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post #16 of 50

rumbling bass is goood......

post #17 of 50
If I called Sony, its because the XB500 should be like $25, lol. All it does well is bass bloat.
post #18 of 50
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MDR-V55 are much better than my old studios, so are the Denon D1100. IMO

 

to elaborate slightly - the bass on the V55 is deeper whilst the mids are not recessed as they are in the studios , mids are not raped by the bass either.

The studios bass is nicer than the Denons but the Denons trump the studios in mids/treble.


How do the highs on the V55's compare to the XB500's or Studios?

post #19 of 50

So I wanted to chime in a little bit. The XB series has an emphasis on bass, but each headphone has a different way of emphasizing it. Example, the XB500 which is a popular recommendation among the forums for having heavy bass impact quantity, but without having excessive bleeding into the mid lows/mids.The higher end of the XB-series will have an emphasis on bass tightness and extension. They're more towards those who want a more accurate portrayal of the original sound which cuts back on that bass-head loved impact. 

 

 

My point however that I do wish to make: Regardless of how much bass emphasis you put on a headphone, if a song doesn't have bass, there's only so much equipment and EQ that will give it more bass. Simply because the headphone doesn't give a ton of bass impact doesn't make it a bad headphone or justify different prices, it means that the individual has a different taste in sound signatures.
 

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Yes. I personally hate beats. I was trying to be nice to those people who burned 300 - 500 dollars on those **** cans. It can be pretty depressing when you get negative feed back after spending that much. 

post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

If I called Sony, its because the XB500 should be like $25, lol. All it does well is bass bloat.

That's because you don't like in your face bass. There are different types of bass; Punchy bass like 500 and more refined bass and lower frequency response bass like the higher XB's. I'm into the Punchy bass which is represented by the XB500's

post #22 of 50
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i don't know why you think xb1000 has less bass... it has more bass than anything ever... it may lack the punch but it goes lower than anything out there and rattles my brain like none other... the "punchiness" of bass is not all there is to bass...

You're right. The bass is just, in my opinion, pointless. It goes to frequencies that aren't necessary. The punchiness of bass is pretty much all there is to bass. Without punchiness, it's just a deep noise, not bass. Bass should have a strong punch and have a little wind to it. XB1000 fails to deliver. Although they aren't bad. They're much better than XB500, but not bass wise.

post #23 of 50
Lol, your name is heavy bass. The weight of bass comes from those 'pointless' regions of bass, not the mid bass fart cannons like the XB500, which is a mess of midbass.

Try on a pair of D7000 which is more sub bass than midbass, and call it pointless...
post #24 of 50
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That's because you don't like in your face bass. There are different types of bass; Punchy bass like 500 and more refined bass and lower frequency response bass like the higher XB's. I'm into the Punchy bass which is represented by the XB500's

Yet, I like the Pro 900 which is a mid bass MONSTER, and makes the XB500 sound like a headphone that ate too much refried bean dip. That's mid bass done right.
post #25 of 50
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Lol, your name is heavy bass. The weight of bass comes from those 'pointless' regions of bass, not the mid bass fart cannons like the XB500, which is a mess of midbass.
Try on a pair of D7000 which is more sub bass than midbass, and call it pointless...

 

LOL it's not really fair to compare a $50-XB500 to a D7000. To give credit where due, having been through a number of bass-forward phones (HFI-780, Pro900, D2000, D5000 to name a few) I still own and occasionally enjoy the XB500. They're fart cannons, there's nothing clean about them, but for that car audio sound there's nothing quite like them.

post #26 of 50
That's true. I was just referring to how relevant sub-bass is, and how someone called it pointless.
post #27 of 50

subbass is good, try cutting off your eq to -100db at below 60 hz lets see how your music sounds like biggrin.gif

post #28 of 50
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That's true. I was just referring to how relevant sub-bass is, and how someone called it pointless.

 

Don't hate, you have your opinions of bass and I have my own. The D7000's are far better than XB500, but take a look at the price and then try comparing them again. Xb500 has okay SQ with drowned out mids and highs by the excessive sub bass, which is the Xtra bass in XB. This is how wars start, two opinions resulting in conflict. Lets just say D7000's have great SQ and deep bass and XB500 has okay SQ with punchy sub bass. Are we good?

post #29 of 50
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That's true. I was just referring to how relevant sub-bass is, and how someone called it pointless.


How is 60hz and below pointless, by anyone's standards?

post #30 of 50
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Originally Posted by heavybass212 View Post

 

Don't hate, you have your opinions of bass and I have my own. The D7000's are far better than XB500, but take a look at the price and then try comparing them again. Xb500 has okay SQ with drowned out mids and highs by the excessive sub bass, which is the Xtra bass in XB. This is how wars start, two opinions resulting in conflict. Lets just say D7000's have great SQ and deep bass and XB500 has okay SQ with punchy sub bass. Are we good?

well subbass will not give you punchyness, its mostly the midbass and some highbass that gives the edge in the bass which gives the punch
subbass is the filling and weight to the bass, so ie a mid and highbassy headphone punches, but with no force, but a headphone with only subbass shakes your head but doesnt hit you, a balance between all 3 aspects will give you tight punchy bass with good impact

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