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post #496 of 3252
Heads up the H1 is in stock on amazon, I messaged the seller and everything, the wait for impressions is killing me, I am so tempted to just order a pair lol
post #497 of 3252
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post
 

Remember that the EX-1000 has the thinnest possible and most stable housing made fro Magnesium Alloy. The H3 in contrast seems to have a standard plastic housing that needs to be much thicker to be stable. But the fit seems to be equal. that alone make for 200 $ price difference.

 

Looks like I need to stock one more pair of the EX1000. Any idea on how to clean the EX1000? I took the tips off the other day and the nozzles looked nasty. Good thing is the nastiness has not affected SQ.

post #498 of 3252
Nasty nozzles..oh oh...
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post #500 of 3252
Do these have open venting like the mdr/ex series? If not they might be better isolating and less prone to wind noise.
post #501 of 3252
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Do these have open venting like the mdr/ex series? If not they might be better isolating and less prone to wind noise.

Here you can see on the left the vent of the H3.

The picture is from the below link where you can see many more pictures and

short impressions about the all 3 headphones (In japanese of course).

http://ameblo.jp/e-earphone/entry-11610158494.html

post #502 of 3252
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Originally Posted by zaim View Post
 

THe XBA-H3 is £222 on Amazon at the moment:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Headphones-Dynamic-Balanced-Armature/dp/B00FB5DEQG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381711213&sr=8-1&keywords=Sony+XBA-H3

 

It was £263 just yesterday.

Bugger! But delivery date is now 1 to 3 months...

I ordered mine at £263 but my order still have an estimated delivery date of tomorrow.:confused:

post #503 of 3252

It was bad timing from my side to get back into the high-end portable audio game... Too many new things coming out... too many choices!!!

The H1 or the H3? There's still the EX-1000/MDR-7550's and oh Audio-Technica is coming out with the ATH-IM01 to IM04's. Then there's source to think of too...

My Amazon basket has never received so many changes.

post #504 of 3252
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

Bugger! But delivery date is now 1 to 3 months...

I ordered mine at £263 but my order still have an estimated delivery date of tomorrow.:confused:

 

If you speak to amazon via live chat/email/phone they'll adjust the price. 

post #505 of 3252
H1 improves by a lot over straight off iPod touch with a good dac/amp. It's worth the $149 usd to own.
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post #506 of 3252
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

H1 improves by a lot over straight off iPod touch with a good dac/amp. It's worth the $149 usd to own.

Why all of these bits and pieces of impressions? Can you give us a paragraph or two of your first or initial impressions of the sound? Geesh! I'm just asking. It may not be your intention, but it seems like you're stringing us along.

post #507 of 3252
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

H1 improves by a lot over straight off iPod touch with a good dac/amp. It's worth the $149 usd to own.
Better or worse SQ wise than the xba series?
post #508 of 3252
My H1's should arrive tomorrow, so I will get some first impressions up later tomorrow evening smily_headphones1.gif
post #509 of 3252
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Originally Posted by gavinfabl View Post

My H1's should arrive tomorrow, so I will get some first impressions up later tomorrow evening smily_headphones1.gif

:beerchug:

post #510 of 3252
Awesome, I tempted to buy now but I am wary of the SQ, if they are not as good quality wise to the 3's then its not an upgrade to me.
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