Originally Posted by Yggdrassilious
Yet still you kept the XBA3s?
They sound okay, I want to give them a chance. It's a hassle sending stuff back, but they really don't sound anything like UE700, CK10, ER-4, RE272.
If it was my first IEM ever, I'd like them.
Originally Posted by suman134
xba-3 is not that bad i think . but if not improving over ue 700 , i will not give it a shot .
The XBA-4 is better for your desires. Not sure why you're considering the DBA-02, it will sound very close to your UE700, just like CK10, q-Jays, Vsonic R01, Nocs, Phiaton etc.
The CK10 (~$270) has better cables, looks and design, but the sound of the UE700 is very close, it actually has more air and lucid mids.
It all depends on what you want to specifically improve on in your UE700, and how much you want to spend. If you like Sony, you could try the EX800ST / MDR-7550.