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post #16 of 36

XB500s aren't produced anymore and now cost upwards of $70 or more to get a unit. Not worth it at that price.


Edited by Tus-Chan - 7/31/13 at 7:13am
post #17 of 36
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XB500s aren't produced anymore and now cost upwards of $70 or more to get a unit. Not worth it at that price.


You have a point, its a shame that Sony discontinued the XB500.

post #18 of 36

The XB500 was my first step into hi-fi; it really is a shame you can't find them anymore. You could probably snag a pair on eBay for cheap.

post #19 of 36
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Sony XB500 mate! Great thumping bass making them ideal for rap music and dupstep. They are also very comfy to ware thanks to there ultra soft leather ear pads, like pillows resting on your head.
Do they have really good clarity? And what about detachable cable?
post #20 of 36

Monster N-Pulse... I think they look good and produce a healthy amount of bass with a good overall warm sound. You can get them cheap from eBay (bought mine like at $100 but have seen auctions end anywhere from 65 to 95... they are new also, so no fakes yet as far as I'm aware of! ;)).

 

Could recommend others but they are not all that good looking! ;)

post #21 of 36
Do they have really good clarity? And what about detachable cable?

 

The clarity is terrible and the cord is not only not detachable, but it is double-sided as well. At least the cable is flat do it doesn't tangle often, but still. But they offer a sound signature that will blow you away if you're looking for nothing but gobs of bass.

post #22 of 36
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The clarity is terrible and the cord is not only not detachable, but it is double-sided as well. At least the cable is flat do it doesn't tangle often, but still. But they offer a sound signature that will blow you away if you're looking for nothing but gobs of bass.
Have that with my beats already 😂
post #23 of 36
Have that with my beats already

 

The XB500 basically sound like a parody of the Beats sound signature, taken to full extremes.

I still fully recommend the ATH-PRO700mk2, but be aware that the pads need a bit of stuffing to feel good on the noggin.

post #24 of 36
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The XB500 basically sound like a parody of the Beats sound signature, taken to full extremes.


I still fully recommend the ATH-PRO700mk2, but be aware that the pads need a bit of stuffing to feel good on the noggin.
Do they have more clarity than the ATH-M50
post #25 of 36

They have about the same clarity as the M50, but they have less treble so it isn't as apparent.

post #26 of 36
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Do they have more clarity than the ATH-M50
Does the bass muffle out anything? Because I want to be able to hear EVERY detail
post #27 of 36
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They have about the same clarity as the M50, but they have less treble so it isn't as apparent.
oops. Wrong quote so would you recommend them over the m50's? Are they worth the extra money?
post #28 of 36

Unlike Beats, the bass doesn't overpower everything else. Beats are a very poor example of how to voice a fun, bassy headphone. These headphones should be quite a bit bassier than your Beats, and yet have far less of a muffled sound. The bass still has the potential to cover up some detail, but this just happens with bassy headphones in general, because frequency response is all relative; in order for something to be added in one area, something must be taken away elsewhere.

post #29 of 36

If you want clarity, then get the $25 JVC HAS400. It has great detail and sounds better than some headphones that are $150+.

Don't take my word for it. Find a place where you can listen to it.

post #30 of 36

Where exactly does one go to demo $25 JVC headphones?

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