“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
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
“I got the XBA-40 almost a year ago. So I've been listening to these for a while now and know well the limitations and string points of these headphones. With that said, this is my first review and not have had very much experience with headphones so far. My only other headphone that I've bought with audiophilia in mind was a pair of Sony's too. The XBA-1(exercise versions), which i had a very...” --Deeman
“After picking these up from the Sony Store about a year ago, I can say that these are definitely not worth the $350-$400 price tag. Luckily, I picked them up for around $180 and to me, this seems like a more reasonable price for the XBA-4. I really wanted to like these IEMs a lot more than I actually do. These were primarily going to be my pair for electronic music. I immediately...” --cuiter23
Hybrid entry level IEM from Sony. Features one dynamic and one balanced armature driver. Successor to Sony XBA - H1
“Long time reader, first time poster, it's time for some contribution to the forum: here's my appraisal of Sony’s XBA-A3, compared to its peers in the Sony Hybrid-BA lineup. Background I mostly use my IEMs out on the street or while traveling, usually connected to an iPhone. I listen predominantly to AAC (256kb/s) and MP3 (320kb/s), which doesn't give me bragging rights...” --Ralphee