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Ezio

Great Clarity for the price!

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Pros: Good Soundstage, Extremely Comfortable, Clarity is amazing for its price

Cons: Bass goes deep but a bit muffled, needs long burn out for full experience.

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 becomes more clear after burn-out. Burn out time is around 1-2 days.
a_recording

Sony XBA-1: Comfortable and Relaxing

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Pros: Good wearing comfort, lightweight, isolating, mellow sound signature with clear mids

Cons: Blunted bass and treble, grain to the sound, not everyone likes J-cables

Along with the summary below, I have posted a Youtube review of the Sony XBA-1. If you like the video, please check out my channel for more reviews     Summary   BUILD   The XBA-1 is very practically designed, with a narrow nozzle and a thoughtful selection of tip sizes with Sony's great hybrid tips. They are very lightweight and feel comfortable in the ear, but because they stick out they are not suitable for sleeping on your side with. Whether or not you like the J-cable is a preference thing.   SOUND   The XBA-1 have a nice bell tone clarity in the mids for female vocals. However they lack a little extension in terms of both bass and treble,...
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Arkyle

Amazing clarity for the money

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Pros: Extremely clear sound for less tha $100, Small and comfortable, semi-flat cord, super lightweight, Accesory set

Cons: No strain relief, thin cord, don't isolate that much noise, not bassy

I got a set of XBA-3s a few months ago and I liked them a lot, but I had been wary with them because of the somewhat steep price. Then I found at a local audio-store super discounted XBA-1s and I though those would be a really nice gift for my friend who still used crappy earbuds. I got them but I was very curious about how they sounded so I ended up opening them and what a pleasant surprise that was.   They retain the looks from Sony's XBA line, with sober colors and glossy paint. These come with the standard XBA ear-tip kit: 4 sizes of standard universal tips, and 3 sizes of "hybrid" tips (they have a ring of foam inside the flap of the tip to privide more isolation), a cord...
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