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XBA-Z5 Ultimate Hybrid 3-Way Hi-Res In-Ear Headphones - OPEN BOX
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Sony XBA-Z5 Ultimate Hybrid 3-Way Hi-Res In-Ear Headphones - OPEN BOX

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A direct result of the relentless pursuit for personal audio excellence, XBA-Z5 Hi-Res, in-ear headphones deliver exceptional, spacious, and natural sound: deep bass, radiant mids, and notable vocal clarity.


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Hybrid 3-way driver units

Take 16mm dynamic driver units with ALCP (exceptional, lifelike, and balanced sound) and add cutting-edge Balanced Armature technology (full-range + HD super tweeter = broad frequency response with notable vocal clarity) for an in-ear audio experience delivering faithful frequency response with all the musical detail.

16mm ALCP dynamic driver unit for rich, deep bass

Rigid, yet responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer Film diaphragms provide the needed rigidity and internal loss for balanced and highly accurate sound reproduction time and again.

Redesigned Linear Drive armatures

The Linear Drive armatures utilizes a symmetrical design for enhanced movement (physical symmetry) and heightened mid-range waveform reproduction. Additionally, a specially-developed Magnesium Super Tweeter provides crystal-clear, ultra high frequency, Hi-Res sound.

Compact, magnesium housing

The ultra-lightweight, compact, and rigid magnesium housing provides the necessary rigidity and vibration suppression for smooth frequency response and clear sound reproduction.

Network circuit

A network circuit with specially-developed film capacitor, paired to the Super Tweeter ensures delicate high-frequency response through minimized vibration and electrical interference.

Balanced Audio capable

As is the case with your dad's stereo, you can take advantage of dedicated left and right channel audio connectivity for reduced signal/separation loss and a stellar listening experience. Simply plug-into a compatible, balanced audio capable amplifier (PHA-3 for example) for pure, unadulterated sound.

Beat Response Control

Perfect for today's music genres, a special acoustic design helps control airflow and diaphragm movement for tight, deep bass response.

Secure and comfortable fit

Via a special shape memory resin, the pliable silicone-covered ear hangers provide a superior and stable fit.

Custom fit for you

Improved fit not only results in increased comfort, but also significantly lower sound leakage levels, both in or out, giving you uninterrupted access to your music. Supplied Hybrid silicone earbuds, (S, M, L), maximize overall sound quality and comfort. Supplied Noise isolation earbuds (SS, S, M, L) use urethane foam to provide increased ambient noise reduction.

Two detachable cords supplied

Choose from two supplied, detachable and tangle-free cables, The first is a standard 1.2 m stereo audio cable while the second can provide a balanced audio experience when used with a compatible headphone DAC/amplifier such as the PHA-3.

Keep it together

A compact carrying case is included to keep your headphones and headphone accessories secure.

Made in Japan

Hand made in Japan, the XBA-Z5 exudes quality, precision, and passion: in your hands and on your ears. Put a pair on and experience for yourself.


  • Hybrid 3-way driver system capable of faithful Hi-Res audio reproduction
  • 16mm dynamic driver unit with ALCP for rich, deep bass
  • Newly redesigned full-range Linear Drive armature for clear midrange
  • Magnesium Super Tweeter armature for silky smooth highs
  • Full, Magnesium housing for reduced vibration and smooth frequency response
  • Network circuit for delicate high-frequency response
  • Balanced audio capable (ideal with PHA-3 headphone DAC/amplifier)
  • Beat Response Control for tight bass response
  • Secure and custom fit with freely adjustable ear hanger
  • Hybrid Silicone Earbuds, in 4 sizes, provide a precise fit
  • Foamed Silicone Earbuds, in 3 sizes, provide increased noise attenuation
  • Two detachable, tangle-proof silver-coated OFC cables supplied
  • Convenient pouch, cable adjuster, and clip supplied
  • Made in Japan



  • Driver Unit: Closed, Hybrid 3-Way (BA full-range Linear Drive + BA Super Tweeter + 16mm dynamic)
  • Frequency Response: 3 - 40,000 Hz
  • Power Handling Capacity: 100 mW (IEC)
  • Sensitivity (db): 107 dB/mW


  • Case Type: Nylon Carrying Case
  • Design: In-the-ear
  • Ear Cups: N/A
  • Frequency Response: 3 - 40,000 Hz
  • Headband: No
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms at 1 kHz
  • Plug: Two mini plugs supplied: Gold-plated, L-shaped mini jack, Gold-plated, 3-pole mini jack (L+R)
  • Power Handling Capacity: 100 mW (IEC)
  • Sensitivity: 107 dB/mW
  • Type of Use: Portable


  • Cord: Two pairs of detachable, silver-coated OFC Litz cables: Stereo, Balanced Audio, detachable (L+R)
  • Headphone Type: Vertical in-the-ear style hybrid earbuds


  • Power Handling Capacity: 100 mW (IEC)


  • Impedance: 32 ohms at 1 kHz
  • Type: Closed, hybrid

Weights and Measurements

  • Cord Length (Approx.): Stereo Connecting Cable-47 1/4 in. (1.2 m), Balanced Audio Connecting Cable-47 1/4 in. (1.2 m)
  • Weight (Approx.): 11 g (0.39 oz) without cord
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