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Sony XBA-4iP
8.0 out of 10

Sony XBA-4iP

The crown jewel of the Balanced Armature family loaded with a Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony XBA-4iP

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Overall 8
8.0

Does the balanced armature 4-way driver make a difference? In a word: Yes.

Joe Hawker, Amazon
30 January 2015
  • Summary: A little bit of context first. What I use these with: Cowon X7 160GB Fiio E11 Amplifier (I do sometimes use these with my PC which has a dedicated Asus Phoebus Solo sound card) IEM's previously owned: Sennheiser IE80 Shure SE215 Sony EX500 Phonak Audéo PFE112 With that out of the way, I like these...
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Overall 2
2.0

is like listening to monaural instead of stereo

Mr. G. Duhau, Amazon
19 December 2014
  • Summary: After 6 months the sound quality none exists; is like listening to monaural instead of stereo. Overall the quality construction is very good; only let down by the faulty QC. I am looking back for my refund.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

alan ivey, Amazon
30 October 2014
  • Summary: Love them brilliant price, Read the revues on them clearly made the right move, Thank you.......
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Overall 4
4.0

Returned for refund due to imbalance

Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 October 2014
  • Summary: Pros -Good looking -In-line controller is a must (have since gone for the Sennheiser IE80s which don't have this and I miss it!) Cons -Had to return due to imbalance in the earphones Summary: Really wanted to like these headphones, but just couldn't get them to work in the end
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Overall 4
4.0

Sony XBA4ip would be better priced at least 100 pound cheaper/

Robert Rand, Amazon
17 August 2014
  • Summary: The quality is good but i wasn't blown away. It is overpriced for sure, and in restrospoectt would not have placed the order.
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Overall 10
10

Refined, quality

Alan, Amazon
7 July 2014
  • Summary: These sound wonderful. Great atmospheric bass with clear midst and sparkling highs - in essence: balanced epic sound. If you don't agree then you like your music foggy and drowned in bass to cloud the music or you haven't achieved a good fit with your buds so try to get them seated right or the bass...
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

greeners29, Amazon
2 July 2014
  • Summary: sent back as there was a high pitched hissing sound that made them unusable
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Overall 2
2.0

Leather case - had to return them for a refund

Tetsugaku-San, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • Summary: Product description doesn't state that the supplied case is real leather (although after receipts, Sony did confirm to me that it is indeed real leather), as a vegetarian I've made a personal choice not to buy any animal products and was disappointed to see this important information hadn't been...
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Overall 10
10

Superb Headphones

Scouse Bernie, Amazon
13 April 2014
  • Summary: These are a fabulous buy if you get them for under £200, but read to the end. Having read all of the reviews, I was a bit nervous about getting them but all I can say no is that I don't understand some of the negative reviews.
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Overall 10
10

Worth every penny.

Serenity, Amazon
8 April 2014
  • Summary: I wasn't sure about this product when reading the description online. I have been spoilt with Bose sound in the car, a high-end separates system at home and THX sound on the telly.
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