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Sony XBA-H1

Sony XBA-H1
alaScore 86

339 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 reviews of Sony XBA-H1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the comfort and portability are overall positive. The bass quality and price also get good reviews.

sound, price, bass quality, portability, comfort

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony XBA-H1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony XBA-H1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Sony XBA-H1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and durability are on the whole positive. The bass quality and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability and portability.

sound, price, bass quality, durability, usability

portability, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBA-H1 In Ear Headphones with Unique Hybrid Balanced Armature Driver SystemSony XBA1 Premium Quality In-Ear HeadphonesSony XBA-H1 In Ear Headphones with Unique Hybrid Balanced Armature Driver System

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony XBA-H1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Sony XBA-H1 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and comfort. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the size and durability. There are mixed views on the reliability and bass quality.

sound, price, portability, comfort, usability

durability, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBA-1 Balanced Armature Headphones-1 DriverSony Balanced Armature Headphones-1 Driver

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony XBA-H1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony XBA-H1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People really like the noise isolation and durability. The bass quality and price also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the design and portability.

sound, price, bass quality, durability, noise isolation

portability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (headphoneinfo.com)

Sony XBA-1

 

Meet the XBA-1, the new balanced armature in-ear headphones from Sony. Boasting a good frequency response, and decent array of customization options, the Sony XBA-1 offers a lot of bang for the buck, if you're willing to make a few small tradeoffs....

Good frequency response ; Wide array of sleeve sizes

High THD power sum ; No chance at recabling

Above average headphones should be good, but lack headset features.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Lauren Dragan (thewirecutter.com)

The Best $200 In-Ear Headphones

 

We researched every new pair of in-ear headphones since our last update in 2013 and had four audio pros pit 15 new competitors against our previous pick to find the best $200 in-ear headphones. The $90-$150 Sony XBA-H1 sounded better than any other we...

You just can’t get a better sound for the money than the Sony XBA-H1s. They’re comfortable, they’re affordable, and we are so glad we didn’t dismiss them. We know that if you give them a listen, you’ll be very happy you gave them a chance, too.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Sony XBA-1

 

The Sony XBR-1s punch a bit above their weight class.

Good frequency response; Wide array of sleeve sizes

High THD power sum; No chance at recabling

If you don’t mind the lack of a remote, and you’re looking for entry-level headphones that punch a bit above their weight class, the Sony XBA-1s are surprisingly good for the money you’d shell out for them. By maintaining a decent frequency response...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Sony XBA-H1 review

 

In-ear headphones with style and bravado

Edgy design ; Flat cables ; Powerful sound performance

Premium price ; No inline controls

If you seek strong performance and slick design in a set of in-ear headphones, the Sony XBA-H1 will satisfy on multiple fronts. That is, if you can look past the price and lack of inline controls considering.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony XBA-H1

 

At this price, good design and high build quality aren't enough

Good-looking, robust design ; Good dynamic range

Ill-defined sound ; Lots of competition at this price

At this price, good design and high build quality aren’t enough. When it comes to sound quality, there are plenty of more refined rivals under the £100 mark.

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good sound, average buds, no noise isolation

 

Consider using buds from Hearing Components. T-200 fits these headphones.

Great sound quality, very enjoyable

Included buds are average and provide little to no noise isolation (including those that have the foam)

May, 2015

Consumer review by: jetairways (sony.com)

XBA 1iP Headphones

 

This armature headphone features a lot of good sound....whether i played Rock or Jazz, the sound was excellent...but Bass was missing...could not hear to the level that i could in my other Sony Dynamic Driver headphones...I expected more bass for the...

Good Sound Quality

Missing Bass, Price

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: AndyShedd (sony.com)

Run away... run away...

 

This is Sony's attempt to get you onto the Balanced Armiture bandwagon. They offer 2, 3, and 4 driver models which feature real bass, treble and all of the above, respectively. I do give Sony nods for the more than complete set of earplugs. I didn't...

Good noise isolation

No bass, minimal treble

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Matt M. (newegg.com)

Sounds amazing :D

 

Worth every dollar i paid for them :) I would recommend it to everyone I know, in fact I have already convinced some friends to buy them!

Excellent sound quality, the many tips provided make finding the one that fits perfectly easy, very lightweight :D

The cord is not as long as I might have light and does not feel durable because of how thin it is

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Navigator (sony.com)

Feels good, sounds good - it's a Sony.

 

Just better headphones.

Look, feel, sound, design

none

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation:No / Yes
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: Yes

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Product Type:In Ear Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear Headphones
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