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I doubt it can beat XB700 or especially XB500 in "bass pressure" though, if it did people would start sue Sony for causing hearing loss!
In Sony XB series, night club visits you! xD
I've had my XB700's for awhile now and I like them but I don't love them. I prefer a more neutral sound but I bought these knowing they would be bass heavy and I did so for one reason; drinking.
When I tie one on I like to listen to bass heavy tracks (don't ask me why) and I like cranking up the volume. Most cans lose the bottom end when cranked up (My cans anyway) but not the XB700's. These things crank up and never destort!
My only complaint really is the way too short cable and that the bass can muddy the mids. All in all though they are a fun headphone to use on those nights that I want to just crank it up and let the bass pressure sock it to me.
Oh I will add that these are no good for gaming though IMO. The bass just drowns out the details while playing games like BFBC2.
Sony China updated their website with the XB 1000:
The highlights are the pictures, it's HUGE! Anyway, SONY sure took a lot of pictures as if they're trying to say the XB 1000 fits your fashion no matter the angle. Too bad summer's damn hot in China right now! Can't imagine taking this outside..38 images (Click to show)
I agree about these -- they're f'n ginormous! When I get a set, they're be strictly for home use too.
I just saw this thread... I was one of the first people going nuts over the 700s "what back when", and one of the things that made them special was their midrange, not just the almost perfect cavety of air between the drivers and your ears allowing for such "forward" bass. I suppose it is forward, but then it is XB line, so... yeah.
I didn't think Sony would try to top it.
If the 1000s offer even better midrange, wider headstage (out of all my phones, the 700s created the widest headstage from my sansa, save for one other pair of headphones, and maybe another depending on the albums, just the XBs are so damn forgiving, and my sansa was full of trance, powernoise, hardstyle, industrial, etc, along with the more 'refined' genres.)
Thanks for this, I have been out of the "scene" a while so it is odd to see all the new stuff I am going to end up going broke over.
Right now, I have the xb700s in the bag, since I am erm.. using my walkman and been making tapes, metals, chromes, and normal bias tapes, since I thought it to be cool to capture the signature of my system and take it with me. This way, Beyers, like the DT770 pro/80s (and a modded set of older DT990s) really sound good, but after a bit, I will snag the 700s for going out, and I will remember why I used to give them so much praise. They could sound "pretty good" on almost anything, but REALLY good on better mid-fi and above, or just a good portable and lossless,. or lame320, music. I used a low power tube amp for a while many months ago, which is how I truly fell in love with the XBs, since it was that warm tubed midrange that came out, something unexpected. Extremely analog... Following this thought process would put the 1000s in a better situation on good equipment, or even somewhat lower power tubed amplification, as I doubt what I was using would fail on the 1000s.
Damn... People thought my 700s were strange. If the xb 700s are forward relative to the 1000s, I have to try these 1000s!
Heh, again sorry for the old thread bump, but there are certainly some new headphones I need to be checking out.
I am curious what the price will be. I had my cousin check HK and it was about 1800 HKD ($231 USD), 1999 RMB ($308 USD), and then of course the wired article said $120 USD. What do you guys think it will be priced at? If it's similar to the HKD price, I might have my cousin bring back a pair for me.