Product Type: Sennheiser headphones
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Sennheiser CX 300
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Sennheiser CX 300
Date: 29/12/11, updated on 29/12/11 (11 review reads)
Advantages: Noise blocking, sound quality, value
Disadvantages: Unsuitable for some situations and some people
I've owned two pairs of CX300s now, one black and one white. I got the first set about five years ago, and was astounded by what a difference they made to listening to music on my iPod. The only reason I am on my second pair is that the first got squashed in an accident, and broke, but that was not Sennheiser's fault!
MP3s, because of their sound compression, tend to make music more 'tinny' than it was intended to be, and these headphones, with their surprising bass and warm tone are the perfect antidote. I listen to a lot of Hip-Hop, which by it's nature needs good bass, and these tiny headphones pack a surprising punch in that department. I have no idea how because of their size, but that's not the point.
One thing I would say (being as I am something of an ear officionado...) is that headphones that sit within the external ear canal itself, as these do, are an acquired taste, which some people will not get on with. Those with frequent ear infections, a history of perforated eardrums, sensitive skin, hearing aids or wax buildup may want to avoid them.
You'd be mad to use them while driving, cycling or anything similar as they effectively act as earplugs. This noise-blocking ability is great though, as it means you can use them in busy noisy places without you music being ruined - think screaming kids on public transport, long-haul flights, university libraries where people go to socialize rather than study... etc. It also means that people around you won't be bothered by what you're listening to, which is one common courtesy that often is forgotten.
All in all a great pair of headphones.
Addendum: after advice from an experienced Dooyoo reviewer I will add that these headphones come with three pairs of different sized silicone (I think) ear grommets, for different sized ears. Mine fitted the middle ones. In my experience almost all ear canals are a medium, but nice to get a selection nonetheless
Summary: Great headphones if you don't mind things in your ears
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