These are new (at least on Sony's US store).
The remote has rounded corners, so it probably won't get caught on stuff as easily as the remotes of the other XBA series 'phones do.
Do you think they share the same balanced armature driver as the Sony XBA-1 and XBA-1iP? If so, why are they 20 bucks cheaper than the XBA-1iP?
Just wanted to bring these to everyone's attention.