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post #211 of 2429
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Some new impressions and photos of the H3 from this web page (http://ameblo.jp/e-earphone/entry-11610158494.html) Google translated:

 

During the series, XBA-H3 is finished in sound quality that is the most balanced. Low frequencies do not feel even the speck thinness of the line such as the MDR-EX1000.

Separation is good midrange, sound image it is solid. Vocal shines beauty and young. Good growth of strings in the best, I can enjoy the space with the spread. The height of the resolution is expected, I do not miss the fine nuances of breath etc.
 

Without a sense of incongruity of the sound by 3 driver, I will not hear the best balance.

post #212 of 2429

Unlike the EX1000 & 7550/EX800 which were made in Japan, the XBA-H3 is made in Thailand (like the EX600). The EX600 actually had better build quality than the EX1000, but the 7550/EX800 had the best build of all three EX models, in my view.

 

This sparrow's excellent sense of style & aesthetics tells him those XBA-H3s look rather tacky.


Edited by music_4321 - 9/15/13 at 12:20pm
post #213 of 2429

BEST IN THE WORLD.

post #214 of 2429

I am so ready.

post #215 of 2429
"Without a sense of incongruity of the sound by 3 driver, I will not hear the best balance."

Sooo... Coherent?
post #216 of 2429
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post
 

This sparrow's excellent sense of style & aesthetics tells him those XBA-H3s look rather tacky.

 

That giant cylinder on the back of the casing looks a little clumsy.

post #217 of 2429

It's like EX1000 and MDR7550. If the fit's the same as them, it should be very comfortable.

post #218 of 2429
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That giant cylinder on the back of the casing looks a little clumsy.

 

Giant casing + giant cylinder = (you guessed it) giant! They make my cks1000's seem rather diminutive lol

post #219 of 2429

Very interested in these... for sound quality but like most Sonys i reckon they are ugly... Good thing my ears can't see.


Edited by Sauntere - 9/15/13 at 11:15pm
post #220 of 2429

the giant cylinder may actually help these be more stable in ear as it will rest on part of the ear near the stem helping with insertion depth as well as just be another stabilizing point.

post #221 of 2429
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post

Very interested in these... for sound quality but like most Sony's i reckon they are ugly... Good thing my ears can't see.


 



I hope the Sony headphone/iem consumer division finally makes a perfect lineup (XBA hybrid series) that can also be deemed acceptable for Pro-use.... like the classic MDR-V6!
The V6 for example, started as a headphone for mass consumers in 1985... the moment it entered the market it got American pro-audio's attention (and they bought boatloads!). A few years later after that the V6 (and the 7506) became _the standard_ headphones in studios across America.


Currently the BEST and reasonable priced sony's headphones/iem's are found in (blue) Pro Lineup and Japan-exclusive SonyMusic.
MDR 7550/EX800ST are Sony's best in the iem realm right now.
Edited by TheBoss - 9/15/13 at 11:06pm
post #222 of 2429
Do you think they'll be a xba h4 with 3 ba and a dynamic?
post #223 of 2429
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Do you think they'll be a xba h4 with 3 ba and a dynamic?

 

Don't think so to me. there's only possibility for 2 dynamic + 2 BA. Dynamic will handle the lower end bass and the mid and upper bass. One BA on mids, the other with highs but I can be wrong

post #224 of 2429

It would be fun to see a dual dynamic with a single BA for highs, ofcourse the tuning would probably be fun sounding but honestly now days I am in search of a nice natural sounding IEM with natural bass decay. I realize how much easier it is to find a accurate sounding IEM than natural sounding gears. Bass is just so hard to get right on most gears and for most that is what makes and breaks, with highs we can always eq but with bass you can only eq so much before you completely destroy the tuning completely. 

post #225 of 2429
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Don't think so to me. there's only possibility for 2 dynamic + 2 BA. Dynamic will handle the lower end bass and the mid and upper bass. One BA on mids, the other with highs but I can be wrong

This would likely be a tuning nightmare, as well as an ergonomic one. Somebody better got on it then!
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