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Sony XBA-3IP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Sony XBA-3IP. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the comfort and usability. The design and price also get good comments. The bass quality and portability get mixed comments, and many are negative about the size.

sound, price, design, usability, comfort


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony XBA-3IP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sony XBA-3IP from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the usability and comfort are on the whole positive. The durability and price also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the size, while the bass quality and portability get mixed comments.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony XBA-3IP - 3 Drivers Balanced Armature In-ear Headphones for Apple

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Howard (

Sony XBA-3iP Triple Armature driver earphone | Review


Judging by the amount of earphones that we review, one would surmise that we're audio fanatics, and they would be right. Everyone here at Technoodling takes sound quality seriously, hence our obsession with finding the best pair of earbuds. So when...

It’s such a shame that something as beautifully crafted as the Sony XBA-3iP doesn’t have a high enough sound quality that would match its aesthetics. To put it bluntly, the XBA-3iP looks great and is constructed wonderfully, but doesn’t have the...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Jason Cross (

Sony XBA-3iP headphones review


It's not hard to imagine a music fan dropping £50 or £60 on a new pair of headphones. Stepping up from those horrible buds that come with your iPhone or iPod is one of the best investments anyone can make. It takes a special kind of enthusiast to drop...

My general real-world impressions of the XBA-3iPs are quite positive; I have no problem recommending them if you’re not the frugal type. Even if the sound quality doesn’t quite match the other headphones in its price range, it’s quite a cut above all...

May, 2012

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Sony XBA-3iP


Best in-ears £200+, Awards 2012. A commuting audiophile's best friend

Good isolation ; fine detail ; impressive clarity

Pricey ; a little bulky

Sony XBA-3iP: Sound quality Call quality is crystal clear, as is the sound produced when spinning tunes.

Consumer review by: Jaaaaaaa (

good sound,comfortable a little bit less


sound really good,even better than xba4 i think since i had one before.price is very good cuz bought it on sale time.the only con is that wearing experience is a little strange than my other sony earbuds,and i don't know why

sound good,price good

wearing experience is a little bit worse than my other sony earbuds

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Kevvo (

Greatest ever


Best in-ear headphones I've ever heard. Worth every penny.

Loud, clear, comfortable

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Dari (

A great headphone.


Purchased the made in japan xba-3ip during winter clearance jun '12. My first impressions was an attractive futuristic headphone. Upon listening to a few tracks the clarity and rich bass sound is awesome. The xba-3ip picks up great instrumental sound...

Appearance and functionality.

Pricey, but worth it.

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm: No
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: No
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: Yes
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug / ONE 3.5 mm Plug
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Form factor:In Ear Headset
Product Type:In Ear Headset
Type:In Ear Headset