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Sony MDR-V6 Vs Shure SRH 440 vs Sony MDR-XB700

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I have narrowed my selection down to these three, with a $100 budget. The headphones will be used 8 hours a day. For radio/podcasting and gaming/music in the evening. I would have checked out Sennheiser and Audio Technica, but as I previously said, the markup in Canada is atrocious.

 

I am not really sure which one to go with. The only stipulation is they can't have much sound leaking at normal volume (not blasting). I was hoping people who have experience with them to give me a bit of feedback.

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i'd personally go with the shure 440s with some 840 pads.

I haven't heard the XB700s but have heard the V6's.

 

 

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I own the V6. It has a fairly balanced frequency response. The base quantity isn't huge, but it has good impact. However, the V6 is uncolored and analytical to the extent that listening for long period may be fatiguing. Good for the studio, but maybe not as good for casual listening.

I haven't heard the other two headphones, but by reputation the XB700 has an overwhelming quantity of bass that's (depending on who you ask) a bit sloppy. Good for bassheads, but not for everyone.

The 440 may be the safest bet. The worst I've heard about it is that it's not as refined as the 840.

Also, while it does provide some isolation, the V6 doesn't clamp very tightly, so it might leak more sound than the 440. I have no idea how the XB700 fairs in this respect.
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

i'd personally go with the shure 440s with some 840 pads.

I haven't heard the XB700s but have heard the V6's.

 

 


I wholeheartedly agree with this. The 440 with 840 pads are special. Currently, my favorite headphones out of all the headphones I've ever owned. I like this combo much more than the SRH840.
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I'm suprised some1 even sees XB700 as an alternative next to SRH440 and V6, they are so far apart for what they stand for! Even if we don't know what kind of sound you're looking for (but SRH440 and V6 are both fairly neutral/flat for their price and XB700 is VERY far from it and not trying to be either), the XB700 leaks quite a bit sound due to the openings at the back of the cup so that falls short on your demand anyway.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 5/18/11 at 2:56pm
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