|Part Number||CX 281|
|Item Weight||2.9 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.8 x 1.4 x 7.1 inches|
|Item model number||CX 281|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||2 years|
Sennheiser CX 281 Ergonomic Comfort-Fit Earbuds with Volume Control (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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Engineered for women, the CX 281 delivers slamming bass with a custom fit that feels and looks natural with any style. Each headphone features a totally unique gold accent design that is different from every other CX 281. These ear-canal, noise-isolating 'phones use a dynamic speaker for deep, tight bass. If you need to travel light, they include a carrying case that will hold the headphones in addition to the latest generation of iPod Nano media players. Even better, you can keep the player in your pocket and still control playback volume with the included in-line adjuster. Total control.
Top customer reviews
I am not an audiophile so I found the sound quality very good. Distortion is very low and the bass is great for such small earphones. But the sound quality depends a lot on the fit, they sound amazing when you can find the perfect snug fit. I used the small ear adapters.
UPDATE (19 Jan 2012): Used the medium sized ear adapters, they felt uncomfortable at first but have got used to them now. They sound even better than before because of the better noise isolation. Build quality feels pretty German to me now :D
Have used them pretty roughly recently, stepped on the wires a few times, got sandwiched in my bag between heavy books etc.
Feels like 30$ well spent !!
UPDATE (21 Jul 2013): Bumping the rating to 5 stars since I thought it was unfair to keep it at 4. It has been more than 1 1/2 years since I bought these and they are working perfectly fine. The pouch supplied with it comes in handy for keeping them in good shape.
However, I waited for a month break these in, but they never did. The base was nowhere nearly as powerful as my old smokin buds and the sound is only crisp and clear when you increase the volume. Sound quality-wise these are only 2 steps at most above the earphones that come with your ipod, sorry to say.
I really wanted to love these but unfortunately I'm not too impressed. Most of my love for these earphones come from its aesthetics and the cable being sturdier than your standard in-ear ear phones.
Perhaps it's because I don't take very good care of my audio accessories, but mine are wearing out after 15 months.
Well, it's been 7 months since I bought the second pair. Unfortunately the sound is ONCE AGAIN beginning to crackle in one of the earbuds. I've owned a myriad other earbud headphones before, and they all eventually crap out. But I figure, for a higher price, I might as well find a pair that sound good AND last for at least a year.
So in summary, the final verdict is "Meh, nothing special..."
If it's on sale and you don't care about how each tone can complement the other, then go and buy it. Otherwise, you'll just get really annoyed. This is the last Sennheiser product I will buy. I noticed they get less and less valuable as each new product gets launched.
The high frequency sounds can be distinctly heard and, considering they're earbuds, I could still get a good quality of bass along without over saturation like some headphones provide.
The fit was a little awkward for MY ears. I have small ears though. With that said, I think the back end (the red part) were a little big and it pushed against the rim. If you wear any earbuds you'll get the idea of what I'm saying. Sorry I couldn't be more descriptive.
But for sound, I give the earbuds an A-. The length of the cable could be longer or provide an extension cord in the box.
For the comfort of the product for me and the somewhat short cord, I marked off 1 star.
I took Extremely Good care of them. Never put them in my pocket, always put them back in its case when ever i was done using them. I didn't use them everyday but i have used them a decent amount. Since i have took care of them, both the earphones still work its just that they have a fuzzy or blurry sound to both of them which dosent sound very good at all.
But all in all i didnt really expect much more so i would recommend these.
Most recent customer reviews
The color is a bit masculine for me, but I deal with it.