1. ShankasoarusREX

    Recommendations for Full-Sized *Open* Headphones for Drum and Bass

    Hey Head-Fi!! I'm sort of new to high quality audio and head gear. I'm looking for a reasonably priced (~$75-100) set of headphones for some true audio appreciation. I'm learning more about lossless files and on my cheap $10 sony headphones I know there is no way I am getting anything next to...
  2. Bdashrice

    Sony XB500s or Beats????

    Ive got into a lot of arguments about how my amazing xb500s are better than everybodys beats, and im not even sure if they are... so i thought you guys would know and i dont want this to be a money thing, just purely sound.

    Sony XB500 vs. 700?

    Ok I know this is over used but no thread i've seen has answered my specific question. I need to know what the difference IN BASS is between the two headphones. I heard that the 700's go deeper but the 500's are punchier, is that true? i'm looking for bass that will thump my head. Because my...
  4. tacobff

    Sony XB500's vs. Citiscape uptown/downtown

    How do those two headphones compare to each other in terms of bass?   I know xb500s are a bass monster, however I'm not entirely sure about the uptowns and downtowns. I've only heard that the downtowns are bass heavy, but the uptowns are balanced with a tinge of bass.   Care to weigh in?
  5. VVhitewolf

    Pc bass help

    Hi guys, So I have been spending a lot of time reading through the website on many different topics and i ordered a pair of Panasonic RP-HTF600-S . I would like to think im a bit of a basshead. I was really looking at the the MDR-xb500 because i used them for a while and really liked them. I had...
  6. xnor

    Headphones sensitivity, impedance, required V/I/P, amplifier gain

    The following table is based on measurements, not manufacturer specs.   Target SPL is 110 dB SPL. The source is assumed to output 2 V. The amp is assumed to be a voltage source (0 ohm output impedance). Voltage, current, power are RMS figures.   What do the columns mean? S@1V is the...
  7. mastapro

    new headphones needed: stylish, good sound quality, around $110

    Hi guys, so i've been a member of this forum for a long time but i haven't had a headphone purchase in a while.... in the past i've had the m50 and a few sennheisers which all came from recommendations from this forum so i'm back to get some more advice.  I noticed that I go on trips 4-5 times a...
  8. sameesamdon

    Bass heavy IEM better than ATH CKS 77 ???

    Hi Guys,   I recently bought ATH CKS 77 on line. It arrived today but my first impression is not that very good in favor of it.  I have JVC explosives, SOny XB 500.. the bass amount of ATH CKS 77 does not meet my expectations. But I admire it cos of the clarity it produces.   Can you...
  9. pro1137

    Has anyone else seen this on Skullcandy's website?

    This angers me and makes me laugh at the same time. I seriously hope they don't believe it themselves.    
  10. captin tofy

    best headphone and amp if needed in budget 140$

    best headphone and amp if needed in budget 160$ max i got iphone 4s which i use most also got creative zen xfi2 idk where it is i saw fiio e7 got adac i may need this  i would prefer louder music than that i got but also sound quality is a need want and advice fast plz cuz i get them...
  11. Bassheadspl

    What headphone amp can push my 'XB500' to the limits without 'Clipping' them?

    Hello headfiers, currently i own a pair of Sony xb500 headphones and i power them from a fiio e11 amplifier. With this setup, when i crank up the volume on the amplifier to a high volume level, so the subwoofer bass goes crazy, the drivers start to make a clipping sound. This also happens on my...
  12. KonKossKang

    After upgrading from xb500,what would be suitable upgrade from Q40?Also,any laptop speakers that sound at least like the xb500?

    Long story short the xb500 bass didnt blow out,the end of the wire got loose and now the bass is pretty much stuck at where the q40's are at lol.Now,what headphone would be as direct an upgrade as the q40's were to the xb500?will i be able to find a headphone that at least retains the q40's...
  13. dbsteve85

    Make my decision for me!

