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post #856 of 1157
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Originally Posted by SDBiotek View Post

They work fine with the Clip+, no need to worry (just tried out a few tracks, there's volume to spare). Specs help to give you a general idea, but eventually you just need to listen and see if it works for you.

 

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post #857 of 1157
How do comply tips compare to sony hybrids in terms of size (s/m/l)? The sony hybrid yellow (size 3/7) fits me perfect, and I want to try comply tips but don't know if I should order small or medium.
post #858 of 1157
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Originally Posted by kms108 View Post
 

 

This is not true, it's also available in hong kong, and i'm sure some other countries has them as well.

 

they obviously are not readily available, they are hard to get.

post #859 of 1157
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Originally Posted by stimer View Post

they obviously are not readily available, they are hard to get.

I never did say it's readly available, but it's available in many asian countries.
post #860 of 1157
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Originally Posted by kms108 View Post


I never did say it's readly available, but it's available in many asian countries.

 

Many as two?

post #861 of 1157

ahem, they are available here in Australia :)

post #862 of 1157
I can confirm that removing that little filter inside (not the white one) improves bass and overall clarity.

It sounds great!

I just ordered the re400's so I will be sure to post my inpressions comparing the two.
post #863 of 1157
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Originally Posted by kevms89 View Post

I can confirm that removing that little filter inside (not the white one) improves bass and overall clarity.

It sounds great!

I just ordered the re400's so I will be sure to post my inpressions comparing the two.

 

 

I'm impressed you've taken the risk...

You can always apply your own mod (filter) if you wanna change the sound signature which is a plus!

Happy listening! :beerchug:

post #864 of 1157

After a day of listening to my XBA-30s without the filter/foam, I decided to put it back in because it was a little too harsh and metallic for my tastes, after a 4 hour listening session at school my ears actually were fatigued from the treble to the point where I couldn't listen to them anymore. When I put back in the foam I stuffed it as far back as I could and after fiddling with it in a few different ways, and atm I think these finally sound perfect to me...

post #865 of 1157

Hi. I was wondering if the numbers are all that important. Right now, my XBA-3 is paired with a FiiO E12 and iPod touch 4th gen. I just read the manual last night for the E12 where it says the frequency response for the amplifier is 20Hz - 20kHz. Our XBA-3s go as low as 4Hz and as high as 28kHz. When plugged to the E12, will I miss some details (4Hz to 19Hz, and 21kHz to 28kHz)?

It may be a noob question, but I am wondering if I can improve the sound by getting a D-Zero with a lower frequency response.

BTW, I just bought myself a pair of Shure SE315s. Burning them in now, but for my first impression, clarity-wise, the XBA-3 beats the SE315 - instrument separation, transparency, soundstage. Though the vocals on the Shure's are more "in your face" than the Sony's.

I shall get back with my comparison after a few days. Thanks Head-Fi!

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Originally Posted by albert2mi View Post

Hi. I was wondering if the numbers are all that important. Right now, my XBA-3 is paired with a FiiO E12 and iPod touch 4th gen. I just read the manual last night for the E12 where it says the frequency response for the amplifier is 20Hz - 20kHz. Our XBA-3s go as low as 4Hz and as high as 28kHz. When plugged to the E12, will I miss some details (4Hz to 19Hz, and 21kHz to 28?

I wouldn't take Sony's claim too seriously. Big companies usually exagerrate. Even if it were true, you wouldn't hear those frequencies anyway unless you've got super animal hearing.
post #867 of 1157

I listened to vsonic gr02be, vsonic vsd1, vsonic gr07be, hifiman re-400, shure 215, rock-it sound r50, t-peos h-100, sony xba-3, sony xba-4. To my ears the best sound quality have vsonic vsd1, hifiman re-400, sony xba-3. Sony xba-3  abslutely incredible iem more better then gr07be. I dream to listen xba-30. The most terrible iem is rock-it sound r50 they are absolutely no bass, I do not believe that they could get high scores. 

post #868 of 1157
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Originally Posted by stimer View Post

I listened to vsonic gr02be, vsonic vsd1, vsonic gr07be, hifiman re-400, shure 215, rock-it sound r50, t-peos h-100, sony xba-3, sony xba-4. To my ears the best sound quality have vsonic vsd1, hifiman re-400, sony xba-3. Sony xba-3  abslutely incredible iem more better then gr07be. I dream to listen xba-30. The most terrible iem is rock-it sound r50 they are absolutely no bass, I do not believe that they could get high scores. 
I had the R50 as well, was not too impressed.

Funny I just got the re400 and am comparing to the xba3, so far the detail is amazing on the 400 and the separation is great as well, the xba3 has better bass and clarity to me but perhaps the 400's need burn in.

So far the 400's have it on detail but thats it, Im wondering if I should just get the xba40 and call it a day.
post #869 of 1157
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I had the R50 as well, was not too impressed.

Funny I just got the re400 and am comparing to the xba3, so far the detail is amazing on the 400 and the separation is great as well, the xba3 has better bass and clarity to me but perhaps the 400's need burn in.

So far the 400's have it on detail but thats it, Im wondering if I should just get the xba40 and call it a day.

 

to my ears xba-4 have smooth detailed sound like gr07be but that makes it not interesting without drive. 

post #870 of 1157
What is the biggest difference between the 4's and 3's to you?

I have a couple options here;

Keep the RE400
Keep the 3
Get the 40's
Get the MDR-7550

The 400's seem to have the most detail.
The 3's seem good all around.
The 40's???
The 7550's seem to have the best bass and build quality.

Hmm.
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