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Sony XBA1
8.6 out of 10

Sony XBA1

Featuring Sony's new Balanced Armature full range drivers, these Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony XBA1

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2012
  • Summary: I got a set of XBA-3s a few months ago and I liked them a lot, but I had been wary with them because of the somewhat steep price. Then I found at a local audio-store super discounted XBA-1s and I though those would be a really nice gift for my friend who still used crappy earbuds.
  • Pros: Extremely clear sound for less tha $100, Small and comfortable, semi-flat cord, super lightweight, Accesory set
  • Cons: No strain relief, thin cord, don't isolate that much noise, not bassy
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2012
  • Summary: Along with the summary below, I have posted a Youtube review of the Sony XBA-1. If you like the video, please check out my channel for more reviews     Summary   BUILD   The XBA-1 is very practically designed, with a narrow nozzle and a thoughtful selection of tip sizes with Sony's great hybrid...
  • Pros: Good wearing comfort, lightweight, isolating, mellow sound signature with clear mids
  • Cons: Blunted bass and treble, grain to the sound, not everyone likes J-cables
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2012
  • Summary: These earphones are massively comfortable and clarity and soundstage is amazing for its price (but im not a total expert on IEM's so maybe there's something better out there). Best used for people that want clarity and listens to rock, acoustic, EDM, classical, live etc for the best experience.
  • Pros: Good Soundstage, Extremely Comfortable, Clarity is amazing for its price
  • Cons: Bass goes deep but a bit muffled, needs long burn out for full experience.
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Overall 7
7.3

Expert Review

reviewed
18 May 2012
  • Summary: The Sony XBA-1s punch a bit above their weight class.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony XBA-1iP headphones

Pocket Lint
14 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The XBA-1iP balanced armature headphones may look the part and talk the talk on the packaging, but when it comes to the overall listening experience they’re quite average. A lack of low-end response leaves the mid-levels to dominate.
  • Pros: Good sound isolation, various earbuds for more tailored fit
  • Cons: Proper seal can easily be lost when on the move, expensive, mid-heavy sound that can be tinny/crunchy, lack of low-end bass even when good seal is achieved
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Mobile Review
19 November 2012
  • Summary: В общем-то, все выводы уже сделаны – наушники отличные, своих 1.5 (и даже 2) тысяч стоят, можно смело покупать для ознакомления с «арматурным» звуком.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

digitallife.se
19 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Sony XBA-1 är en snygg lur som levererar ett naturligt ljud för den som ställer höga krav. Men är det inte lite väl svårlyssnat?
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Overall 7
7.4

Sony XBA-1iP im Test: günstiger HiFi-Ohrhörer mit Apple-tauglicher Kabelfernbedienung

CNET
4 July 2012
  • Summary: Sony bewirbt seine XBA-Serie damit, dass sie die ersten Ohrhörer sind, die miniaturisierte „Balanced-Armature“-Treiber verwenden, die ein breites Klangspektrum und präzise Wiedergabe bieten.
  • Pros: günstigster Ohrhörer aus Sonys XBA-Serie, Kabelfernbedienung mit Mikrofon und Lautstärkesteuerung, hochauflösender, ausbalancierter Treiber, gute Unterdrückung von Umgebungsgeräuschen
  • Cons: vergleichsweise schwacher Bass
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