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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


Edited by jbsteeves - 10/18/12 at 4:32pm
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Oh yea I look forward to getting my pair. I just sold off my pair of Port a pros so it makes up for a bit on the Adiagos..Cant wait.

By the way I just got my Sony XBA-3s. These actually sound really good. The highs was a bit off at first but seem to be getting much better now with some burn in happening. I know BAs don't need burn in if at all as much as dynamics but I actually heard changes while I was listening to them on the same tunes.  For the cost these have to be one of the better earphones I have heard this year. They still don't have the same bass impact as dynamics but these actually has some proper bass going on. The mids are where these things shine. The highs sound like speaker tweeters. Lol. Overall I am very much impressed with them and these ended up being a steal at $100. I will do a proper impression of them after some break in.

Yup I am very happy with my pair too. They are the first BA based IEM that I like the bass on. I actually think I was to quick to give up these when I bought them at full retail but I am very glad I rebought them during this sale. I think if Sony priced these at $150 they would have a ton of more sales.

I actually sold my GR07 MK2 after getting these.

Now to see if my gamble on the MDR-1R pays off, just received my shipped email from Sony Canada...
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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
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Yup I am very happy with my pair too. They are the first BA based IEM that I like the bass on. I actually think I was to quick to give up these when I bought them at full retail but I am very glad I rebought them during this sale. I think if Sony priced these at $150 they would have a ton of more sales.
I actually sold my GR07 MK2 after getting these.
Now to see if my gamble on the MDR-1R pays off, just received my shipped email from Sony Canada...

Ya I am very interested in the Sony MDR-1R. I hope those end up being some keepers for certain. Will keep tabs on the MDR-1R thread. You see those new JVC FXZ100 and FXZ200? Lol. 3 dynamic drivers. 2 carbon nanotubes with a 3rd being a sub woofer in the rear chamber. Lol.These look crazy!

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Those look very interesting. Let's see how they are priced and hopefully the FXT90's harshness is no where to be found...
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Ya I am very interested in the Sony MDR-1R. I hope those end up being some keepers for certain. Will keep tabs on the MDR-1R thread. You see those new JVC FXZ100 and FXZ200? Lol. 3 dynamic drivers. 2 carbon nanotubes with a 3rd being a sub woofer in the rear chamber. Lol.These look crazy!

those look pretty sweet...
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Oh yea I don't care what these cost. I am getting a pair.. I was very very close to getting a pair of CKS99. in fact I actually had them in my check out box on ebay. But for some whack reason it says shipping estimated at December 10-31st. No way I ain't spending that much money to wait 2 months.!! Then these new JVCs came into the picture. I am sorry to say but JVCs got my money. Expect a full report on these when they are available. I might have to pass up the Sony MDR-1Rs for these JVCs even. All pending on impressions of them of course but right now for full sized cans. My new UE6000 I found out using Noise cancelling switch turns on an internal amp that boost the sound and the bass end about 5dbs. Unbelievable fun sounding headphones. I am very happy with them.

 

So these JVCs are #1 on my list of must haves for certain.

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those look pretty sweet...

Whoa!! I'm in trouble!!

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Ya I am very interested in the Sony MDR-1R. I hope those end up being some keepers for certain. Will keep tabs on the MDR-1R thread. You see those new JVC FXZ100 and FXZ200? Lol. 3 dynamic drivers. 2 carbon nanotubes with a 3rd being a sub woofer in the rear chamber. Lol.These look crazy!

I'm in trouble! deadhorse.gif

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No more gettin any earphones for me after seeing that fdz200 ....my #1 priority is now saving for them tongue.gif....jvc for the win.
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So these JVCs are #1 on my list of must haves for certain.

 

So dsnuts, FXD80 for $95CN, or FXZ200 for $1000CN???

 

 

In the illustrious words of King Crimson...

 

Umm... I was thinking...
This is a dangerous place..
This is a dangerous place..

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I am gonna guess these new FXZ100 will be around $150  the one in the pic here is the FXZ200 guessing around $200-$250.  I plan on getting the FXZ200 Toward the end of November. Can't wait.

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I am gonna guess these new FXZ100 will be around $150  the one in the pic here is the FXZ200 guessing around $200-$250.  I plan on getting the FXZ200 Toward the end of November. Can't wait.

 

Hmm. $200-$250 isn't completely crazy I suppose. I guess I could just postpone the purchase of the fxd80's, enjoy my S500 for a while, and see how the fxz200's pan out.

 

Like I said... this is dangerous place :)

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So dsnuts, FXD80 for $95CN, or FXZ200 for $1000CN???

 

 

In the illustrious words of King Crimson...

 

Umm... I was thinking...
This is a dangerous place..
This is a dangerous place..


OR a set of FXD70s for $60 shipped just to complicate things a bit more for you. heeeee Man finally giving them a listen after some good amount of burn in, these things are starting to scare me. The sound seems like it got bigger esp. the bass/ more detailed/ refined then on open box. Don't even have to turn the volume as high as before to enjoy its sound. The sound is crazy on these, esp. the mids.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-Micro-HD-Inner-Ear-Headphones-HA-FXD70-B-/370641939449?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item564bfb2bf9

 

On sale now for a limited time, but only in black color though. Pretty good price.

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OR a set of FXD70s for $60 shipped just to complicate things a bit more for you. heeeee Man finally giving them a listen after some good amount of burn in, these things are starting to scare me. The sound seems like it got bigger esp. the bass/ more detailed/ refined then on open box. Don't even have to turn the volume as high as before to enjoy its sound. The sound is crazy on these, esp. the mids.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-Micro-HD-Inner-Ear-Headphones-HA-FXD70-B-/370641939449?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item564bfb2bf9

 

On sale now for a limited time, but only in black color though. Pretty good price.

 

SOLD! I found the same sale on ebay.ca... $60 for the fxd70's (and free shipping) seems like a stupid good deal. And combined with your hype (and your endorsement of the mids) means that resistance was definitely futile for me lol!

 

Although I might have preferred the 80's more, they are $35 more, and the 70's are obviously quite good... ericp supplied me with a very positive review of them:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-fad-adagio-iii-ericp10-take-pg-242-the-sony-mdr-xb90ex-danny-bs-take-pg-182/3825#post_8784890

 

So, I'm pretty happy about having the excellent fxd70 for $60 (at least until I get sucked into the fxz200 lol!)

 

Thanks for the link!


Edited by waynes world - 10/18/12 at 10:23pm
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