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Sony XBA-3IP

Sony XBA-3IP
alaScore 84

35 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and portability. The comfort and value for money are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the mids quality and reliability.

sound, value for money, comfort, portability, build quality

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 35 reviews)

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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...

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Amazon review summary for Sony XBA-3IP


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 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

value for money, sound, bass quality, portability, comfort

75% 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

Consumer review by:

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


Consumer review by:

Greatest ever


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

Loud, clear, comfortable

Expert review by:

Sony XBA-3iP headphones review


The Sony XBA-3iP headphones are for audio fans who expect a no-compromise experience: fantastic sound quality, style, and comfort.

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...

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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.

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: Yes
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug

General Features

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