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