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A Review On: Sony XBA-3SL

Sony XBA-3SL

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squallkiercosa
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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 to do (IMO) with music genres: I find the xba-3 perfect for jazz recording, in fact I never hear anything closer in terms of overall satisfaction for Jazz, classical is also very enjoyable.

 

I decided to mod them, I used micropore tape to reduce a bit the treble, although they lost a bit of detail they sound better for me. 

 

My main source is an Iphone 4s. The sound is quite melodic in my opinion. 

The sound changes a lot using a laptop/ipod/mp3 player or amps.

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