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. I have been using Klipsch x10's for that past couple of years so I have come from a very high standard.
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. I needed some earphones as the Apple ones weren't cutting it, and having tried a friend's Bose in-ear headphones I was pleasantly surprised to actually logged into Amazon to buy those.
Summary: I used to use sennheiser m70i which I absolutely loved but the sound quality on these is incomparable. It is rich and deep and lovely to hear. Many may be put off by the size but they do not feel heavy or look cumbersome in your ear. One thing to note is the length of cable. As it is quite long and thick it is quite heavy and has a tendency to feel it. although it comes with a clip which could sort it I didn't get on with it and the cable saver just adds weight.
Summary: Bought these as my current in ears are on the way out and needed a new pair to take on holiday, in case the others gave up the ghost whilst away. Tried these out and I think they are really superb for what I listen to. These days it's mainly acoustic music or audiobooks and these earphones do a superb job. I listened to some rock and African and Latin music whilst away too and they coped with those genres well.
Summary: Bought as I lost my Shure in ears and at first listen was a little underwhelmed but I played them straight through for 4 days as another reviewer mentioned they benefit massively from running in. Best advice ever. Now excellent!
Summary: The reviews of these in-ear headphones are very mixed, but having tried the Bose QC20i (great apart from the battery that you need to charge - I've got enough devices to keep charged already, without adding headphones to the list!) So I thought I'd give the XBA4s a listen. They are well packed and look a premium product straight out the box. But as other reviewer's have said, you will be disappointed with the sound...at first!
Amazing earbuds that are incredible value for money
24 November 2013
Summary: You will read many reviews about these and they vary wildly. One of the comments seems to be about the integration of the 4 drive units. Well I can tell you that they allow the music to be at the same time enjoyable but completely dissected so you know absolutely everything that is going on. I mainly listen to rock music but I am currently listening to jazz and the sax sounds fantastic.
The quality of sound produced by this product is astonishing
P. N. Walczynski "snatchyuk", Amazon
23 November 2013
Summary: For the last year or so I have been using shure 535 in ear headphones and I loved everything about them. Sadly I lost them last week and ended up embarking on the journey to find a better value replacement. After reading great reviews I chose ip4's which arrived today. Everything from packaging to the actual product finish screams quality but the real killer here is of course the sound. Great bass, strong but not overpowering...crystal clear treble and impressive midds'.
Summary: Was a bit hesitant about buying these as the price was to good to be true. Tried with Galaxy S4 and ipod 5th gen touch, the ipod sounded much better after getting the right size of ear bud, sound was dynamic and punchy. So overall I'm glad I purchased.