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Please help/recommend for my xba-4ip iems

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Hi

 

Just recently purchased the xba-4ips, and am astounded at how unimpressive they are. The idea was to upgrade from my senheiser cx 300 ii pair I use for work.

At home I use hd600 cans, which are pretty good, I use them for monitoring in my studio, so I'm not a total audio n00b, even though you may chuckle at my cx 300 ii choice. I like the biiig bass, hence choosing the xba-4 with the sub woofer.

 

I had no idea just how "high impedance" my nexus 7 and galaxy s2 were, and apparently this is why a beefy dub step track is sounding like 3 guys playing the spoons in a shed,  so I tried on a friends iphone 5, and although much better, still doesn't provide me with the jaw dropping excitement I was expecting to feel.

 

I'm getting a new phone soon (all music through spotify at present), and my question is: Does anyone know what the output impedance on the sony experia z1 is?

 

I guess for these iem's I'm going to need 1 ohm or less....

I've not heard the xba-4's sounding good yet. Am I wasting my time thinking of the experia? I realise that if I buy a fiio e18, these tiny pods could sound glorious, but it seems a lot of extra money and kit just to get a good upgrade on the cx 300 ii's.

 

Should I just send them back and start researching for something else like the b&w c5's?

post #2 of 2
Yikes, the impedance of the XBA-4 is only 8 ohms. That's a tough one. Sony didn't do you any favors with those IEMs. I think I would be looking for different headphones - those Sony's are probably just going to be a constant trouble.
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