Pros: Edgy design, Flat cables, Powerful sound performance, Instead of choosing one over the other, Sony included a driver unit that features the best of both the balanced armature and dynamic designs. Not only does this add value, it sounds wonderful. Plus, the design is flat-out appealing. Extra goodies, like the flat cable and the included ear tips, work as fantastic value-adds.
Cons: Premium price, No inline controls, However, at $150, it's fair to expect a little more. The lack of inline controls doesn't go by unnoticed. In fact, if not for this omission, the XBA-H1 would have otherwise been a must-have product despite the high price tag.