Originally Posted by jbsteeves
I haven't read through every page, so I'm sorry if this has been answered already. How is the midrange on the Sony XB90EX (recessed, neutral, forward), and how much clarity and overall microdetail does it have? thanks
One thing Sony gets right in just about all their headphones and earphones is the mids. These are no exception..The mids are very much full and present on these, a bit mid forward and actually for bass earphones is one of their strong suits. There are too many cheapo bass earphones that overshadow the mids with a big mid bass. These don't. Very quality mids and bass end that keeps everything in their place.. The high are solid on these as well with more use they seem to have much better presence than on open boxed sound so burn in is very key to get the best out of these for certain. I do wish the highs was a bit more forward on the sound but that is just nitpicking what is already a great musical sound. Microdetailing while not like a BA earphones or a higher end JVC earphones. I don't ever feel like I am missing out on detail of my tunes using these at all. It is the overall sound that is the attraction for these. Big bold and deep.
These have somewhat of a softer sound to them because the laid back highs but I don't feel they lack clarity. There is nothing neutral about these earphones. These have a big bold full on sound that does everything right with some monsterous sub bass. I enjoy these with non bassy tunes just as much as bassy tunes because their mids are so deep, so complete and enjoyable.. For the price these are selling for now. One of the best bass earphones money can buy imo. These are more for enjoying your music more than analyze them. Musical X10.
Edited by Dsnuts - 10/18/12 at 6:02pm