Sennheiser MX 471 In-Ear Stereo Headphones with LiveBass (Red)(Ergonomic Fit) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Ergonomic design optimized for women's ears
- Cable slider manages excess cable
- Storage pouch fits headphones and iPod Nano
- Includes ear pads and storage pouch
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Delivery includes: MX 471 Earphones, ear pads, ear sleeves, storage pouch, 2 year warranty
Top Customer Reviews
1 471 has better wires, at least one class higher than 470's. They appear to be very durable, and create no micro-phobics at all.
2 The housing of 417 is rounder and bigger, but the size of its driver covering is actually smaller than 470.
3 471 only comes with one pair of rubber earphone sleeves. 470 had an additional bigger pair (although I had no use of it).
4 Two pairs of ear foams are included.
5 One dard red (matching 471's housing color) pouch is included in the package. 470 came with a black one instead.
6 Color and pattern printed on the housing are not as bright as shown in stock pictures. Although it is "designed for ladies", it can be defined as a unisex product.
7 Cable length of 471 seems to be equal to that of 470.
8 471 is built with a better Y splitter, stronger and easier to use than 470. The separator has model number printed, while 470 has a smaller one without model number.
1 471's sound quality is every bit as good as 470. Both of them clearly surpass my veteran MX400/500.
2 Because I also have MX560/660 at home for portable use, I think I like the sound signature of new models better.
3 Although no significant difference can be heard between 470 and 471, 471 is very slightly darker. This could be because it is positioned deeper in my ears due to its smaller driver coverings.
4 Both 470 and 471 is very comfortable. But personally, I prefer 470 over 471. I tried both with their slim rubber sleeves and foams on.
Looking at the current Sennheiser consumer grade earphone product line, it appears to me that MX580/581 are just MX470/471 with built-in volume control.Read more ›
The fit is not what I had hoped for. I was really looking for something to hang in my ears, like the Apple, without filling the ear canal. But by the time I got the foam covers on, the earbuds fill my ear canal. It's not quite as tight/bad as a silicone insert (which I have on other earbuds), but it's definitely not the comfort I was hoping for.
A final note: the packaging is VERY frustrating. Unlike the Apple, these earbuds have hard edges and are not usable without a cover. The rubber cover makes them too big. And the foam covers were squashed flat in packaging, and it was quite difficult to get them on. And they don't STAY on.
Summary: good sound for the money, but frustrating to set up and not as comfortable as I was hoping for.
Another reviewer had mentioned that they look as though they are marketed to women, with the color and style. I personally don't see that, I'm a guy and I really like the color and style. I don't know if that's my feminine side speaking, but I just wanted to add that as it's not a good reason to pass these headphones by.
For the price, the quality and the sound, I feel like I got an incredible deal on headphones, like I got a pair of 50 dollar headphones for less than half that price.
Great product, I fully recommend it.
Edit: OK I see that they are $54 right now and I did not know that they cost that much! because when I bought them they were around $15 to $20 so I got really lucky I guess. I would wait till they go on sale though $50 for headphones is not what what I would have paid for, ever.
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Amazing. While not the best sound, they are likely amongst the best with regard to sound produced by this design.Published 16 months ago by wawiii
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The fit of these is great for someone with small ears, who doesn't normally fit the newer style buds. They don't fall out and the sound is much better than I was expecting. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Oz-chook
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This is probably the best earphones I've had. Love the colour (gold cables and maroon ear buds) and the non tangled cables. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Melj