- Oct 13, 2012
So during the summer i will be working just for the sole purpose to get headphones. My price limit is $400 dollars with headphones and an amp. I originally wanted the Sony MDR-xb1000s but the more i researched about them the more i became afraid of getting them since they may not be punchy but i heard that if powered to the correct amp it can have very powerful bass. I already own the xb500s and the xb800s and to me, after getting the xb800s it felt like the xb500s were lacking bass! I need more bass but i don't know any other headphones that are more powerful than the xb800s. The headphones will stay in the house because the xb800s are sufficient enough for portable use. So just wondering, how does the Xb-500s compare to the xb1000s and is there other bass headphones that are much more bass heavy than the xb1000s? I mostly listen to rap and hip hop.