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Sony XBA-H3

Sony XBA-H3
alaScore 87

106 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Sony XBA-H3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the bass quality and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good views, whereas views are divided on the price.

sound, usability, design, size, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony XBA-H3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 106 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony XBA-H3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony XBA-H3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and size. The bass quality and comfort also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the portability. There are some mixed comments about the mids quality.

sound, comfort, bass quality, size, price

portability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBA-H3 In Ear Headphones with Hybrid 3 Way Dynamic Driver Driver and Two Balanced Armature Driving UnitsSony XBA-H3 In Ear Headphones with Hybrid 3 Way Dynamic Driver Driver and Two Balanced Armature Driving Units

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony XBA-H3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony XBA-H3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

sound, comfort, bass quality, design, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBA-3 - 3 Drivers Balanced Armature In-ear HeadphonesSony Balanced Armature Headphones-3 Drivers

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (headphoneinfo.com)

Sony XBA-3

 

Meet the XBA-3, the higher-end offering in Sony's new line of balanced armature in-ear headphones. While these headphones offer good frequency response, they have a few hangups that may give some buyers pause. Still, the Sony XBA-3s have a few...

Decent frequency response ; Huge number of additional sleeves, good cable management

High THD power sum ; High price

Decent headphones, but a bit pricy and low on features.

May, 2012
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Expert review by: Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Sony XBA-3

 

The Sony XBA-3s have a mixed bag of performance points, but offer an interesting experience.

Decent frequency response; Huge number of additional sleeves, good cable management

High THD power sum; High price

This year, Sony introduced the XBA line of in-ear headphones, with their balanced armature driver technology. Among the higher end models is the XBA-3 ($279 MSRP), the triple-driver in-ear offering from Sony to satisfy audiophiles on the go. While...

May, 2012

Expert review by: AVguide (avguide.com)

Sony XBA-3 Earphones (Playback 53)

 

Sony has always liked the letter X. Who can forget Sony's X-plod car amplifiers and the unfortunate connotations of X-plod when applied to automotive audio? Undaunted, Sony has introduced eleven new models of XBA headphones. XBA stands for “Experience...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony’s new headphones are a surprise

 

Sony's high-end in-ear headphones are a surprising package. These headphones sound impressively musical, but could be slightly more detailed in higher frequencies. They're well constructed apart from an annoying cord design.

Good bass response, Clear treble, Well built

Slightly lacking detail, Bulky design, J-cord design

Jun, 2012

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Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony XBA-3 in-ear headphones

 

Sony's new headphones are a surprise

Good bass response ; Clear treble ; Well built

Slightly lacking detail ; Bulky design ; J-cord design

Sony's high-end in-ear headphones are a surprising package. These headphones sound impressively musical, but could be slightly more detailed in higher frequencies. They're well constructed apart from an annoying cord design.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony XBA-3 in-ear headphones

 

Sony's new headphones are a surprise

Good bass response ; Clear treble ; Well built

Slightly lacking detail ; Bulky design ; J-cord design

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Goondu review: Sony XBA-H3 earphones

 

With so many headphones that promise to envelop a user with sound, is buying a buying a pair of smaller but still very expensive earphones, such as the S$438 Sony XBA-H3 a smart thing? On the box, it announces that the earphones are balanced and...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The final words for Sony XBA-3 are that these headphones are really amazing and incorporate detailed higher frequencies. Moreover the quality gives a strong competition to already established leaders of markets like Shure and Etymotics. These earphones...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: EventHorizon (sonystyle.com)

Very well executed

 

There are as many opinions as people on this planet. So, I will speak for myself. I can not call myself audiophile but I do have many hobbies and building custom DAC, headphone amplifiers, speakers, modding headphones are part of my list. I was looking...

Sound quality. Packaging. Case is nice option

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Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Prfs (sonystyle.com)

Worst buy I've made in years

 

It took me a long time to get some money to buy some good headphones. I found the sony Xba-3 in a Portuguese site for € 205. When I opened the box, the first thing I noticed was the build quality.

Very good separation between mids and highs if you didn't turn up the volume too much

Not balanced sound; The mids and treble mix when increasing the volume

Jan, 2013
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

General Features

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