XBA-Z5 In-ear Headphones

Model: XBA-Z5
RM 2,543.00
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1. Prices indicated refer to Suggested Retail Price and may change from time to time without prior notice.

  • Overview
    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.
  • Highlight

    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

    Driver Unit

    Hybrid 3-way – 16mm dynamic + 2 Balanced Armature

    Frequency Response

    3-40,000Hz

  • Features
    Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio

    Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio

    Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By converting analogue music to digital at a higher rate than CD (24-bit/192kHz, rather than 16-bit/44.1kHz), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended.

    High sensitivity for a loud, clear performance

    High sensitivity for a loud, clear performance

    With a high sensitivity of 107dB/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.  

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

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

    Clear highs, full-bodied mid-range and rich bass notes – that’s what you hear for 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. 

    Aluminium LCP diaphragm for intense clarity

    Aluminium LCP diaphragm for intense clarity

    Hear even and balanced sound with reduced resonance for all your music – from rich bass to crystal clear High-Resolution Audio highs. An ultra-light but durable aluminium, liquid crystal polymer diaphragm has more consistent internal loss across all frequencies. So you’ll hear the same great audio no matter what you’re listening to. 

    Dual Balanced Armature drivers for robust highs and mids  

    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 small, sealed design also enables us to reduce the size of the earbuds for a tighter, more secure in-ear fit that minimises sound leakage.

    All-magnesium Super Tweeter for soaring highs 

    All-magnesium Super Tweeter for soaring highs 

    Get soaring highs with precision clarity thanks to a responsive, all-magnesium Super Tweeter. One half of the dual Balanced Armature drivers, the Super Tweeter has a magnesium diaphragm that is quick to respond while reducing resonance. The result is pristine, distortion-free high-end notes. 

    Wide frequency response for a full range of sound

    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, with the 3Hz low end of the frequency range picking 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.

    Balanced 4-wire connection cuts cross-talk

    Balanced 4-wire connection cuts cross-talk

    With a balanced 4-wire connection and silver-copper dual cord, audio channel separation is improved for better sound. Unlike conventional headphones, which share a ground wire, the cord includes left, right and independent ground wires for both channels, so you’ll hear less distortion and cross-talk. 

    Dual layer cord for balanced listening 

    Dual layer cord for balanced listening 

    Listen through the supplied dual layer cord for rich, authentic sound. The cord’s central copper wire is covered in a layer of silver, allowing it to deliver clear highs and warm, rich bass. So all you hear is pristine, balanced sound, with room to move thanks to a 2 metre length. 

    Bluetooth® accessory cord for listening freedom

    Bluetooth® accessory cord for listening freedom

    Listen with the freedom to move through the built-in Bluetooth accessory cord (not supplied). The short behind the neck cord features a microphone, battery, and a Bluetooth and NFC block. Simply attach to your earbuds, touch your NFC smartphone to the cord to make an instant connection, and then stream your favourite tracks or take calls through Bluetooth. No NFC? No problem. Connect manually via Bluetooth and enjoy the freedom of remote listening. 

    Made in Japan for superior quality 

    Made in Japan for superior quality 

    Made in Japan, Sony products 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 earbuds for comfortable listening

    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. 

    Mouldable ear hangers for a secure fit

    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. 

    PHA-3 compatible lets you hear High-Resolution Audio 

    PHA-3 compatible lets you hear High-Resolution Audio 

    Take your music further. The optional PHA-3 portable DAC amp takes the digital output of your PC, smartphone or Walkman® and converts the signal to an analogue output for amplification. One of the world’s first headphone amplifiers to support 384kHz/32-bit PCM, DSD (5.6MHz), and balanced audio output, it’s perfect for pairing with these headphones.

