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post #751 of 2443

Let's hold out for the XBA-H30

post #752 of 2443
The early indicators made me only want to try the H1 and James early impressions of the H3 make me glad I made that choice.

the H1 is like a slightly tamer XBA3 for bass and not quite as metallic treble plus a larger more immersive soundstage. All which make for a more compelling headphone the the XBA3. Because it is darker I won't say it's better than the MDR-7550 but it is an interesting almost side grade alternative.
post #753 of 2443
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

The early indicators made me only want to try the H1 and James early impressions of the H3 make me glad I made that choice.

the H1 is like a slightly tamer XBA3 for bass and not quite as metallic treble plus a larger more immersive soundstage. All which make for a more compelling headphone the the XBA3. Because it is darker I won't say it's better than the MDR-7550 but it is an interesting almost side grade alternative.

Thats a great description, the bass is more pronounced on the H1 for me, its like I notice the bass on every song I play!

The soundstage I agree on as well, its so cool and immersive.

By dark, what does that mean? I think the xba sounds a bit more clear to me which is very important to me.
post #754 of 2443

Maybe the H3's only shine with hi-res files since it's capable of that and H1 isn't.  ;)

post #755 of 2443
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Maybe the H3's only shine with hi-res files since it's capable of that and H1 isn't.  ;)

Thats what I was thinking as well but what is "his res music"? Lossless?

post #756 of 2443
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Thats what I was thinking as well but what is "his res music"? Lossless?

24 bit files instead of 16 bit.  Stuff you can buy from HDTracks which are uber expensive.  

post #757 of 2443
Well my new DAC/amp came in from Audioengine and I'm loving all my headphones, but the H1 sound especially nice. Sitting at my desk listening to music collection in FLAC format including a few disks from HDTracks and the new DAC offers a slightly warm option to my old dac/amp combo, the new sound has great synergy with the H1 and the MA900 as well as my Q701. Guess I get to re-enjoy all my music yet again smily_headphones1.gif
post #758 of 2443
Thanks dweaver!
post #759 of 2443
Anyone wanna buy my xba3? smily_headphones1.gif
post #760 of 2443
I will say this, if these had more clarity It would be near perfect imo.

Detail, check.

Bass, Check.

Soundstage, check.

Loudness, check.

Seperation, check.

If dark means it lacks a clear sound then I agree, granted its not bad as everything else is great, I just have to get used to this sound signiture which over time I am sure I will.
post #761 of 2443
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Let's hold out for the XBA-H30

I would not be a happy camper if I was to buy the xba h3 only to have a updated H30 release a few months later

LOL
post #762 of 2443

Gawd this thread is simultaneously want the H series a lot and not at all.

 

Still no sign of them in Australia ;__;

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
 

Gawd this thread is simultaneously want the H series a lot and not at all.

 

Still no sign of them in Australia ;__;

 

It'll be nice if you get to review them Lachlan.

post #764 of 2443
A lot of people are slowly getting their H3's now which are the pair I'm interested in (to go in rotation with my JH's).

Waiting for a batch of reviews to come out first before I take the plunge. Initial views from James is a bit worrying.

If these are a 'fail'.... my search will continue frown.gif
post #765 of 2443

So today my h3 arrived even some days earlier. Ican not wait to test them but there are still some Russian scientists i have to entertain... too bad 

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