Originally Posted by d marc0
I had the XBA 3 but didn't find the treble harsh and the mids were quite neutral with no drastic recession.. Did you do something to the filters? Any chance that they could be defective? I was under the impression that the XBA 30 was more refined that the XBA 3.
Actually, I had bought used XBA-30 from a head-fier here, iemagnet01, and noticed that the filters were mostly removed. I've looked up that the new XBA-30 has the nozzle fully covered with the foams. That's the most important update from XBA-3 as more filters equals more controlled upper treble, isn't it? That's probably why; I've tried putting foams on my own and never been able to get rid that "painful" upper treble. That teaches me not to buy used IEM. I've been fooled that he said it's new and didn't realize the filters were altered. Planning to buy the new one next time when the price gets real low.
Apparently, I saw that Iemagnet01 has been banned, which I don't know how, but I notice that he's kind of person that impulsively buy new earphones, keep it for little while, then resell it to someone. It appears that I'm the victim.
Edited by Gandasaputra - 4/23/14 at 3:17am