Redefining acoustic possibilities
High-Resolution Audio from hybrid driver ear-buds
Crafted in Japan, our XBA-Z5s use high-quality components to redefine the acoustic possibilities of in-ear headphones. An aluminium-coated LCP driver ensures consistent, precise sound, while light magnesium super tweeters deliver greater clarity. Connect to the optional PHA-3 amp for an unmatched High-Resolution Audio experience.
A 3-way hybrid driver system, featuring a 16mm LCP diaphragm, gives you rich, detailed sound across the entire frequency range.
Hear deep lows and euphoric highs with a full range of sound up to 40kHz.
These headphones are compatible with a wider range of devices – from MP3 players to stereo systems – thanks to a high sensitivity of 107dB/mW.
Rich bass, accurate mid-range, and crystal-clear highs – experience pristine sound across the entire frequency range with a 3-way hybrid driver system. A wide 3Hz–40kHz frequency range lets you listen to High-Resolution Audio files. The result is rich studio-quality sound that you can feel as well as hear.
Crafted for consistency
The driver’s 16mm responsive aluminium Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm is engineered to deliver consistent resonance, even up into the high frequencies.
Hear soaring highs and rich mids with a full-range Balanced Armature driver. A linear-drive, T-shape design reduces sounds distortion for sharpness and clarity.
A Balanced Armature Super Tweeter delivers crystal-clear, detailed highs. Its magnesium diaphragm is quick to respond with reduced resonance.
What is High-Resolution Audio?
High-Resolution Audio is a collection of digital processes and formats. Music is encoded and played back using higher sampling rates than the standards used in CDs.
Record at a higher frequency than CD
High-Resolution Audio typically records at 24bit/96kHz, or even 24bit/192kHz – much higher than CD.
Hear a full range of sound
A wide 3Hz–40kHz frequency range complements the top-end range of High-Resolution Audio.
2-metre dual layer cable
The XBA-Z5 headphones are also supplied with a 2 metre dual layer cable, featuring a copper wire for clear highs, sheathed in silver for rich bass.
Easy wireless options
Set your listening free with a built-in Bluetooth® accessory cord.Simply plug it into your headphones and you’re free to enjoy great, wire-free listening.
Made in Japan
Created and tested with uncompromising precision
Sony products made in Japan are synonymous with absolute quality and performance. Only the finest components and manufacturing techniques are used to create headphones that push the boundaries of sound purity.
Get the best fit
Customised for comfort. The XBA-Z5s are supplied with three sizes of silicone foam earbuds for a comfortable listening experience and reduced audio leakage.
Mouldable ear hangers keep your earbuds secure and in place. Crafted from shape-memory resin core, they mould perfectly to your ear for a comfortable fit.
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Size & Weight
11 g (without cable)
Hybrid 3-way – 16mm dynamic + 2 Balanced Armature
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (HZ)
Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini
Last Updated @ 10/12/2016 7:53:03 PM