“ These in-ear clip-style earphones are great for working out. They have decent sound, but like many consumer-oriented 'buds, over-emphasize the bass at the sake of the mids. Trebles are pretty good. I use these headphones out and about, and exercising as the clips are really handy for keeping on. However, since the clips are replaceable and removable, one can use them as regular IEMs as...” --jackgopack4
“ I love these for watching movies at odd hours or on the laptop away from home. They're so comfortable that I can wear them for 6-8 hours straight. Unfortunately, I find them totally unacceptable for music, though they're a better fit for portable use or the computer because of EQ. Several posts compared the sound quality to etymotic's 4 IEM, uh, no way in hell. Proper fit...” --KlausGut
EARBUD-STYLE HEADPHONES DELIVER RICH SOUND WITH DEEP BASS; MOISTURE GUARD ALLOWS FOR MOISTURE TO PASS AROUND HEADPHONES; DETACHABLE SOFT HANGERS PROVIDE ULTRA-SECURE. COMFORTABLE FIT;CAN ALSO BE USED AS STANDARD EARBUDS BY DETACHING HANGERS; INCLUDES 3 SIZES
Linear drive balanced armature./Sound conduit and housing are made of brass.It realizes a clear sound. /Direct drive structure./Serrations cable to be less entangled.
“I bought a gold coloured Sony XBA 10 in a retail store in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia for about 42 USD about 2 month ago. Fairly old stock with original box but plastic wrap still half intact- means it never been open before. They are made in Thailand. True enough the earphone and all the accesories are still intact inside. Many pairs of Sony silicone/ hybrid tip. Unfortunately even with the best...” --AzimAkbar
“ 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. Not that great to those who love dubstep, etc. Bass goes a bit muffled at first, but...” --Ezio
“ Pros: These are good earbuds that offer a boomy bass, clear mids, ok highs that aren't too rolled off and good isolation. Cons: They are not worth their price as there are clearly better options at the $200 area ” --Mheat122134
Prepare for unbelievable audio quality you never thought possible from in-ear headphones. These balanced armature beauties are meticulously pre-tuned by Sony engineers to deliver a pristine soundscape full of beautiful highs and deep, resonating lows right out of the box. Better yet, they feature in-line smartphone control for adjusting volume and even answering calls.
A genuine product of Sony Japan. In a Japanese retail package.
“The entire Sony XBA Line is stunning: very sensitive and well executed lines, comfortable despite size, flat cable, nice case, a 90'plug. The first time I tried the Xba3 the sound wasn't appealing at all. Unnatural and spiky treble, (some people refers as metallic sound) and didn't cope well with my recordings. Nowadays I understand the praise and it has...” --squallkiercosa