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post #271 of 285
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Originally Posted by leftyray View Post
 

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

 

XBA 3sl has a J-cord type while the XBA 30 has y-intersect.

post #272 of 285

thanks ... no crossover design differences? I assume the Armatures are the same?

post #273 of 285
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Originally Posted by leftyray View Post
 

thanks ... no crossover design differences? I assume the Armatures are the same?

 

I believe the cable type is the only difference...

post #274 of 285
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

 

I believe the cable type is the only difference...


it should be same,maybe some tweaking to reduce metallic treble.

in any case xba series are risky as opinions wary in both the extremes

post #275 of 285
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post
 


it should be same,maybe some tweaking to reduce metallic treble.

in any case xba series are risky as opinions wary in both the extremes

 

Wrong, the cable types are different:

XBA 3sl - j-cable

XBA 3/30 - y-cable

 

Other than that, the difference in tweaks/dampening are almost negligible.


Edited by d marc0 - 12/14/13 at 6:17am
post #276 of 285
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

 

Wrong, the cable types are different:

XBA 3sl - j-cable

XBA 3/30 - y-cable

 

Other than that, the difference in tweaks/dampening are almost negligible.


i meant that only

that sound will be almost same,couldn't frame it correctly

 

even sony sites clearly shows the cable diff

post #277 of 285

Hey guys.

How would you compare XBA-30 to Westone 3 as all rounder? 

Sources : laptop at work (looking to buy a  Dragonfly or other DAC/amp) or Nexus 5 on the go.

Music types : rock, OST, ambient, edm

Looking for non-fatiguing sound  for  longer listening sessions.

post #278 of 285
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Originally Posted by 0l3g View Post
 

Hey guys.

How would you compare XBA-30 to Westone 3 as all rounder? 

Sources : laptop at work (looking to buy a  Dragonfly or other DAC/amp) or Nexus 5 on the go.

Music types : rock, OST, ambient, edm

Looking for non-fatiguing sound  for  longer listening sessions.


for what i have heard westone will be quite bassy,,no experience with any of them though.

 

but westone 3 are going for only 150$on ebay

 

xba-4ip is going for 99$ in store only deal in canada

post #279 of 285

One of the pictures I grabbed of XBA-40.



post #280 of 285
Nice pic... I had to get the xba40 a second time as I missed them.
post #281 of 285

XBA-40 are the best phones I've ever heard if paired with the right source (Dragonfly or ALO Island w/amp).


Edited by JiggaD369 - 1/15/15 at 7:54pm
post #282 of 285
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

One of the pictures I grabbed of XBA-40.



very nice

 

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Originally Posted by JiggaD369 View Post
 

XBA-40 are the best phones I've ever heard if paired with the right source (Dragonfly or ALO Island w/amp).

i agree, the dragonfly do them justice 

post #283 of 285

Hi guys,

Just finished reading this thread.

 

I'm thinking about getting the xba-40's since I prefer a darker, bass heavy signature (listen to a lot of dnb and deep house and sensitive to treble).

 

Has anyone tried it with the Fiio E18 dac/amp? It has around 0.3ohms zout but it is supposed to be a more neutral amp than the E11 for example. I've only got the E18 for my android smartphone, not tried any other Fiio amps so don't hold me to the neutral statement lol!

 

Also how is the bass impact/quantity (especially sub-bass) compared to the Klipsch X10? And do the 40's distort as easily as the X10's?

 

I use the X10's with the E18 and overall it is a fantastic pairing save for the distortion issue. I know it isnt the E18 as I've tried it with my old pair of CX500's and they can deliver much more impact and rumble before distorting. I'm comparing a single BA to a single DD I know, but I'm hoping the 40's can withstand more impact.

 

A lot of questions I know but any help is much appreciated. Thanks

post #284 of 285

Hey man.got the xba 30s. would like to know what full siza headphones you use that are their equivalent

post #285 of 285
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Originally Posted by Samkitt View Post
 

Hey man.got the xba 30s. would like to know what full siza headphones you use that are their equivalent

I can recommend you to check HD 650, you won't be disappointed IMO and right now the price is great. The awesome mids I had with XBA-30 I have now with HD 650.

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