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post #16 of 3810
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Originally Posted by gerelmx1986 View Post

Newbie question, what are Litz cables???? i know OFC is oxygen-free copper... perhaps the copper is vacummed and the cable hot plastic injected in the copper wires during vacuum?

I see on sony specs that they say OFC-Litz.... i think also says so on the XBA-H3 user manual

EDIT: REading the manual of my XBA-H3's it says both cables are OFC-Litz, and the supertweeter diaphragm is made of aluminum

A quick google search (since I was interested too):
The term litz wire is derived from the German word litzendraht meaning woven wire. Generally defined, it is a wire constructed of individually film insulated wires bunched or braided together in a uniform pattern of twists and length of lays.
post #17 of 3810

I've always been intrigued with Sony's dynamic drivers.  It's not like many I see that's out there.  The driver is large in diameter and it's disk shape is not facing the outlet.  Usually I see dynamics like the ie800s with back area with vent and etc..  I hope it's like the EX1000 with better bass and treble response.  I thought EX1000 could be improved with better isolation, and I'm hoping isolation is much improved.  

 

Fit is awkward though like TF10


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  • High-Resolution Audio HD Hybrid 3-way driver system deliver spacious, wideband audio from 3 - 40,000Hz
  • Linear drive Balanced Armature driver
  • Magnesium HD super tweeter
  • 16mm Aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm dynamic driver

 

Balanced armature with Magnesium ?

post #20 of 3810
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post
 
  • High-Resolution Audio HD Hybrid 3-way driver system deliver spacious, wideband audio from 3 - 40,000Hz
  • Linear drive Balanced Armature driver
  • Magnesium HD super tweeter
  • 16mm Aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm dynamic driver

 

Balanced armature with Magnesium ?

Yup. It's been mentioned in the video you can find in the OP.

post #21 of 3810

Nice, I missed the video, just watched it.

post #22 of 3810

XBA-H3 have super-tweeter of aluminum according to user manual

post #23 of 3810

is there a release date?

post #24 of 3810
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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post
 

is there a release date?

mmm I don't know really for sure... at least they don't show-up in sony Mexico, tought they have announced the MDR-1A and the MDR-1DAC on their facebook, as well the NWZ-A17 (drooling over the walkman :biggrin:)

post #25 of 3810

I'll be keenly watching the developments on this one....

post #26 of 3810

This looks kickass but the price is just to much for me. I will wait and see how the reviews go and try to snag a used pair if they are good.

post #27 of 3810

Very interested in this too, but it will have to go a long way to replace my H3's. Beyond ie 800 land at least.

post #28 of 3810

I actually dreamt I was listening to the Z5 last night. It had the most deep, realistic and punchy bass I'd ever heard in an IEM, layered and richly detailed without being at all harsh, full and lifelike mids/vocals with the appropriate placement, and of course a huge soundstage with the best delineation of instruments within it that I'd ever heard.

 

Hopefully that's what we'll get!  :D 

post #29 of 3810

I'VE Found what APPEARS TO BE A LEAK

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 92

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 92

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 92

 

CREDIT http://bbs.dgtle.com/thread-207804-1-1.html

 

Disclaimer it's on japanese or chinese.. dunno

post #30 of 3810

Housing looks cheap compared to EX1000 magnesium housing.

 

 

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