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post #1 of 32
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Hi

 

As you can tell by my last post I'm an audiophile noob. 

 

After looking around for a while, can someone tell me if sony XB400 will suit me?

 

-Im a total basshead

-I like super comfy headphones

-I listen to metal, dubstep, and rock

 

Any advice will help me o2smile.gif

post #2 of 32
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Originally Posted by Noonar View Post

Hi

 

As you can tell by my last post I'm an audiophile noob. 

 

After looking around for a while, can someone tell me if sony XB400 will suit me?

 

-Im a total basshead

-I like super comfy headphones

-I listen to metal, dubstep, and rock

 

Any advice will help me o2smile.gif

 

What's your budget?

What's the source you're plugging these into?

 

Very best,

post #3 of 32
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What's your budget?

What's the source you're plugging these into?

 

Very best,

Well I'd rather not go over 80$. I will plug them into my computer and Sony Walkman. 

post #4 of 32

I am not sure about the XB-400, but Tyll over at Innerfidelity did a review and test measurement session with the XB-500.  He thought they sounded the best of the three XB headphones he listened to and measured.

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sony-mdr-xb300-mdr-xb500-and-mdr-xb700-extra-bass-headphones

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB500-Diaphragm-Driver-Headphones/dp/B001RB24S2

post #5 of 32
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Well I'd rather not go over 80$. I will plug them into my computer and Sony Walkman. 

 

Creative Aurvana Live.

 

Very best,

post #6 of 32
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Creative Aurvana Live.

 

Very best,

Those look pretty good. But I like my bass very deep and I love the vibration of the headphones on bass heavy songs. Will these fit the bill?

post #7 of 32
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Those look pretty good. But I like my bass very deep and I love the vibration of the headphones on bass heavy songs. Will these fit the bill?

I also use my Sennheiser HD219 for metal and rock songs and it sounds great, but as for Dubstep and other electronica genres it lacks in bass. 

post #8 of 32
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Then tell me a good pair of headphones to get.

post #9 of 32
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What? You mean the bass on the Creative Aurvana Live's? Are you sure? I'd like to hear what a more reliable person has to say...


First I've ever heard of Distorting Bass?    OP, if you are looking for a Bass Head can the Cal's will be lacking for you.  It does have Bass but it's not the Bass you are after.

It's tight and punchy, but does not have that Deep Thump you are after.   The Cal is a fantastic All - Around can as it handles everything really well But just by your wants I can tell you it's not your cup of tea...   Maybe like the Sony X series???  

I'm not a big bass man myself...others can help you there...

post #10 of 32
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What? You mean the bass on the Creative Aurvana Live's? Are you sure? I'd like to hear what a more reliable person has to say...

 

They are basically a Denon in disguise, with a lower price.

 

Very best,

post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by Magicman74 View Post


First I've ever heard of Distorting Bass?    OP, if you are looking for a Bass Head can the Cal's will be lacking for you.  It does have Bass but it's not the Bass you are after.

It's tight and punchy, but does not have that Deep Thump you are after.   The Cal is a fantastic All - Around can as it handles everything really well But just by your wants I can tell you it's not your cup of tea...   Maybe like the Sony X series???  

I'm not a big bass man myself...others can help you there...

What would be a good overall headphone for a Basshead like me then? I'm kinda lost...

post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by Noonar View Post

What would be a good overall headphone for a Basshead like me then? I'm kinda lost...

Help me out

post #13 of 32
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Please just help

post #14 of 32

I don't know much about these headphones myself, but hifiguy has a review of these if you haven't seen it already:

 

post #15 of 32
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Help me pick something

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