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To SoundFreaq: Thanks for the insightful, detailed review smile.gif

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To SoundFreaq: Thanks for the insightful, detailed review smile.gif

 +1 I dont know bout the sony's but I think you really nailed it on the pro 9's

post #48 of 60
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I wouldn't know why people would say that since there are 10" subs that have fairly flat response down to around 30hz, which pretty much covers most bass heavy music very well.  And there are 15" ported subs that peak and roll off starting somewhere between 60 to 80hz that would be mostly mid-bass in response, and the very low frequencies would be subdued (for example, check out the response on the Premier Acoustics PA-150) . And I have dual 18" subs that have a less linear response down to 20hz than my 12" ported sub. So it really depends on how the subs are tuned and how big a room they have to play in (a 10" will definitely not be impactful in a giant room), as well as their in room response. 

 

If you like the bass of your Logitech sub, maybe it's that you like the presence of the other frequencies, too, whereas the XB-700 has dramatically over emphasized bass? Or is it that you like the tightness of the bass sound that is there? 

I wouldn't say dramaticlly over emphaisized but yea it is over the top in many ways

 

In addition I know that an audiophile is some one who loves music, and as a lover of music I'd like to have knowledge to go with that love. Knowledge in that I have a nice neutral can that I can use as a refreance to compare to the others that I have, and from what I hear the Dt 880 is pretty neatrual and yes I'm pretty confident that it will do Nu Jazz, Classic Jazz, instrumental rock and Classical a little better than the Pro 900, why because it's not a bass heavy can. Is the pro 900 bad with those genres not at all but it's like using a Chef Knife to crave a piece of fruit... yea you can do it but a Paring Knife will do it better! Not to mention the price is just RIGHT, but for the many songs I have that are very balanced or even bass lite I thin the dt 880 will do well with the nice warm analog sound of the hm 601, I think it'll do a better job then ethier of the bass heavy cans [not that they do a bad job] 

 

In addition I like collecting things... even if that means I buy one new pair of headphones every 8 months xD I still have a collection <3, so I enjoy music and I enjoy talking about music and I enjoy experince music or rather experinceing the same music in many different ways! So I've got the Dt 880 which will be more balanced to bring out the brightness in some of my music, then I'd have the XB 1000 for those nice Minimalistic songs, the XB 700's OVER EMPHAZISED bass for listening to that Dub Music <3 and the Pro 900 for when I wanna get ANGRY and have some impact. DIfferent tools for different jobs! 

 

But yea, I'm getting away from bass cans and going to something lighter this time! That way once I hear a non emphaizsed bass can I can better judge the sound of a bass can, so if the XB 700 is over the top with bass [and I don't doubt it] the Dt 880 will make that pretty obvious <3 

 

In addition I like the Tight minlistic bass that comes out of my Sub, in addition my room is small and my sub sits like 4 inches from me  <3 But I'll end up with both XB1000 and Pro900 in the next year and then I can have a better opinion of what I like! 


Edited by Mshenay - 9/20/12 at 10:47am
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I wouldn't say dramaticlly over emphaisized but yea it is over the top in many ways

 

Oh, it's definitely dramatically over-emphasized. The 20Hz to 100Hz range is an average of +10db to +15db over the other frequencies. Other bass heavy headphones like the HFI-580 and DT770 don't have that kind of bass emphasis. That's way, way heavy bass biggrin.gif

post #50 of 60
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Oh, it's definitely dramatically over-emphasized. The 20Hz to 100Hz range is an average of +10db to +15db over the other frequencies. Other bass heavy headphones like the HFI-580 and DT770 don't have that kind of bass emphasis. That's way, way heavy bass biggrin.gif

tell me about it! That must be why all of skream sounds so golden! 

 

Oh great now I've got to sit dwn and figure out what music goes best with these cans >.>

 

Well I'm just glad I get fed up enough to go a different direction! And then in time I can do an ULTIMATE comparision of the two :D 

post #51 of 60
Sitting here enjoying my XB 1000's through a FiiO E17 jamming to some Kraftwerk/Electric Cafe.
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Sitting here enjoying my XB 1000's through a FiiO E17 jamming to some Kraftwerk/Electric Cafe.

AND NOT YOUR DENONS? I love Kraftwerk though my Denons, but at least you have good taste.

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AND NOT YOUR DENONS? I love Kraftwerk though my Denons, but at least you have good taste.

I'm on a road trip, my Denons don't leave the house.
post #54 of 60
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I'm on a road trip, my Denons don't leave the house.

Nice, I don't blame u... I'm still gonna get them both! Xb1000 is not as rough and tough as Pro 900 so it's my home body but that Pro 900 is gonna take some DAMAGE [hopefully] but still u get the idea, beacuase as a bass head I need both <3 also nice D7000 and Xb1000 

post #55 of 60
This is probably the last time I carry my XBs but I don't like the feeling of IEMs in my ear canals.
post #56 of 60
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This is probably the last time I carry my XBs but I don't like the feeling of IEMs in my ear canals.

I feel u, I carry my xb700's with me in the little bag they came with, I'm sure you could buy a small pleather bag that would fit the 1000's [I infact carry my xb700 bag in another bag that has other thigns in it...] of course this multi bag contraption is all rather small... but it's useful to me! 

 

I've made a discovery... apparently Dub Step is some SERIOUSLY Deep bass stuff... cuz it sounds AWESOME on my Xb700... I always though Liquid DnB was deeper... well with that information it's no freaking wonder why [despite] loving Liquid DnB it sux on my Xb700s ... this disocvery is brought to you by Digitially Imported...

 

That being said... If I want to enjoy DnB I might need some more mid bass focused head phones... meaning I don't really need the Xb1000's [I've got a Fiio E6 Mid-Bass amp] SO congrats u guys, I think for my Liquid DnB Pleasure the Pro 900's will be great! Because for Dub Step the Xb700's [Moded] r tight enough... but ofc they lack Mid Bass... *PHEW* that's a relief! Although sadly Wobbles still suck on my XB700's seeing as they r not as deep :[, so let's just hope I can find a better amp for that, as opposed to having to debate which Dub Step goes with which can >.> 


Edited by Mshenay - 9/24/12 at 11:01am
post #57 of 60
Looks like Sony is revamping the XB line, hopefully they will release another 70mm unit.

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666483289
post #58 of 60
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Looks like Sony is revamping the XB line, hopefully they will release another 70mm unit.
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666483289

Yea I saw, well great. This means I have to get the XB800 now and the Xb [1100?] I still want the orignal XB1000 and imo the new XB cans r ugly <3

 

Still I should have the XB1000 in 2 months or so >.>

post #59 of 60
You can't go wrong with the original XB 1000, it's a very nice headphone.

I like the way the new XB's fold up and can lay flat, definitely better for portability.
post #60 of 60
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You can't go wrong with the original XB 1000, it's a very nice headphone.

Yea it is, man I'm almost tempted to get that thing RIGHT now >.> but I KNOW I'd better not... still in 2-3 months there should still be some on the market!

 

I'm thinking about getting the Hifi Man HE 400 and 500 as well! I hear good things about them both <3 [but thats like next year purcahses!] 

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