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Sony XBA-H3

Sony XBA-H3
alaScore 87

67 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and comfort. The design and bass quality are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the value for money.

sound, bass quality, design, comfort, usability

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 67 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Sony XBA-H3 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.

sound, comfort, bass quality, size, portability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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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.

sound, comfort, bass quality, design, reliability

value for money

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

Expert review by:

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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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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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

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SONY XBA-3

 

I recommended wearing the cord over ears. Sounds are less compression this way.

The highs reveal a lot of details and music instruments become alive. I can hear a lot things in musics I ever heard before. The mid and low are well balance and natural. I can hear every word from singer or group of singers. Soundstage is large and...

If the mid give just a tiny bit more details, It would be perfect ten

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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