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Whats a step up from Sony xb-500?

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I was wondering what would be a good upgrade to my Sony mdr-xb 500. Now im looking for a pair of canns that are gonna be more suited to electronic music, also they need to be comfortable, i spend most of my day with them on. Another big point for me is they need to be good for mobile use, which meens i shouldnt be embarrassed to wear them in public. Lastly the max price that im willing to go is 250$.

post #2 of 9

Try the JVC S500. They cost about 40 and imho outdo many of the higher priced headphones out there. Good luck!

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Try the JVC S500. They cost about 40 and imho outdo many of the higher priced headphones out there. Good luck!

So these JVC are really a step up to my 500's, and how are they better? Hows the bass also?

post #4 of 9

With a budget of $250, you can do miles better than the JVC. Are you looking for something extremely bassy like the XB500, or do you want a change in sound?

post #5 of 9

Beyerdynamic DT770-80 with a Fiio E12, or one of the Ultrasones. The Pro 900's have been discounted a lot recently, and have quite a bit of bass like you're probably looking for, but more detail than the XB500's.

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Id much rather have something really bassy like my 500's. Over ear is also a must, sorry forgot to mention that.

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I took a look at the DT770, definite maybe. How does it sounds with the heavier electronic like dubstep.

post #8 of 9

Try looking into the UE6000, may not be as bassy as the XB500, but still bassy enough while still sounding good compare to the XB500.


Edited by soundeffect - 3/6/13 at 11:44am
post #9 of 9

I'd echo the recommendation of the PRO 900. It's one of the sole best bassy mid-fi cans, and if you can find it for a good price it's brilliant.

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