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Ok, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but I'm not as far off as you may think. This review will combine my personal and my very-very good friend's opinion about the CX200 Street II. This model was launched sometime in 2009. That's when she got them, and since then she has been a happy and satisfied owner of these earphones. Being now in 2014, that means she has used them for 5 long years, which if you ask me, says a lot about quality design, materials and all in all, about durability. Seeing how happy she was with them, prompted me to get a pair for myself as well, since my not so old Sony earphones did not survive the washing machine and the tumble dryer.
Like everything, I got these on Amazon, for a not so low price of £25. Compared to the pair of Sony I got for £8, that's a whole lot of £££! But, I know Sennheiser products to be of good quality, and most of all, the sound rarely disappoints, so what the heck, let's give it a try. Worst case scenario, I send it back to Amazon for a full refund. But these did not go back. The reasons are as follows...
Packaging for the first time in my life on such a small product was not the typical melted together plastic box, but only half plastic, half cardboard which made this super easy to rip open. Packaging that does not make me go mad, makes me happy. Inside, alongside the earphones you will find two extra pairs of ear-buds in case the default ones would prove to be too small or too big. They are very easily replaceable.
The earphones themselves, design-wise are nothing to write home about, they're just fine, although Sennheiser seem to think that pinched rear-side is downright revolutionary and it's supposed to "help" you put them in and out of your ears, I for one do not see it as a plus. Flat would have been just as good for me, and I am certain 99% of the owners would agree. But they do look different, and if that's what they were really going for, then they certainly nailed it. The entire set is mostly black, except for the "pinched" bits, the earphone side cable endings and the "Y" L/R channel splitter, which are mid level grey. At the cord's - which is just the right length and cable thickness - very end you'll find the standard stereo jack which is gold plated for superior sound quality which is...
Quite good. Not perfect, or at least not for my very sensitive ears, and I do feel that a tiny bit of extra bass would have made me even happier, however, that also means this pair of earphones provides a well-balanced sound, where everything from low to high is well represented. Given the fact that these go into your ear-canal, depending on which ear-bud you are using the level of passive background noise attenuation can be from good to surprisingly good, which means your music will be a very intimate and very enjoyable experience. Needless to say, the ear-buds are very comfortable and if you're using the right size, they will not fall out of your ear. It's probably worth mentioning that these earphones are also very loud, compared to many others I had, and what's even more surprising is that they suck less power out of my phone than my previous Sony used to.
So, should you get them? Well, no matter how happy me and my friend are with these earphones it's hard to say whether it's what you need or not. They're certainly not cheap and if you have the time and the opportunity to stick a few more pairs into your ear and test them, you might find cheaper ones out there offering pretty much the same sound quality, however, I'm not sure about durability. 5 years and counting, is hard to beat.
For an extended period of time, I used the Sennheiser MM70i and I was very happy with them. But recently I had to discover that background music was extremely loud and the acoustic extremely low once I plug in my earphones in to my Ipad. Hence, I needed to buy a new pair of earphone but I was hesitant to yet again pay around 60 Sterling Pounds for the Sennheiser MM70i that is why I decided to purchase a cheaper model by Sennheiser: the CX 200 Street-II
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Product name: Sennheiser CX 200 Street-II
Contains: Sennheiser CX 200 Street II earphones, ear adapter set (S/M/L)
Price: 25 Sterling Pounds via Amazon
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You can buy the earphones either in white or black. I got the white ones. The first thing that differentiates the earphones from others is the long cable which is exactly, 1,20 meters long. Therefore, it truly offers enough length to smoothly have the Ipad or Ipod in the backpack whilst listening to music on the go. There is no more bothering shortness of the cable that forces you to place the music device close by. On the other hand, the cables are kind of disturbing when in bed or when having a child. As they are longer it is easier for my baby girl to grab and pull them from me.
The earphones itself look valuable and of good material which is properly finished. There are three different types of ear adapter sizes in order for the earphones to fit better. This is of advantage because whereas I am in need of the small adapters; my partner needs the large ones. Also most ordinary ear adapter are too big for my small ears; hence I am very happy with the way the manufacturer gives the customers the options. One function that I miss a bit, in comparison to the MM70i, is the remote control that allows you to change the volume.
