Monday.  I'll put it against the XB1000 and see if the XB1000 is worth the extra money.


OMG, congrats for your new babies, they are bass monsta's...

 

I Look forward for the comparisons. 

post #25 of 46
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I'm gonna give it a full listen over the weekend, but so far it's great for hip hop/rap. You just feel like turning it up and up. That can be dangerous.
post #26 of 46
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I'm gonna give it a full listen over the weekend, but so far it's great for hip hop/rap. You just feel like turning it up and up. That can be dangerous.


How do you feel the midrange and highs are like? Recessed mids? Bright/neutral/dark highs?

post #27 of 46
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It's not my conclusion yet, but if you want to know. The mids are a bit recessed. Highs are good. The sound seems a bit slow, but it may change with by this weekend.
post #28 of 46
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It's not my conclusion yet, but if you want to know. The mids are a bit recessed. Highs are good. The sound seems a bit slow, but it may change with by this weekend.


It probably has a similar sound signature as XB700 is my bet. I don't like recessed mids though, XB700 has tiny bit recessed mids too but nothing too severe and the highs are fairly good too like I'd say just very tiny bit on the brighter side of neutral. XB500 probably still fit my preferred sound signature better, wouldn't be suprised if it does.

post #29 of 46
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I just ordered the XB700 from Amazon and should arrive Monday.  I'll put it against the XB1000 and see if the XB1000 is worth the extra money.



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post #30 of 46
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I just tried them on my iPhone 4. The volume control has plenty on room to go but my ears can't take the volume level.  The plug works with the iPhone 4 Bumper Case. It seems like this thing was designed for portable use. 
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