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Sony XBA 40 vs Shure 535 LTD vs other earphones

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I just lost my Fischer Audio Eterna V2 because some ****** decided to snip them away. Now i want to buy myself a nice pair of earphones. I have seen reviews on the Sony XBA 40 and Shure 535 LTD Red and can't help deciding between the 2. I have very limited experience about earphones so I hope knowledgeable experts can provide some advice or suggestions for other earphones. 

 

Price is not a worry, my budget is around $400, saving up for quite a while.

I have no time to audition them for myself due to tight work schedule so I have trust in your expertise in this area.

Best to list the pros and cons plus comparison to the sony and shure earphones. Thanks!


Edited by maybe4sg - 9/17/13 at 7:04am
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XBA 40 !!!!!!!!! Anyone looking for Bass in their step will choose these New Singapore Sony model in-ear headphones. Those who like Ting Ting Ting and love the $500 price, buy Shure 535's, this is more a comparison my friends of a $299 sony XBA 40 to $999 Shure 846 in my opinion of from Sales experience. Good Luck and Rock out Dudes!

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Xba 40 are much cheaper than the SE535`s, about half the price, they are very smooth sounding and comfortable on account of Sony's shallow fitting hybrid tips, but as a result they don`t isolate too well and the large/heavy housing mean you have to re-position the earphones every now and then, the Shures on the other hand are more revealing, they have more neutral bass but more emphasis on mids and may sound slightly harsher and more fatiguing over longer durations, overall I would say the SE535`s sound better, they also have removable cables and much better isolation if you like to travel around a lot.
Edited by ryanjsoo - 2/6/14 at 12:20pm
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