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post #151 of 170
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Originally Posted by lindijones View Post
 

Hi,

 

 

But not heavy weight.

 

Regards

 

By that you mean it's not as strong? :confused: [sorry bout my understanding].

 

The reason why I asked is because if I recall, the iPhone 5 have a output impedance of more than 1 Ohm so it will for sure weaken the bass and brighten the highs to my experience with my iNano 3rd and it goes extremely loud! If the iPhone 5s offer lighter bass on the XBA-4, I am guessing the output impedance is even higher. [The XBA-4's impedance at the lows is around 6Ohm if I remember]


Edited by BillsonChang007 - 9/21/13 at 3:21am
post #152 of 170

Hello, why are so few reviews of the new models xba-10, 20, 30, 40?

post #153 of 170
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Originally Posted by stimer View Post

Hello, why are so few reviews of the new models xba-10, 20, 30, 40?

The XBA-4 dissapoint us a little and the XBA-H1/2/3 is coming out smily_headphones1.gif
post #154 of 170

I have been thoroughly impressed by the XBA-40 despite having IEMs costing a lot more. Fantastic sound and amazing value IMO, although I  didn't like  anything else about it : cord, appearance, fit.

I already pre-ordered the H3 :D

post #155 of 170
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

I have been thoroughly impressed by the XBA-40 despite having IEMs costing a lot more. Fantastic sound and amazing value IMO, although I  didn't like  anything else about it : cord, appearance, fit.

I already pre-ordered the H3 :D

 

yeeeaaahhhh I was thinking of selling my XBA-4 to a friend and get the H1... worth it? or should I go for M80 as my portable rig? How much should I sell my XBA-4 by the way? really do not know much about used stuff hehe here's no scratch or anything on it... it looks new and I had done some mod to make the vocals stand out so slightly better 

post #156 of 170

Can you compare between xba-1 and rockit r-20. Which has the better sound signautre and build quality? I planning to buy an iem and I have difficulty choosing the two.

post #157 of 170
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Originally Posted by Relax022886 View Post
 

Can you compare between xba-1 and rockit r-20. Which has the better sound signautre and build quality? I planning to buy an iem and I have difficulty choosing the two.

 

XBA-1 easily beats R-20 on SQ. Both have a warmish, more mid centric sound, but XBA-1 is more specious and refined.

post #158 of 170
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

 

yeeeaaahhhh I was thinking of selling my XBA-4 to a friend and get the H1... worth it? or should I go for M80 as my portable rig? How much should I sell my XBA-4 by the way? really do not know much about used stuff hehe here's no scratch or anything on it... it looks new and I had done some mod to make the vocals stand out so slightly better 

don't joke please, XBA-4 absolutely top iem if change is to Westone or Shure

post #159 of 170
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

 

XBA-1 easily beats R-20 on SQ. Both have a warmish, more mid centric sound, but XBA-1 is more specious and refined.

Just for fun, I bought a pair of XBA-1iPs this week, for $28. Open box on Amazon. I find them an excellent IEM, especially for that price. I am bumping the bass a bit with Accudio EQ app on my iPhone 5, but wow, I never even thought to buy them but they really are pretty good (need a good seal, of course). Comfy too. I guess if you wait long enough, since they were $99 at the start, you can get some great Sony deals.

post #160 of 170

Hello guys, coul'd you compare sony xba-c10 and vsonic vsd1

post #161 of 170

Do authentic XBA-4s have a 2 piece cable? because i bought some that do, but they have china written on the jack..

post #162 of 170
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Originally Posted by zach96 View Post
 

Do authentic XBA-4s have a 2 piece cable? because i bought some that do, but they have china written on the jack..

My XBA's have Thailand written on the Y-split, but nothing on the jack.

post #163 of 170

for 30 dolars it is a highly recomended budget....

 

 

i  will order one now....

post #164 of 170

Which has the better sound signautre, comfort and build quality between xba1 and westone um1?

post #165 of 170
I bought the xba1 for 30$, sounds really bad compared to the FXD 80 and XB60EX. Still a good cheap backup IEM.
Bass seemed not there, vocals not as clear as the other two, and treble was mediocre. Kinda expected them to hold up better than they did tbh.
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