Balanced Armature in-ear headphones with full range driver, woofer and tweeter tremendously broaden the spectrum of sound. Conveniently control an iPod®, iPad® or iPhone® with the in-line remote and built-in mic. Put on Sony’s XBA-3iP headphones with in-line remote and be impressed by the rich sound reproduction. Fitted with ‘Made in Japan’ Triple Balanced Armature Drivers with Woofer and Tweeter units, it delivers bright and detailed high frequency with powerful bass and clear profound vocal sound.
Full spectrum of sound
Sporting three specialized Sony Balanced Armature driver units—a full-range driver, woofer and tweeter—slip into a dramatic, full-bodied soundscape of sublimely soaring highs and profound lows. Engineered especially for audiophiles and music lovers alike, rediscover every note of your favorite songs delivered with remarkable balance, richness and clarity. Plus, a convenient in-line remote with built-in mic means you can control your compatible iPhone®, iPod® or iPad® for easy listening and hands-free calls.
Designed for discerning audiophiles, XBA Series in-ear headphones are outfitted with Sony's newly developed Balanced Armature driver units engineered for crisp, balanced sound of incredible depth and precision. Infused with premium audio technology, even the most subtle musical nuances are delivered with tremendous clarity and detail.
Balanced Armature Drivers
Sporting three Balanced Armature drivers (full range, woofer and tweeter), these XBA-3iP in-ear headphones deliver a full-bodied spectrum of sound rounded out by perky highs and profound lows. Meticulously pre-tuned by Sony engineers, these micro-sized drivers reproduce a balanced high to low frequency response, and even emphasize key sound characteristics to enhance your music.
Hands-free Calls and Easy Control
Take, make or end phone calls—or skip to the next track of your playlist—using the in-line remote with built-in mic. With full integration for your iPhone, iPod and iPad, controlling your music is a breeze. Activate the VoiceOver mode with the simple press of a button, and your iPod will even tell you what song you're listening to (enabled devices only).
Double Layer Housing
A specially made inner housing constructed of high strength magnesium holds the driver units rigidly in place for super smooth frequency response. Enclosed in an ABS outer housing that suppresses unwanted vibrations, this innovative double layer design delivers crystal-clear mid to high range sound and overall crisp, rich audio.
Long Lasting Comfort
Because Balanced Armature drivers sport an ultra compact design for a smaller overall form factor, they slip easily inside the ear for a snug, more natural-feeling fit. The result? Reduced ambient noise and long lasting comfort and wearability—even after hours of non-stop listening.
Noise Blocking Design
Lock in the sounds of your favorite songs, and block out disruptive background noise. Because Sony XBA Series in-ear headphones boast a noise-blocking design and a snug, comfortable fit, they prevent sound leakage—both in and out of the ear—so you can enjoy your music without annoying your neighbor, and get lost in a distraction-free listening experience.
Driver Unit : Closed, Triple Balanced Armature
Sony XBA-3IP In-Ear Earphone with Mic
"What’s immediately impressive about the XBA-3iP is the amount of sound and hardware they fit into what are, in truth, extremely diminutive earbuds. Often in earbuds, lush, rich and clear sound is synonymous with earbuds that look like someone has hammered toy robots into your ear canal, but the XBA-3iPs manage to keep a low profile.
|Features||In-line Mic for Apple iPhone|
|Warranty||1 year (local)|
- Lovin' the Sony XBA-3!Review by kenji499
Clarity Lows (Bass) Highs (Treble) Mids Performance vs. Price Build Quality Value
My favourite in the XBA line-up, to my ears, it sounds the most 'balanced' of the bunch and I'm one who prefers 'neutral' sounding earphones/headphones.
(Posted on 05/04/2013)