Sennheiser MX W1 In-Ear Totally Wireless Headphone with Digital High-Fidelity Stereo Sound (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Compatible with all MP3, DVD, CD players and iPod
- Carrying case with quick-charge functionality enables up to three full recharges to receivers while on the move
- No setup required, simply plug the transmitter to your personal audio/video player, put on the earphones and turn it on
- True lossless, digital wireless high-fidelity stereo sound
- Twist-to-fit system for a secure, stable fit without compromising bass or comfort
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There's quite a bit of innovation in one package. The transmitter is very small. About half the size of a gum package. It comes with a rubber band to strap it to a MP3 player. If you are in a clear space, you can walk quite a distance away from the transmitter. I was able to get 40 feet away without the audio cutting out. If you walk around walls or corners, it may cut out but if you are directly across, above or below the transmitter, through a wall, it comes in perfectly clear.
Twist to fit works fairly nice and the headphones feel comfortable. You may have problems jostling them loose if you have any jarring movements like running, but seems to handle walking on a treadmill quite well.
The transmitter can last for 10 hours on a single charge, the manual says the headphones last for 3 hours but I have had them run for up to 5 hours. You can charge the headphones in the charging dock three times while on the go but charging the headphones alone can take around several hours, plus or minus, depending on how run down they are. Battery life and charge time is the only true downside aside from the early adopter price.
Pros: Sound amazing, remote charging, comfortable.
Cons: Battery life, cost.
SOUND - No doubt about it, the sound is chrystal clear.
NO WIRES BABY! - The hassle of tangled wires and wires catching on something is now only a nightmare!
TRANSMITTER - very light in weight and surprisingly small. You can go about 15 to 30 feet without losing signal (depending on walls, corners, etc.).
EARPHONES - very light weight, sleek in design. However, they're not made for small ears. I am 5'1" woman and petite in size so everything about me is small. These earphones do stay in my ears - and I can even walk and move about - as long as I don't "bump" them or else they will just fall out. In other words, the ear buds are too big to "lock" in place in my small ears. I have to fuss with them to make sure they somewhat stay in place. If the ear buds were just a little smaller it would be perfect for me. Not recommended for small ears - especially children!
BATTERY AND TRANSMITION - At first the transmitter didn't want to come on but after poking around the DC inlet with the charger then it finally came on. Then I had some trouble having the earphones communicate with the transmitter. But eventually they found each other and haven't had problem since.Read more ›
The "secret" for me was to twist the buds backwards (instead of forward) and "catch" the rim of the "bowl" of my ear. The fit is now snug and secure, I can even use the toilet standing up without fear of them dropping in, hahaha.
The other issue I had was I thought I had a pairing problem because the left bud would "cut out" in about 15 minutes. I tried all the re-pairing techniques, and no joy.
What I discovered is that the left battery was no good. It wouldn't hold a charge, and I noticed it stayed lit in the cradle after the other bud charged and its light went out.
I contacted "Eric" at Sennheiser USA, and he immediately sent me a replacement battery by first class mail. Didn't have to register and go through all the normal RMA hassles like other companies.
The customer service experience was personal, and felt like I had my own concierge at Sennheiser.
5 thumbs up to Eric at Sennheiser USA!
As far as sound quality goes, GiGo applies here. f you "groom" your mp3's with "MP3 Gain" (free), to set the playback gain tag to the area of 91db, the MX's will leap into crystal clear optimum sound quality mode.
For you audiophiles out there (like me), playback gain adjuustment DOES NOT introduce clipping when applied properly, and will eliminate clipping as well.
Many of the Amazon MP3's are clipping already because they know that many portable devices, like iPod, have low level audio output, and that most customers would rather have max volume even with some clipping.
MP3 Gain will fix this, and you will be much happier with your SennBuds. Anyone that needs help with this can e-mail me, and I can go into more detail.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great earbuds, but these things are long discontinued. I spoke to Sennheiser and they said that the batteries aren't even made anymore, even 3rd party ones. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joshua
Thku for my item It was good and second pair a first ones were stolen
thank you I will let others know about them
Great sound quality and wireless technology make these earbuds a force to be reckoned with. It would be nice if there was yet another adapter for the ear lock, as it seems mine... Read morePublished on June 14, 2010 by Matthew S. Gray
After using these for more than one year, I have raised my rating from 3 stars to 4 stars. Read more
This is a great product for wireless technology. You can work within a range of about 20ft at the most between walls. I do wish they had a longer range for use. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by Greg
These are the best wireless headphones you can find hands down. That said, they are not likley good enough to consider using as your primary headphones... Read more
the literature is joke. the packaging cost hundreds, as it took 15 minutes to just get box open...
400 dollar headphones that collect dust,as the units DECIDE when they... Read more
So my wife ordered these for me for Christmas on Nov 14th, as many people order present for there loved one longer than 30 days before Christmas. Read morePublished on January 6, 2010 by Nicholas Krauss
Well i did enjoy using this, but only for audio
Since this isnt bluetooth (i could almost swear it was bluetooth compatible) i need to use that huge nasty "dongle" on my ipod... Read more