Excerpt: Sony has always liked the letter X. Who can forget Sony’s X-plod car amplifiers and the unfortunate connotations of X-plod when applied to automotive audio? Undaunted, Sony has introduced eleven new models of XBA headphones. XBA stands for “Experience Balanced Armature.” Who knew that experience began with an X?
Conclusion: The final words for Sony XBA-3 are that these headphones are really amazing and incorporate detailed higher frequencies. Moreover the quality gives a strong competition to already established leaders of markets like Shure and Etymotics. These earphones are offering something with which you can enjoy a rich, deep layered audio with quality noise isolation functionality.
Excerpt: The Sony XBA-3 in-ear headphones are part of a renewed Sony foray into the high-end audio market — with the XBA-1, XBA-2, and XBA-4 (and -IP iPhone variants) the XBA-3 is aimed at music enthusiasts with deep pockets.
Pros: Good bass response, Clear treble, Well built