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an upgrade from sony xb500? (180$ budget)

post #1 of 12
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Hey guys i just joined head fi and was wondering what a suitable upgrade would be for my xb500's.

 

I love the bass in them but the treble is really lacking, and i was thinking the ultrasone hfi 580's would be a good enough upgrade as people say they have really 'full' bass and the treble isnt terrible either.

 

 i wanted to check here first to see what you guys thought, and maybe get some more suggestions?

post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

Hey guys i just joined head fi and was wondering what a suitable upgrade would be for my xb500's.

I love the bass in them but the treble is really lacking, and i was thinking the ultrasone hfi 580's would be a good enough upgrade as people say they have really 'full' bass and the treble isnt terrible either.

I wanted to check here first to see what you guys thought, and maybe get some more suggestions?

Might help to know what source(s) you plugging headphones into?

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

oh yeah, sorry. i mainly just use my phone and my computer, although i would be willing to get an amp.

post #4 of 12

I would say to install an Asus Xonar DG or DGX sound card into the computer.

 

May not need to add anything to the phone, but getting a Fiio E11 or E12 might help a little.

post #5 of 12
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okay, cool. so those headphones are a good choice? cant seem to find many others that have nice bass and atleast decent treble.

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by sloomingbla View Post

okay, cool. so those headphones are a good choice? cant seem to find many others that have nice bass and at least decent treble.

I really do not know much about Ultrasone headphones, but never really hear anything negative said about them.

My suggestions for the sound card and amping is more for headphones in general, then about using the Ultrasones.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

cool then. thanks :D

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

Just reporting back, as you can see from my pic i ended up getting the hfi 580's, with a fiio e11 amp. I llooovvveee em.

post #9 of 12

Good to hear! I got the XB700's when I started and didn't know much about headphones. Now I couldn't stand to listen to them. Luckily, with the recent discontinuation of the old XB line, secondhand prices for them have gone through the roof, so I was able to get rid of them and not suffer any buyer's remorse.

post #10 of 12
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Yeah, i started out with some 30$ skull candy, then i heard beats, which led me to the xb500's. Then i found this forum. And now im slowly converting into an audiophile, but for now i still like my fair share of bass basshead.gif

post #11 of 12
I come to tell you to get v-moda crossfade m-100 but to late you buy FIIO already smily_headphones1.gif
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

haha, trust me, i could not have been happier with my purchase.

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