Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony XBA-H3

Sony XBA-H3
alaScore 84

115 reviews

Feb, 2016

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.

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 115 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 43 of 43 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (68)

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.

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.

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

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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
etilize
ADVERTISEMENT