The XB400 comes in three color choices: black, white, and red.
The XB600 comes in black or gold.
MDR-XB400 | ヘッドホン | ソニー
MDR-XB600 | ヘッドホン | ソニー
MDR-XB900 | ヘッドホン | ソニー
ソニー、重低音特化のXBヘッドフォンを刷新 -AV Watch
Yup. I dig the 600 in gold above. That and my brown Zune would like each other very much.
I'm kind of saddened too. The XB line made a big bombastic statement about what they were. These look nice and classy like the rest of the Sony lineup, but honestly this market segment shouldn't look classy.
It would be interesting comparing the new MDR-1 to the XB900...
This makes the most sense, IMO for portable. Why is it that they don't make the lower end models single sided?
It's a marketable feature, that's why! :P
Also, its probably a teensy teensy bit more complex to route the cable through the headband.