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What I don't get is why they completely gave up on over-ear design in new XB series....

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Originally Posted by SmOgER View Post

What I don't get is why they completely gave up on over-ear design in new XB series....

Errrrr... Well maybe because they are aiming towards the average consumer market and the old full size cans were too bulky for travel?
Make sense right?
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The new pads aren't really bad, they are very comfortable too.

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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


Errrrr... Well maybe because they are aiming towards the average consumer market and the old full size cans were too bulky for travel?
Make sense right?

They aren't as bulky but they are definitely less comfortable, not so exceptional sound signature, and they look like a whole different series and not a successors of previous XB. I think leaving alone XB500 and XB1000 in production line and introducing those new XB's as a more portable cans (ZX or some new PXB) would be a better move from Sony. Constantly rising prices of XB500 only prove my words. The funny thing is, that a supposed succesor - XB600 on amazon costs actually less, and obviously the difference in prices will only get bigger with time. New XB cans just killed the series, making them nothing special - casual HPs. 

 

PS. Anynone tried those X10 already? http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666485862 Looks like a quite interesting basshead cans


Edited by SmOgER - 4/11/13 at 11:20am
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Originally Posted by SmOgER View Post

They aren't as bulky but they are definitely less comfortable, not so exceptional sound signature, and they look like a whole different series and not a successors of previous XB. I think leaving alone XB500 and XB1000 in production line and introducing those new XB's as a more portable cans (ZX or some new PXB) would be a better move from Sony. Constantly rising prices of XB500 only prove my words. The funny thing is, that a supposed succesor - XB600 on amazon costs actually less, and obviously the difference in prices will only get bigger with time. New XB cans just killed the series, making them nothing special - casual HPs. 

PS. Anynone tried those X10 already? http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666485862
 Looks like a quite interesting basshead cans

The x10 has been considered a pretty bad headphone by many.
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The W1000X is not a basshead can at all, it is fairly balanced with a seductive mid range.Those new Sony X cans are marketed by Steve Cowell one of the judges of American Idol, he partnered up with Sony last year to take on Monster's Beats by Dre line.
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May I ask why the k167 is on the basshead list? Theyre absolutely not a basshead cans at all.
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

The W1000X is not a basshead can at all, it is fairly balanced with a seductive mid range.Those new Sony X cans are marketed by Steve Cowell one of the judges of American Idol, he partnered up with Sony last year to take on Monster's Beats by Dre line.

What? W1000X is ath, i'am talking about mdr-x10

according to engadget
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Lastly, that leaves us to discuss the sound quality. As mentioned, the X10 is a close relative to Sony's Extra Bass lineup. It was clear how focused the cans are for bass-lovers from the first few seconds of listening. We can't yet confirm if it's due to the bass vents on the bottom of the earcups, but the headphones thankfully don't sound bloated or tubby despite the well-defined bass emphasis.

Edited by SmOgER - 4/12/13 at 4:04am
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Tried the X10 at a sony launch event, and i'll stick with my Q40's no comparison at all.

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Not sure if I've seen anything posted on the new Sony MDR-XB910, but they sure look interesting in silver.

 

These are incredibly gorgeous. Price doesn't look too bad either.

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Originally Posted by retrophonic View Post

Not sure if I've seen anything posted on the new Sony MDR-XB910, but they sure look interesting in silver.

 

 

 

 

Looks like it's an XB800/900 with a removable cable and a new color scheme. I don't think Sony would have meddled with its sound, but hey, who knows?

 

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The new pads aren't really bad, they are very comfortable too.

 

Yup, they sure are. The XB600 and 900 are exceptionally comfortable (due to their huge pads).

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Originally Posted by shuman0101 View Post

May I ask why the k167 is on the basshead list? Theyre absolutely not a basshead cans at all.

 

Well, they deliver moderately decent lows; bass is punchy without being bloated. It's a shame it's a bit too sibilant for my tastes.

 

Anyway, I picked up the Reloop RHP-5 today, and as expected, it is quite a bass heavy can, although not as heavy in the lows as the RHP-10. Definitely one for the bassheads.

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Hey Parall3l you should ad a few BB amps to OP:

Vorzüge VorzAmp Duo - 12-15db - 520$
JDS labs C5 - 6.5db - 189$
Headstage Arrow 4T - 6bd - 299$
Govibe Magnum - ?db - 359$
Govibe Vulcan - ?db - 388$
Fiio E07K Andes - 10-12db - 89$
ALO Rx MK3-B - 3.5db - 649$

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