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A3 BALANCED ARMATURE IN-EAR HEADPHONES

Full Specifications & Features

XBA-A3

Weight
10 g (without cable)
Driver Unit
Hybrid 3-way – 16 mm dynamic + 2 Balanced Armature
Closed Type
Closed, Hybrid
Impedance (Ohm)
32Ω at 1kHz
Frequency Response
3-40,000Hz
Sensitivities (dB/mW)
105dB/mW
Plug
Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini
Unit of Microphone
Electret condenser

Features

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Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio 

Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD (up to 384kHz/32-bit, rather than 44.1kHz/16-bit), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended.

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High sensitivity for a loud, clear performance

With a high sensitivity of 105dB/mW, these headphones are highly efficient in converting electricity into acoustic signals. That means you’ll hear a louder sound across the entire audio spectrum (compared to less sensitive headphones) when listening to music through the same source and at the same volume level.  

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A 3-way hybrid driver system for full-spectrum sound 

Clear highs, a full-bodied mid-range, and rich bass notes – that’s what you hear with a 3-way hybrid driver system. Combining dual Balanced Armature drivers with a powerful 16mm dynamic driver, sound is reproduced in detail and fidelity across the entire frequency range. 

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Aluminium LCP diaphragm for intense clarity

Hear balanced sound with reduced resonance for all your music. An ultra-light but durable aluminium liquid crystal polymer diaphragm ensures more consistent internal loss. This enables the headphones to deliver a more even sound output across all frequencies – from booming bass lines to the top-end range of High-Resolution Audio.

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Dual Balanced Armature drivers for robust highs and mids  

Fine-tuned for richer in-ear audio. Light and compact, Balanced Armature drivers are engineered for the precise, efficient reproduction of mid- and high-end frequencies, so every vocal line soars with crystalline clarity. Their linear-drive, T-shape design reduces flex in the armature, reducing sound distortion for sharpness and clarity. 

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Aluminium Super Tweeter for soaring highs 

Enjoy high-ends that soar with precision and clarity, thanks to a responsive all-aluminium Super Tweeter. One half of the dual Balanced Armature drivers, the Super Tweeter has an aluminium diaphragm that is quick to respond while reducing resonance. The result is pristine, distortion-free high-end notes. 

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Wide frequency response for a full range of sound

The wideband frequency range – spanning 3Hz to 40kHz – is designed for today’s broad variety of music styles. The 3Hz low end of the frequency range picks up every powerful sub-bass note. At the 40kHz high-end, you’ll be able to enjoy vocal melodies, subtle audio harmonics, and tonality in outstanding clarity, as well as feel sound beyond your natural hearing.

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PHA-3 compatible lets you hear High-Resolution Audio 

Take your music further. The optional PHA-3 portable DAC amp takes over responsibility from your PC, smartphone or Walkman® for processing and converting digital data, then amplifies sound using its own integrated amplifier. It supports the highest 384kHz/32-bit PCM and DSD (5.6MHz) formats, so you’ll always be able to enjoy ultimate sound quality.

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Dual layer cord for balanced listening 

Listen through the supplied dual layer cord for rich, authentic sound. The cord features a central copper wire that’s specifically engineered to deliver clearer high-ends. A layer of silver then covers this wire, making it ideal for producing warm, rich bass. When combined, this ensures you’ll be able to enjoy pristine, balanced sound. 

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In-line remote and microphone for hands-free calls

With an in-line remote and built-in microphone on the headphone cord, you can take hands-free calls from your Android smartphone or iPhone while listening to music. Switch easily between songs and calls with no need to ever remove your headphones. 

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Three sizes of earbuds for comfortable listening

Find the perfect fit for your listening experience. Choose from three sizes of earbud for comfortable and secure listening. The earbuds are made from silicone foam, ensuring a snug fit and reduced sound leakage. 

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Mouldable ear hangers for a secure fit

Don’t worry about your earbuds falling out when you’re on the move. Mouldable ear hangers are crafted from shape-memory resin core – a light, durable material that moulds to the shape of your ears – for a secure, comfortable fit.