Sony MDR-XB500 vs Sony MDR-XB700
Nov 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM Post #166 of 173

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dont worry you should be fine as far as comfort with glasses on the xb700
 
Nov 6, 2012 at 11:57 PM Post #168 of 173

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I have MDR-X10 (almost identical to XB900, only color variant). Its sound is extremely over bassed and unclear. On-ear pad is not comfortable compared to XB1000 (I do not have XB700). I dislike X10, so I will not recommend X900 to anyone.
 
Apr 27, 2013 at 7:24 PM Post #170 of 173

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Hello,
I was looking for headphones that cost less than 50 € or so, with deep bass and extended mid and not intrusive and annoying.

You say that the Sony XB500 do it for me, or is it better to choose another?
 
Jul 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM Post #171 of 173

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Here's how I'd describe the difference between these two using a simplied frequency response graph that would picture how I see the relevance of the lows and mids and highs to each other in these headphones based on how I thought they sounded unEQ'd and how I EQ'd myself and comparing a bit with headphone.com graphs:
 

 
XB700 has a quite typical V-shaped frequency response curve while XB500 is more like a slanting slope.


From my experience, the Sony XB500 has more midbass than the Sony XB700 headphones, which is why it has more impact and feel. If you prefer deep subwoofer bass over midbass, then get the XB700 headphones. If you are after headphones that have a great bass impact that you can feel XB500 all the way!
 
Oct 28, 2013 at 1:33 AM Post #172 of 173

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Your frequency response is wrong. The biggest difference is that the xb700s are boosted around 2khz by about 3 to 5 decibels louder than the xb500s. And also the xb700s reaches their peak in bass around 200hz and slightly starts fading from there.
 
Aug 9, 2016 at 12:09 AM Post #173 of 173

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Having owned both headphones, I can say that the Sony MDR-XB700's are more comfortable wear, and definitely offer more in the low frequency range. When connected to an amp, the 700's physically vibrate 
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. Great for bassheads. Now to acquire the XB1000's ...
 

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