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Sony's New 2014 flagship IEM - XBA Z5

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  1. esteebin

    A quick google search (since I was interested too):
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  2. SilverEars
    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
  3. Hisoundfi Contributor
  4. MuZo2
    1. High-Resolution Audio HD Hybrid 3-way driver system deliver spacious, wideband audio from 3 - 40,000Hz
    2. Linear drive Balanced Armature driver
    3. Magnesium HD super tweeter
    4. 16mm Aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm dynamic driver
    Balanced armature with Magnesium ?
  5. BlinkST
    Yup. It's been mentioned in the video you can find in the OP.
  6. MuZo2
    Nice, I missed the video, just watched it.
  7. gerelmx1986
    XBA-H3 have super-tweeter of aluminum according to user manual
  8. Mini0510
    is there a release date?
  9. gerelmx1986
    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 [​IMG])
  10. cn11
    I'll be keenly watching the developments on this one....
  11. dweaver
    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.
  12. Jackson 6
    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.
  13. cn11
    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!  [​IMG] 
    badmojo likes this.
  14. gerelmx1986
  15. MuZo2
    Housing looks cheap compared to EX1000 magnesium housing.

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