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I doubt the difference is minor, so your socks will probably be staying off for a while lol. They have good Bass for a BA, no sibilance and a good size soundstage, but IMO the sound comes through a little disjointed and unnatural. I think the UE 700 with comply tips sound better (except the bass). I've read on a few reviews that if you amp these they sound a lot fuller, but that defeats the purpose of the control talk.I 'm using them with apple lossless unamped through my iPhone 4. For $134 there're not to bad though. Looking forward to your guys impressions of them.

 

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.

 

Too bad, mine did not arrive as yet....Coming from TF10 I did not like 535 bronze for thick and lush midrange…535 red may have better highend…I may end up returning XBA3 and buy 535 red or wait for GR08

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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?

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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?

It was a third party seller on Amazon.

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Too bad, mine did not arrive as yet....Coming from TF10 I did not like 535 bronze for thick and lush midrange…535 red may have better highend…I may end up returning XBA3 and buy 535 red or wait for GR08

I have never heard the normal SE535's but to me the SE535's LTD sound really big and full, I do listen to Metal and "Classic Rock" so they fit my needs really good.

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Brainwavz R1 Dual Dynamic Speaker In-Ear Earphones $29.50

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009UNZ5WQ/ref=nosim/?tag=dealsofamer05-20

I better unsubscribe...NOT....I keep buying and only have two ears! blink.gif   LOL

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I feel the XBA-3 went well with dance music & XBA-1 goes well with the slower music (rock, pop, country etc.)

 

I wished I bought those for that price cause I paid almost $210 couple of months after its release here.

 

Waiting for 2 & 4 to come down in price

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Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones

 Reg $249.95 Now 99.95 Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000CMS0XU/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

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I feel the XBA-3 went well with dance music & XBA-1 goes well with the slower music (rock, pop, country etc.)

 

I wished I bought those for that price cause I paid almost $210 couple of months after its release here.

 

Waiting for 2 & 4 to come down in price

 

Sonicelectronix has the XBA4 for $280. Cheaper than Amazon...

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Audio Technica ATHESW9A Portable Wooden Headphones

Reg - $349.95 Now - $217.12  Sold by Amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATHESW9A-Portable-Wooden-Headphones/dp/B0030O0Q2U/ref=sr_1_15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358361497&sr=1-15

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Sonicelectronix has the XBA4 for $280. Cheaper than Amazon...

 

XBA 3 went down all the way to $130.

 

Hoping XBA 4 goes down at least to $160-170

 

Is that too much to ask?beerchug.gif

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Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones

 Reg $249.95 Now 99.95 Sold by Amazon

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000CMS0XU/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

 

 

 

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Audio Technica ATHESW9A Portable Wooden Headphones

Reg - $349.95 Now - $217.12  Sold by Amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATHESW9A-Portable-Wooden-Headphones/dp/B0030O0Q2U/ref=sr_1_15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358361497&sr=1-15

 

 

Regular price

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XBA 3 went down all the way to $130.

 

Hoping XBA 4 goes down at least to $160-170

 

Is that too much to ask?beerchug.gif

Not at all........extremely reasonable tongue.gif

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Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones

 Reg $249.95 Now 99.95 Sold by Amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000CMS0XU/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

 

These average about that price. 

 

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Audio Technica ATHESW9A Portable Wooden Headphones

Reg - $349.95 Now - $217.12  Sold by Amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATHESW9A-Portable-Wooden-Headphones/dp/B0030O0Q2U/ref=sr_1_15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358361497&sr=1-15

 

These were $165 on Amazon earlier this month.

 

 

Check out http://camelcamelcamel.com/ for Amazon price tracking...

 

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They're not regular price. One of them is back ordered now.

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Regular price

 

 

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These average about that price. 

 

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These were $165 on Amazon earlier this month.

 

 

Check out http://camelcamelcamel.com/ for Amazon price tracking...

 

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 Comparing a headphone which was used headphone for $165 to a brand new headphone that is now $217.12, is not exactly what I would say average.

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