Sony XBA-H3 In Ear Headphones with Hybrid 3 Way Dynamic Driver Driver and Two Balanced Armature Driving Units
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- In-ear headphones, a Hybrid 3-way 16mm dynamic driver and two Balanced Armature driving units
- HD hybrid 3-way driver system
- 3Hz-40kHz frequency range
- Noise blocking ear bud design
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Sony XBA-H3 In Ear Headphones
At a Glance
- Designed in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment, XBA-H3 in-ear headphones let you hear music the way musicians intended
- Hear precision sound reproduction across the full frequency range, thanks to a HD hybrid 3-way driver unit
- Take calls between tracks with a detachable inline remote and microphone
- Enjoy clear reproduction of mid and upper levels, thanks to the Balanced Armature driver units
- Feel the bass pulse through every track with Beat Response Control technology
Your Music Collection's Never Sounded this Good
Our engineers teamed up with acclaimed music duo Hurts to develop in-ear headphones that can keep pace with music -- meeting the need for both deep bass response and precision sound quality. The XBA-H3 in-ear headphones have a HD hybrid 3-way driver unit, combining a 16mm dynamic driver unit and two Balanced Armature drivers. And the result? Euphoric high notes, punchy mids and powerful bass lines -- the hybrid 3-way driver system lets you hear it all. You'll notice subtle details in your music that you haven't heard before. And with unmatched clarity you're guaranteed to hear depths to even your most played tracks, allowing you to fall in love with them all over again.
Hear the Detail in Every Track
The XBA-H3 in-ear headphones -- designed in collaboration with acclaimed music duo, Hurts -- utilise a hybrid driver system to deliver flawless sound reproduction across the full 3Hz to 40kHz frequency range. The Balanced Armature (BA) driver unit inside each earbud hosts a lightweight, ultra-responsive diaphragm that's been specially designed to enhance the reproduction of upper and mid-range tones. These BA drivers combine with a dedicated 16mm dynamic driver unit and HD super tweeter to deliver beautifully detailed sound quality across all frequencies. From rich, deep bass lines through to delicate, high-end vocals -- you'll hear every note of every song.
Do not Disturb
Pop in a pair of XBA-H3 headphones and get ready for a listening experience like no other: one that's free from the distractions and interference of the outside world. The snug in-ear fit and closed-back headphone design work together to minimise sound spillage, keeping more of your music in your ears. And with less background noise to disturb you, you're free to listen to your favourite tracks in crisp, crystalline detail without having to pump up the volume.
Working. Commuting. Exercising. You need headphones that can keep up with the pace of your day-to-day life. The ear hangers have been crafted in shape-memory resin and coated in soft silicone for a relaxed, stable, customisable fit with no pressure points -- making them the ideal companion for those who live their life on the go.
Drop Beats, Not Calls
Why should you have to choose between listening to music or making calls on your smartphone? The XBA-H3 has a detachable inline remote and microphone, so you can switch seamlessly between the 2. Whether you're pumping up the volume on your favourite song or calling your friend to tell them about it, you'll be able to do so without having to unplug your headphones.
Heavyweight Bass Response
They may be small, but when it comes to bass response these headphones really pack a punch. The expanded frequency range -- 3Hz at the low-end -- allows the headphones to pick up on those sub-bass notes that other earbuds miss, while the closed-back, close-fitting design maximises the bass signatures in your music. Coupled with a hybrid driver and Beat Response Control systems, you'll hear tight, rhythmic handling of even the toughest bass lines.
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Top customer reviews
The sound out of the box is somewhat harsh, bass is muddy and undefined, mids are OK and highs are very (I might say extremely) detailed. I have never heard so much detail from any other headphones.
Wind noise and general noise cancelling is significantly better than my EX1000 but they don't cancel the sound completely which is OK with me.
They're made from plastic but they feel sturdy and very well build. They may seem big but they fit very well and after a while you'll forget about them. The cable is flat shaped and doesn't tangle so easily. Microphonic effect is very low and it's even better than EX1000 cable.
I'm using it exclusively with my F806 (will buy 886 later for the HI-RES Audio) Walkman (without any external amplifier) and E series VAIO laptop. I don't listen music on my smart phone and I don't own any Apple devices.
After 3 weeks of listening I can honestly say these are amazing IEMs. The sound is very well balanced bass lost its muddiness and it's well defined and punchy, highs are even more detailed while remaining smooth and clean. Soundstage is very wide and flat (No v-shape) with a great instruments separation. You feel like the sound is coming from about 10 centimetres in front of your forehead.
Also don't forget finding the best rubber tip to fit in your ears is crucial for the perfect sound and noise isolation.
The only downside is that they need quality recordings (MP3 320, iTunes AAC 256, FLAC, ALAC or the new SONY HI-RES Audio) otherwise don't bother with these earphones. They will sound OK sure but you will not get the full potential out of them.
I thought after I bought EX1000 I will not need any other headphones, to me they were perfect, so I have also bought 3 extra cables to be set for life haha but now my favourite is quickly becoming the new H3 and I believe the sound will improve even further as it took the EX1000 3 months to burn-in completely.
To sum it up I highly recommend these earphones and at this price it's a steal.
-Fantastic bass response, even if it's a bit over-excitable at times.
-Great treble, and never siblant. Bright and detailed.
-Wide soundstage, plenty of space in the ears. It's easy to forget you're listening to a pair of in-ears.
-Very immersive sound overall, a bit of warmth, less delicate and more 'musical' than most other IEMs in this range
-Detachable wires, and comes with a spare cable - this is a GREAT touch
-Over-ear cable means the earpieces stay in place much better, I like this design more
-Price. Any headphone this price will have a certain element of diminishing returns, but it's quite an investment
-Build quality - on the right ear some of the shiny finish has started to flake away. Doesn't affect the sound, of course.
-Isolation is under average. Not ideal for noisy environments, and in many ways these earphones lend themselves better to indoor, intimate listenings rather than listening on the go.
-Mids could be more articulate. As such, the soundstage isn't as detailed as the XBA4's.
Best suited for: Pop, orchestral music, electronic music. Sit-down, intimate listening sessions rather than traversing outside.
A very competent pair of headphones that I would recommend, but perhaps not above the XBA4's which genuinely stole my heart. Very sad to see they've been discontinued.
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