Moving on to the most important part: the sound. The manufacturer promises two things: strong bass-driven stereo sound and excellent passive attenuation of ambient noise. I am mostly listening to pop, alternative, and soft-punk music and I am enjoying this music with the CX-200 very much. The bass and the sound in general is saturated and deep. In my opinion, the sound quality is very similar to the one provided by the MM70i, which is more than double as expensive. Of course, there still are potential areas to improve the sound but all needs to be considered in light of the price. For my personal use, I am perfectly happy with the sound quality. Moreover, the attenuation of ambient noise is close to perfect. Once I put in the earphones I can hardly hear what is going on around me. This is amazing when relaxing at home but might be a bit of a problem when being in traffic, i.e., by bike. Nevertheless, Sennheiser is keeping its promise and delivers a strong attenuation of ambient noise.
The CX-200 Street-II earphone offer a very good cost-benefit ration. The sound is of high quality and the long cable enables the user to store the music device within an extended reach instead of the pocket of the trousers. It lacks a remote control and the long cable can be of disadvantage when having a small baby at home. Yet, I would definitely recommend buying the CX-200 giving them four out of five points.
Headphones are something that I use on a daily basis. Sometimes I want to be in the same room as my husband and yet listen to something different to him, sometimes I want to listen to music on the way too or from work, sometimes I just want the option to shut out external noise. In the past I have used Apple headphones and JVC Gumy headphones with fairly good results, however, I developed some ear problems of late and found that I wanted an in-ear headphone that was comfortable and styled slightly differently to the Gumy ones I had been using. I picked these up for just £12.99 from play.com with free delivery and they took just two days from when I placed my order to get delivered to my house.
Sennheiser are a brand that I have come to know and trust in recent years ever since I got my first MP3 player and so I had no qualms about buying from this brand. I have a few Sennheiser items in my home now and have come to trust that their products are quality and can be relied on to work properly too.
This ear phones are very simple to fit. They are in-ear headphones and they fit in my ears nicely. I find that there is a lot of noise cancellation when using these and I can basically not hear anything at all apart from the music when I am using these.
I have found it takes just seconds to fit them and the sound quality is fantastic. Regardless of what I am listening too I really feel like I get the full effect of the notes, tones and different instruments in a piece of music. If there are backing singers it really works effectively too and everyone stands out and yet the music comes together wonderfully. When I am walking to work, even with just one headphone in, I can hear no noise out of that ear and so the music that I am listening too is not spoilt by cars or external noise.
I particularly like using these when I am at home with my husband. Sometimes we want to cuddle up together on the sofa but we do not want to be listening to the same shows or games on our computers so he will play on his Xbox and I will use these with my laptop. He has to tap me if he wants my attention because I cannot hear a word that he is saying - that is how good these headphones are!
I really feel like I get the full effect of a song or piece of music when using these headphones. The sound is crystal clear and I have no problems with distortion or not being able to identify song lyrics now. The bass that is achieved with these headphones is so strong and clear that I rarely turn the volume up even half way when using these with my iPod.
These headphones aren't really anything special to look at. They are grey and black and each ear is marked with an L or an R to indicated which ear the headphone is for, this is a nifty feature that I use and I must say that these headphones are very comfortable. I do not feel like these are still in my ear ages after removing them and this is a problem that I have had with other headphones in the past. They are a comfortable size and there is a reasonable amount of length so that I can put my iPod in any pocket and still have plenty of room to have my earphones in, also, the length between the two ear phones is reasonable so I can tuck one in to my shirt if I am walking to work and don't want to get distracted and not hear the traffic!
In all I would say that these are great headphones. The size is good, they fit in my ears comfortably, they are long enough to use however I am sitting/standing, they provide good quality music to my ears and in all I'm chuffed with them! The price is very reasonable too and in all these headphones get a whopping 5/5 from me!
