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So today i picked up a pair of Sony MDR-ZX300's and i was expecting something much better than from what ive had with my Apple Earpods, i feel like i was sadly mistaken. I plugged them in and the first thing i thought was "what?" They sound a lot less... open? i dont know how to describe it, they sound like muffled, darker, i think it must be that it has low treble or something. I also noticed that it doesnt have much bass, i was expecting bass. Maybe they are made for the lows, and have the mids and highs muffled? im not sure, but i know that i dont really like them. The bass is nothing exciting, the mids sound muffled and like blehh, the highs also sound muffled.
Right now i am playing some COD on pc and i noticed right away that everything just sounds more muffled, less intense; the gunshots sound much more muffled, same goes for explosions, and almost everything else. It is extremely bothering and i dont think i would ever be able to get used to it. I changed my pc EQ to "Powerful" which gives it a little more bass and takes away some of the muffled sound and makes everything just sound more alive. I just switched back to my Apple Earpods and the game just sounds so much more alive! The gunshots sound real again, they are not muffled anymore, the explosions actually explode again, it feels like a dark veil was taken off and it sounds alive again, more so than i ever thought after playing with the Sony's for like half an hour. I also noticed my ears were fatigued when i took off the Sony's, my ears felt relieved like if they were working too hard to listen in game with the sony's on. 
Its crazy, but i genuinely feel that my good old Apple Earpods sound better than my new pair of Sony MDR-ZX300's. The bass on the earpods sound more "there" it has more of a boom and rumble. They sound more "alive." All this leads back to the cause, the Sony's just sound muffled, like they have a dark shade over them, they have less life, i hope you guys understand what i mean. I actually started feeling depressed as i listened to music and played COD with the Sony's on, the bass was dead, the overall sound was dead, muffled.
I just want a pair of headsets that have booming bass when the bass comes in, and are clear, NOT MUFFLED; quality vibrant sound, but again, with booming bass and a rumbling bass when the bass comes into the song or whatever it would be i would listening to. I listen to dubstep, dubstep branch-off's  and some hip hop, and i am a natural born basshead, but i need quality, vibrant, alive sound, meaning not muffled.
Could this just be a defective pair or do i need to burn them in, what do you guys think? Or is that just how they sound and how they always will, if so i am going to return them asap and go back to square one looking for a good pair. Also, if i have to find a new pair, what do you guys think would be a good choice for a pair that has vibrant, clear, open sound, and booming bass when the bass comes in and only when the bass comes in?

 

Sorry for the long block of text, but i want to describe whats going on in the best detail and convey how upset i am with this pair of trash(cans). Please leave some feedback and help as to whats going on with them, what to do, etc. Thanks in advance!