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Originally Posted by Jakkal View Post

Fujisawa what is your source? Cause if the source impedance is high they become bright. IMHO source should be <1 Ohm to sound their best.

 

 

BTW big thanks to Dsnuts for starting this thread, to mugen3 for the nice reviews and to PeterDLai for made me pull the trigger with his price attacks. biggrin.gif

iPhone 5, which has impedance of 3.27 - 4.5 Ohms depending on what you read.

 

Sources

http://www.kenrockwell.com/apple/iphone-5/audio-quality.htm

http://ko.goldenears.net/board/index.php?mid=GR_Mobile&document_srl=2456504


Edited by MrFujisawa - 4/12/13 at 2:58am
post #647 of 1168

Do you have source with <1 Ohm impedance to try and see if you still hear sibilance?

post #648 of 1168
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Originally Posted by Jakkal View Post

Fujisawa what is your source? Cause if the source impedance is high they become bright. IMHO source should be <1 Ohm to sound their best.

 

 

BTW big thanks to Dsnuts for starting this thread, to mugen3 for the nice reviews and to PeterDLai for made me pull the trigger with his price attacks. biggrin.gif

 

Nice to see you discovered the pure awesomeness that is the XBA-30s. I hastily said in the Discovery thread the CKN70s were my favorites, and that was rash. Admittedly I hadn't been listening to the XBA-30s much and was too focused on my new AT toy. But a member's PM got me to A/B the two extensively again and I was reminded of how great these are. The XBA-30s are indeed still the best IEMs I've put in my ears.

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They indeed receive the reward Pure Awesomeness beerchug.gif

 

The only con I found on these is that the cord is Y instead of the very comfortable for me J cord.

post #650 of 1168
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Originally Posted by mugen3 View Post

 

Nice to see you discovered the pure awesomeness that is the XBA-30s. I hastily said in the Discovery thread the CKN70s were my favorites, and that was rash. Admittedly I hadn't been listening to the XBA-30s much and was too focused on my new AT toy. But a member's PM got me to A/B the two extensively again and I was reminded of how great these are. The XBA-30s are indeed still the best IEMs I've put in my ears.

You're welcome? biggrin.gif

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ops wrong thred lul


Edited by mingamo - 4/16/13 at 4:45pm
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Haven't read too much about the xba-3 but I'm looking to switch from my Amperior to these. Can anyone compare the two, in terms of sound signature and detail retrieval. Is $140 a good price for these?

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I had a listen to the XBA-30s in store with my HP-P1/Pico Power rig the other day. Given I already have the XBA-3s I was very impressed by the result. It feels odd though the idea of using what amounts to a $125 pair of IEMs with ~$900 worth of electronics -- I probably could get away with just using the HP-P1 by itself as it is fine with IEMs.

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

I had a listen to the XBA-30s in store with my HP-P1/Pico Power rig the other day. Given I already have the XBA-3s I was very impressed by the result. It feels odd though the idea of using what amounts to a $125 pair of IEMs with ~$900 worth of electronics -- I probably could get away with just using the HP-P1 by itself as it is fine with IEMs.

 

Note though your XBA-3 aren't exactly stock - i.e. you've removed the fliters in them, haven't you? So that wouldn't be a conventional comparison.

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Good point, but I put the filters back in. Anyway, I've ordered a pair of the XBA-30s and I'll compare them after they've had some use.

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Looking forward to that. popcorn.gif

post #657 of 1168
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

Haven't read too much about the xba-3 but I'm looking to switch from my Amperior to these. Can anyone compare the two, in terms of sound signature and detail retrieval. Is $140 a good price for these?

 

I am no expert, but I did get a chance to listen to the Sennheiser Amperior.  

I currently have the XBA-30 and enjoy them very much.  I ended up sending the Sennheisers back.  The bass was very good on the Amperior, but I did not like the high sounds.  I can only explain it as being very bright or metallic sounding.  If you like a warm sound, then you will very much like the Sony's.  Every time I compared both side by side, I loved the sound coming from the XBA-30.

 

Just my opinion.

post #658 of 1168

xba-3ip is up for sale for any interested.

the 3ip is the same as the 3 sound wise but has a regular y split instead of j and has talk/volume controls for apple devices.

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Just received my XBA-30s. Here are the unboxing photos. The packaging is far better than before and they've ditched the extension cable. Out of a Pico Power it is hard to notice any difference. I haven't tried out of my iPhone yet though.

 

 

 

 

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Nice packaging!
 

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