Sony XBA-S65 - Balanced Armature Sports Headphones
- 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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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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
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
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.
Dont waste your time with this model.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm glad I was able to get these at a discounted price. The sound quality is good, and the water resistance is a nice touch, but not something I've encountered a need for too many... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric
The sound is great, the fit is great. the cable is too long. the plastic framework broke after 6 months. Read morePublished 10 months ago by orangedude
After seeing so many great reviews online i thought these would be the best earbuds for me. I tried them on as soon as i got them and spent over half an hour trying to get a fit,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Thomas
Worked great for first 5-6 months. Then the plastic parts started cracking and eventually broke. I only use them running, so they don't really get abused. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Aaron Campbell