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Sony-xba-2.33430735
8.6 out of 10

Sony XBA 2

Step up from the XBA-1 with these XBA-2 Balanced Armature in-ear Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony XBA 2

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Overall 6
6.0

Waste of money

Alex, Amazon
21 June 2014
  • Summary: Totally disappointed with the sound quality of them. Too much bass and heights are so metallic. Returned after 2 days. Bought instead the Soundmagic E10 which sound exceptional. Even now, after 6 months of using them I am amazed by the crispness and fidelity of sound.
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Overall 6
6.0

Underwhelming, Not Worth The Price..

M. Spencer, Amazon
7 March 2014
  • Summary: Been using SoundMagic E10's for the last year, What Hi-Fi's best earphone under £40 for the last three years running. Thought the XBA2 iP's, What Hi-Fi's best earphone between £120-£200 award winner in 2012, would be an upgrade. Sadly, I was wrong... Pros 1. The detail and depth is excellent. You will hear background instruments and echoes quite prominently. Better than the E10's in this regard. 2.
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Overall 6
6.0

Is it my ears ?

P. Howe, Amazon
29 December 2013
  • Summary: I just cannot get these to fit comfortably and just cannot get any decent bass sound from them. Not sure if I had a dud set but ended up spending £25 on a pair of sennheisers and they are much much better for fit and sound.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fab sound, hard to fit in ears !!!!

Mike Jeavons, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: Great sound quality on these but the earpieces are crazy sizes and can be hard to fit to ear size - so a little disappointing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Capable pair of earbuds, but!

K. Tajalli, Amazon
30 July 2013
  • Summary: To my surprise, Bass is their strongest point - surprise! because balanced armature technology is known to be lacking in that department, but not on these. Bass is plenty, tuneful and they resolve it very well. Midrange is a little splashy at times, but reasonable. Treble, what treble? it either did not like my Galaxy Note II,or vice versa. there may be an impedance mismatch - I don't know, but the treble is muted big time - no sparkle, no high hats!
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Worth It

A S Thind, Amazon
4 July 2013
  • Summary: I'm a big audiophile and I bought these headphones thinking that they would be very good value for money. Unfortunately, they are a big let down. The stage reproduction is narrow, the treble tinny and the base is very poor. I bought these to replace my Soundmagic E10's, which was a mistake. Honestly, save your money and buy a pair of E10's. They are twice as good. Don't bother with anything else less than £100.
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Overall 6
6.0

Klobig

Tommy, Amazon
6 December 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Lieferant Super, Produkt naja

Pseudonym, Amazon
4 July 2013
  • Summary: Die Kopfhörer haben schon einen guten Klang, den Preis Wert sind sie allerding nicht. Möchte nochmal ausdrücklich erwähnen das ich über den Lieferanten kein schlechtes Wort sagen kann. Das war alles bestens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Früher war alles besser

bot47, Amazon
9 April 2013
  • Summary: Gut: Wie immer gute Passform Bässe sanft Trotz anderslautender Beschreibung einigermaßen ausgeglichenes Klangbild. Wie schön, wenn einen die Werbung auf diese Art anlügt :) Egal: Höhen neigen zum Zischen und klingen etwas blechern, aber nicht so dramatisch. Reibungen am Kabel hört man relativ stark und störend => Kabel etwas mehr abwickeln!
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Overall 6
6.0

licht und schatten

Simon S, Amazon
13 December 2012
  • Summary: in tests werden die xba in ears von sony gelobt, in foren oft kritisiert. Die BA treiber sind keine neue technologie von Sony. Es gbit im preisbereich bis 100€ auch BA-in-ears von anderen marken. Diese kopfhörer haben alle weniger Bass und ein schmaleres frequenzspektum als "herkömmliche" kopfhörer. Dafür haben sie aber auch eine bessere auflösung. Das positive: Für ca. 100€ sind 2 BA-treiber pro seite schon eher selten. Der zusätzliche Bass-lautsprecher lohnt sich auch.
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