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Sony mdr xb-700 or Beats By Dre Pro

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

so all my friends at school have the beats pro, and i was wondering are they really that great or i could just get the same sound from the sony mdr xb 700, i want a lot of bass but i also want great mids and highs

post #2 of 24

I'd stick with the XB 700's, sound quality is better and equal or slightly more bass.  IMO the Beats are really just for show.


Edited by KetchupNinja - 8/17/12 at 5:33pm
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 

thanks for the advice

post #4 of 24

Yea beats are crap and over priced never buy those your friends got screwed but i would actually go with the ATH-Pro700 MKII they have alot of bass and good highs and mids and are great for isolation you can get them for around 140-200$ depending on where you get them I likew them alot better than the XB-700
 

post #5 of 24
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i heard very good reviews about them, but i also heard someone saying that the xb700 were bassier

post #6 of 24

Beats pro sound great depending on price you pay. Dont let people recommend Xb700 if they havent personally tried the pros. Even critics admit the Pros sound good, with a bass emphasis. If you can get them for $300 or a little less its a no brainer. The sony's cannot compare. 

post #7 of 24
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I know they have a good reputation, But i heard that they are not worth the 300$-400$ price

post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by adexec View Post

Beats pro sound great depending on price you pay. Dont let people recommend Xb700 if they havent personally tried the pros. Even critics admit the Pros sound good, with a bass emphasis. If you can get them for $300 or a little less its a no brainer. The sony's cannot compare. 


xb700 MSRP = 129.99 USD

 

beats pro MSRP = 399.99 USD

 

With the xb's you get clear, tight bass, more or less equal to the pro's, if not better, for a third of the price. I think the no brainer here is to get the xb700s.

 

The pros aren't even worth ~300 USD. More like 100-150 USD.

post #9 of 24

The Sony XB500 has more bass but less mids and highs. But its only $50

 

I believe the XB700 has much deeper bass with less quantity and impact but more clarity with more comfort.

 

someone correct me if I'm wrong.

 

P.S. the sonys are massive headphones but super comfy and a short cord

post #10 of 24

Sony...

post #11 of 24

yea I cant belive someone would even think of getting beats

post #12 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by adexec View Post

Beats pro sound great depending on price you pay. Dont let people recommend Xb700 if they havent personally tried the pros. Even critics admit the Pros sound good, with a bass emphasis. If you can get them for $300 or a little less its a no brainer. The sony's cannot compare. 


The Beats Pro are in no way worth $300. They're at best on the same level with the HD25-1-II, which goes for about $180. 

@OP, if you're thinking about buying the Pro, and have the money to do so, why consider the XB-700? You can get a PRO900, or a D2000, or a custom M80  + amp at that price easily.

post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 

I know i can get a lot of other headphones, but i want to know are the beats pro better than the sony xb 700 in sound quality

post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Benji8500 View Post

I know i can get a lot of other headphones, but i want to know are the beats pro better than the sony xb 700 in sound quality

 

But....why?

post #15 of 24

I actually was somewhat impressed by the pro's when I listened to them... until I realized they are possibly the most uncomfortable cans I have ever worn- after 30 minutes it started to hurt, and after an hour the pain was unbearable.

 

Don't get the pros. If you have the money get the Denon's as people have suggested.

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