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Nah... Punk Pink all the way
@razzer001 That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the explanation!
@peter123 They're good. Extension is better than the few BA-only iems I've got (B100, B150, UE600, XBA-2) but short of what you'd expect from a good dynamic. It's not too far off the FLC 8S with my preferred red/grey filters, mind you I find the low end of the FLC 8S underwhelming for a dynamic, especially in terms of impact. B400 hits with more speed and authority, it's just missing that super low end rumble.
Yep, I think that is probably the only thing the B400 doesn't have to compare to even much pricier stuff. The reach to the highest highs and lowest lows. Perhaps with a pricier cable with the best bandwidth could provide it so still possible to improve there I'd guess. Not a complaint as it is perfectly capable just not nearly upper crust like everything else it seems to do.
As for the colors, I still say there should be a Red/Blue for R/L combo especially since the Blue Knight and Crimson Red both do the metallic thing
Thanks again mate!
After getting used to the Big Dipper I find many of my other IEMs to come across as a bit muddy/blurry. Do you think that the B400 could be a good option for situations where I don't want to bring the BD?
Is the XBA-2 the same as XBA-A2?
Yes - it’s very articulate. Doesn’t have as much treble extension as the Dipper - but that’s one of its charms. Does pretty much everything right and the fit is phenomenal
Please also share some thoughts how you compare these with A4(with black +black combo),
Do you think it is a clear upgrade to A4 ,????
Nope. XBA-2 is one of Sony's original XBA models.
Well you lose the ability to tune, and so it depends on how you tuned the A4. In terms of comfort, the B400 is among the most comfortable I’ve tried. I tend to like a more balanced signature - so the B400 ticks all my boxes. If you like a more v shaped signature, then you may like the A4 more.
If you don’t mind a little EQ and like a V shaped sig, then definitely B400
Thanks Paul! I really enjoyed the fit on the B150 before my pair got lost in the chaos after a fire in our house earlier this year. The B400 design looks very similar. I'd like a all BA alternative to the BIG Dipper as they're too expensive to be used in certain situations, the B400 may very well be it.
Thank you very much
What tips are those? They look dope.
Any upcoming reviews?
Yes, but why wait. Just buy em. Trust us
They're the stock tips from the cheapo Sony EX10ip. Pretty much identical to their hybrids just clear instead of black and a little more durable. Awesome tips.