“ Do not buy these. They sound good, true. But with the price they ask? NO! Better sounding alternatives are available at over hakf the price of this! Sound quality is good, but the sound it gives for the prices is just crap. I expect something better for $60 IEM's. ” --Ezio
“ Sooooo...after 2 years of faithful service, my trusty westone um1s have finally played their last song and died (the left earpiece has no sound coming out of it) so i figured it was time to get a new pair. I've since ordered the eytomic hf5, but until they got here, i needed another pair because apple earbuds hurt my ears. As such, i got another set of these guys, which also happen to be...” --fluffyberry
“ 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
“ This IEM is definitely the best bang for the buck! Basshead person should purchase it without a doubt. Even it's higher brother, Philips SHE9800 didn't able to match the sound quality of this IEM! :D It produced very deep punching bass and high definition clarity on mid and treble. It feels like you have your own built in sub-woofer inside this IEM! Comfort to use in a long run,...” --chrone
A genuine Sony Japan product. In a Japanese retail packaging. 1 year warranty valid only in Japan.
“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.
“ 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
A genuine product of Sony Japan. In a Japanese retail package.
Lateral in the ear headphones