Got the XBA-3ip today and let me tell you that they are going back to Amazon, they sound so unnatural and bright and I like bright sounding earphones. They have no comparison with the SE535LTD it maybe because I am spoiled by my Shure Ear monitors I don't know, so everyone know the sound signature I like I like the Ety's sound and the Sony XBA is like nothing in comparison, they kill the songs. Tried to listen to Deep Purple's Machine Head and Ian sounds wrong with the Sony XBA-3ip earphones
With this said I will send them back tomorrow.
Just out of curiosity, did you buy these from the 3rd party fulfilled by amazon (the link i posted a few days ago)? Or did you buy them from the Groupon?