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post #226 of 1167
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

Yeah. I'm in the same boat. I used the XBA-3 at work today and connected from my DACport feeding all Flac was a great experience. If only the cable was a normal Y and not a J type. I'm usually ok with J type cable but on the Sony the left cable is way too short and the intersection block alway grab my collar. Just very annoying. But they sound good biggrin.gif.

 

Are you using a clip? I had to grab a clip off of my other iem's and use it on the xba3's to save me from being driven bonkers. Now I actually like the setup... I often need to take the drivers out of my ears (you know, like when forced to interact with people), and I find it nice how they hang on the chest out of the way, yet are ready for action :)

post #227 of 1167
yes i have decided i am keeping mine. sorry guys
post #228 of 1167
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Originally Posted by Jazzkammer View Post

yes i have decided i am keeping mine. sorry guys

 

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do lol! Makes sense to me - I love these things biggrin.gif

post #229 of 1167

Im beginning to enjoy the xba-3, has anyone made a review/comparison to phones like fxt90, gr07, eph100, and other heavy hitters?

I did read eke's review, but I would like to see more :)


Edited by daveyostrow - 11/13/12 at 11:32pm
post #230 of 1167
Thread Starter 

If you guys end up using wider bore tips for the XBA-3 and they fit kinda loose like the JVC tips. This is what I did to keep them in place.

 

700

 

You can buy these ear plugs at your local gas station or hardware shop for a couple bucks. Keeps the tips in place.

post #231 of 1167

Just got my xba3's.

Loving the sound right out of the box.

Will now burn them in a bit.

~BG

post #232 of 1167
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

If you guys end up using wider bore tips for the XBA-3 and they fit kinda loose like the JVC tips. This is what I did to keep them in place.

 

700

 

You can buy these ear plugs at your local gas station or hardware shop for a couple bucks. Keeps the tips in place.

 

Is the ear plug part you cut off surrounding the hole? How does that help keep it in place. I would have thought it would work better if it was in the hole to make it smaller.

 

 

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Originally Posted by BGRoberts View Post

Just got my xba3's.

Loving the sound right out of the box.

Will now burn them in a bit.

~BG

 

It is my understanding that armatures don't need physical burn in.

Mental burn in is cool though.

post #233 of 1167
Thread Starter 

True but I feel they do need burn in around 24 hours of music at medium levels.  The reasoning is the tweeters for me at least sounded a bit metallic on open box and over night burn in seem to make them sound much better in this regard. The mids and the lows aren't as affected as much but it makes sense to burn them in to loosen the armatures to get the best sound out of them.

 

The donut cut out mod I like to call it works because it clamps the stem part of the tips tighter onto the nozzle. They don't fall off anymore.


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/14/12 at 9:33am
post #234 of 1167

maybe i sohud do some burn in then, the tweets do bother me a bit

post #235 of 1167
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

If you guys end up using wider bore tips for the XBA-3 and they fit kinda loose like the JVC tips. This is what I did to keep them in place.

 

700

 

You can buy these ear plugs at your local gas station or hardware shop for a couple bucks. Keeps the tips in place.

 

Isnt this pretty much the same as the stock ones? lol

 

The foam inside my ones were ripped which led me to getting the complys, which are good but i might try to find more of the Sony hybrid foams as well.

post #236 of 1167
Thread Starter 

Nope the tip sounds much better than stock. About double the width of the stock hybrid tips. Wide is key here.

post #237 of 1167

I really like these now. :(  But I can't affooooord them.  I keep on trying to convince myself that I don't like them but it's not working!

post #238 of 1167
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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

I really like these now. :(  But I can't affooooord them.  I keep on trying to convince myself that I don't like them but it's not working!


Wut? These things suck. How dare they throw in 3 precision musical armatures in a very nice housing that emits pure sound into your ears. You don't want this. It is time to move on. Nothing to see here folks.

post #239 of 1167
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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

I really like these now. :(  But I can't affooooord them.  I keep on trying to convince myself that I don't like them but it's not working!

 

BA IEM's suck they have NO LIFE AT ALL. THEY ARE TO ANALYTICAL my original iPhone earbuds sound better than anything BA!!!! and DON'T let me get started on their HORRIBLE BASS! 

post #240 of 1167
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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

I really like these now. :(  But I can't affooooord them.  I keep on trying to convince myself that I don't like them but it's not working!

 

You could save yourself a lot of money and get the mh1c instead. Not only do they sound quite good, but the cable is much superior. very_evil_smiley.gif

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