As someone who has been working in the recording industry for several years, I am somewhat passionate about my choice of equipment. Many items I have been able to sample, some I have gone on to purchase for myself. Along my travels, Sennheiser has struck a cord with me as possibly the best brand of headphone that one can buy. To me, it says quality, clarity and effortless design work. Designed for use with mp3 players or indeed any form of hi-fi unit, the CX Street 2 phones are designed for someone who has one eye on quality and another on the price tag.
Unusually for Sennhesier, the fifteen pound price tag is under what one would perhaps expect to pay, but still a little dearer than the standard mp3 player headphones. The reason I like these is thanks to a unique selling point, the adjustable ear plugs, that will allow you to pick and choose the size of the ear piece. I am forever fiddling with my Apple headphones to get that snug fit in the ear, so the choice of different plugs is an excellent concept. Easily attached, they can be taken on and off and stored safely after use.
The headphones come with a generous cord with a grip on them, so you won't have the wire dangling everywhere, another of my pet hates. In terms of the sound quality, usual service from Sennheiser is provided with a strong dynamic range and very high bass attenuation. They excel when tested at volume and resist the tendency to go piercing and bleepy when turned up. Cheaper phones can start to pass out on you when pushed to the limits. These hold up the high end well.
They also come with a carrying pouch, ideal for being on the go with them, as I am often travelling back and forth and taking the headphones on and off a lot. All in all, these represent a solid buy for me and definitely an impressive design concept.
Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, really better?
Sennheiser for me is known as a really good brand and reliable products and I always liked their headphones. They look of good quality and I love the sound that comes out of it. I always thought they were quiet expensive to buy but was pleasantly surprised when I saw these headphones for around 10 pounds! Can't really go wrong with that right?
They look just like your regular headphones but a little bit more stylish and the simple black ones. The big difference is that these are in-ear headphones which mean these a large rubber bit sticking into your ears. This should provide you a better sound without having to turn the volume up to its max. Apparently it's better for your ears and cause less ear damage.
They don't just look great but the best thing about them is that they are really comfortable in my ears. They seem to fit perfectly and don't fall out by the slightest movement. Also the wire is long enough for me to put the Mp3 player into my jeans. I always hate when the wire is not long enough.
The most important thing is of course the sound next to how comfortable they are. I think the sound is very good and clear. I bought these headphones before I got my Ipod and sometimes I use these headphones on my Ipod and to be fair I don't really notice a big difference with my Ipod earphones. They can go quiet loud and sometimes I do notice that people in the train next to me look a little bit annoyed
I really enjoy the Sennheiser CX 200 Street II and I'm quiet convinced by them. They really feel a good quality and the sound is really sharp and clear. They fit perfectly in my ears and don't seem to fall out easily. Are they better than the Apple ones? Maybe not so much in sound quality but more in comfort and seem most more robust.
As I travel about alot and use my Ipod I also use a portable CD player for all the CDs I have bought over the years so needed a new pair of headphones to get good quality sound on my travels.
I came across these Sennheiser CX 200 Street II on play.com last christmas which were in the sales and cost only £10, the reason I bought this pair is that I had previously see them priced at closer to £20 so I couldn't say no really when the opportunity arose.
The headphones that came with my CD player were good but one of the earphones had stopped working so it was time to move on and by this new pair.
The quality of sound on these headphones really is crystal clear and they also seem to produce a higher level of volume aswell, maybe thats due to the fact I had the previous pair for 3 years aswell.
I had read good reviews on these headphones but can honestly say now that I use them they really are as good as the reviews said they were.
The design of the headphones is slightly different to your usual in ear headphones, they use the same concept but have a large rubber piece on the end which seals the sound slightly better.
They do fit extremely well in the ear and actually feel a lot more comfortable than any other in ear headphone I have tried from previous purchases.
The best selling point is that I can also use these for my ipod which is great as I hadn't realised they were actually compatible with the ipod before I bought them, this was a purchase for the CD player only but has now become and added benefit towards the ipod device also.
