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Sony XBA-H3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 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. People really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the mids quality. Some have doubts about the portability.

sound, usability, price, size, design

portability

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Sony XBA-H3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The bass quality and comfort also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the size. The mids quality and portability get negative reviews.

sound, comfort, bass quality, price, durability

portability, mids quality

90% 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

Feb, 2016

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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The bass quality and comfort also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on 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

Feb, 2016

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

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

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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 (sony.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

Big

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Prfs (sony.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

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

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

Apr, 2012

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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