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post #1156 of 1168
Still liking my xba30's a lot but I am tempted to get the 7550's to see how they compare, plus they look SO cool lol
post #1157 of 1168

I currently still own and love my xba-3s and their sound sig, just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for something similar in sound sig (other than another xba-3 haha) or that improves on it? just looking for a back up

post #1158 of 1168

i got the ie80 and have never looked back...

post #1159 of 1168
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Originally Posted by akash neagi View Post
 

i got the ie80 and have never looked back...

Same I upgraded to ie80, but I miss the details on the xba 3, so I am getting a CIEM.

post #1160 of 1168
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Originally Posted by QBoQBo View Post
 

Same I upgraded to ie80, but I miss the details on the xba 3, so I am getting a CIEM.

That's my next upgrade too...
I'm thinking jh16...

post #1161 of 1168

Seems that Sony has discontinued this model. Are we heading towards XBA-300 soon?

I think this is a very nice model (I like the sound).

post #1162 of 1168
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Originally Posted by akash neagi View Post
 

That's my next upgrade too...
I'm thinking jh16...

I have upgraded to 1964 ears V6 custom, but the jh16 is on the bassy side of things just like the xba-3. Now, everything seems more balanced :beerchug:

post #1163 of 1168

Does anyone know if it's possible to get replacement noise reduction tips (the one w/the foam ring underneath) for these XBA-3s? I've been using mine for years now and the foam has gotten too flattened out so won't stay under the silicone tip easily anymore. But Sony doesn't seem to sell these particular tips separately anywhere, or at least I haven't been able to find it yet. All I see are replacement hybrid tips which I'm not as fond of. I don't understand why Sony would include these noise reduc tips and not provide replacements for them.

post #1164 of 1168
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get replacement noise reduction tips (the one w/the foam ring underneath) for these XBA-3s? I've been using mine for years now and the foam has gotten too flattened out so won't stay under the silicone tip easily anymore. But Sony doesn't seem to sell these particular tips separately anywhere, or at least I haven't been able to find it yet. All I see are replacement hybrid tips which I'm not as fond of. I don't understand why Sony would include these noise reduc tips and not provide replacements for them.

You can try comply tips. They provide very good seal, and it is what I am using on the XBA-3.

post #1165 of 1168
Was about to snap up xba-3 for 150$ last year but dealer was unreliable so got gr07.

Also the impedance is very low at 12 so will not be driven well by many sources.
post #1166 of 1168
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post

Was about to snap up xba-3 for 150$ last year but dealer was unreliable so got gr07.

Also the impedance is very low at 12 so will not be driven well by many sources.

I got both gr07 and xba-3. Can definitely sell you my xba-3 which looks brand new for $150 USD PM if you are interested. I got a custom balanced armature recently. Yeah, a clean source is needed for xba3. In terms of details, xba3 > gr07. But treble and dynamics gr07>xba3.


Edited by QBoQBo - 10/7/14 at 7:53pm
post #1167 of 1168
nope,just ordered havi b3 and lack of adequate bass would be a problem to me.

thanks for the offer anyways
post #1168 of 1168
The shrillness of these IEMs have gone for me now. They sound much cleaner and details sounds better unamped straight out of Ipod touch 5G. At 6 bar volume I get the best sound at comfortable volume. Haven't experuenced this with the new Hybrid (xba-h) series which sound muddy compared to XBA3
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