The headphones are very good quality and you will also find that the cable length seems to be slightly longer than usual which is great. You can get these in a few seperate colours and I opted for the black.
A really good purchase. Other key features are:
# Key Features:
# Frequency response (headphones) 17 Hz - 21,000 Hz
# Impedance 16 ohms
# Sound pressure level (SPL) 113 dB (1kHz/1Vrms)
# THD, total harmonic distortion < 0.2%
# Transducer principle Dynamic
# Weight Approx. 12 g
# CX 200 earphones
# Ear adapter set (S/M/L)
Got these 'phones this year off of Play.com for around £15 and they recently broke (I believe they lasted 5 months). I decided to review them now as I'm moving on to a new pair, as these aren't the best earphones in my opinion, considering the poor build quality.
The audio quality is great, with bass coming through with plenty of strength and the treble coming through clearly - even at high volumes. Furthermore, the cable is strong and flexible; unlike others I've tried and are long enough for travelling (1.2m). There are three different buds provided, in sizes small, medium and large. I found the small's fit my ears ok, but when on the go I have to switch to the mediums so they don't fall out constantly. It's convenient being able to switch between buds quickly and easily.
The reason I don't completely recommend these, however, is the overall build quality of the actual earphones. The sound quality started to fade after repeated use and eventually the left ear went all together. Although they're not expensive to replace, I don't think that it's quite worth spending out every 4/5 months on earphones which will inevitably just keep breaking.
You may or may not know from a few of my other reviews that I have taken up walking to get healthier and whilst walking I have begun to take my CD player with me and I broke the headphones to them so had to buy another pair.
I bought these Sennheiser CX 200 Street II and they cost me £ 14.99 from Amazon I wasn't sure if this is was an average price to pay for headphones so I browsed around the net and found them at £12.99 on Ebay and you can also buy them at other online electrical sites from £9.99 upwards, I was happy to pay the price I did as I needed them quickly to replace the ones I had broken.
I was surprised at the difference in quality to my other headphones as you can hear better and more detail on the portable CD/ MP3 player that I have put these headphones with.
The clarity is brilliant and I have heard parts of songs now that I had not heard before, not a huge difference but you can hear the rifts on the music and the quality of the lyrics are better and more audiable.
I am quite impressed with the headphones as before I bought them I wasn't aware that a set of new headphones could make any difference to the sounds you hear.
These are quite small and the ends of the headphones have tear pieces that fit inside the ear.
They take a little while to get used to if your not used to having things in your ears, but they fit snugly and don't fall out whilst walking along. I have to be careful of the traffic incase I don't hear it as sometimes I am right into the music before I realise a car is approaching, but that is nothing wrong with the product just me having my music loud.
Now I can hear the detail in the music I like to play it loud.
They are ear-canal phones with a finger-contoured housing design which enables for easy adjustment and optimal wearing comfort in the ears. They boast a high passive attenuation of ambient noise and delivery of a powerful bass-driven sound which I strongly agree they do.
Optimised for MP3, iPod, iPhone, CD players and portable gaming systems
These are top quality headphones and I am really impressed with them, I'm happy with the price I paid and would have no hesitation to recommend them to you if you are thinking of changing your headphones.
They are easy to find online and are great value for the money I paid.
The cable length is 1.2m so you can tuck you CD/MP3 player, Ipod or portable gameing system into your pocket or bag whilst wearing these.
They come in white or silver if you have a preferance, I bought the silver as it goes with my CD/MP3 player.
They have a little R on the right ear piece and a L on the left one so you know which one goes in which ear, which is a good idea so that you don't cross them over into the wrong ear.
All I can say is great little headphones at a great price.
I, like several other reviewers, turned to Sennheiser when my standard Apple iPhone headphones broke and, as i walk home from work, wanted to get a new pair as soon as possible.
I have been through a couple of pairs of Apple headphones now and have not been that impressed with the sound quality or comfort. Sennheisers were recommended to me by several colleagues at work and i have to say i haven't been dissapointed.
I managed to pick up a pair of these for around £18 on Amazon.co.uk a month or so ago and for the price, less than a pair of Apple headphones, i dont think you will find better.
