Exactly why I'll never get rid of my XB700, XB500, heck, even the Panasonic RTF600 stays.
There has to be a basshead who has tried the Soundmagic cans!
I thought the XBs stayed fairly cool, well not cool but they didn't get sweaty for me, HTF600 was many times worse.
I never got to hear them. And I've purchased MANY cansin thier price range... oh well I hear there not as SLAMMIN as the xb 700 [which means they are tighter] non the less for that SUB bass, which reminds me I need to try my xb's on my solid state!
Ehm for that slammin bass the xb 700 does a mighty fine job! No need for the more refined xb1000 [well I'm sure I'd dig it non the less actually] still the 700 is sufficent, plus my being a bass head stopped when I got the dt 880 and ath w1000x q.q I'm more of an AudiopileHead as I love it all [gawd I'm a whore rn't I] Non the less
the new pads for the w1000x are very nice! Everything is punchier and the mids are even a little more forward yet better controlled, ironically it took about 45mins before I could hear the nice mids again. I think the fit needed to be adjusted to my head, since these are new pads the cans needed a little more bending and warping once again lol
With Beyer velours, the HTF600 has no sweat issues, and sound better than stock. Those stock pads are awful, but for the price I guess something had to suck.
Oh, and I think he was referring to the coolness factor.
there are some portable tube amps in the market now! They are BATTEY powered :D, those should have some nice bass, although xD I think they are like 500 ish or so lol and the cheap one is a HYBRID xD