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post #661 of 2387
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Originally Posted by stimer View Post

What do you think H1 better then xba-3?

XBA 3 is better in my opinon, but as always people rate them differently, and it depends on how you listen to music, and what you expect from it.
post #662 of 2387
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XBA 3 is better in my opinon, but as always people rate them differently, and it depends on how you listen to music, and what you expect from it.

I want clarity XBA 3 with great subbass extension this is my dream ahahah 

post #663 of 2387
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XBA 3 is better in my opinon, but as always people rate them differently, and it depends on how you listen to music, and what you expect from it.

My enthusiasm for the H1 is slowly fading. I was expecting it to be just as good as the XBA3 in all aspects but with more natural timbre.
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Originally Posted by stimer View Post

I want clarity XBA 3 with great subbass extension this is my dream ahahah 

I agree, the XBA 3 is a great iem, using the ex on the street and dealing with ear loop is a problem, the XBA is a iem on the move with a great seperation of treble, bass and vocal.
post #665 of 2387
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

My enthusiasm for the H1 is slowly fading. I was expecting it to be just as good as the XBA3 in all aspects but with more natural timbre.

give them a try before you give them a death sentence.biggrin.gif
post #666 of 2387

maybe you should just get an xba-30 or 40 to upgrade your xba-3 as you love them so much. And what is your source? maybe the H1 and H3 need some more power, or maybe burn in.


Edited by T.R.A.N.C.E. - 10/21/13 at 6:34am
post #667 of 2387
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Originally Posted by kms108 View Post


if you are comparing them with the XBA, it's has a rather weak bass, but enough to keep the music natural.

Whoa. :confused_face: The XBA 3s aren't bass heavy are they?

 

@gavinfabl , you wanna jump in and tell us if you found the bass weak? (in a general sense)


Edited by getclikinagas - 10/21/13 at 6:44am
post #668 of 2387

Got my H1s today. ONly have an hour on them so not fair to say too much yet. Not overly impressed so far but we shall see.

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I would just like to chime in that after just a day of burn in, my H3 sounded much more well rounded. But it does not emphasize bass(it doesn't emphasize the lows even with the large dynamic driver), it just plays a fair amount for how much is in the recording.
Also, I think it may depend on your source if you are not willing to use eq. I use lossless and eq my music to get the bass how I like it, and the H3 goes deeper than most headphones I've ever heard, all while keeping the highs crystal clear and airy.
If there is one word I would never use to describe it it muddled, or confused.
The main reasons for me still wanting a custom after hearing these are fit and looks (the H3 are big and take a while to get used to the fit).
post #670 of 2387
The 16mm driver goes very deep on the EX-1000 too. That is the real advantge. And I think it takes more than a few minutes to judge any headphone. So let us see how users like them after longer listening sessions at home.
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I finally decided to throw the tips I was using on my xba-3 (generic wide bore) onto the H1 and wow, I don't know why I didn't do this before. They've suddenly become a lot clearer and more open, I still wouldn't put them quite on the same technical level as the xba-3's, they lack that last little bit of separation and imaging that makes the xba-3's special, it's a lot closer than I initially gave them credit for. Combining this new revelation with the improved bass, treble and soundstage makes the H1's a definite replacement for the xba-3's in my daily use.

 

I'll have to go buy another set of tips tomorrow so I can do some better comparisons between the two, but I would recommend the H1 owners in the thread to try out some wide bore tips on them if they haven't already =).

post #672 of 2387

yeah, I've found with every Sony earphone I've ever heard or owned (EX series, XBA-4, etc.) using tips with wide bores (live the Auvio) always brought out more sound and details in those IEMs. On further consideration, the EX series always gave me fit issues, so now I'm a bit hesitant about really wanting the XBA H series.

post #673 of 2387
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Originally Posted by feuerspiel View Post
 

I finally decided to throw the tips I was using on my xba-3 (generic wide bore) onto the H1 and wow, I don't know why I didn't do this before. They've suddenly become a lot clearer and more open, I still wouldn't put them quite on the same technical level as the xba-3's, they lack that last little bit of separation and imaging that makes the xba-3's special, it's a lot closer than I initially gave them credit for. Combining this new revelation with the improved bass, treble and soundstage makes the H1's a definite replacement for the xba-3's in my daily use.

 

I'll have to go buy another set of tips tomorrow so I can do some better comparisons between the two, but I would recommend the H1 owners in the thread to try out some wide bore tips on them if they haven't already =).

isn't the tips suppose to be the same.

 

 

forget what i have posted


Edited by kms108 - 10/21/13 at 8:54am
post #674 of 2387
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

yeah, I've found with every Sony earphone I've ever heard or owned (EX series, XBA-4, etc.) using tips with wide bores (live the Auvio) always brought out more sound and details in those IEMs. On further consideration, the EX series always gave me fit issues, so now I'm a bit hesitant about really wanting the XBA H series.

I don't why I didn't before as I don't think I've ever listened to the xba-3 with the regular sony tips lol.

 

As for fit I know what you mean, as much I'm interested in the H3's after the TF10 I want nothing more to do with frankenbolts. The H1 is pretty much the same length as the xba-3 and about double the width so I'm not having any fit problems but I'm not sure how comfortable the models with the larger drivers would be for me.

post #675 of 2387

Bit skeptical about the H1s now. We'll see when they get here tomorrow/Wednesday I suppose..

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