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Sony XBA-H1

Sony XBA-H1
alaScore 87

306 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews of Sony XBA-H1. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the design and comfort are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed comments on the reliability and durability.

sound, price, portability, comfort, design

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 306 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Sony XBA-H1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and durability are on the whole positive. The bass quality and price also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the portability.

sound, price, bass quality, durability, usability

reliability

83% 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 XBA1iP Premium Quality In-Ear Headphones

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony XBA-H1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Sony XBA-H1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and comfort. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the bass quality. The size and durability get less positive views.

sound, price, portability, comfort, usability

durability, size

76% 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 XBA-1IP - 1 Driver Balanced Armature Headset for AppleSony Balanced Armature Headphones-1 Driver

Jul, 2015

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
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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.

Jul, 2013

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: (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: Yinyangtrio (jr.com)

Unimpressive

 

I wouldn\'t say I\'m exactly an audiophile but I do love high quality audio. I\'ve owned a variety of headsets and earphones but these IEMS clearly lacked the bass needed to fully enjoy music. The highs on these are great; I mainly listen to pop but I...

Clear highs","Good Controls","Great Sound","Lightweight","Noise isolation

Lacks Bass","Uncomfortable

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (sonystyle.com)

Really not that great

 

Well I wished I listened to other people's reviews. It's true, these ear phones lack all bass. The highs are fine, but even the mids are suffering at times. It's not a question that these earphones are simply cutting out the over enhancement of bass...

iPhone / iPod controls, lots of ear pieces to get a good fit

No bass, not really comfortable

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: bwhit321 (sonystyle.com)

disappointing

 

I can't hear anything properly because there is no insulation on the cables. When I walk to work and the cables rub against my jacket, there is so much interference traveling up the cables and covering the music. Not what I'd expect of $90 headphones!

design, convenience

bass, interference

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: jetairways (sonystyle.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: Darren (sonystyle.com)

poor in bass

 

I got these on Amazon (refurbish ones). The insolation is absolutely undoubtable! I can't even drive and listen to music because of that, or I might crash my car... The mic is good as well, no problem talking to other on the phone! Mid and high pitch...

insolation, clear, iPhone remote

bass, price

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation:No / 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
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 Headphones / In Ear Headset
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear Headphones / In Ear Headset
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