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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by UnrulyYeti View Post

Thanks for all the responses everyone!

I now own a pair of HifiMan HE-400's, but I'm still searching for the perfect bass-heavy cans.  I'm researching everything that you all are suggesting, and have managed to listen to a few of them in person.  More suggestions are always welcome!

Good choice! Wouldn't call them bass head cans, but I will call them the best headphones under $699 tho. What do you think so far? What are you using to power them??
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by zapanda View Post

The XB700 rock my head daily. I use them from an Samsung Galaxy S3 and the amounts of bass they produce is tremendous. The phone is not running stock software, I have some tweaks installed to fully let loose the audio capabilities. The bass on the 700 makes a big impact, it's clear and well defined. At Very high volume levels I can almost swear my jaw is rattling. They're the most fun pair of headphones I 've owned until now. 

 

I had a choice to go for the XB1000 but the reviews changed my mind. Some say they sound very strange. The ginormous pads make the distance between the ear and the driver to be too much. A lot of quality is lost because of this, particularly in the high end. The bass is not as satisfying as on the 700s. I haven't listened to the 1000 so this is just what I got after checking a few reviews.

It's very dependent on the source.
I haent heard the XB700, but my ultrabook does not perform as well as the SGSIII.


PS. I use mainly spotify premium with ultra high quality streaming and download playlists.
I use a flat EQ, but the SGSIII is ALIVE! They do not have too much bass, but not too little. The bass is very different from "boomy" bass you often hear in cheaper headsets.
They opened up after about 30++ hrs. I  havent really tried playing very loud with them yet.

PS. I love the pads and the pads them self is worth 300$.
Today I was out walking with them in -2C, it was cold outside.. But the XB1000 kept my ears warm.
They can stay on my head all day without feeling discomfort.

post #18 of 25

You could buy DT770's from this poor guy biggrin.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/645293/dt-770-pro-80-too-much-bass

post #19 of 25

M-Audio Q-40 are my favorite - look at my signature.  Beat the Sony because of overall sound and they thump.  I just OT DT770's to try out as well, but for $126 the Q-40's were best value by far.  Love them.  

post #20 of 25

I had the XB1000 and XB700. Still have the XB500 and XB920.

In my humble opinion here is a short description of each... 

The XB500 are a muddy mess but don't fatigue. (I'll sell these)

The XB700 are much cleaner than the 500 and dont have the midbass hump and lots of fun subbass, still a bit of fatigue in the mid treble.

The XB1000 have two treble humps and no sub bass... These were really bad and had two treble humps that weren't cool.

The XB920 are my fav sounding, if not used for EDM they are a total muddy mess though. However comfort for them is terrible, I hate on-ears. I want to sell these too.

 

To sum it up... I guess i dont like any of the Sony XB series anymore.

 

I have the DT770/80, they are nice but the treble for EDM is a bit painful and the subbass while present isnt "bassehead" in my books.

post #21 of 25

For under $100, I nominate the V-Moda Crossfade LP or the Klipsch Image One. Why pay more if you know in advance that bass heavy cans won't really be audiophile quality?

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by bubsdaddy View Post
 

For under $100, I nominate the V-Moda Crossfade LP or the Klipsch Image One. Why pay more if you know in advance that bass heavy cans won't really be audiophile quality?

 

M-audio Q40 beats all of them hands down and for the same money or less plus you can change out the pads and cable is detachable. There is one downside tho. They umm have the clamping power of a crocodile on steroids and will crush your head at first. You MUST do serious headphone yoga with those over a bookshelf speaker or well books. Changing the pads is a must and upgrading the cable isn't a bad idea either but honestly not really needed. 

 

There is none other that can touch the punch that the Q40's produce for the money. You have to move to D5000 territory to come close. Overall they are pretty good and not just a dumpy basshead can like the XB500's which are fun don't get me wrong, but utterly useless for anything other than tripping your friends out. And Earmuffs

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #23 of 25

For about $250, the Denon D600s are excellent higher end basshead headphones.

post #24 of 25

I've never heard the M-Audio Q40 but you are making me want to. In reading the Amazon reviews, there seem to be a fair number of complaints regarding the construction and reliability. That is one area where the Crossfade LP really shines. I can't imagine a scenario that could do damage to these tanks. I wear them shoveling snow - which has been way too much this year in Michigan.

 

 

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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

 

M-audio Q40 beats all of them hands down and for the same money or less plus you can change out the pads and cable is detachable. There is one downside tho. They umm have the clamping power of a crocodile on steroids and will crush your head at first. You MUST do serious headphone yoga with those over a bookshelf speaker or well books. Changing the pads is a must and upgrading the cable isn't a bad idea either but honestly not really needed. 

 

There is none other that can touch the punch that the Q40's produce for the money. You have to move to D5000 territory to come close. Overall they are pretty good and not just a dumpy basshead can like the XB500's which are fun don't get me wrong, but utterly useless for anything other than tripping your friends out. And Earmuffs

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #25 of 25
I'm hopefully getting the Denon Ah-D600 soon, they're definitely up your alley for bass, so I've heard.
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