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Sony XBA-H3 In-ear Reviews

az060693

Good but with caveats

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Pros: Tons of bass, great treble

Cons: Flabby bass, bass can overshadow detail, needs warm source

EDIT- I've done a comparison between these and the JVC HA-FX850. http://www.head-fi.org/products/jvc-ha-fx850/reviews/13420. Also, I've tried these with Comply isolation tips and done the tape mod now. There is a huge difference with the comply and a small one with the tape. In my opinion, these basically require comply or other foam tips to sound good. Treble and soundstage suffers a bit but the foam tips massively tighten up the bass, which was my biggest issue with these.   Preface-   I started my IEM journey with cheap IEMs like most, then moved my way up to the Xiaomi Piston 2.0 which were my first real taste of better quality audio. I loved them dearly, but the sound...
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gerelmx1986

They shine with music that has not that much bass

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Pros: Detacheable cable, highs are not harsh, sound good

Cons: Average isolation, Boomy bass

These headphones are well constructed, altought they already have a tiny chip on the paint (right bud), they come with basic accesories like a case, tips in SS, S, M and L sizes, as well foam-filled tips for improved isolation in S, M and L sizes, a smartphone cable and a normal audio cable for use in mp3 players that don't support remote control or Mic.   I love the fact one can remove the cable when it breaks, instead of tossing your investment to the trash when the wrie breaks, I was tired of this having to throw earbuds and headphones because a broken wire/solder joint.   Sound quality is fine but not excellent as my MDR-1R, these have a mid-bass boost (I presume factory...
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Luchico638

Sony XBA-H3 - Incredible Hybrid IEMs

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Pros: Isolation, Sound, Design, Look

Cons: Price, kind of.

I had previously used the Sennheiser IE60's before buying these. They sounded great but it still lacked some of the sound production that I got out of BA's. But full BA's lacked the bass that I loved from my IE60's. When I tried these out; I immediately knew that I needed to buy these. And for 30% less than MSRP it was a complete steal. All ranges are incredibly produced while the bass still has tons of kick while not losing any of the definition.   Sound:   The highs and mids are crystal clear. The BA's that Sony included pump out silky smooth sounds to sooth your ears. The bass is where this really shines. The dynamic driver included has the ability to be so powerful that...
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