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Originally Posted by sky777 View Post

oh man i dont know what to get the xb500/xb700/xb600....... $100 is the price limit

 

You can have the XB700 for less than $100 USD on the web.  I would go with that.

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post #122 of 179
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

These Sony have the bass pressure like no other.  You can feel it in your head.  

 

Funnily, the russians also thought XB800 had more "feel-the-bass" even if XB600 measures slightly bassier.

post #123 of 179

guessing the xb700 is better than the xb800 also if that's the case i guess i could sell it later when they're all gone if something better comes up. 

also which one do you prefer xb500 or xb700 or v55? 

i prefer deep rumbling bass. the kind of bass you get from subwoofers


Edited by sky777 - 9/29/12 at 12:41pm
post #124 of 179
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

Good isolation for an on-ear and comfortable don't usually go hand in hand together, IME. If you still remember, how hard is the clamp?

i'd say a little tight/strong, but definitely not bad.  i have a gigantic head so not sure if that would affect it; may be loose on a smaller head.

 

didn't feel any unwelcome pressure or anything, seems like they take a minute or so to settle in/seal completely.  didn't leak as badly as the XB500s either IIRC.  probably a better set overall for portability vs the XB500/700.  bass isn't as punchy as the XB500, but probably better subbass?  again i'm probably not the best to critique this.  also don't have experience w/ beats at all (mostly cause of image and general consensus  on this site, also find them way too trendy and a little hideous looking personally as well as too expensive), but i don't find them as muddy and veiled as HiFiGuy528 appeared to.   pretty nice for the price and probably more in tune to the signature i prefer (good clarity but also fairly powerful bass)

post #125 of 179
Thanks for that. Looking forward to more impressions, either the XB600, or more importantly the XB800/900.
post #126 of 179
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Originally Posted by sky777 View Post

oh man i dont know what to get the xb500/xb700/xb600....... $100 is the price limit

 

I got the XB700's off Amazon a month ago for $79ish.............well worth that price.  Love them, love the XB500's too............

post #127 of 179

I suppose it's a little subjective, but how do you find the sound isolation on the 700s Oregonian?
 

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So I spent some time with the XB700 & XB800.  I have to say that the XB800 sounds veil when compared.  The bass is a bit flabby, lack control.  The comfort level is not as high as the XB700 either.  I can't say it's a step up.  The only thing I see good about it is it's more portable, but it doesn't come with a case or pouch. 

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post #129 of 179

They do look better but that is the cost of losing the ultra megasweet cussions of the old series and the 2 bands i don't like that goes sideways it's better straight down like the old one better get the old xb500 before they are sold out haha
 

post #130 of 179

I decided to go with the mdr xb700. Can't wait for it to arrive. 

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So I spent some time with the XB700 & XB800.  I have to say that the XB800 sounds veil when compared.  The bass is a bit flabby, lack control.  The comfort level is not as high as the XB700 either.  I can't say it's a step up.  The only thing I see good about it is it's more portable, but it doesn't come with a case or pouch. 

 What about XB500 vs 600?

post #132 of 179
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

 What about XB500 vs 600?

 

I have to do more listening before I can comment.

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post #133 of 179
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I have to do more listening before I can comment.

 Looking forward to it! 

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Gave the XB600 & XB800 some ear time last night after over 24 hrs of break-in.  The XB800 is definitely the better buy in terms of sound.  It is a lot more open with smoother midrange.  Bass is boomier.  I feel the bass on the XB800 could be a bit more controlled.  Is the XB600 bad?  No, but the price increase from the Xb500 makes it harder to recommend.  

 

The vocals on this tracks sounds great on the XB800.  No, this girl in the video is NOT Sia.  I listened to the CD, not the YT video.

 
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post #135 of 179

The mdr xb700 just arrive today  and the bass is awesome. Hook it up with the fiio e11 and it turns the headphone to ultra bass!!!!

One thing I don't like though is how squishy the cushion is. The cushion itself tends deform and sag a lot


Edited by sky777 - 10/5/12 at 1:27pm
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