I have a problem and this is driving me mad. I’ve bought my first decent quality set of headphones today. I have a Sanza Clip+ for about two months now.
I’ve used it mostly for audiobooks and some easy music and it’s great for that. However, it’s awful with this set of headphones. They may not seem much (only $30, discount sale) but they should be highly superior to the ones that came from Sandisk.
To get to the problem, the sound quality is awful. I mean AWFUL. It’s muddy and it’s virtually driving me insane. On another source (a Nokia phone) it sounds great. Rich bass, natural sounds, etc. I’ve even done a side by side comparasion of a song by Adele on YouTube and the Mp3 and YouTube wins big time (through my laptop’s headphone jack).
I don’t know why. The headphones are called MDR-XB300 by Sony.
Once again, they sound AWESOME on the Nokia’s output and from my computer. When I listen to my MP3 player it’s like all the frequencies jam one into another and I can’t listen this way. The stock, $5 headphones from Sanza sound a lot better than this.
I’ve tried to play a bit with the EQ but the improvement is very marginal. I can’t rockbox it since it’s bought primarly for Audible.
Here’s the link of the headphones:
I know they are not amazing but it does not make any sense. Right now, a 360p video on YouTube sounds great while several FLAC albums on the Sanza sound awful.
Suggestions please? I’m frustrated because of this …