Sony XBAH3 Hybrid 3-way Driver In-Ear Headphones
- HD Hybrid 3-way Driver for deep bass/radiant musical detail
- Suppression housing for smooth frequency response
- Beat Response Control for tight bass response
- Noise isolation Earbuds provide increased noise attenuation
- Hybrid Silicone Earbuds, in 3 sizes, provide a precise fit
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|Additional Features||android-phone-control||Type: In-Ear / Color: Titanium / Cable Length: 1.25 m (4 ft) / Plug: 3.5 mm Gold Plated / Wired Materials: Enameled Copper Wire, Frequency Range: 20-40,000 Hz / Sensitivity: 99 dB / Impedance: 32 Ω / Rated Power: 5 mW / Weight: 18 g||android-phone-control||foldable, tangle-free-cord||lightweight||lightweight|
Hybrid, 3-way, In-Ear Headphones
Prepare for an exceptional in-ear listening experience beyond compare and treat your ears to: deep bass, radiant mids, smooth highs, and notable vocal clarity. For the first time, proven Sony dynamic drivers are paired with cutting-edge Balanced Armature driver technology to deliver rich, dynamic, and detailed audio response.
For years, Dynamic driver units have served us well, delivering reliable sound with rich bass all at low distortion levels. Balanced Armature headphones, on the other hand, are noted for their delivery of smooth and broad frequency response with notable vocal clarity.
Recipe for Hybrid Audio
Take 16mm Liquid Crystal Polymer Film diaphragms (exceptional, dynamic, and balanced sound) and add cutting-edge Balanced Armature technology (full-range + HD super tweeter = broad frequency response with notable vocal clarity) for an in-ear audio experience delivering the best of both worlds: deep/bellowing bass, radiant highs, and musical detail.
Beat Response Control
Perfect for todayâ€™s music genres, a special acoustic design helps control airflow and diaphragm movement for tight, deep bass response.
Vibration Suppression Housing
A special sandwich consisting of a magnesium inner housing and ABS exterior provides the necessary rigidity for smooth frequency response and vibration suppression for clear mid-high range sound reproduction.
Just your sizeâ€¦
Improved fit results in significantly lower sound leakage levels, both in or out, giving you uninterrupted access to your music. Supplied Hybrid silicone earbuds, (S, M, L), maximize overall sound quality and comfort. Supplied Noise isolation earbuds (SS, S, M, L) use urethane foam to provide increased ambient noise reduction.
Secure and comfortable fit
A soft, Teknorote coated silicone ear hanger allows for a secure and custom fit thatâ€™s easily adjustable.
Two detachable cords supplied
Choose from two, supplied, detachable and tangle-free cables, one a standard audio connecting cable and the second with in-line 3-button remote for smartphone connectivity. The in-line, 3-button remote allows volume and track control (Play, Stop, Next/Prior) for iPod, iPhone or iPad, while the built-in microphone makes it easy to take calls through it all.1
The perfect companion for your smartphone, the in-line remote lets you play/pause your music and answer/end calls. It even features a built-in microphone for hands-free calling.1iPhone users can also use the in-line remote to play/pause music, skip to the previous track, take/reject calls, and start the VoiceOver2 feature.
Perfect for Android
The SmartKey App, available for download at Google Play, lets you personalize remote control settings for taking a call, listening to music, or launching the FM Radio.3
Keep it together
A compact carrying case is included to keep your headphones and headphones accessories secure.
- Driver Unit:Closed, Hybrid 3-Way (BA full-range + BA Tweeter + 16mm dynamic)
- Frequency Response:3 - 40,000 Hz
- Sensitivity (db):107 dB/mW
- Ear Cups:N/A
- Case Type:Nylon Carrying Case
- Plug:Two L-shaped mini plugs supplied: Gold-plated, stereo
Gold-plated, four conductor
- Type of Use:Portable
- Cord:Two pairs of tangle-free cords: Stereo, detachable
In-line remote/microphone for smartphone, detachable
- Headphone Type:Vertical in-the-ear style earbuds
- Remote Control:Basic: Play/Pause, Answer/End
Via SmartKey App: personalized functionality
- Power Handling Capacity:100 mW (IEC)
- Impedance:40 ohms at 1 kHz
- Cord Length (Approx.):Stereo Connecting Cable-47 1/4 in. (1.2 m)
Smartphone Control Cable-47 1/4 in. (1.2 m)
- Weight (Approx.):10 g (0.36 oz) without cord
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Top customer reviews
Although the design is massive and a bit clumsy, it is manageable and is a small price to pay for the performance.
Pros: Superb, natural sounding....Full, open, detailed in high and mid -range, and decent bass. They sounded decent out of the box, and improved
with use over the first couple of weeks.
Excellent build quality.
Extra cord w/ mic for use with my iPhone.
Extra tips fit ear canals and provide excellent noise isolation for me. I also bought an aftermarket memory foam set which works fine too.
In spite of bulkiness, they stay securely in place. When I'm active i simply tighten the cinch holding the r & L cords together
and the buds stay securely in place.
Cons: Kind of massive ear monitors, awkwardly shaped. They took me a few days to really get accustomed to them.
Sony obviously put a lot of care into the design and manufacture of this product. It really shows, from the carrying case and accessories, to the dual cordset, to the stunning sound quality. Yes, they are expensive for earbuds. I will agree with that. However, I really feel that I got a good value for what I spent. They look, feel, and sound every bit of the price tag. If you have the means, I highly recommend them, they make your device sound better than it ever has.
The silicon buds are not comfortable on these pair, I bought the Comply Tsx-200 after several days of pain in the ears. The Comply buds are much better (but they wear like crazy). I used to like the ear buds Sony provided, not sure why they don't work with this pair. It hurts badly after less than an hour of listening.
MDR-1R: Much better highs and mids thanks to the balanced armature. Similar bass to the 1R.
XBA-40: Definitely wider sound and stronger bass.
1. Extensive burn-in does not change how they sound.
2. The 3 pairs I owned sounded quite different with different quantity of bass/treble.
These are quite big in size and stick out of ears but stay there very well for long time, I take them for a run, and they are greater than j-corded xba-3 which have hard time staying in my ears. Over ear design works!
A few words about how they sound - classical, male vocals, guitar, instruments - all fantastic. R&B - wow!
Another thing is the headphones' packaging, Sony did an outstanding job, and it looks like a jewelry box (no kidding) on par with the box for my EUR 2000 Swiss watch. Now I got to keep this box forever! Awesome purchase overall!
While these earbuds are fairly pricy, they are better than worth the price. It took a goodly amount of nerve to spend $$$ on earbuds, the resulting bliss is total validation.
I ordered the MDR7550, XBAH3 and the EX1000 at the same time.
If you listen to Reggae, R&B or Rap music.... get the XBAH3. The correct amount of bass and separation.
All other music I would recommend the 7550 or the 1000.
The EX1000 has harsh high that hurt my ears with female vocals and is light on the bass.
All around I would pick the H3.
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