“ As of 2013, I could only find one pair of these on the internet. It's a shame because from my experience, cheap earbuds are oriented around the muffled bass emphasis and exhausting higher mid ranges. I myself came from the Audio Technica a900x and Bose IE2's which sound darker compared to these $10 earbuds. I love rich vocals and acoustic...” --Nec3
“Bought these locally brand new for $195. For that money they are amazing. I have owned XBA-4, but H3 are much better. Sound quality wise they are comparable to Audio Technica CK100Pro and other top tier iems. Tf10, xba-4, westone 2 is easily inferior to these. But you need burn in H3 and your brain to apreciate H3 sound. There are 2 groups of people - who dislike them and who love them. In...” --kl500
Prepare for an exceptional in-ear listening experience beyond compare and treat your ears to: deep bass, radiant mids, smooth highs, and notable vocal clarity. For the first time, proven Sony® dynamic drivers are paired with cutting-edge Balanced Armature driver technology to deliver rich, dynamic, and detailed audio response.
“ The XBA 3s are some of the clearest-sounding in-ears I've ever heard. Granted that list is rather short... but that's neither here nor there! The triple-armature setup is known for providing accuracy rather than "fun" by many, and this is no exception. The trebs and mids are very well-defined and separated, but not overpowering. The bass leaves something to be desired, mostly...” --JoeDoe
“The HY3 is a three-way, three-driver hybrid custom in-ear monitor from Sweden-based Cosmic Ears. It utilizes a dynamic driver for the bass and twin balanced armature drivers for the midrange and treble, which used to be a very rare configuration, although hybrids have increased in popularity over the past year. The bass unit looks to be around 8mm in diameter and has its own sound bore. The two...” --blueangel2323
The HY2 combines a dynamic driver for lows and a balanced armature for the mids and highs. This dynamic driver also delivers an increased soundstage. The HY2 is a great sounding monitor for those looking for something a little different by combing the 2 driver technologies. Twin hybrid – 1 for lows, 1 for mids and highs Full sized medical grade hard acrylic shell Various...
The Pure model is the fantastic entry model to our range of customs yet it still has the benefits of custom in ear monitor. The Pure fits perfectly to your ears, these high-quality headphones deliver a rich sound that off-the-shelf earbuds simply cannot match.
The Flex model is designed to allow you to configure your earphones enabling you to build the perfect listening companion.
A genuine Sony Japan product. In a Japanese retail packaging. 1 year warranty valid only in Japan.
“ Along with the summary below, I have a review thread comparing the Sony EX1000, 7550, XBA-4 and XBA-40 here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/608553/review-comparison-two-flagships-pass-in-the-night-sony-xba-4-review-vs-the-mdr-ex1000-updated-with-7550-and-xba-40 I also posted a Youtube review video of the XBA-40. If you like the video please check out my channel for more reviews :) ...” --a_recording