Review & unboxing of the Sennheiser CX500 Titanium

Pros: Bass, price, accessories, isolation, design, comfortable
Cons: Highs, mids

Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 8/10
Isolation: 7/10
Comfort: 10/10
Audio Quality: 7/10
Value: 9.5/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Purchase Date: July 2011
Purchase Price: £22

Here is my unboxing video of them:

Bought these for my dad, whilst trying to find some earphones for him. I was looking at earphones in the under £20 category, and these at first seemed to fit the bill.

-Isolation is good on these, not perfect but above average
-Price is relatively cheap, so that anyone can really afford them
-3.5mm L shaped jack
-Accessories it comes with is vast, and very much impressive
-Bass response is good, little bloated, and not as good as the metro fi200’s but still very much bass present
-Design is brilliant, one of few that I can recommend to people to sleep on/with
-Comfort is great, as they are so small that they get “lost” in your ears, and don’t fall out

-Mids are present, however a little too forward for me
-Highs are a little too bright, to the point that they were hurting my ears (after 20hrs burn-in)
-Volume control is a little flimsy and in my opinion not even needed

Sound Quality Ratings
Lows: 6.5/10
Mids: 5/10
Highs: 6/10
Soundstage: 6/10

For the price, these are great earphones, possibly a little bright for some people’s liking, however if you are in the hunt for under £20 earphones, it would be between these, the CX400II’s (their newer replacement) and the Denon AH-C260’s

Some useful links:

Amazon link: (black)

& (titanium ones i had)

Here is my video review of them:

Hope this helps!

2 thoughts on “Review & unboxing of the Sennheiser CX500 Titanium

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