Sennheiser CX 400-II Review

Pros: Bass, price, accessories, isolation, design, comfortable
Cons: Mids, Build quality

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

Purchase Date: October 2011
Purchase Price: £18

Bought these for my friend, for his birthday. I was looking at earphones in the under £25 category, which were good but also were discrete where he could potentially sleep on them.

Pros and Cons are very similar if not identical to their older brothers the CX500’s

-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
-Highs are just right

-Mids are present, but are overshadowed from the mid-bass
-Don’t last that long, my friend’s driver after several months went, and the plastic was starting to fall apart

Sound Quality Ratings
Lows: 6.5/10
Mids: 5.5/10
Highs: 6/10
Soundstage: 6/10

For the price, these are great earphones, possibly a little flimsy, however if you are in the hunt for under £25 earphones, it would be between these, the CX500’s (their older brothers) and the Denon AH-C260’s


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