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Sennheiser MX 880 High-Performance Sound Earbuds with Integrated Rotary Volume Control (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Ergonomic earbud design
  • Intergrated volume control and storage pouch for enhanced convience
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  • Sennheiser MX 880 Headphones

Product Description

In the MX 880 earphones, you have a classic wearing style updated with coveted details: chrome plated parts for extra appeal and metallic hairlines for a subtle glittering effect. Of course, Sennheiser's sound heritage is not forgotten - you will be delighted to know that the high performance MX 880 earphones produce a powerful bass-driven stereo sound. And for your convenience, a newly-designed volume control with a horizontal rotary knob, has been integrated on the cable.

Delivery Includes: MX 880 earphones, ear pads, cable clip, 2 year warranty


Product Information

Product Dimensions 1.3 x 2.8 x 7.9 inches
Item Weight 2.1 ounces
Shipping Weight 2.1 ounces
Manufacturer Sennheiser
ASIN B0034L90EO
Item model number MX 880
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3.0 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #8,071 in Electronics > Headphones > Earbud Headphones
#75,051 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
#78,330 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater
Date first available at Amazon.com January 10, 2010

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Some months ago while rummaging through my basement, I found a pair of earbuds in a plastic bag that came with the laptop I purchased over 2 years. Knowing the bad rap earbud-styled 'phones get in the audiophile community, I figured they would be all about sound and little about music. Well, I decided to see how they would sound on my laptop and headphone amp. Needless to say, I wasn't surprised by its bombastic sound but, depending on the material, they were almost musical in a lot of ways. That got me thinking: Is there such a thing as audiophile-grade earbuds? Well, in a word, yes.

After some research, I found that Sennheiser (among a few other companies) makes earbuds that are worthy of an audiophile's attention and I purchased their MX-660 in December 2009 which were top-o'-the-line at the time. I did a review on them here stating how wonderful they sounded but I didn't expect Sennheiser to up the ante with the MX-880. Are these better than the MX-660? Yes, in a word.

Unlike their other bud offerings, Sennheiser chose to use a dynamic speaker with a transducer that gives the beautifully-designed 880's a clean and vibrant sound with very little midrange/upper bass blare. In fact, these buds are darn near as balanced as my Grado SR-325i which is saying a lot. However, beware that having balanced 'phones will reveal how great or poor your recordings are. No bass-from-hell design here to cover up any musical shortcomings! If your hardware (MP3's player, Smartphone, PC, portable CD player, DAC, etc.) is good or bad, and the source (MP3, WAV, 24/96 file, CD, etc.) is good or bad, your results will be, as you would guess, good or bad. While I mainly use these with my NuForce uDAC/headphone amp unit USB'd to my laptop, their sound is simply spectacular.
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They should have used gel or silicone earbuds as these ones have a hard time staying in your ears. I used the foam covers (already ripped one during installation) and they help, but I find myself constantly pushing them back in for the best sound quality. The volume control is great...I travel internationally and it is nice to be able to mute or adjust the volume easily while trying to sleep or communicate with people.
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I've purchased dozens of of phones as gifts and for myself the past ten years. These cans have cost
between 40 and 200 dollars. These MX 880's are the best so far. Great ear well fit-very low distortion, wide range sound-high sensitivity. They're impedance matched well with the 6 devices I
used them with. I'm no engineer, but have been an audiophile since the late 60's. I'd say most people would enjoy them as much as I do. Transducers are subjective but I think these are exceptional. Very
good bass by the way.
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First off, I really like Sennheiser products and I never had this experience in the past. The only reason I bought these was because my old pair went through the wash and died 4 months later (Amazing that they worked at all!). So I was very disappointed when I found that there seems to be some kind of flaw in the distribution of sound when using the volume control.

I read a Amazon review about how someone was unlucky enough to have uneven distribution of sound when using the volume control. I thought that maybe the reviewer just got very unlucky. However, I also seemed to have received a pair earbuds that can not distribute the sound evenly when using the volume control. Specifically, when I start to adjust the volume, the sound in the left side goes out. It goes absolutely silent. If I continue to play with the volume control, the sound comes back

I am a huge user of the volume control. It is just easier to adjust the volume while biking, working, watching a movie, or playing a game if there is a volume control.

Other than this one major flaw, I liked EVERYTHING else about these earbuds. Many have commented on the awkward volume control, but I've found that I can operate the volume control with one hand.

Thankfully, amazon.com allowed me to return them. So just hope you get a good volume control and pair of earbuds. If you do, I envy you :)
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I ordered these after my Shure E2C earphones' cable cracked and shorted out. The Shure seal nearly ALL sound out, so I could not hear my wife calling or my baby crying if I use them in both ears. This is great for the listening experience - not so great when you listen to them at home and need to be aware if there is a problem. Also, after 3 1/2 years, the cable which wraps around behind the ear on the Shure cracked and eventually quit working. I like the over the ear design because it's stable (no way they'll fall out), but I'm now hesitant to replace with the same type.

So, I looked for high quality, semi-open buds, which is what the Sennheiser MX880s are. These type of phones sit at the opening of the ear canal, not plugged into it like the Shure. Sennheiser also makes earphones which wrap around behind the ear, but they were out of my price range. They also make earphones which plug into the ear canal, but do not wrap around behind the ear. But for practical use, I wanted to be able to be alerted of family issues without listening with one ear unplugged. Of course, if you crank your volume loud enough, semi-open design won't help this either. I trust Sennheiser because I have used other Sennheiser products and believe they are a good value.

One advantage to having semi-open buds is that they have a wider sounds stage and the music sounds like it spans across in front of you, OUTSIDE your head, rather than trapped INSIDE your head. Music usually sounds a little more natural with this design also. The MX880's have an awesome sound stage and incredible stereo separation! You can hear individual instruments, and the sound is very detailed. It's like watching a high definition movie which has much higher resolution.
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