HEADPHONES

Z5 Balanced Armature In-ear Headphones

XBA-Z5

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S$ 899.00

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The Way The Artists Truly Intended

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.

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.

3-way hybrid driver system

All-encompassing sound

A 3-way hybrid driver system, featuring a 16mm LCP diaphragm, gives you rich, detailed sound across the entire frequency range.

Ultra wide frequency range

Go wider

Hear deep lows and euphoric highs with a full range of sound up to 40kHz.

107dB/mW high sensitivity

Flexible compatibility

These headphones are compatible with a wider range of devices – from MP3 players to stereo systems – thanks to a high sensitivity of 107dB/mW.

Full-spectrum sound

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.

Aluminum LCP diaphragm

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.

Full Balanced Armature driver

Full-bodied sound

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.

Magnesium Super Tweeter

Precision highs

A Balanced Armature Super Tweeter delivers crystal-clear, detailed highs. Its magnesium diaphragm is quick to respond with reduced resonance.

How drivers work

Technology for every frequency

A smooth response across the whole frequency range

A full-range dynamic driver, Balanced Armature driver, and Balanced Armature Super Tweeter work together to create an accurate reproduction of the original recording.

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.

High frequency recording

Record at a higher frequency than CD

High-Resolution Audio typically records at 24bit/96kHz, or even 24bit/192kHz – much higher than CD.

Ultra wide frequency range

Hear a full range of sound

A wide 3Hz–40kHz frequency range complements the top-end range of High-Resolution Audio.

Balanced audio capable

With a balanced cable comprising four silver-coated copper wires, and independent ground wires for both channels (in blue and yellow), you’ll hear clear, precise sound.

Balanced Audio
Dual layer cable

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.

Bluetooth® cord

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.

Three sizes of earbud

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

Stay secure

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.

Enjoy the best possible High-Resolution Audio

Take your music further with the PHA-3 DAC amp

The optional PHA-3 is one of the world’s first headphone amps to support 384kHz/32-bit PCM, DSD, and balanced audio output. A perfect partner for these headphones.

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Specifications & Features
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.
  • High-Resolution Audio compatible

  • Hybrid Driver system for deep bass and clear highs

  • Aluminium-coated responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer driver for clarity

  • Dual layer cord type, 1.2m length

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