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Sony MDR-XB800 & MDR-XB900 are not the same headphones

post #1 of 16
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So I've been enjoying the XB900 all day today.  If they are the same as XB800 then there is something wrong with my XB800.  The XB900 sounds like the X10.  It's awesome!  I'm gonna get another pair of XB800 just to see if there is something wrong with my XB800 because the XB900 is 10x better.

 

here are some pictures of the two.

 

XB900 on the Left, XB800 on the Right.  Aside from the aesthetics of the cups, MDR-XB800 also is taller than the XB900.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 16
Hifiguy...are you saying xb800 supposed to be better? Or xb900 is surely better...because i want to try and place my order for this thing. My plan is to get xb900.
post #3 of 16
Can you switch cable and compare? One store told me XB900 have better cable and different driver.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

I read that the XB800 & XB900 are the same so I wanted to try them for myself.  I understand that there may be production differences in sound, but the ones I have sounded very different.  I don't think they are the same.

 

The cable is not removable so I can't swap them to try.

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post #5 of 16
hifiguys, could you give me any comparision between X10 with XB900?
biggrin.gif I'm planning to buy X10 :P
post #6 of 16
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My XB900 is better than my XB800. The X10 is awesome and best of the bunch. The new X05 is also really good. I think the new X-series should have been the XB500 & XB700 replacements. The stupid browser on my work computer doesn't permit embedding the video. I'll fix it when I get home. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcMWrytX48c
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post #7 of 16

So, who is gonna try the XB920? Seemingly just the X10 though for some other markets. Specs say they weigh 5 grams more and they put the F.R. to 28,000 instead of 29,000 for the X10. The XB610 and X05 have the same F.R. though.


Edited by jant71 - 4/27/13 at 3:16pm
post #8 of 16

Hi there,

 

Can you recommend a portable amplifier for XB900. They don't sound so good when I use them with my ipod. Thanks

post #9 of 16

OH, nice to know that. now I see why my xb900 and xb920 sounds the same......ur xb800 looks like my upper-sized xb600...No wonder they are not as good.


Edited by onehungano1 - 6/18/13 at 2:46pm
post #10 of 16
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OH, nice to know that. now I see why my xb900 and xb920 sounds the same......ur xb800 looks like my upper-sized xb600...No wonder they are not as good.

 

if you want more bass, use the E07K, it is nice. if you want more power, go for the E12. Currently I use E12 with my ipod classic, and it drives all my xb series very well. hope this is helpful 

post #11 of 16
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OH, nice to know that. now I see why my xb900 and xb920 sounds the same......ur xb800 looks like my upper-sized xb600...No wonder they are not as good.

hi so you have the 920 and the 900 then and are saying the sound the same.

post #12 of 16

yes I have them both with me~! right now. and they sound the same, as I did the AB, but one thing you should note is that, you need to use the cable without the mic. otherwise it will sound a little different. other than that, they are exactly the same in soudwise


Edited by onehungano1 - 6/29/13 at 3:40pm
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yes I have them both with me~! right now. and they sound the same, as I did the AB, but one thing you should note is that, you need to use the cable without the mic. otherwise it will sound a little different. other than that, they are exactly the same in soudwise

thank you very much for that was about to buy the 920's but will wait for a new sony XB headphone I really wish they make something better than the xb1000

post #14 of 16

is sony going to do that???? im not sure, xb920/ x10 are currently with their flagship price tag ($299) which is same as the xb1000. I dont think they will make another 70mm XB series headphone. 

post #15 of 16
Do the xb900s and xb920s have the exact same sound?
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