  • Specifications

    Size & Weight

    Weight

    11 g (without cable)

    General Features

    Closed Type

    Closed, Hybrid

    Driver Unit

    Hybrid 3-way – 16mm dynamic + 2 Balanced Armature

    Frequency Response

    3-40,000Hz

    Sensitivities (dB/mW)

    107dB/mW

    Plug

    Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview
      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.
  • highlight
    • Highlight

      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

      Driver Unit

      Hybrid 3-way – 16mm dynamic + 2 Balanced Armature

      Frequency Response

      3-40,000Hz

  • Reviews
    • Reviews
  • features
    • Features
      Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio

      Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio

      Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By converting analogue music to digital at a higher rate than CD (24-bit/192kHz, rather than 16-bit/44.1kHz), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended.

      High sensitivity for a loud, clear performance

      High sensitivity for a loud, clear performance

      With a high sensitivity of 107dB/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.  

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

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

      Clear highs, full-bodied mid-range and rich bass notes – that’s what you hear for 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. 

      Aluminium LCP diaphragm for intense clarity

      Aluminium LCP diaphragm for intense clarity

      Hear even and balanced sound with reduced resonance for all your music – from rich bass to crystal clear High-Resolution Audio highs. An ultra-light but durable aluminium, liquid crystal polymer diaphragm has more consistent internal loss across all frequencies. So you’ll hear the same great audio no matter what you’re listening to. 

      Dual Balanced Armature drivers for robust highs and mids  

      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 small, sealed design also enables us to reduce the size of the earbuds for a tighter, more secure in-ear fit that minimises sound leakage.

      All-magnesium Super Tweeter for soaring highs 

      All-magnesium Super Tweeter for soaring highs 

      Get soaring highs with precision clarity thanks to a responsive, all-magnesium Super Tweeter. One half of the dual Balanced Armature drivers, the Super Tweeter has a magnesium diaphragm that is quick to respond while reducing resonance. The result is pristine, distortion-free high-end notes. 

      Wide frequency response for a full range of sound

      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, with the 3Hz low end of the frequency range picking 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.

      Balanced 4-wire connection cuts cross-talk

      Balanced 4-wire connection cuts cross-talk

      With a balanced 4-wire connection and silver-copper dual cord, audio channel separation is improved for better sound. Unlike conventional headphones, which share a ground wire, the cord includes left, right and independent ground wires for both channels, so you’ll hear less distortion and cross-talk. 

      Dual layer cord for balanced listening 

      Dual layer cord for balanced listening 

      Listen through the supplied dual layer cord for rich, authentic sound. The cord’s central copper wire is covered in a layer of silver, allowing it to deliver clear highs and warm, rich bass. So all you hear is pristine, balanced sound, with room to move thanks to a 2 metre length. 

      Bluetooth® accessory cord for listening freedom

      Bluetooth® accessory cord for listening freedom

      Listen with the freedom to move through the built-in Bluetooth accessory cord (not supplied). The short behind the neck cord features a microphone, battery, and a Bluetooth and NFC block. Simply attach to your earbuds, touch your NFC smartphone to the cord to make an instant connection, and then stream your favourite tracks or take calls through Bluetooth. No NFC? No problem. Connect manually via Bluetooth and enjoy the freedom of remote listening. 

      Made in Japan for superior quality 

      Made in Japan for superior quality 

      Made in Japan, Sony products 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 earbuds for comfortable listening

      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. 

      Mouldable ear hangers for a secure fit

      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. 

      PHA-3 compatible lets you hear High-Resolution Audio 

      PHA-3 compatible lets you hear High-Resolution Audio 

      Take your music further. The optional PHA-3 portable DAC amp takes the digital output of your PC, smartphone or Walkman® and converts the signal to an analogue output for amplification. One of the world’s first headphone amplifiers to support 384kHz/32-bit PCM, DSD (5.6MHz), and balanced audio output, it’s perfect for pairing with these headphones.

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Size & Weight

      Weight

      11 g (without cable)

      General Features

      Closed Type

      Closed, Hybrid

      Driver Unit

      Hybrid 3-way – 16mm dynamic + 2 Balanced Armature

      Frequency Response

      3-40,000Hz

      Sensitivities (dB/mW)

      107dB/mW

      Plug

      Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini

  • Support