11 New Sony BA IEMs
Dec 11, 2011 at 9:40 PM Post #407 of 845

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ericp10, getting the XBA-3 to review for us next to your EX800ST? :)


*begins chanting* do it... do it... do it... 
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Dec 11, 2011 at 10:47 PM Post #408 of 845

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ericp10, getting the XBA-3 to review for us next to your EX800ST? :)
 


LOL funny.... If I do it would probably be the XBA-4, but I'm done buying IEMs this year (especially universals)... So I will just have to wait for yours or i2ehan's review way before mine... 
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Dec 11, 2011 at 11:12 PM Post #409 of 845

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I have uploaded some pics below.

 
 
I'm not good at describing sound but the treble for the 3's is a little grainy in my opinion - similar to Ortos. The 4's are very natural and clear not grainy
 
Dec 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM Post #410 of 845

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I'm not the least bit interested, not with my IE80 and UM Miracles on their way. 
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Dec 12, 2011 at 12:14 AM Post #416 of 845

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How does it compares to the EX1000?  I love the EX1000.
 
Dec 12, 2011 at 3:21 AM Post #417 of 845

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I don't have the EX-1000 anymore, so I am just trying to compare them from my memory.
 
I also enjoyed the SQ of the EX 1000. However, since I use my iems mostly for my daily commute, I didn't find them too appealing. The EX 1000 do not isolate very well and they are rather big. They are not very good for commuting for me anyways. At the time I also had the FX 700, so one of them had to go.
 
As for the XBA-4's, the SQ is quite impressive, and the isolation is very good and I can tolerate them during my commute. So, I loose a little - by a little, I mean a little as far as the sound quality but I get much better isolation and better fit for my use.
 
Dec 12, 2011 at 3:49 AM Post #419 of 845

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By imaging precision you mean .... clarity?? I'm sorry but I am really not good at describing as I am rather new to post on headfi.
 
Anyhow, I don't have the EX 1000 anymore, so I am trying to compare from my memory. I do have the FX-700 which I think is pretty close to the EX-1000. XBA-4 is much more accurate than the FX-700 in the highs. The highs is natural and accurate sort of speak, while they have the lows to match the FX-700. If I remember correctly, this is how I felt when I compared the EX 1000 to the FX 700 when I had both. Both have bad isolation (FX700 & EX 1000), while the EX 1000 could not give me a good fit - proper seal. XBA-4 has good isolation and I can get a good fit.
 
Soundstage: the XBA-4 has a wider soundstage compared to the FX-700.
 
Sorry, perhaps I am not helping much with my description. I really hope that you have a chance to try them and make a better review.
 

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