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post #571 of 3252

Its done guys, H1 ordered!

 

As soon as I get them (week or 2) I will give my impressions compared to the XBA3 and re400.

post #572 of 3252

Something I never thought to ask. Are the H1 over ear or only meant to hang down?

post #573 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Something I never thought to ask. Are the H1 over ear or only meant to hang down?


Just hang down. Well that's how I wear then.
post #574 of 3252
To be honest, I don't think there has been enough mindless praise and hype over the XBA-H1. Have you all seen my thread where I state it's

By Far

The Most

Incredible Thing

I Have Ever Heard!


http://www.head-fi.org/t/685463/sony-xba-h1-pictures-and-impressions

Obviously only until I buy the H3. Then the H1 is trash...
post #575 of 3252
Sorry, I couldnt read that smily_headphones1.gif
post #576 of 3252
Damn, im excited but I dont want to hype myself up too much and set myself up for dissapointment.

Still from what Im hearing from everyone they are better than my xba3 so im good.
post #577 of 3252

Pretty sure the headphone jack on the PC is altering my sound...  How common is this, and would a Fiio E6 be a good buy to remedy it? Nevermind that the E6 is a great buy regardless...  Now I'm beginning to feel it: <good gear ---> upgradeitis>

Sound output through digital such as HDMI is more neutral...

post #578 of 3252

Here are some videos from sony showing the new lineup.

 

post #579 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilking View Post

To be honest, I don't think there has been enough mindless praise and hype over the XBA-H1. Have you all seen my thread where I state it's

By Far

The Most

Incredible Thing

I Have Ever Heard!


http://www.head-fi.org/t/685463/sony-xba-h1-pictures-and-impressions

Obviously only until I buy the H3. Then the H1 is trash...

Then, you will have the benefits of the 16mm LCD driver!! And not one but TWO BA drivers!!!
post #580 of 3252

Long time lurker, first time poster, I picked the H1's today and after an afternoon listening to them I would say compared to the xba-3's they have a much better soundstage ,better (slightly north of neutral but not by too much) bass and more natural highs, but don't have the detail or separation that the xba-3's have. Overall I would say they're a solid side-grade and well worth the money, but not necessarily a definite upgrade.

post #581 of 3252

What is the bass impact like on the H1s for genres like dubstep / EDM? Seriously looking at the H1s now as a replacement to my Carbo Basso.

post #582 of 3252

Examples of songs where better separation shines:

 

 

Note that this is nitpicking and I'm still very heavily considering replacing the xba-3's with the H1's as my walking around 'phones.

 

Edit: should probs mention that all listening has so far been performed form my phone (HTC One V) which is not a particularly good source.


Edited by feuerspiel - 10/18/13 at 1:58pm
post #583 of 3252
Yea Im looking to replace my xba3 with these as well.

Thats why I did not want to hype myself up TOO much.
post #584 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevms89 View Post

Yea Im looking to replace my xba3 with these as well.

Thats why I did not want to hype myself up TOO much.0s

I would say the H1's are a slight downgrade in technical ability but superior in sound signature lol, it's a bit of a dilemma for me now which to keep as my everyday 'phones =S. I guess it depends on what aspects of sound your priorities lie in.


Edited by feuerspiel - 10/18/13 at 2:12pm
post #585 of 3252
Surely musical enjoyment should come first.
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