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post #256 of 280
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Originally Posted by stimer View Post

Hello guys, coul'd you compare sony xba-c10 and vsonic vsd1

Try to PM @a_recording, I think he's tried both.
post #257 of 280

thanks

post #258 of 280

the xba40 are very very nice phones, very capable with amazing 3D and enveloping sound... only consideration is the source an dis the reason why i sold them. I am looking to try the xba30 to see how much if any improvement there is

post #259 of 280

they are completely different

post #260 of 280

Hey stimer, do you currently have them all?

post #261 of 280
I have the xba 3 and I love them out of my iPod touch 5 but not so much out of my arrow 4g, I realize this is because the xba 3 is source dependent.

BUT! What the hell man everybody here says "oh they need a source that has low impedance" and then 7 or 8 posts later the next guy says "oh it needs a source with higher impedance" will someone please make up their mind?!

I'm really on the fence here cause I want to get a walkman f886 but I have no clue what to expect... Sometimes I hate headfi... Sometimes
post #262 of 280
Xba 3 pairs well with <2 output impedance.
post #263 of 280
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

Xba 3 pairs well with <2 output impedance.
I feel like its hard to find out what the output impedance of a player is
post #264 of 280
Ok moment of truth, I can get the 40's for $180, not too bad a price, I can sell my xba3 as well, what you think? I think im just gonna bite the bullet..
post #265 of 280
I heard the xba 40 and it was nice and spacious but it wasn't very dynamic sounding like my xba 3
post #266 of 280
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

I heard the xba 40 and it was nice and spacious but it wasn't very dynamic sounding like my xba 3

I agree, the thing is the warmth of the xba40 hides the dynamics. The better the amp the better they shine.
post #267 of 280
My xba 3 really only likes my iPod touch 5

It doesn't like my arrow 4g or my c&c bh or my fiio e6
post #268 of 280
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

My xba 3 really only likes my iPod touch 5

It doesn't like my arrow 4g or my c&c bh or my fiio e6

It pairs really well with the e11.
post #269 of 280
I've heard that it does, but I mainly listen to them when I'm painting at work. I'm mainly a headphone guy
post #270 of 280

Someone here will know: what's he difference between the XBA-3Sl and XBA-30?

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