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Sony XBA-S65 - Balanced Armature Sports Headphones

by Sony
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  • Full range driver for outstanding audio
  • Splash-proof film keeps water & sweat from leaking in
  • Adjustable ear loops for secure fit
  • Rinsable, sealed housing holds up during workouts
  • Optimized housing design for ultimate wearing comfort
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 1.4 x 7.4 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006K55748
  • Item model number: XBA-S65
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 9, 2012

Product Description

These sweat-proof, water-resistant Balanced Armature in-ear headphones stay snugly in place to power your workout with premium audio courtesy of their top-of-the-line driver units. There's nothing like a driving beat to amp up your workout. These premium XBA-S65 in-ear headphones help drown out the sounds of your screaming muscles with top-of-the-line Balanced Armature driver units precision engineered for ultra incredible audio.

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Customer Reviews

They are staying on ears - true, but not fitting.
Mikhail Freider
The only thing is that if your ears get full of sweat or water, you'll have a little bit of slipping on the seal.
b
The bad: a) Overall sound quality doesn't compare to the Sony, other than the superior bass "boom."
RC

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By b on April 24, 2012
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Update: I'm sadly taking this way down to a 2 from a 5 and not recommending a purchase. While these headphones are the most intelligent design I've tried, they do slip out even still and they do break easily. I'm on my 4th pair (all free replacements) and I've had many problems. On two pairs, one driver developed a crackle. On the other two the housing broke as you've seen in many other reviews. Sony did come out with a better designed and cheaper version that doesn't use the XBA-series balanced armature. I'm tempted to try those but in the mean time my hunt for a solid workout/running in-ear set continues... (Denon Exercise Freak, Etymotic Research, Klipsch Image, other Sony sports, Sennheisser, Bose, B&W C5, and the cheap ones - all of them have failed me)

Original Review:

My background:
Techie, not-quite-audiophile, runner, frequently at the gym, own dozens of headphones from Etymotic's to Sennheiser to Sony to Apple, listen daily, read gadget news.

Bottom line:
If you're looking for a great headphone for working out or running and you know what natural sound is like (i.e. a flat response curve), then stop reading. These are underpriced for their quality and they are by far the best fit for working out. Get them now and be happy.

These headphones mark the end of my years-long search to find a great workout headphone. I've gone through many headphones trying to find something that was a great fit and had at least reasonable audio quality. These turn out to have superb quality and the fit is better than any other for workout purposes.

Pros:

No-tangle cord - It does what it should. I've bunched them up and shoved them in pockets/bags and pulled them in and out - days later unraveling them takes just a couple seconds.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By T. Adlam TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 20, 2012
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It's roughly the six month mark which means enough time has passed for the "ooooh, shiny!" effect to have worn off and to sufficiently break in these headphones. To that end, I've separated my review into the following sections: COMFORT, SOUND QUALITY, and DURABILITY.

COMFORT
Typically I have trouble with in-ear headphones because even the smallest size earbud is too large to comfortably fit in my ear. But I was pleasantly surprised to find included an extra-small size which actually fit without too much fuss.

The wrap around ear design--specifically tightening it--took a bit of adjustment, but once it's on, it's on. In other words, the earbuds remain securely in my ears even through a rigorous workout. And they are very lightweight. Even during my three and four hour workouts these earbuds faded into the background--had it not been for the music I would have forgotten I was wearing them. And the cord is long enough to allow me to wear my iPod on my wrist, but short enough to avoid constantly snagging on my clothes.

Time for a little disclosure: The first few times I wore them, they made my ears itch. Makes me wonder if the speaker protectors, which are made of silicone, had some latex since I do have a *mild* latex allergy, so those with a severe allergy should take a little extra care. After some washes and my body adjusted to them, my comfort level improved.

SOUND QUALITY
More than being comfortable, a set of headphones need to sound good...and these do sound good. It's well-balanced, but favours the mid-high range--meaning bass-heads should proceed with caution.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By H. Chen on June 8, 2012
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When I first received the product, I was like WOW, what great design.
It fits much better compare to the apple headphone.
I used it for three months, ran 4 times a week on a treadmill and
about 7miles each time. It fits firmly but not to the level of
discomfort.
Then both sides broken. And they all happened on the same spot
on the R&L side, around the little red spot above the sony label.
Just to be clear, I never used the headphone when not running and I
consider myself always took good care of them, this is the first pair
of headphone that broken on my ears.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kamuela on March 5, 2013
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The ear buds don't stay all the way in your ear very long while jogging. They tend to come out and dangle in your ear as they are held by the over the ear strap. The sound quality goes down when they aren't shoved in all the way in your ear. When they are in your ear,the sound quality is pretty good but the over the ear strap isn't very durable. I only use these earbuds for jogging and they tore after about 20 uses. I now use a $10 pair of sony sport ear buds with a durable plastic over the ear thingy. They are more comfortable but the sound quality is a little less.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elmer on February 2, 2014
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Breaks easily...bought a month ago already broken. Don't waste your money on this. It's really not worth it... So disappointing
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Bernard on January 23, 2014
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Thes earbuds are awful. They dont sta in your ear at all and the loop around your earlobe doesnt do much either. I can barely keep these in my ears when I am sitting. Theres no way it will stay in while I am doing any kind of physical activity. The price for these headphones are way too high. These are no better than buying some cheap earbuds at a gas station. I wish I could get my money back and put it towards some real earbuds.
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