Summary: the price is allot and you can find close performance from lesser priced buds
Pros: Very good mids and highs lows are a bit removed but the the quality of these headphones is well with within my comfort range I am a avid music listener and the audio reproduction is great. I minus one egg cause the rubber around the wire tore a little real easily
Cons: rubber around wire tore easily when I brushed a wall
Summary: Not 5 stars because I think they need a little more refinement at the top end of the range, especially at higher volumes. At medium volume, they sound spectacularly good. Been used to the sound of a pair of Soundmagic E10, which are very good as well, but the XBA2 are a step above.
Summary: A good set of earbuds here. I've been trialling them for a few weeks now and am mostly impressed. The lows are nice, not quite as thumping as something like the beats but just enough to have a decent presence. The mids are warm and saturated and in my opinion make these buds.
Summary: Very good in- ear phones although should be given the price tag. Very comfortable, great sound - in line mic is good and very handy. Noise isolation works well! Just more expensive than the equivalent Shure or Sennheiser.
Summary: After a few hours running in, even with my player set on neutral sound setting, the bass is really good without being 'muddy', overall the sound is I think warm but you can hear voices and individual instruments clearly.
Summary: I have not used balanced armature drivers before and it took a few days for my ears to adjust to the tone of these earphones but now that they have I love them. I predominantly listen to audiobooks when out and about and for this reason I did not feel the need to purchase the more expensive models...
Summary: Bought to replace some Denon 560C units which broke. Sound is more defined and clarity is impressive but to me they lack some of the richness of the Denons. Only down side is still can't get used to the J cord when running which pulls on the headphones and dislodges them.