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Sony XBA-H1

Sony XBA-H1
alaScore 88

203 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and comfort are on the whole positive. The value for money and bass quality also get good comments, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 203 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 30 user reviews of Sony XBA-H1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

reliability, size

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBA1 Premium Quality In-Ear HeadphonesSony XBA-H1 In Ear Headphones with Unique Hybrid Balanced Armature Driver SystemSony XBA1iP Premium Quality In-Ear Headphones

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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.

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

build quality

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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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