I'm seriously contemplating calling Sony and telling them to give a listen to the XB500's and the Beats studio pro and reconsidering the price because of how good those god damn headphones are. Maybe I'm just the biggest Basshead there is, hence my name. If you're thinking about getting these, but think beats or ATH m50's are better, you aren't "wrong", but you may be misguided, let me help you, take my hand and I'll guide you through the brotherhood of bass.
The comfort of these cans are insane. The bass has lots of quantity and quality. Mids and High's are a bit recessed, but with a little EQ...Should cost around 300-400. In conclusion, I think sony underestimates the value of this product and overestimates the value of the products in the XB line. They should just flip the prices. XB 1000 should be 50 and Xb700 should be 70 and so forth. If you've been waiting for the new XB line, xb600 and 800 etc., then you've been waiting for no reason. The new line is just adapting the trend being set by the headphones of present day generation; Fashion over Sound. XB800's are just a little improvement over the xb700 and the xb600 are a little worse than the xb500's. Why on earth did sony do this to themselves? I guess the xb800 is alright, but the bass is lacking in quantity. It's almost like a smaller version of the XB1000; same shiiit, different pile. No one can trust reviews though, this is my opinion and you have your own. If you have your doubts on being a true basshead, then stick with the ultrasone or beyerdynamic. Don't say I'm wrong, just tell me your opinion, because no one's opinion is wrong.
"My work here is done"
Edited by heavybass212 - 10/2/12 at 12:44am