Designed just for music lovers, these XBA-1iP in-ear headphones take your audio experience to the next level with the latest advancements in listening. The Balanced Armature drivers are meticulously pre-tuned by Sony engineers to deliver a pristine soundscape full of beautiful highs and deep, resonating lows right out of the box. Control the volume, track and your conversations with the comfortably situated in-line remote control with built-in mic perfect for your compatible iPhone®, iPod® or iPad®.
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.
Compared to conventional dynamic drivers, the XBA-1's Balanced Armature full range driver delivers crystal-clear vocals and booming bass with impressive depth. Plus, the micro-sized driver comes precision tuned by Sony engineers to evenly reproduce a broad spectrum of high to low frequency response for an incredibly balanced audio experience.
Take, make or end 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)1.
A specially made inner housing constructed of liquid crystal polymer 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.
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.
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.
Envelop yourself in the silky smooth sounds of the highest highs expertly blended with the lowest lows, and everything in between. Balanced Armature in-ear headphones with micro-sized drivers are specially engineered to deliver audio perfection in a naturally noise blocking, leakage reducing way. Control the volume, skip to your favorite place on your favorite playlist, or take, make and end calls with the in-line remote and built-in mic1. Select from 7 different ear cushions for a supremely snug fit. Carrying pouch included for travel.
Compared to conventional Dynamic drivers, Balanced Armature drivers reproduce a smooth, broad and even frequency response with notable vocal clarity. Sony® Balanced Armature drivers can even be tuned for higher or lower frequency response, as well as combined to emphasize certain sound characteristics.
The simple press of a button activates VoiceOver mode, where the iPod® states the name of the currently playing song or playlist (on enabled devices) 1.
Sony® XBA-Series earbuds afford a comfortable fit that also results in significantly lower sound leakage levels, both in or out, allowing you uninterrupted access to your music.
A carrying pouch is included to keep your headphones protected while traveling.
Full integration for iPod®, iPhone® and iPad®.1 The in-line remote gives you volume and track controls (Play, Stop, Next/Prior) for iPod®, iPhone® or iPad®, and the built-in microphone makes it easy to take calls through it all.
The ultra-compact design of a Balanced Armature (BA) earbud allows for a natural in-ear fit and improved long-term comfort.
Noise isolation earbuds (Included: Small, Medium, and Large) not only provide an outstanding fit, but utilize pressure relieving urethane foam to further reduce ambient noise.
Newly developed micro-size, full-range driver units deliver detailed and transparent sound reproduction. Be it your favorite vocalist, driving bass line, piano, guitar or drum solo, hear even the most subtle musical details with tremendous clarity. Get reacquainted with your favorite music.
It’s in the details? A special, liquid crystal polymer inner housing provides the necessary rigidity for smooth frequency response, while an ABS outer housing suppresses vibrations for clear mid-high frequency sound reproduction. The result is rich audio performance.
Hybrid silicone earbuds, in 4 sizes, allow for a tailored fit that further maximizes overall sound quality and comfort.
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