Pros: Great SQ, good looks
Cons: Sub-par isolation, fit is ear dependant, accessories
Packaging & Accessories: 6/10
Build Quality: 7/10
Design & Look: 8/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 8/10
Audio Quality: 7/10
My final Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: October 2011
Purchase Price: £18
Here is an unboxing video of them:
These earphones are one of my favourite cheap/low-end IEM’s
I really enjoyed listening to these when I bought them, of course they aren’t amazing, but they do great for their price.
I preferred these over the CX400II/CX500’s – they provided the same SQ but with a little less harshness.
-Good overall SQ for their price point
-Don’t isolate that well
-Thin, tangle prone wire
-Lack of accessories vs what Sennheiser provides with their low-end products
For the SQ:
-The lows are present but not overwhelming, nor bloated like they are on the CX500/400II’s
-The mids are present, and are somewhat upfront
-The highs sparkle, and provide that “denon-esk” detail
Overall, these earphones are one of few earphones that I would in fact recommend to people looking for a cheap set.
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