Originally Posted by kevms89
Ok so I got the 40's finally, been listening to them and here are my thoughts.
Compared to the 3 I notice a wider soundstage, bigger and nicer bass that does not bleed into the rest of the sounds.
Instrument seperation is insane, I mean wow! Its like I can hear all the different instruments clearly which I could on the xba3 but this is crazy.
As far as that mettalic thing, I cant say, I didnt notice anything on the 3 and on here either, obviously it didnt bother me if it was present in the 3 so no comment.
Fit and isolation are awesome, how the hell are these like 3 times the size of the 1 and it fits me perfectly and without any trouble whatsoever? Lol
Overall these are the best iems I have ever had, thats not saying much considering I have not had much but these are better than the XBA3 and XBAH1 that I had, the xba1 isnt even a contest in any aspect,
Very clear with big bass and soundstage but the detail is still in there, the seperation in particular is crazy, its like I can hear the guy right next to me playing the guitar very clearly and the other guy playing the drums on the other side very clearly.
Overall I love these, I cant see me wanting anything else from headphones, amazing IMO, whats cool is that they took the 3 which had great clear sound with nice bass and soundstage but made them even bigger and better without sacrificing clarity and detail, I was scared that these would sound a bit muddy like the H1 did but these are much better; the H1 was similar to the xba3 but had slightly better bass and a bigger soundstage but were not as clear as the 3, these are the best of both, big bass and soundstage mixed with great detail and clarity.
So yea thats my impressions, Im not the most technical with it but I can say that these are great especially after using the 3 for like a year staright.
These are being user on an iPhone 5 as were the others, also these go loud just as the H1 which went higher than the xba3.