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post #466 of 2793

that would be perfect, but I can either buy it this weekend for 210€ or afterwards for 299€

post #467 of 2793

Where from? Link?

post #468 of 2793
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Originally Posted by Simons View Post
 

why are you so shure the h3  is an upgrade to xba40?

It will definitely be an upgrade! The 16mm LCP driver in the H3 will produce better bass and will contribute to the sound stage as it is also producing mid frequencies, Then the mid range and treble BA's which will have been better tuned in the H3 compared to the XBA-40. So over all I can imagine a very powerful sound.

post #469 of 2793

not sure if this has been posted, the will officially release the h3 in japan on the 25th october for 36800 yen, i ve seen it and looks so big, and will not fit in everyones ears, although it does have a ear loop.

 

i will give this a miss until i get a chances to test the real thing, in the mean time just purchased yesterday the xba 4 for 136 usd. and wil be getting the ex800st today for 223 usd.

post #470 of 2793
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Originally Posted by kms108 View Post
 

not sure if this has been posted, the will officially release the h3 in japan on the 25th october for 36800 yen, i ve seen it and looks so big, and will not fit in everyones ears, although it does have a ear loop.

 

i will give this a miss until i get a chances to test the real thing, in the mean time just purchased yesterday the xba 4 for 136 usd. and wil be getting the ex800st today for 223 usd.

Did you get a chance to hear it?

post #471 of 2793

The H3 looks overweight compared to the EX1000.

 

post #472 of 2793
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post
 

Did you get a chance to hear it?

its a non working sample, the thing is in japan you dont get to test them out until they are released, i haven't checked out there show room so not too sure if its available to try.

 

I will be leaving japan before they actually release them.

 

they look very big and long. there is more chance i will forget this, already purchase 2 iem  yesterday and a few minutes ago, xba 4 and ex800st, also have at home ex600 and xba 3.

post #473 of 2793

That is bigger than I thought. 

post #474 of 2793

About 1.5 time bigger than the ex1000 from the picture.

post #475 of 2793

Visual impression: H3 resembles a bloated TF10.


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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

The H3 looks overweight compared to the EX1000.

 

post #476 of 2793

Well, it looks like what you'd expect if you crossed a beauty like the EX1000 with a beast like the XBA-40...

 

I hope it's lightweight though!

post #477 of 2793
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
 

Well, it looks like what you'd expect if you crossed a beauty like the EX1000 with a beast like the XBA-40...

 

I hope it's lightweight though!


I don't think weight will be an issue but the size probably is (for some people, esp the thing sticks out from ears). Speaking of weight, with the EX1000 I almost feel weightless even for long hrs of wearing. EX1000 is the most comfy of all the iem's I have tried so far.

post #478 of 2793

Specs have the H3 at 2g heavier than the XBA-4 (10g vs 8g) - the MDR-7550 is also listed at 8g - not sure how the shape/balance affects the pressure on the outer ear, especially with the cord attached - but the hangers ought to mitigate it appreciably.

post #479 of 2793
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Originally Posted by carfentanil View Post
 

Specs have the H3 at 2g heavier than the XBA-4 (10g vs 8g) - the MDR-7550 is also listed at 8g - not sure how the shape/balance affects the pressure on the outer ear, especially with the cord attached - but the hangers ought to mitigate it appreciably.

 

There shouldn't be any felt pressure just like the EX1000. These Sony iem's are designed to provide a snug tight seal (I guess for comfy) without being intrusive to your great ears. The snug tightness is maintained with the help from the over-the-ear cable restrainers.

post #480 of 2793

Placed my order for the XBA-H1 on Amazon -US... Delivery estimates show to be next week. I'll be sure to give a  quick comparison to the 40s, and maybe what I remember of the XBA30s, T-PEOs-H200s. I've effectively consolidated my gear to be the XBA-40s/Imod 6G Custom Flash 128GB Rockboxed Ipod (<1 UF Film Caps)/JDS Labs C5, thats been my end all rig for the past 6 months.

 

I'll wait until XBA-H3s reviews to come in before dropping $$

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