I wouldn't say i have a particularly musical ear but you don't have to in order to appreciate the spectacular sound you get from these headphones. The bass is superb, far better than i have ever heard from a pair of headphones before. Despite the bass you also get great clarity of sound making songs really come alive. I've tried these with a real variety of music from drum and bass to rock to classical and have not been dissapointed. These headphones really do deliver sound quality that you would expect from a top quality stereo on the go!
These Sennheisers are pretty small, the bud itself fits neatly into the ear. They come with three different size ear pieces which fit over the actual speaker element to fit different size ears. These are rubber so not only create a sort of seal to block out external noise but also fit comfortably in the ear. They can be a little fiddly to fit the first time round but you get used to it after a while.
Alot of headphones promise to be noise-cancelling but these really do the trick. When you put these in your ears the ambient sound level drops significantly even before you turn the music on! These really do block out background noise - and, because of this you can have the volume on significantly lower and people around you can't hear your music.
For the price i dont think you'll find better headphones. The sound quality is great!
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To be fair to the product I think that I better point out that I purchased these headphones out of necessity rather than desiring them in particular. Like many iPod owners before me, I was in the position were my terribly trendy free headphones were broken (in this case after 14 days) and needed replacing. On account of price and availability I replaced them with these Sennheiser CX Street IIs.
Sennheiser are a German company who specialise in high end audio devices, so although you may not have heard of them you can rest assured that what you are purchasing is good quality. The Sennheiser CX 200 Streets II headphones are in-ear ear bud headphones meaning that they fit right inside your ear. The box boasts noise cancellation, pumping bass and crystal clear sound. Given that, here is my review:
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Trying to describe the sound quality on these headphones is nigh on impossible; imagine something akin to explaining 3D to a 2D stickman. These little beauties have let me experience music in a whole new way.
Before beginning my test I had to first put the headphones in, and it was at this point that I saw how promising this product was. The box boasts that the headphones cancel surrounding noise, something a previous set I had owned did and failed at. Upon putting these in I was amazed to hear nothing other than my own breath and thoughts of 'wow'. This was in an environment with quite a lot of background noise (everyday noise such as tvs and people talking), noise which just vanished. So far, so good; the Sennheisers have full marks on lack-of-noise quality.
To test sound quality was simple enough; I took my iPod and went through the Genius playlists to get as diverse a range of music as possible. These included Rock, both classics and modern,Heavy Metal, Dance, Electronica, Hip-Hop, Pop, Folk, R&B and Classical. I moved to an environment with no distractions and set about listening to each of these different genres.
Put simply, I have never heard sound quality so good from a pair of headphones at this price (mentioned later), nor many headphones costing more than this. Trying to describe this in everyday empirical terms is nigh impossible, so the best I can do is to say that listening to music with these headphones makes it feel like the music is inside your head rather than emanating from little pieces of plastic in your ears. Much to my surprise they lived up to the promises of crystal clear quality and thumping bass; bass was profound, but not overwhelming and treble was as sharp as hoped for. This was the same across all genres. With these headphones then I have been discovering new things in songs I've listened to hundreds of times before; they accentuate subtleties without detracting from the rest.
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Its hard to fault the appearance of something not really designed to be seen. With regards to colour these headphones are a mix of black and grey. They are tiny little things; useful given that they are meant to go in your ear; and feature a tiny Sennheiser logo. The only fault I can find with these is that the markings telling you which one is for your left ear and which for the right are small and it makes it hard to work
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In-ear ear bud earphones are, when first used, rather strange feeling. These Sennheisers are very natural feeling with fantastic silky feeling buds. Provided in the box are buds of varying size; small, medium and large; these allow the user to choose the size most comfortable to them. Once in, their snug fit ensures that they are forgotten about, and if it weren't for the metre of wire trailing from your ears I'm sure this would be very possible to do.
