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Sony MDR XB500 for rock music?

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I'm searching through pages and pages trying to find the best headphones for me. Im upgrading from Sony MDR V150's and am searching within a budget of £70. I mainly listen to rock music but also a bit of drum and bass and electronic. The most appealing thing for me about the XB500's are their comfort so I could listen to them for hours but I am worrying that the extra bass could overpower the music. Any Opinions on the XB500's? Any suggestions for other headphones? Thanks in advance for the help :) 

post #2 of 7

Too much bass

 

Go for Sony MDR-V6 because your music choices vary and you'd need a balanced can. V6 can play anything you throw at it while being more comfy and better build then the XB series. 

post #3 of 7
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Thanks BotByte, ive just looked at them and they seem to be getting a lot of positive reviews, they sound like a good suggestion.

 

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Originally Posted by lish14 View Post

Thanks BotByte, ive just looked at them and they seem to be getting a lot of positive reviews, they sound like a good suggestion.

 



I love mine. Just enough bass, mids and lows for anyone. Good soundstage with nice clarity and separation. Great comfort and build. It's a great "all around-er"

post #5 of 7
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Apparently they have a lot of fakes going around and the only UK seller is a dealer on amazon marketplace and I'm not sure if I trust them :( Any other suggestions?

post #6 of 7

I would not suggest them.Lack of bass for an *extra Bass* headphone.

post #7 of 7

Heya,

 

The XB500 is great for rock if you're willing to equalize them. I have a review in my signature.

 

Also, look into headphones like the Panasonic HTF600 or even a Grado SR60i (if you can stand the comfort).

 

Very best,

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