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Sony XBA-3 In-ear Headphone Review

The Sony XBA-3s have a mixed bag of performance points, but offer an interesting experience.

$279.99
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Introduction

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 impressive performance points on their own to boast about.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Sony XBA-3, take a look at these other headphones.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Isolation
  5. Comfort
  6. Usability
  7. COMP1 Comparison
  8. COMP2 Comparison
  9. COMP3 Comparison
  10. Conclusion

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