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These will function with just about everything with a standard sized headphone slot; mp3 players, laptops, music systems
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When I went to buy these rrp was £39.99. I myself paid £20.00 for them but I've since seen them available for as low as £12.99. At this point, anybody needing headphones would be crazy not to buy them.
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All in all, these things are a pleasure to use and are my purchase of the year thus-far, this being only the start of the year, I know, but still. Getting quality this cheap ought to be a crime, and the gift of being able to rediscover music is something priceless anyway. Next time you need headphones, buy these!
I had picked these up a few weeks ago from play.com on sale for only £12.99 and these are simply amazing. Many mp3 players don't come with decent headphones, especially apple's iPods, but these are simply the best headphones which will surprise you by bringing in clarity which would help identify parts of songs which wouldn't even have been heard before. These headphones are also good to use on trains and buses as they form a seal over the ear therefore sound is isolated very well and therefore the volume can be turned down which won't annoy anybody around you and will keep your ears slowing becoming deaf through fatigue. The only downside is the fact that the wire length is too long which can be annoying when the mp3 player is only in your trousers although people who prefer to leave their mp3 in their bag will find these headphones a godsend. There are various bud sizes to fit everyone so its pretty hard not to get the perfect fit although the buds can be lost easily which is a hassle as replacements can cost as much as the headphones itself. Overall a must buy for daily commuters.
Sennheiser CX 200 Street II are Fantastic headphones! Really great - I can sit on a noisy bus and not hear a sound. Unlike other headphones like apple headphones they have great volume but are not heard by others because of the snug fit. Also very discreet and attractive in stlye - very sleek. A downside is the price - at about £20 - £30 you'll be a little bit out of pocket but it is most deffinatley worth it! Also i found the ear pieces a little hard to get use to at first because they are such a snug fit also it is a little uncomfortable to begin with having something so far in your ear, but after trying the changeable rubber ear pieces I found a perfect fit! All in all great headphones i would suggest them to any one especailly over apple headphones & other competators!
Sennheiser, I thought who made these then? sounds like a cheap solution, then at less than £20.00 the alarm bells started ringing. The a well informed friend tells me they are an earphone/ headphone specialist.
Exceptional, tested a lot and with lots of different devices and types of music, no distortion, no fading etc. So the sound quality is great for the price.
These earphones come with two choices of soft earpieces, one large and one small, These help to reduce external noise, design is average, but not cheap looking.
Dont be put off by the price and dont be fooled that you need Sony headphones because everyone else has them, in my opinion these are great little headphones and will go a long way to provide you with good listening quality.
One downside, is that the lead length is a little short. I am 6'6" tall and I found that sometimes if I got up suddenly that they came straight out of my ipod.
Although Sennheiser are not a well known company, that does not mean that these headphones are inferior to brand such as Sony, Phillips etc. These headphones are only £17 and for that sort of money you cant go wrong. These headphones have a better sound quality than some of the more expensive headphones I have used over they years.
I have been using these headphones for a couple of weeks now with my ipod and I cant fault the audio quality that these produce. They also manage to block out some of the background noise so these are still great even in quite loud environments.
These headphones comr with both a large and small earpiece and as I have big ears I went for the large one. They were very comfortable and I had no problem with them falling out of my ear.
Don't be thinking just because these have a lesser known brand and smaller price tag, that they are not as good as the more expensive headphones. These are as good ( if not better ) than the more expensive headphones I have used. If you are looking for a cheap, but high quality pair of headphones, don't look past these.
Although tis company is not known world wide they do produce very good products in the sound and vision industry. theses headphones at only £17 are a very good deal.the soud/ audio that they provide is absolute fantastic, and work especially well wth ipods and mp3 players in my opinion. only thing i would discourage about Sennheiser CX 200 Street II - Headphones are the fact that they dont have the highest comfortabilty factor than other headphones on the market, i found the actual bud irratating and itchy on my ear and had to take them out at intervals, but once i was used to them they were fine. over all i would say that the Sennheiser CX 200 Street II - Headphones are a very good product and well worth seventeen pounds. so if you are ooking for cheap high qaulity headphones then theese are the ones for you. thanks you for reading my review.