Originally Posted by cmski29
This is my first post here, so be gentle
I ordered a pair of Sony MDR-XB500's a 2 weeks ago, and they just came in 3 days ago. I heard lots of reviews of how the bass was huge, and there was lots of it, and that it's one of the best bass headphones you can buy. Thing is, mine have very little bass. You can only really feel the bass if you turn the volume up to full blast, and then it starts to hurt your ears because everything else is too loud.
So I found an article about modifying them here
and a topic here:
Would this mod improve the bass in any way? I don't want to take my headphones apart unless I know the outcome of doing it.
I agree with you too as the same thing happened with me today: I ordered a pair of these from amazon and I'm sure they are not fake ones but I'm also sure that all people saying that the XB-500 has AMAZING and overpowering bass didn't try the Sennheiser HD-202 which is less than half price and has much much much more "punchy" and excellent bass with very clear and crisp highs and mids.
I know that many of you guys won't believe me but try those HD-202 and you'll find it true.
To be honest, the ONLY pro for the XB-500 is the comfy cushions but otherwise, HD-202 wins. Even for isolation and sound leakage, there is no way to compare these two pairs!!
I'm really disappointed that I paid 110$ (including shipping and customs) for those XB-500; they are not even worth the 50$ I paid for the Sennheiser's