Sony XBA-S65

In-ear sports headphones

  • Sony XBA-S65


  • Sony XBA-S65

    Adjustable ear loops

  • Sony XBA-S65

    Ideal for working out

  • Sony XBA-S65

  • Sony XBA-S65

  • Sony XBA-S65

    Soft carrying pouch

  • Sony XBA-S65

    Water-resistant housing

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Our take on the Sony XBA-S65

by David Brown

Don't fear the sweaty headphone

Who needs a shower worse after a workout, you or your headphones? With the Sony XBA-S65, you won't dread reaching into your gym bag for sweaty headphones again. These great-sounding sports earbuds are sweat-proof and water-resistant. Give them a quick rinse after your workout, and they're clean and ready for the next trip to the gym, office, or around the house. Sony's balanced armature drivers deliver crystal-clear sound to power you through those final reps or that last mile.

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Get your music moving

The XBA-S65's precision-tuned micro drivers not only produce crisp, detailed sound; their compact design allows for a small, comfortable headphone that's ready to be put through the motions. Adjustable over-the-ear loops keep the earbuds snug and secure in your ears as you pound the pavement or pump iron. A snug fit also ensures optimum sound quality, keeping external gym and street noise out so you can stay focused. Use the built-in cord adjustment slider and clothing clip to keep dangling wires from slowing you down. The air-tight, water-resistant housing ensures that these headphones are as tough and durable as you are.


  • water-resistant for using in rain or rinsing off after a workout
  • adjustable ear loops for secure, comfortable fit
  • 4 pairs of noise isolation ear tips for sealing in sound
  • 48" oxygen-free copper cable with gold-plated stereo mini plug
  • cord adjustment slider for a comfortable fit
  • includes soft carrying pouch and clothing clip
  • frequency response: 6-24,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 105 dB
  • impedance: 24 ohms
  • weight: .43 oz.
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Fit Style In-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 6-24k Hz
Sensitivity 105 dB
Impedance 24 Ohms
Weight 0.43 ounces
Cord Length 48"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control No
Volume Control No
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty 90 Days
Labor Warranty 90 Days
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What's in the box?

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  • In-ear headphones (with attached 48" cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector)
  • 4 Pair of silicone ear tips (SS/S/M/L)
  • Cord adjuster
  • Clothing clip
  • Carrying pouch
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card

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Balanced Armature Drivers: The Sony XBA Series in-ear headphones (XBA-S65) are outfitted with Sony's newly developed Balanced Armature driver units engineered for crisp, balanced sound of incredible depth and precision. Infused with premium audio technology, even the most subtle musical nuances are delivered with tremendous clarity and detail. Compared to conventional dynamic drivers, Balanced Armature drivers deliver crystal-clear vocals and booming bass with impressive depth. Plus, the micro-sized, full range driver comes precision tuned by Sony engineers to evenly reproduce a broad spectrum of high to low frequency response for an incredibly balanced audio experience.

Noise Isolation Design: Because Balanced Armature drivers sport an ultra compact design for a smaller overall form factor, they slip easily inside the ear for a snug, more natural-feeling fit. The result is reduced ambient noise and limited sound leakage.

Multiple Ear Tips: The Sony XBA Series in-ear headphones come with 4 sizes (ss/s/m/l) of silicone ear tips to ensure a tailored fit that further maximizes overall sound quality and comfort.

Over-The-Ear Loop: With an adjustable over-the-ear loop that can be pulled tight for a customized fit, these XBA-S65 in-ear headphones stay in place and keep up with your pace. Once in place, the XBA-S65 headphones stay put, letting you focus on matters at hand.

Splash Proof: The IPx5 and x7 rated water resistant housing completely eliminates airways, while a waterproof film keeps water from leaking in, making the XBA-S65 highly water resistant without sacrificing music quality

Headphone Cable w/ 3.5mm Connector: The Sony XBA-S65 in-ear headphones feature an attached 48" audio cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector. An included clothing clip and cord adjuster help prevent the cable from moving around too much and tangling up.

Carrying Pouch: The Sony XBA-S65 comes with soft carrying pouch to store and transport the headphones.

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