Sennheiser CX300-B In-Ear Stereo Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Soft Silicone-Rubber Ear adapters in three different sizes
- Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches
- Powerful, bass-driven stereo sound
- Small and lightweight, Limited warranty - 2 years
- Frequency response of 18 Hz- 21 kHz
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Thats where the good ends however. These things have the thinnest wires imaginable. Thats no exaggeration. Im amazed you get decent sound quality through them. Must be 40 guage wire. With that said I treated them with the utmost care. Never pulling on the wires, always using a firm but careful grip on the connector piece when removing them from my mp3 player, yet somehow after 5 uses they are already ruined. The sound crackles and fades in and out any time you touch the connector or the wire moves. Are you kidding me? I read other reviews complaining about this and thought "these guys just don't treat their equipment well." Well i'm here to say i won't ever purchase any more sennheiser without seeing the stuff in person. My Earbuds and headphones have a cheap build quality as well, but after a year of daily use they still work. These push the limit and unless you plan on plugging them in 1 time and never moving, i can't reccomend them. If you go to the gym, walk to class, jog, etc, you will set yourself up for frustration of a broken set in no time.
Now the first thing that people do need to be aware of is that these are asymmetrical, which means one side is longer than the other. This is designed so that the cord can go behind your head. That leads to less pulling on the buds, which leads to less cord noise. All budget earbuds have some level of cord noise, but by wrapping the cord around your ear and behind your head you can minimize it pretty well with these.
The second factor is that the fit of the tips will be very important for comfort. These tips are not the highest quality out there, but they will do. Those with smaller ear canals should be able to get by with the smallest included size. But if those are still not small enough for you you probably will have to step up to the Etymotic Research ER6i Isolator In-Ear Earphones which also have even smaller ear plugs sold seperately. In that case you are talking about 5 times the price, so that's only for those who really have a hard time getting a good fit or are looking for much higher quality.
I burned these in over a few days and overall I am happy with the sound.Read more ›
Update: As is mentioned in the comments section of this review, I do believe that the B in the description stands for simply "black", which means I essentially paid a little more for headphones that appear to be black in any event. Despite that, I still recommend these headphones. I have listened with them myself and they are very loud and clear, and have excellent fidelity...
So what's with the two star rating? Well, In about 6 months, I went through 4 pairs of these earbuds. They'd work great for about a month and then one of the earbuds would stop producing much sound. I'd have to turn the volume up from 5 to 25 to get anything out of that one earbud and, if I did that, the other one would be so loud that I couldn't use them. They were under manufacturer warranty, so I'd send them back and get a new pair and they'd work great, for about a month. I did this a few times and, like I said, I went through 4 pairs in a span of 6 months. Even though they were still under warranty, I finally got fed up with the process and just tossed 'em out.
So, like I said, they were great for a little while. Unfortunately, I didn't have much luck in terms of reliability.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Crap!... They lasted no more than 4 months... I bought another pair, same result... Crappy Crap!Published 1 month ago by Franklin Dominguez
Good bang for buck. But I bought 'em years ago. I guess that means they're pretty durable, too.Published 1 month ago by Patrick J.
Lasted less than year. No one was available to service it. I now have an excellent sent ear phone set by SONY sold retail by BesT Buy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Norris
I got these for use at the office. I'm sitting all day, so there shouldn't be much wear-and-tear. Unfortunately, these didn't last long. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Skydiver
Good quality for the price, but the sound blew out in one of the earbuds after five months. Kudos to Sennheiser for good customer service and sending a replacement promptly. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gen Furukawa
These headphones are very comfortable, and they sound great. Great mid range, good detail, and plenty of bass. Excellent value from SennheiserPublished 6 months ago by TomRiddle88
These sounded fine, but they didn't last more than a month or two...Published 6 months ago by Kerry Kooi