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Sony XBA-3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Sony XBA-3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and durability are on the whole positive. The bass quality and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony XBA-3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony XBA-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony XBA-3 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 comfort and durability. The design and bass quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the price.

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

Nov, 2019

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 : 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 (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 (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 (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

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

A great headphone.

 

Purchased the made in japan xba-3ip during winter clearance jun '12. My first impressions was an attractive futuristic headphone. Upon listening to a few tracks the clarity and rich bass sound is awesome. The xba-3ip picks up great instrumental sound...

Appearance and functionality.

Pricey, but worth it.

Jun, 2012

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