Well you have to understand some people here only care about clarity and such, not over-emphasized bass.
If I got them I'm sure I'd get rid of them right away, I'm not a basshead at all.
That is true, but the problem is with my music, some of them have a lot of bass and others dont. I would love to get some clarity headphones though ^^ Not a basshead either :l
i had no success with Audio Technicas....dunno y...its just personal...i cant make sense of their soundstage...one way or another.
w5000...w1000x...i tried to like them..zzz
the other heartbreaker was the T5p...its v clear, n bass amissing for a thousandbucks...and those magneticflux are scaring me somewhat..for some unfound reasons.:P
the edition8 too...i know its metal made from outerspace...my pro900 killed that can in 5 secs.
above are just personal...u might find them the best cans u ever had. n i am happy for u.
simply put this headphone is contaminated with bass from one extreme to the other, theres no mids and highs (well, there is but they're overpowered). Its like hearing music on a subwoofer only. Awful.
I like bass, but not this way.
Not trying to start a war...but that's kind of the point of the XB500s.
From the product page (http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&partNumber=MDRXB500#overview):
"Step Up to Big Bass"
"...Deliver big, booming bass."
"Seriously Low Frequencies, Serious Bass"
"perfect for beats with a killer bass line."
Nowhere does it mention treble, mids, highs, soundstage or imaging. Probably because it was specifically designed for none of that to exist. xD
Honest question. What were you expecting out of these things and what lead you to believe that they'd be anything other than complete bass monsters?