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post #31 of 179

Price of this things?  if they sell the XB600 for 50 bucks  they are gonna sell like hot cupcakes.   Style and thundering bass  = Succes.

post #32 of 179

I see that they've gone supra-aural for the pads in all the headphones in the new line... I'm sure the pads will be comfy anyway, but I wonder how many people will be put off by that. 

post #33 of 179
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

Price of this things?  if they sell the XB600 for 50 bucks  they are gonna sell like hot cupcakes.   Style and thundering bass  = Succes.

 

+1  I'd be very interested in knowing the pricing if anyone happens to come across it.

post #34 of 179

estimated pricing based on jap prices, not exact price

 

xb400 60-70usd
xb600 90-100usd
xb900 190-200usd

post #35 of 179
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

estimated pricing based on jap prices, not exact price

 

xb400 60-70usd
xb600 90-100usd
xb900 190-200usd

 

Wow.  Still very informative.  Thanks for posting them Dyaems!

post #36 of 179

No replacement / upgrade for XB1000, interesting. I wonder whether it was just too uneconomical or didn't sell well.

 

Perhaps it's time to grab a pair of the remaining stock from the EU retail channel.

 

Those plush ear pads alone make me want to drool (and they cost 250€ as separate spare parts direct from Sony :) )

post #37 of 179
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Originally Posted by halcyon View Post

No replacement / upgrade for XB1000, interesting. I wonder whether it was just too uneconomical or didn't sell well.

 

Perhaps it's time to grab a pair of the remaining stock from the EU retail channel.

 

Those plush ear pads alone make me want to drool (and they cost 250€ as separate spare parts direct from Sony :) )

 

Yeah, I figured the XB1000 was something of a one-off special. Still, it would be nice to see an updated model.. the XB1100 perhaps?

post #38 of 179
Thread Starter 
The XB400 should be the direct replacement for the XB300, and the XB600 for the XB500, so I would expect similar prices once released here in the US. The XB900 is the odd one since its price (and model number) seems to slot in between the XB700 (MSRP: ¥12390) and the XB1000 (MSRP: ¥30975). It'd be nice if Sony kept those two headphones around for a while when the new range is released, but I'm not sure if they will.
post #39 of 179
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Originally Posted by kjk1281 View Post

The XB400 should be the direct replacement for the XB300, and the XB600 for the XB500, so I would expect similar prices once released here in the US. The XB900 is the odd one since its price (and model number) seems to slot in between the XB700 (MSRP: ¥12390) and the XB1000 (MSRP: ¥30975). It'd be nice if Sony kept those two headphones around for a while when the new range is released, but I'm not sure if they will.

 

Judging from the price tags, I think the XB400 and XB600 are replacements of the XB500 and XB700 respectively. Still, this is all conjecture based on pricetag alone. I'm just hoping they are as bassy as their older brethren. wink.gif

post #40 of 179
Thread Starter 
I'm comparing their Japanese price tags. wink.gif

The XB300 and the new XB400 are both ¥4935 while the XB500 and XB600 are both ¥8715. As I say in all new product threads, I expect these prices to come down considerably after a few months of release. Of course, with the dollar being even weaker than it was 4 years ago when the first generation Extra Bass series was released, you may end up being right.
post #41 of 179

Review, photos and measurements XB-600 and XB-900, but the language is Russian
http://personalaudio.ru/review/portable-headphones/naushniki_sony_xb_600_i_xb_900/

 

post #42 of 179

Woot, FR measurements! Really interesting, XB900 looks to be measuring very nicely for my own taste, XB600 looks a tad too bright / V-shaped but yea I will probably have to give XB900 a try for sure, I like the fact it actually veeery slightly rolls off down very deep in the bass, this usually leads to less slow and more punchy kind of bass. Yeah really pleased with those FR measurements so far, can't wait to hear these!

 

They actually seem to have slightly less bass than the previous series too which is another good sign, especially the XB900 which measures around my personal desired bass quantity! Also another good thing is that they corrected the upper-bass on XB600 model as well in comparision to XB500, it no longer goes flat in a +15dB boost all the way to 300Hz (which lead to a bit muddy midrange), rolling off at around 200Hz is a good sign which most bassy higher end headphones do.

 

Very promissing so far.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 8/31/12 at 12:05pm
post #43 of 179

XB900 looks promsing as my "fun" can...

post #44 of 179
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Originally Posted by kjk1281 View Post

I'm comparing their Japanese price tags. wink.gif
The XB300 and the new XB400 are both ¥4935 while the XB500 and XB600 are both ¥8715. As I say in all new product threads, I expect these prices to come down considerably after a few months of release. Of course, with the dollar being even weaker than it was 4 years ago when the first generation Extra Bass series was released, you may end up being right.

 

Ahh, I see. Thanks, I stand corrected. :)

 

I'm just glad that Sony aren't pricing them beyond what the current/outgoing XB series are selling for. I was afraid they would add the infamous Sony Tax on these new XB cans.

 

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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Woot, FR measurements! Really interesting, XB900 looks to be measuring very nicely for my own taste, XB600 looks a tad too bright / V-shaped but yea I will probably have to give XB900 a try for sure, I like the fact it actually veeery slightly rolls off down very deep in the bass, this usually leads to less slow and more punchy kind of bass. Yeah really pleased with those FR measurements so far, can't wait to hear these!

 

They actually seem to have slightly less bass than the previous series too which is another good sign, especially the XB900 which measures around my personal desired bass quantity! Also another good thing is that they corrected the upper-bass on XB600 model as well in comparision to XB500, it no longer goes flat in a +15dB boost all the way to 300Hz (which lead to a bit muddy midrange), rolling off at around 200Hz is a good sign which most bassy higher end headphones do.

 

Very promissing so far.

 

The XB600 looks like a very fun can, but I wish they'd tone the treble down by a bit. Still, as far as FR graphs go, they are promising, as you've mentioned. I can't wait to put them on!

post #45 of 179
so i manage to read that russian article with minimal help from google. The verdict they reached: xb900 > xb600.



The reported that ther's no metal parts externally, but there might be metal in the headbands. The xb600 is slightly sibilant, which they claim that it's good for vocal elligibility and may not be suitable for vocalless music. There's no mention of the xb900's treble tho.


They also report that both of them ar quite detaioed for bass cans, but lack that special something that some cans have.


Xb600 is also midbass centric, or at least they have more midbass focus compared to the xb900. But there's this interesting thing they noted. While there's not much different noted in the measurements other than lower spl for tye xb900's bass, subjectively they could feel the vibrations from the earpads themselves.

Other than that they feel that the bass would work best with movies of you're at home, or on the road since the isolation is quite good and the bass would compensate any louder outside noise.
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