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post #436 of 2434
Ok, so according to Amazon, the H1 is set for release on the 13 of this month and Amazon UK has the H3 for the 14th. Does anybody know if the H3 will also come to America on the 14? I pre ordered from Adorama so all this varies from dealer to dealer i guess.
post #437 of 2434
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Originally Posted by azel831 View Post

Ok, so according to Amazon, the H1 is set for release on the 13 of this month and Amazon UK has the H3 for the 14th. Does anybody know if the H3 will also come to America on the 14? I pre ordered from Adorama so all this varies from dealer to dealer i guess.

 

Actually according to Adorama they will receive the phones from manufacturer during the 4th week of this month.

post #438 of 2434

All the infos are different!

post #439 of 2434

If you look at the Amazon UK page for the H1, even though it said available 10th Oct, it is now saying dispatch will take 1-3 months! So basically I am more inclined to believe the amazon Japan release date of 25th Oct. Argh more waiting...

post #440 of 2434
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Report from a launch event in Hong Kong:
 

http://www.post76.com/wordpress/?p=45161


XBA-H3 seem smaller than I originally anticipated:
 

post #441 of 2434
Just ordered the XBA-H1 from my local Sony Centre here in the UK. Should be delivered "maybe" tomorrow but "definitely" by Monday.

Pics and impressions when it arrives. I'm hoping it will replace the atrio mg7 as my budget/street/travel IEMs.

Cheers
EK
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Originally Posted by evilking View Post

Just ordered the XBA-H1 from my local Sony Centre here in the UK. Should be delivered "maybe" tomorrow but "definitely" by Monday.

Pics and impressions when it arrives. I'm hoping it will replace the atrio mg7 as my budget/street/travel IEMs.

Cheers
EK
Awesome, I await your impressions!
post #443 of 2434
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Originally Posted by evilking View Post

Just ordered the XBA-H1 from my local Sony Centre here in the UK. Should be delivered "maybe" tomorrow but "definitely" by Monday.

Pics and impressions when it arrives. I'm hoping it will replace the atrio mg7 as my budget/street/travel IEMs.

Cheers
EK

 

nice, really looking forward to the comparison with the atrio!

post #444 of 2434

good info,Should be a very interesting line to check out once these get released late October.

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post #445 of 2434

XBA-H1 pre-ordered! Expected Wednesday 10/16 through Friday 10/18.

post #446 of 2434

Well I'll be buying the H3 in June 2014 (Birthday) 5 months to go :(

 

Hopefully the price will be a little lower :P

post #447 of 2434

Personally I don't like the black/red color thingy for the cables. The color combo looks low-fi. The H3 better sounds better than the EX1000, which I have some doubt giving how Sony is pricing these phones. I hope I am wrong.

post #448 of 2434

I'm not super keen on the black / red either, but then again I wasn't keen on it on the MDR-1R and I think it turned out okay 'in the flesh' so to speak.

post #449 of 2434

I´m reading here since 2 weeks and as in germany no one cares about the hybrid series I created an account, just because of these iems :)

 

I had a lot of in ears, but mostly cheap ones. The best, i ever had was the XBA 2. Its hard to describe, but actually i liked the pause better then the music. So with dynamical headphones and cheap BAs every sound is like a hill and ba sounds more like ! --- i dont know, its hard to explain.

 

So thats why i am looking really forward to a better one. I allready liked the bass of the XBA2 and i thought about buying the XBA 4, as it is even better and a lot of people wrote the bass is deeper, faster and overall better then Denon AHD 5000 (for 800$). But as the XBA H3 should be even better then XBA4 and is in the same price range, im really excited.

 

BUT I have some doubts:

I really like the fast punches of BAs, especially in the Bass I like music like sesto sento, eskimo, infected mushrooms... so music with a fast, punching bass. I am affraid, that a dynamic driver will more sound like a wobbel bass of dnb or hip-hop. So the worst would be a deep bass which is putting a drone soudn over it all.

 

PS: Could someone explain me what "poridge" means as highlight of a headphone? I just know it as a food and then it would exactly mean what would be the worst for me: a mixed, blurred overall sound

post #450 of 2434

So what the hell Sony Australia?  

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