Excerpt: In a market where smaller is often seen as more attractive, the earpieces on the Sony XBA-3iP earphones aren’t quite as slender as on comparable models from Klipsch or Beyerdynamic, but that’s because they accommodate the triple balanced armature drivers complete with tweeter and woofer.
Pros: Good isolation, fine detail, impressive clarity
Excerpt: It’s not hard to imagine a music fan dropping £50 or £60 on a new pair of headphones . Stepping up from those horrible buds that come with your iPhone or iPod is one of the best investments anyone can make. It takes a special kind of enthusiast to drop several hundred dollars on a pair of headphones, though. Sony’s XBA-3iP in-ear headphones cost a cool £200, and at that price you expect a no-compromise experience: fantastic sound quality, style, and comfort.