Far out, nmatheis, you must be loaded to be able to afford all 3:blink: . That said, I cannot believe how many headphones I have now. I believe in light of the thread that these are great responses for those torn between the two. I guess in terms of bass, would you say that the x3 has emphasised low bass, mid bass or bass overall? I know that a lot of manufacturers have overpowering midbass in their cans as they perceive that is what the public generally want (i.e. beats cans). Does the x3 have good bass extension or just an overemphasised bass?
LOL!!! I'm just a middle class guy with a few kids. Definitely not loaded. I just know how and where I want to spend my money
As far as X3 vs X5, the X3 definitely has a more 'mass market appeal' approach to bass - more of it and less controlled. The X5 takes a more 'hi-fi approach' - better extension, more control, and more neutral. If you want more bass with the X5, just get bassier HP.