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post #16 of 23

Kramer made a good point. The inflated brand new cushions may affect things too (no guarantees). Although as you described, the ear cushions should not be thin. They should most definitely be pillow-like. I feel that if you bought these from amazon from a reliable seller, the XB500 should be real but you cannot know for sure I suppose. Perhaps you can check online to see if Sony ever had a revision where they made the bass even more prominent and the rest of the sound more muddier 

post #17 of 23
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It may be possible this is all entirely in my head. And my friends head, since I kind of biased him from the start by telling him I think something is wrong. Anyways, one thing I'm noticing is that  the headphones are barely audible at low volumes....i seem to remember my old headphones having no problem being audible at the lowest volumes. Anyways I put in a return order for these headphones but now I'm unsure if its just in my head or what so I'll keep them a few more days and see if anything changes.
 

post #18 of 23
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Oh and the headphones sound their best at high volumes......I don't know if thats normal or not....

post #19 of 23
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So i also discovered that the headphones sound amazing on my iphone but ****ty on my laptop. is there a reason for this? same exact yutube video...

post #20 of 23

Just give em another 3 years of burn in... have they really been out for that long already? I've had mine since there launch and love em, dare I say preferring them to my D7000 with some genres of music.

post #21 of 23

Lol these cans are getting more Head-fi love now that they're discontinued than they ever did when you could actually get them.

post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Lol these cans are getting more Head-fi love now that they're discontinued than they ever did when you could actually get them.

But the thing is you can still get them.........

 

Just maybe not at best buy. I just feel like music sounds "good/amazing" on other headphones but on these its like an entire experience onto its own.

post #23 of 23

Either they are a fake or they need a good burn in!

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