Sennheiser CX300ii Headphones
Well, they're in-ear phones really and that's where I have my first problem with the Sennheisers - One of my ears seals perfectly, but one doesn't without a struggle. What this means is that one ear gives loads of bass, but the other doesn't. If I struggle with the right ear, I can get a seal, but it's almost painful to achieve this, and at the very least it's fiddly and uncomfortable. There are differently sized rubber adapters, but there isn't a combination that works.
My second gripe is with the cabling - it's too thin and too flexible which menas that it gets itself into a knot very easily and you can spend an age untangling it. The asymmetric design means that you'll have a ton of spare cable on one side and not quite enough on the other, I'd much prefer symettrical cabling.
My final issue is with the sound - it's pretty muddy and closed-in - all bass and a sparkly top-end. I use AKG 240S semi-open phones and I think I've been spoilt by them, the CX300s have none of the open airy qualities that I enjoy.
All in all, they're not for me. If you also have access to decent over-ear phones, they'll be a disappointment. Try before you buy....
Excellent bang for your buck
These headphones are actually really good. I bought mine for £20, and I have to say that they are worth every penny. The sound is really balanced, and the sound-spectrum is quite large.
However, the bass is not as defined as for instance the Sony MDR XB20 EX (These headphones are not as good in the Sennheiser's in the mid and high-range, so I personally prefer the Sennheiser headphones.
Good build quality
Excellent sound (for £20)
Comes with a pouch
Could have a more defined bass
Cable is a bit short (1.2m)
Overall it's a good headset
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GOOD VALUE EARPHONES
I purchased some Song earphones and found that they were too bassy and to my horror they snapped a day after purchasing them despite a slight tug - not something that occured when I had my HTC earphones.
I brought these Sennheiser earphones on the recommendation from a friend who has some Sennheiser headphones and from my other friend who uses Sennheiser when he used to DJ.
Although more expensive than the Sony ones I had purchased I found that the extra cost did make them shine over the Sonys. First the packaging was very nice although this has no effect on the product itself it has a nice initial impression.
You also get 2 sets of rubber inserts (I think thats what they are) for different size ears which is a nice afterthought.
The sound is very crisp and clear and less bassy than the Sonys and obviously more clearer than the HTC's. I use these earphones to listen to music and watch videos on my laptop and theyre perfect for these purposes! It also comes in a nice little pouch when not in use which is another nice touch to prevent them from getting dirty/dusty!
All in all highly recommended! And does not cost the earth and different to the JVCs and Sony earphones you see a lot of nowadays!
Prime quality at a cheap price.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Great upgrade from cheap headphones that come with mp3 players. Excellent sound quality which nurtures the bass and very comfortable. Durable, everything you'd expect from Sennheiser really. At such a cheap price I don't know why anyone would look to any others. Anyone with a budget looking for good quality headphones should stop right here and purchase some sennie cx 300iis.
Overall fantastic, value for money upgrade and for those who love the Bass,
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Having already owned a pair of the CX500, which suffered from the usual slider volume control problems, I ditched those after they became unusable.
With a budget in mind and wanting an upgrade from the usual iPod generic headphones supplied with a lot of Apple products.
I knew from listening to a pair of a friends CX300's, these could be the answer.
A look around and a tight budget drew me to these, as the quality of sound is great value for money.
Tight rich bass is really delivered,on some tracks thumpingly so.(After all they are advertised as Bass driven) On others it bought a different dynamic, especially on the bass guitar sections. (Donald Byrd-Dominoes and places and spaces were two noticeable tracks). Of course I would say it would depend on the genre of music your listening to, that gives different sounds as with other headphones.
On other players you may well be able to adjust the levels of bass, treble etc to your own levels of enjoyment.
On test I pushed the volume to full on my iPhone, for a few tracks and couldn't get any distortion from the units, not recommended for those with hearing problems.
I found that adjusting the fit I was able to get a difference in the bass and reduce it too, making the higher end a bit more lively, whilst still being very comfortable to wear.
These win over the iPod generics comfort wise, which become painful in the ear due to the hard plastic after a while.
The soft ear buds were easy to change and I settled with the ones all ready fitted.
My only issue is the headphone lead.
I prefer symmetrically placed units as opposed to the asymmetric these come as supplied. It's good to see gold plating on the jack that should improve the transmission between out put and the speaker units.
Overall fantastic, value for money upgrade and for those who love the Bass, these are for you....
I bought 2 pairs one as a Birthday gift, which was well received.