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: Pros: These are good earbuds that offer a boomy bass, clear mids, ok highs that aren't too rolled off and good isolation.
Cons: They are not worth their price as there are clearly better options at the $200 area
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...