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After EQ exactly what I was looking for!,
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This review is from: Sony MDRX800 Overhead Extra Bass Headphones - Black (Electronics)
So, after reading lots of reviews of which most were "bad" because of overwhelming bass, I decided to go for these instead of the XB1000 as they are difficult to get these days. Anyway, I bought these as "fun" cans as I already own a pair of Sennheiser HD650's for critical listening. I wanted a pair of cans that would sound more like my home Theater then my Genelec monitors, so to speak. Well, these deliver on that account and they are a lot of fun after you EQ them properly, as out of the box.. they do sound quite terribly muffled. After I EQ'd them and got rid of a hump in the ~60hz region, bumped up the midrange and highs, now they sound really good (NOT accurate or clinical, but fun, and a very good can for late night movie watching without disturbing the misses ;)).
Definitely not a can for accurate listening to music, but if you are in to Trance/Dance/Hip hop/Dubstep etc, these cans won't disappoint, any other genre is not advisable. If your into movies these cans won't disappoint either, They're not as accurate as my SVS sub, but after some tests these seems to go down to about ~18hz at useable volume and do give you a proper cinema/HT feel.
+ Big Bass, and fairly tight
+ Pretty comfy, although I prefer around the ear like my senns
- Build - all plastic, seems slightly flimsy to a point where I want to be very carefull not to drop them
- BIG BASS (yes also a minus as out of the box it drain anything else, it NEEDS EQ, maybe OK for movies unEQ'd)
- no 3.5 to 6.3 adapter included
- no cary case
All in all, I will keep these as my fun-go-to cans for movies and gaming, and some electronic music if I am in the mood, otherwise I will stick mostly to my 650s, still worth 4 stars as they do exactly what I want them to do now :-)