Sony just released $700 in-ear headphones, which claim to deliver exceptional, spacious, and natural sound, along with deep bass, radiant mids, and notable vocal clarity. The new Sony XBA-Z5 hi-res earphones utilize newly developed, Linear Drive Balanced Armature technology which provides a more symmetrical design for enhanced waveform reproduction. They boast 16mm dynamic driver units with Aluminum-Coated LCP diaphragms in a lightweight magnesium housing, which has the necessary rigidity and preventing vibration for listening to music anywhere on-the-go.
Similarly to the MDR-Z7 headband type headphones, the new XBA-Z5 in-ear headphones are also Balanced Audio Capable and take full advantage of dedicated left and right channel connectivity for improved separation loss and a stellar listening experience.
The Z5’s easily adjustable ear-hanger design with Shape-memory resin also enables secure and comfortable fit, while significantly lowering sound leakage. Plus it includes 2 pairs of detachable cables for both balanced and unbalanced connections, making it ideal for use with the Sony PHA-3 Portable Headphone Amplifier.
Price and Availability
The Sony XBA-Z5 Hi-Res in-ear headphones are available now for $699.99.