There is certainly more mid bass and sub bass.. But you guys know me and my bass preference. I don't think the XBA-3 would sound correct with more bass. It is perfect with the level of bass it has. The bass end is more accurate to the tune than anything yet it is not neutral in bass. It is very solid bass end but not bass head at all. It has enough bass end to make hip hop tracks sound correct and not lacking which is one of the aspects I love about the XBA-3. And the big surprise. dweaver did a test for sub bass and the MDR-1R seem to have less sub bass than the XBA-3 which is a surprise.
Edited by Dsnuts - 11/1/12 at 10:41pm