Showing 1 review for Sony XBA-BT75 (XBABT75) Bluetooth Earbuds/In-Ear Headphones
|Customer Review Summary for Sony XBA-BT75 (XBABT75) Bluetooth Earbuds/In-Ear Headphones|
|July 9, 2012||WoW||
Byron from Granada Hills, CA
I Purchased these headphones last week, and I called on the phone, and spoke with a gentleman who was pretty helpful. And even better than that, he did not hesitate to price match the legit sale I had him look up online. It took 2 days to get to me (fast shipping though the 2 days felt like a week cause I didnt order them until Thursday night) which was nice, and I was able to put them to use right away.
The packaging on the headphones was pretty nice. It wasnt over done like you see on some of these "rapper/musician endorsed" headphones, which does not seem to matter to me one way or the other. Sometimes it makes me think they spent all the money on the presentation so at least you have something nice to look at, when you find out the sound sucks. But the presentation was nice, upscale for Sony. It comes with a charging dock/cradle, extra sizes of the ear tips, and a little pouch.
A few of my concerns were 1) the Cradle. I would have preferred it to use a generic Micro USB or something I can charge wherever im at, but instead, it needs to be connected to this Sony terminal to re-charge. But after i started reading the set up, I learned that this dock/cradle HAS a built in battery, and can recharge the headphones 2.5 times. so that fixed the first issue. and 2) The volume control is in a weird position when wearing them.
After I have used these all week and weekend, These concerns seemed to be irrelevant. I do not frequently change volume levels when I am running or working out, so I just set the volume to the level I wanted, and then did my thing. And I have not needed to charge the device on the go either. I have them fully charged when I leave for the gym, or go on a run, and when I am done for the day, I charge it up again. If i was going to be out using them for an extended period of time, I could just bring the dock, and recharge it there.
The comfort to me was not an issue. I had read some reviews where they mentioned it took a while to get use to, but prior to purchasing these, I used the JayBird Freedoms. So this was an easy transition for me. Very similar style and fit. When I got the right tip in, it fit securely and I was able to get a great seal out of them.
Bottom line, and MOST important in my opinion, was the sound quality. This is where i think Sony has the ability to excel (when they put forward the effort). These headphones are probably the best sounding BLUETOOTH headphones i have heard. Keep in mind bluetooth. I have some Studio headphones that are definitely better, but those are over the ear, and wired. The clarity from these is amazing. The separation of the instruments and vocals are crystal clear. as distinct as a live concert. They are more detailed then any other bluetooth headphones I have heard. They are full sounding, and I think I am sold now on balanced armature. These are the first balanced armature headphones I have used, and now I know what all the fuss is about.
Overall there are a few features I would have liked to have seen done differently, like the volume button, or the carrying case. But when it comes down to it, the sound quality is superb. The bluetooth functions were easy, and are consistent. They are expensive, but i do understand how they justified the cost. I am happy with this purchase, and I would buy these again.