Originally Posted by howihearit
8 out of 10 sounds ok!! Or very good!!
It depends on what you believe a 9 or 10 is...
Basically from an apple device you think it sounded good...
Ok man some impressions please ( from the apple device )
: the sound of vocals
Bass was great by the sounds of it
a 10 is not like the ultimate earphone, a 10 was the H3 on the Mac book and compared to that it was a 8 on my Dell @ Home.
The soundstage is great, as I said, I turned around as I thought someone is talking to me and I was able to show the exact spot.
I would say it is a bit dark. But does not sound bloated.
Vocals sound really clear and you could not just hear the singer taking breath, you could hear a lot of details in the voice.
highs are there and clear, but I like it in Psytrance i.e. when the snare is so sharp that it hurts in the ear. But others call it hissing and dont like it.
Originally Posted by dweaver
If they miss detail on regular music files I can't see how they will be able to present the minutia that is in those kind of HD files.
I don´t know what to say... actually I think you are in the wrong forum. Of course THIS makes the difference. Bad files sound on cheap Headphones better, because they don´t point out the lost quality. Its like watching a old Homevideo on a 20" tv and it looks nice, but when you see it on a 50" full HD TV you will say the video looks blurred. And this is like you are watching only crappy Videos on your new flat screen and then you say "the TV is bad, it has a low resolution and as it is not sharp on my old black and white movies it will sure be bad with a blu ray too."
I don´t get any money by sony or work for them. But I am pretty sure you are doing something wrong. At first it was the same for the xba 3 until the majority noticed it is dued to the source. And by the way, the XBA - H3 has the same dynamic speaker as the ex1000.