- Sennheiser MX 880 Headphones
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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Delivery Includes: MX 880 earphones, ear pads, cable clip, 2 year warranty
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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 :)
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I brought this in October; however it didn't work one week ago. I can not touch the plug, if i do so, no sound will come out! Anyway, it's not the quality of Sennheiser. I hate it!Published on January 21, 2013 by wang
I bought this item after a lot of looking here and there. I wanted to have something that I could keep and enjoy for a long time. Unfortunately i am disappointed. Read morePublished on October 27, 2012 by jehandad
First thing I have to claim is that this ear bud has solid built quality. Once I forgot to get them out of my pocket before put my clothes into washing machine. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by 张朔
The Sennheiser MX980 are hailed as one of the best earbuds. I did have a chance to use them for a weekend, but they were too big for my ears. I settled for the MX 880. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by J.Cruz
These earbuds are outstanding! I have not fully completed the burn-in yet, but the highs and mids are absolutely terrific (there are parts of songs that I am discovering for the... Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Jim
Just got this earbud for a couple of hours. The sound is quite clear and well-balanced. The appearance of the earbud is also awesome. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Hao
These earbud's fitment are a bit on the large side. For me they were a great fit and the foams they come with are thicker than most other earbud's foams. Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by Remmy
Every part of these headphones are amazing. Music is crystal clear. The actual earbuds are a little large, but stay in my ears. Read morePublished on March 1, 2011 by madison_mccord