Purchased this in March 2013 sound was excellent but the button unit disintegrated in Feb 2014 after ...
5 November 2014
Summary: Purchased this in March 2013 sound was excellent but the button unit disintegrated in Feb 2014 after very little use. Had to buy superglue in Barbados to try and hold it together. Now binned and have gone back to Klipish X11i's.
Summary: The sound quality and noise cancellation is excellent on these, unfortunately the remote control volume does not work on my samsung phone and the connector does not connect properly to my nexus. If they provided a connector which could adapt to my range of devices this would have received a 5 star.
Summary: Bought a pair of XBA-3IP in September 2013 based on the good sound reviews and recommendation by What Hi-Fi? . Sound quality was really good and I was impressed. It had its quirks to find the best fit in my ears, but managed it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.