SONY headphones? Hi I'm new to high end audio and headphones
Sep 8, 2009 at 9:12 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 55

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I'm 16 and I recently bought a pair of Sony MDR-XB500 headphones for $79.99 and I really like how good the Bass is and great they sound and how comfortable they are but afterwards I realized the world of High end audio headphones.

I was wondering does Sony have a really good high end headphone and are the MDR-500s and 700s good headphones?

I also recently discovered the DJ and stereo head phones they sell, What kind of Sony head phones would you recommend?
 
Sep 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM Post #3 of 55

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why only sony?

the mdr-v6 is great from what i've read



Im kind of a Sony Fan Boy lol with most of their other electronics equipment
 
Sep 8, 2009 at 9:49 PM Post #4 of 55

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There's no reason to limit yourself to sony headphones.

Headphone plugs are pretty standardized unlike some of sony's other products.
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and you might like how some of the more specialized headphone brands sound.
 
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Im kind of a Sony Fan Boy lol with most of their other electronics equipment


Team SONY!!! join us now
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A lot of these so-called 'audiophiles' will turn there noses up to Sony, personally I love Sony; I have never had a piece of Sony equipment die on me, and that includes a mini-disc player from the early 90s.

To answer your question; The Sony MDR-XB500 have the best bass I've heard in a Sony headphone, any headphone at all for that matter, you will be hard pressed to find something better. Sony SA5000 would be there 'audiophile range', this simply means less bass and more detailed mids and that comes with a price tag. You could try and find the discontinued Sony MDR-CD3000, I've heard nothing but positive things about those however at over $1000 used not everyone can afford to hear them. Same can be said for the Sony QUALIA headphones, ridiculously expensive.

If you listen to electronica/techno/trance you name it stick with the XB500s, R&B and hiphop then the XB700s might be more to your liking however I found those somewhat muddy.

If your looking to upgrade you could think about a better source/amp/DAC... what do you currently plug your headphones into and whats your music preference?

Oh and welcome to head-fi, sorry about your wallet!
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Sep 8, 2009 at 10:58 PM Post #14 of 55

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Find an MDR-R10 and call it a day
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besides the top-tier OOP's, i'd forget about Sony. The V6/7506 are nice for live tracking (i have a 7506 that I plug into my video camera), but not very good for music at all, in my opinion
 

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