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Simon Cowell says he making the best

post #1 of 83
Thread Starter 

Simon Cowell said he's making the best headphones.....what? The X Headphones

 

Taking down Dre. Beats doesn't mean anything. Thoughts?

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2012-09-10/agV3SpI5CWB0.html

post #2 of 83

It's sony. I'm fairly certain these will be decent sounding headphones. But only time will tell. Any pictures?

 

EDIT: Found one


Edited by viralcow - 9/10/12 at 2:54pm
post #3 of 83
First thought: not again...
Second thought: they look quite nice, and knowing their XB series, they might be able to
make something nice! Let's hope so wink.gif
post #4 of 83
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For $300? Pass

post #5 of 83

XB series on steroids? biggrin.gif

post #6 of 83

sorry im holding out for Punchy Bass by Vitali Klitschko

 

if you're going to pick a celebrity who has essentially nothing to do with music then at least pick a cool one 

post #7 of 83

" Simon Cowell Teams Up With Sony To Create X Headphones For The True Music Lover."

Why would he not want to appeal to his target audience :P

 

EDIT: Just looked at the picture....oh my god they can't be serious.


Edited by RushNerd - 9/10/12 at 3:14pm
post #8 of 83
Gonna be better than Beats that's for sure. The pricing ($299) and emphasis on style and bass makes it obvious that these X headphones are targeting the Beats Studio line.

Hopefully these headphones will be good enough to shed some light on the people who fall for the Beats trap.

Here's some more pics and specs from the main site:
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666485862#overview

They kind of look like Ultrasones? And from the pictures it appears they are on-ear, not over-ear O.o
post #9 of 83

They don't look like Ultrasones to me, other than having some shiny metal.

 

I like the plain black plastic professional audio gear look personally, but I can still see how these will eat away at Beats sales. They're more attractive by far and the build quality looks better

post #10 of 83
I agree, Dr. Dre must be racking his head right now for marketing lies that'll make the Xphones look bad tongue.gif

This a big step up from the cheap flimsy plastic of the Studios. Material and quality look a lot better as well, something that would appeal to adults rather than teenagers. Good to know that the potential Beats killer might be finally here. Wouldn't mind to see more of these out on the street.

And the advertised memory neoprene ear cups sounds interesting. The OP has a link to an article that says these cans will be in retail stores by the end of the month. Hopefully I will get a chance to try them.
post #11 of 83
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When someone gets them, please post a full review.

post #12 of 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empire1 View Post

I agree, Dr. Dre must be racking his head right now for marketing lies that'll make the Xphones look bad tongue.gif
This a big step up from the cheap flimsy plastic of the Studios. Material and quality look a lot better as well, something that would appeal to adults rather than teenagers. Good to know that the potential Beats killer might be finally here. Wouldn't mind to see more of these out on the street.
And the advertised memory neoprene ear cups sounds interesting. The OP has a link to an article that says these cans will be in retail stores by the end of the month. Hopefully I will get a chance to try them.

You mean Beats.co, Dre is probably too busy using a pair of AKG/AT/Sony/etc headphones to notice. :P

post #13 of 83

So are they just the XB900's with a new paint job?

post #14 of 83

Oh so that's what it is.

 

And the promo video made it sound like they created something brand new just for Simon Cowell...

post #15 of 83

Probably the same drivers as the XB900 with slight EQ adjustments maybe. Just randomly guessing here. 

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

You mean Beats.co, Dre is probably too busy using a pair of AKG/AT/Sony/etc headphones to notice. :P

 

loul

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