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post #1726 of 2429
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Originally Posted by fnkcow View Post
 

Yeah I know right.

 

I got it from amazon.fr for about USD250 after conversion (shipping to Australia). At that price it is an absolute, undoubted steal (unless you have an aversion to bass).

post #1727 of 2429
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Originally Posted by xXSjnHassanXx View Post

I accidentally put my XBA-H3 in washing machine.

After good amount of drying for 2 days..

All sounds better now. @_@

I tried a "wash in" with Meelec M6s and my soundstage was out of this world, so distant, I could barely hear. If it was a concert hall, it'd be like listening from the bathroom behind the last row.






...you lucky guy you...
post #1728 of 2429
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Originally Posted by SyCo87 View Post

I tried a "wash in" with Meelec M6s and my soundstage was out of this world, so distant, I could barely hear. If it was a concert hall, it'd be like listening from the bathroom behind the last row.






...you lucky guy you...

Sorry to hear that bro. Yeah.. I was very lucky.

I think drying it in desiccant directly after I found it in washing machine helps. And waiting to listen it again after two days - unbearable.. frown.gif((
post #1729 of 2429
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Originally Posted by xXSjnHassanXx View Post

I accidentally put my XBA-H3 in washing machine.

After good amount of drying for 2 days..

All sounds better now. @_@

 

Maybe the bass driver shrunk and sounds tighter now. And rusty armatures improve mids/highs texture.

post #1730 of 2429

Damn what you call the new mod! I would like to order one fully modded please :D 

post #1731 of 2429
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Originally Posted by fnkcow View Post

Damn what you call the new mod! I would like to order one fully modded please biggrin.gif  
HaHa
A capsule of fairy liquid should do the job. For improved base response and to tighten up the sub bass/mids use pink.
To achieve recessed highs if you're not too find of sparky treble, 100ml of Aerial works just fine at a low temperature (40C). Try Cillit Bang if you want to add some spice to the music. P.s, I'm starting sound refinement lessons for those who want to be educated on how to optimally enhance their speakers, from just £25 an hour.

xD
post #1732 of 2429

How are you people so careless with these expensive toys? Play responsibly my children! lol

post #1733 of 2429

Just bought a pair of H1's as an impulse buy,  basically because the H3's are out of stock here in New Zealand.

 

I have to say I have  been very pleasantly surprised .They are much better than my xba3 and xba4 at least to my ears anyway.

post #1734 of 2429

So, anyone have scratches on theirs, yet? I have a small one, already, by the air vent of the left earphone and it hasn't even been a week... :(

 

They've been traveling with me, everywhere, though... so not really surprised... 


Edited by Change is Good - 3/13/14 at 12:25am
post #1735 of 2429
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Originally Posted by SteveKiwi View Post
 

Just bought a pair of H1's as an impulse buy,  basically because the H3's are out of stock here in New Zealand.

 

I have to say I have  been very pleasantly surprised .They are much better than my xba3 and xba4 at least to my ears anyway.

 

     they are much more fun sounding and they sound really gentle , and , yes , better then xba-3 .

post #1736 of 2429

So, maybe my ears have finally gotten used to the sound signature, because the bass definitely seems to have tightened up and makes it require a lot less EQ.

 

I think it is quite picky about the DAC/amplification. It works very well with the HRT microstreamer connected to the laptop without EQ (but using the tape mod). However it doesn't sound good from the headphone output of my laptop at all. I can imagine a brighter sounding DAC will pair well with it (for example Sony's own ZX1 Walkman -- why is this still not available outside Japan ... GRRRRR!!)

 

The H3 has very interesting imaging ability for an IEM. Sounds a lot more holographic (but still in the head) for example compared to the Shure SE500 (where the image is pretty much centered right in the middle of the head for me).

 

The downside is that isolation is quite mediocre compared to the Shure, which pretty much blocks everything out completely. With the H3 I can still hear external noise, especially lower frequency rumble (like engine noise).

post #1737 of 2429
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Originally Posted by nudd View Post

So, maybe my ears have finally gotten used to the sound signature, because the bass definitely seems to have tightened up and makes it require a lot less EQ.

I think it is quite picky about the DAC/amplification. It works very well with the HRT microstreamer connected to the laptop without EQ (but using the tape mod). However it doesn't sound good from the headphone output of my laptop at all. I can imagine a brighter sounding DAC will pair well with it (for example Sony's own ZX1 Walkman -- why is this still not available outside Japan ... GRRRRR!!)

The H3 has very interesting imaging ability for an IEM. Sounds a lot more holographic (but still in the head) for example compared to the Shure SE500 (where the image is pretty much centered right in the middle of the head for me).

The downside is that isolation is quite mediocre compared to the Shure, which pretty much blocks everything out completely. With the H3 I can still hear external noise, especially lower frequency rumble (like engine noise).

These definitely improve with decent burn in. I've been comparing it with my full size 1540 everyday... and can confirm the improvement is indeed real.
post #1738 of 2429
Out of curisosity, does anyone have the H1and the H3?

I am really enjoying the H1's and have been very pleasantly surprised as to how good they sound.

Fairly obviously being a member of Head-Fi I am very much tempted by the H3's too. So if anyone does have both I am keen to know if the H3's are that much better than the H1's and would it be worth getting them?

Many thanks

Steve
post #1739 of 2429

http://www.whathifi.com/review/xba-h1

 

I'm quite shocked to see Whathifi only gave the H1 2/5

post #1740 of 2429
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Originally Posted by zaim View Post

http://www.whathifi.com/review/xba-h1



 



I'm quite shocked to see Whathifi only gave the H1 2/5


 



Yes, I did see that review before I bought the H1's, I'm actually glad I took no notice of it.
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