Summary: When sat properly in the ear, the sound quality is very good however even with the clip attached to clothing I find the buds easily fall out or get knocked which obviously affects the quality. I have 2 main gripes with these earbuds however, the first is that the microphone and remote are on the left side. This has taken a bit of getting used as all my other headphones had this fitted to the right.
Summary: I have had many In-Ear headphones including: Klipsch 10 & 10i, Sennheiser IE8, Shure 530 and lesser models from Denon and Sennheiser. What I particularly like about the XBA-3ip, is the very good sound quality across the audio spectrum. If you like bass then you will find it here but not excessively so. The build quality is very good compared to many of the one's I have had before. I certainly expect these to last for a while.
Summary: Really good sounding in ear headphones and work well with Spotify on my Galaxy s4, they also sound great with my IPad. One slight criticism is that they could have slightly more bass but this aside I am now hearing new instruments in tunes that I have been listening too for years.
Summary: These IEMs are great but have a serious flaw, high level of sibilance which makes certain treble sounds very harsh, bordering on painful (see various threads online). I returned them for this reason and got the newer model, the XBA 30ip. These fix that issue and you're left with a beautifuly balanced, crip and detailed sound.
Summary: For me, having the addition of inline controls is a big plus for in ear phones which you intend to use on a mobile device. This for me rules out many other high end earbuds which may well be great but don't have the option for controls. This led me to try out the XBA3-ip's which I purchased last week from Amazon. I highly doubt you would regret buying these earphones. I am still under 10 hours use and am already very impressed.
Summary: This is rated by What Hi-Fi and over at head-fi.org which is why I gave this a shot. I considered the other high end headphones £200-£300 but generally the life span of in ears don't seem to be that long, so spending £300 didn't appeal to me. The Sony seemed to offer a quite good performance review Vs price ratio, with the added bonus of iPhone volume, mic and play controls. This also automatically dismissed quite a few of the other high end earphones.
Summary: Best set of earphones yet. Need to upgrade my system to take full advantage. Very comfortable, and impressed with the selection of ear bud adaptors; luckily the smallest are a good fit. Good service. Look forward to long and continued use.
Summary: I am a very heavy user of inner ear headphones. Since I got my first iPhone 3 years ago I must have been through 2-3 pairs a year. I have spent everything between £20 and £150 before now and had some really good quality headphones. I have always liked the Sennheiser CX 300 for the price and I had a pair of Beyerdynamic MMX 101s which sounded brilliant but were incredibly flimsy.
Summary: Na weken allerlei reviews te hebben gelezen heb ik deze gekocht. Heb hiervoor de AKG K370 gehad waar ik tevreden mee was maar wilde nu voor kwaliteit gaan en dat heb ik met deze Sony gekregen. :-)
Heb ze pas twee dagen dus ik probeer over 2 maan...