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post #31 of 63
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ok.. decided to just get the XB50, as they're $27 here with my work discount. i must say, they're really good for the price. does remind me a bit of my XB90.. differences being less clarity, a bit more bloat, and if you have a less than stellar track quality.. lets the hiss through more. but for the price i paid.. def worth it. it's also surprisingly comfortable. i commute here in NYC a lot, and my Sennheiser IE80 is not ideal for a lot of walking and subway rides, so these XB50s will be my commute IEM for now.


Edited by radiohead14 - 5/6/14 at 11:58am
post #32 of 63

im debating if i should get this or some ultimate ears

post #33 of 63
Xb50, 70 or 90?
post #34 of 63
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Originally Posted by kevms89 View Post

Xb50, 70 or 90?


Apparently the XB70 are the best sounding of the three. Similar signature to the XB90, but a smoother overall with tighter bass. But, thats just what I've read so take it with a grain of salt :P

post #35 of 63
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Originally Posted by B9Scrambler View Post


Apparently the XB70 are the best sounding of the three. Similar signature to the XB90, but a smoother overall with tighter bass. But, thats just what I've read so take it with a grain of salt :P

Hmm, xb70 it is then, Plus I am a sucker for mic's smily_headphones1.gif
post #36 of 63
Awesome. I'm sure they will be nice. When I heard the 70s had a metal housing...I was a little jelly. I like metal buds.
post #37 of 63
Do the 50's and 90's have metal too?

I must admit I still am interested in the 90's as they look cool, are only in Japan and have that huge 16mm driver, also I only have my xba30 which is dynamic so I am curious to hear how a HQ dynamic sounds as I never had one.
post #38 of 63
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Originally Posted by kevms89 View Post

Do the 50's and 90's have metal too?

I must admit I still am interested in the 90's as they look cool, are only in Japan and have that huge 16mm driver, also I only have my xba30 which is dynamic so I am curious to hear how a HQ dynamic sounds as I never had one.

The 50s are plastic, but look metal. I think the 90s look pretty awesome smily_headphones1.gif don't know much about them though. might be worth getting over the 70s for the exclusivity lol.
post #39 of 63
Yup I made my choice, the 90's are next, 16mm, cool looking exclusive and nothing but good things said about them.

I also want the ex600 but I am not sure about them just yet, I really wish I could find a pair to sample.
post #40 of 63
I really like the look of the ex600. The cheap noise canceling mdr-nc13 (which I quite like actually) seem to share similar styling queues.
post #41 of 63
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Originally Posted by B9Scrambler View Post
 


Apparently the XB70 are the best sounding of the three. Similar signature to the XB90, but a smoother overall with tighter bass. But, thats just what I've read so take it with a grain of salt :P

Hmmmm i dunno.

I tried them and personally feel XB50 and 70 are far inferior to the XB90 in terms of clarity and extensions.

I'm a little disappointed as I thought they were meant to be updates to the very well-received XB90.

post #42 of 63
That's why I said to take my comment lightly smily_headphones1.gif I've only heard the XB50 (which I am still on the fence about), and read about the others.

Unfortunately newer doesn't always equal better, but I suppose that is also up to the ear of the beholder when it come to sound preference.
post #43 of 63
When the xb600 came out, there was similar disappointment vs the xb500.
post #44 of 63
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

When the xb600 came out, there was similar disappointment vs the xb500.

Well sometimes it's about an honest change in sound character departing from the previous, which makes some of us unable to accept the unexpected result.

Other times it's simply a step back in terms of sound quality.


Methinks there is a need to be prudent in deciding between the two.

post #45 of 63

I have the xb60s already kinda tempted by the 50s are they worth it?  Or should I wait for the 70s to show up to buy in the US without importing?

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