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post #4171 of 16803

I'm personally eyeing the XBA-1 and XBA-4 myself; the former for neutrality, and the latter for the super wooferwink.gif

post #4172 of 16803

Looks like the XBA-3 is going to be about midbass.. and the XBA-4 is going to be a sub-bass monster.

post #4173 of 16803

hey, at least sony is finally getting back into the game

post #4174 of 16803

 

Black, silver and orange is probably my favorite colour combination EVER... I am really happy about the look of these, they will match my black, silver and orange Nike shoes!!

post #4175 of 16803
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Lol Sony is smart.

 

They're using magnesium in the XBA-2, XBA-3, XBA-4 and liquid crystal in the XBA-1.

 

That means the people that instantly buy the XBA-4, will eventually buy the XBA-1 anyway out of curiosity, Sony has already given it a label of "Profound vocal sound".

 

The people that buy the XBA-1 thinking it's expensive enough already, will slowly become insatiably curious about the XBA-2, 3 and 4.

 

In the end Sony is making sure everyone buys at least two models to increase sales two-fold, and they sure released these all at a good time, the balanced armature IEM market is more lively than ever right now in 2011.

 

The XBA-3 is the one for me.

 

169026.jpeg

 

 

 

p.s. Why was my thread showing the movie about this deleted?

 


      This is why I can't resist this. wink.gif

post #4176 of 16803
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

Looks like the XBA-3 is going to be about midbass.. and the XBA-4 is going to be a sub-bass monster.


     The XBA-4 is for me then! biggrin.gif

post #4177 of 16803
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Originally Posted by Varley View Post

@Joker - You should take a listen of the new Brainwavz Beta's ~(the one with the comply tips standard) - I reckon they're a good contender for under $50 range redface.gif - I would send you mine but it would probably cost about the same in shipping there and back than an actual new pair cool.gif


http://mp4nation.net/catalog/brainwavz-beta-iem-earphones-p-553.html


I'll see if I can get my hands on one when I have time.

 



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Originally Posted by promolic1 View Post

OMG!

 

I was expecting the SE215 review!!! Thanks joker!!!

 

So, I am not sure now :( What do you recommend guys, for a lounge, chillout, light electronic music listener and a little bit basshead? xD

 

SE215, CC51, or maybe Etymotic MC5? Or another model?

 

These three seems to compare in score, but what about my kind of music?

 

Can be risky to get the 215s form Amazon? Because I don't understand what is the defect that is discussed here.


I think its actually safest to get the SE215 on amazon (directly from amazon, that is) as you'd be covered by the warranty but personally I still wouldn't risk them at this point. If you're worried about longevity I'd go Beyer DTX 101 iE, otherwise maybe one of the Xears models or the Brainwavz M2. The MC5 definitely won't have enough bass for you and the CC51 might not have enough if you don't get a perfect seal. 

 

post #4178 of 16803

Here's the movie for the Sony XBA Series:

 

 

 

post #4179 of 16803

^^ Might I suggest we keep this discussion in the original thread please, out of respect to the OP. redface.gif

post #4180 of 16803

Thanks joker!

 

Just to inform, I come from a M6, CX300, CX280, bassy models AFAIK, but I am interested in getting a new pair about $100.

 

And about the Xears and Beyers, I haven't looked at them :S They doesn't look cool like other models (LOL)

post #4181 of 16803
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Originally Posted by promolic1 View Post

Thanks joker!

 

Just to inform, I come from a M6, CX300, CX280, bassy models AFAIK, but I am interested in getting a new pair about $100.

 

And about the Xears and Beyers, I haven't looked at them :S They doesn't look cool like other models (LOL)



The CX280 isn't really that bassy. If you think you'd be okay with just a bit less low end, the CC51 should work for you. Or the ECCI PR401 if you think it looks good.

post #4182 of 16803
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Lol Sony is smart.

 

They're using magnesium in the XBA-2, XBA-3, XBA-4 and liquid crystal in the XBA-1.

 

That means the people that instantly buy the XBA-4, will eventually buy the XBA-1 anyway out of curiosity, Sony has already given it a label of "Profound vocal sound".

 

The people that buy the XBA-1 thinking it's expensive enough already, will slowly become insatiably curious about the XBA-2, 3 and 4.

 

In the end Sony is making sure everyone buys at least two models to increase sales two-fold, and they sure released these all at a good time, the balanced armature IEM market is more lively than ever right now in 2011.

 

The XBA-3 is the one for me.

 

169026.jpeg

 

 

 

p.s. Why was my thread showing the movie about this deleted?

 


Curse you, Sony! biggrin.gif Hehe...my wallet grows ever thinner with such news!

 


 

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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

I'm personally eyeing the XBA-1 and XBA-4 myself; the former for neutrality, and the latter for the super wooferwink.gif


I was thinking the same thing too, although budget may have the final say on how I go about that pruchase. Lets hope they dont price them in the EX1000 range.

 

Ps: Nice avatar!

 



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Originally Posted by Niyologist View Post

Here's the movie for the Sony XBA Series:

 

 

 


Niccceeeeeee

 

post #4183 of 16803

wow!!! I'm looking to buy an IEM to complement my HD 598 and SRH 940 cans and was looking around the forums for opinions on the best IEM but after stumbling on this thread I think I dont have to look further! good work to the OP!

post #4184 of 16803

 

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Originally Posted by DarkAndroid View Post

wow!!! I'm looking to buy an IEM to complement my HD 598 and SRH 940 cans and was looking around the forums for opinions on the best IEM but after stumbling on this thread I think I dont have to look further! good work to the OP!

 

best of luck, you'll need it tongue_smile.gif

post #4185 of 16803

So it seems like the new Sony BA's don't have nozzles, which means they won't be able to be reshelled into custom IEM's, thank heavens et dominus patri et spiritus sancti.

 

 

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