    Hello,   I'm ready to make a modest entry into high fidelity audio. I plan to start with a headphone purchase under $250. Upon receiving the headset I will probably play them out of my dedicated sound card (X-fi titanium) until I buy an amplifier, which I am sure to do because I'm a sucker...
  14. KonKossKang

    Headphone cushion modding rare or common?

    I know how to take the q40 pads off and switch em.BUT,i want to know how many other headphones have that ability to Switch earpads with one another like the sennheiser 595 (could be wrong about that one)q40 etc.   If i already know these headphones can do that,why ask?Because there are...
  15. JeffJeffery

    You say the beats are overpriced... what is a headphone that is similar in sound but cheaper?

    I went to best buy and listened to some of their headphones for a little while.  I listened to the studio's for maybe 5 min and liked them.  I'm use to my $10 ear buds that have no bass and are not very good sounding.  I really like listening to music in my car because it is more engaging with...
  16. A

    Over-ear bluetooth (wireless) comfortable Headphones

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a pair of headphones, and I don't know what to pick. I don't really care very much about sound quality, though its okay if it has good sound quality as well. I want headphones that are over the ear, and really comfortable (like the sony mdr xb500s) and bluetooth...
  17. chib

    Sony Xb500 Appreciation Thread. [GOT BASS?]

    Laugh at me all you want but these truly deserve a thread. First off, If you aren't a bass head then hit the back button located at the top of your screen, This deep dark place isn't for you. I saw these at London Drugs after I got off work and I absolutely could not resist picking them...
  18. PinoyPogiman

    Are There any Headphone Hard Box-Cases?

    like some other people,  i take care of my cans like they're delicate babies.   and just holding on to them while walking around in school seems just too much for me to cringe about.   i want to be able to keep them in my Bookbag, but i cant do that because of the rowdiness of school...
  19. Bassheadspl

    Is It the amp or is it the drivers that are clipping? Sony XB500?

    Hello headfiers, i have an issue with my Sony XB500 headphones. I notice that when i crank up the volume on the fiio e11 very high, when the bass gets to a point when it becomes subwoofer crazy, i hear clipping sound from the drivers. I hear the clipping sound on the right driver first and when...
  20. moonmaster345

    Torn over which >100 cans to buy

    Let's see... We have the Sony xb500 which provide excellent bass and with eq decent mids and highs BUT have an auDio leak $70 Then we have the Phillips CityScape Uptowns that are good all around, they are BEAUTIFUL have controller But aren't that good in the lower bass. $75 Then we have the...
  21. deeo

    Help with buying DAC(soundcard)?

    Alright,so about a week ago i made a thread where i was deciding which headphone i should buy(XB500/XB700 alternative)..I decided to go with the ath-m50s..when i first i got them , i really liked how the headphone sounded, but i was pretty dissapointed with the bass(and i was mainly lookin for a...
  22. sloomingbla

    sony xb vs zx series?

    ok. so i do listen to dubstep but i also listen to classical. i have 60$ and was wondering which brand to go with? xb500 or zx500?   i would be using an iphone to power it, and basically is balanced better than bass?
  23. sloomingbla

    Upgrade from sony xb-500's, suggestions (180$ budget)

    i have a sony xb500 and i was looking for an upgrade. i have 180$ (and no i really cant go even a buck above this, but i will take used headphones)   im looking for headphones that have atleast half the bass of the 500's but also has atleast a decent upgrade to everything else. i dont just...
  24. Maximal

    What headphones would suit me?

    Hey guys, don't know if this is the right section of the forum to post this, but anyways.. Sooo, I'm new to all of this, I have never owned any good or "expensive" headphones, more than some cheaper in-ear from local stores. But since I don't know anything I have always thought they have had...
  25. nygamer814

    best headphones

    hi im new to head-fi   im looking for headphones that sound great bass,mids, and higs i listen to sony xb500 i love the bass but high and mids feel overlapped i want headphones that have the bass of the xb500 but with better mids and highs that go real good togeather. i listen to...