Sennheiser CX 5 : Can’t fault the sound, but probably overpriced

These earphones have the appealing trademark sound of sennheiser – a balanced (flat) sound with a pronounced yet not overbearing bass. My review is based on the design (styling), in particular the elongated metal face plate which draws unnecessary attention to itself. With their angled plugs the most comfortable way of fitting these earphones resulted, for me, in the face plate sticking out horizontally (i. At 3 o’clock) as opposed to pointing down (at 5 o’clock). This may be due to the shape of my ear canals – if others don’t notice this then there is every reason to be delighted with these phones. The angled plugs do allow for a very comfortable fit. I returned these for the more discrete yet similar acoustically cx 3. 00’s, with which i am happy. But unfortunately they do not have the inline mic/volume control which drew me to the cx 5.

Overpriced for what they are. Ludicrously impractical storage box. Not supplied with a pouch which at this price is taking the mickey.

Have had these for a few months now, so have waited before posting a review. Pros:sound quality is awesomenoise blocking is really good, i only need to turn up volume to low on the train and i can’t hear any background noisegood fit in earworks well with android (volume etc. )cons:the ear buds are ridiculously loose, and now have to remove earbuds very carefully after use (just lost another this morning so need to buy replacement)the buds seemed to be very sensitive to position – if i adjusted my head or ears the wrong way, i wouldn’t get any sound until i re-adjusted the bud to a different anglethe microphone keeps getting caught in my collar/jacket so often rips the bud out of my ear (how i lost one of the buds) – a clip to keep this clipped on would be ideali bought the white version – the cable has now turned a very dirty shade of cream, would suggest avoiding the whiteoverall would buy something else if i had the option again, i did a lot of research before buying these and though they were pricey in comparison to others, should have gone for something cheaper. The premium price wasn’t worth it in the end. Previously had stuck with £30 sennheiser’s for many years, which were cheaper to replace when something went wrong.

Fantastic sound, satisfyingly deep bass for electro but also sounds good for live recorded too. But the ear buds started to fall off after only two months use and today i’ve lost one.

I’m a little surprised at some of the reviews of this product. I’ve found mine to be very robust with absolute superb quality sound right out the box. Attaching mine to iphone7 / ipad pro and no complaints. Have just returned from a holiday where my black pair were used at the beach and pool. When not in use, i do lay my ‘phones loose in an old oakley sunglasses case, a habit deployed with any in-ear’s i’ve laid out a few quid on. Sennheiser do supply a 2 year guaruntee with these, so the manufacturer seems to expect them to last at least this with reasonable handling. If i do encounter any issues though i will indeed report back. Thus far though, i’m delighted with mine.

  • Excellent acoustics, quirky design
  • Can’t fault the sound, but probably overpriced
  • Probably the best sub £100 in-ears I’ve ever used

Sennheiser CX 5.00i Ear-Canal Headphones for iOS – Black

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  • Excellent acoustics, quirky design
  • Can’t fault the sound, but probably overpriced
  • Probably the best sub £100 in-ears I’ve ever used

Sennheiser CX 5.00i Ear-Canal Headphones for iOS – Black

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