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Sony XBA-4IP

Sony XBA-4IP
alaScore 89

166 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews of Sony XBA-4IP. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the comfort and portability are on the whole positive. The bass quality and price are also appreciated.

sound, price, bass quality, portability, comfort

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony XBA-4IP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 166 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony XBA-4IP

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony XBA-4IP from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The portability and bass quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. There are some negative opinions about the size and durability.

sound, bass quality, portability, usability, price

durability, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBA4iP Premium Quality In-Ear HeadphonesSony XBA4 Premium Quality In-Ear Headphones

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony XBA-4IP

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Sony XBA-4IP from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Views about the price and portability are generally positive. The comfort and bass quality also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, bass quality, comfort, portability, price

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBA4IP iPhone/iPod 4-Driver Balanced Armature In-Ear Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony XBA-4 - 4 Drivers Balanced Armature In-ear Headphones

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony XBA-4 review

 

The Sony XBA-4 Prestige earphones certainly aren't the cheapest in-ear headphones around but does the on-board tech justify the rather steep price tag?

Epic armature sound ; Design ; Build quality

Price

The Sony XBA-4’s are addressing a specialised market given their price bracket, and aside from their sheer spendiness they’re a brilliant headphone.

Jul, 2012
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Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Sony XBA-4iP review

 

Plenty of the biggest brands are getting on board with the new balanced armatures tech this year. Brands like Sony, who recently showed off their entire 2012 headphone range – including seven in-ears that tote balanced armatures. The XBA 4iPs are the...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony XBA-4iP

 

The best Sony headphones we've heard in years

Unique design produces superb audio ; crisp and taut but terrifically weighty delivery

Can sound brash with poor recordings

Sony XBA-4iP: Sound quality So, in each earphone you have a tweeter, full-range driver and two woofers, and while that results in a rather chunky design, these are surprisingly comfortable and secure in the ears. On top of that, they sound absolutely...

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Sony XBA-4iP review

 

In-ears that are crisp, detailed, punchy and superbly exciting

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Sony XBA-4IP in-ear headphone review

 

Sony knows a thing or two about producing decent audio products and they've utilised this heritage to create one of the finest in-ear headphones ever produced.

If there is a better in-ear headphone on the market than the Sony XBA-4IP then we haven’t heard them.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: SoundMattersToMe (sonystyle.com)

Rediscover your music

 

So finally I got the chance to own these heaven-sent earbuds. I have had my eye on these earphones since the beginning of the year and did a lot of research on it. The reviews do not lie and I'm glad the community is honest about the sound quality. The...

Full range of sound, the right earbuds stays in place and are comfortable*, no competition

none* (read review)

May, 2013

Consumer review by: esc76 (sonystyle.com)

Low durability

 

I got this headphones in autumn 2012. Sound at the beginning was not impressive. That's not bad since all the headphones deliver their best quality after many hours of use. However XB4 never reached the quality of my old MDR-EX510LP. Both compared one...

Sound

Price, durability

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: A1pharmer (newegg.com)

Excellent Earphones. Headphone amp suggested

 

I got these headphones a few months ago. I am not new to the headphone or earphone market, i have owned headphones from the 10 dollar range all the way up to 1200 dollars. the last earphones i owned were ones made by Etymotic research, model ER-4 which...

Great separation of bass, mids and treble, probably due to the 4 way speaker setup in a earphone which i had never seen before.Great clarity. decent build quality. great noise isolation

high price. Requires a high quality amplifier with a higher output than what mp3 players and portable devices have built in. Non detachable cord

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Wildcat96 (sonystyle.com)

Great Earbuds!

 

Just received the XBA-4 earbuds for Christmas. The sound quality for this earbud is excellent and in my opinion is better then some noise cancelling headphones on the market. I have not listened to the XBA-1, 2, or 3 yet, but the XBA-4 provides good...

Nice warm sound, excellent soundstage

Pricy for earbuds

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: John Raplee, Jr (jr.com)

Excellent IEM\'s.

 

These are excellent headphones when properly amped. These draw a lot of power so they will sound poor using most portable devices and onboard sound on computers. You can get away with no amp if you use an X-Fi sound card, or Asus Xonar, etc. Most poor...

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Great Sound","Lightweight

Must Use An Amp

Dec, 2012
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
DECT: No
Display: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: Yes
SCREEM: No
Screen: No
Sound System:STEREO
Speakers:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: Yes
Volume Control: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug
USB: No

General Features

Compatibility:Apple
Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Form factor:In Ear Headset
Product Type:In Ear Headset
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear Headphones / In Ear Headset
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