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Sony Hybrid Black In-Ear Headphones - XBA-H1 Reviews

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One driver good, two drivers better? Not quite.

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Pros: Good isolation, smooth sound, light weight

Cons: Large earpieces, wind noise, real lack of treble extension and sense of space

Here is my video review of the XBA-H1. If you like the video please check out my channel :) Below the video is a quick summary of my opinions.     Design & Comfort   The XBA-H1's earpieces are quite large, and may not suit every user's ears. Thankfully they are quite lightweight. The cable is good quality and doesn't tangle easily, and microphonics / cable noise is reasonable even when worn down. Isolation is good, but with the large earpieces wind noise can be a problem. Given the large size of the earphone, Sony should perhaps had gone for a negative profile design.   Sound The H1 does really sound as if someone took a XBA-1/10/C10 driver and added a...
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jmotyka

Detailed and Fast with imperfections.

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Pros: Clear, Precise, Decent bass.

Cons: Sounds weird in certain songs.

I have been using the xba-h1's for about three days now. I am no audiophile, What i am is someone who loves music and knows what good sound is. My past collections are piston 2.0, xba-3, shure se-215, klipsch x10, klipsch s4, v-sonic gr07, Among others and i have found these to be one of my favorite headphones. But there is something weird about the sound as a whole that i cant point my finger at. I know that i wish these had a more expansive soundstage. The treble could use quite a bit more extention and the mids i wish were alot more airy. Instrument separation is pretty impressive. Im still on a search for what is the perfect IEM for me, and have been for a long time....
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shady1991

Nicely built headphones

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Pros: Detailed sound, instrument separation, clean vocals

Cons: Flat soundstage, Subbas

[URL=http://www.radikal.ru][IMG]http://i023.radikal.ru/1404/7e/30a786092420.jpg[/IMG][/URL]   Hi, My last headphones before these were sony XB90ex, so my review will be loosely based on comparison with xb90. Firstly since I paid $50 more than xb90ex (95$) my expectations were bit high. xb90 had 16mm driver and I really liked it and the second I put h1 in my ear and pressed "play" I felt that they were small 9mm drivers, don't get me wrong, I didn't literally feel the size of the driver but it has somewhat thinner sound, the sound that you can tell it comes from earbuds, which wasn't the case when listening to xb90.   Soundstage: xb90 had huge soundstage so the first...
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