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Good: Balanced sound, good fit, good value
Bad: Thin wires, dull design
Comment: I bought these to replace the CX300s. I found my second pair of CX300s a bit scratchy on high frequencies and I was looking for a more neutral sounding set of buds. These are certainly a step up and are much smoother at the top end whilst retaining detail. Bass is good without being overpowering and overall I find these a very easy listen - I can enjoy the music without the character of the phones getting in the way. The two lengths of lead supplied are handy - the short one works well with my iphone in my top jacket pocket and avoids miles of wire everywhere. My only real grumble is the cord is very thin and tangles in an instant. The design is also a little dull but they are at least unobtrusive and very comfy. Overall am very happy with these and certainly worth the money I paid for them.
Good: Sound Quality
Bad: Poor design, Poor Quality build
Comment: Not the worst Headphones in the world but certainly not the greatest! Only owned these for 6 months and unfortunately there now in the bin. Used these headphone every day on my daily commute and also at work, so roughly 20 hours of usage a week. These come with 2 length of headphone leads, 1 lead is the headphone lead thats just a liitle bit too short, its ok if your sitting with your mp3 player in your hand, but if you put your player in your pocket and want to walk listening to music its too short and the headphones won't reach your ears. At 5'9 i don't consider myself to have a long torso! The second lead is an extension lead which is too long, you end up having loads of cable wrapped around your MP3 player or in your pocket. Also the connections between the cables are terrible, they may be gold plated but the don't fit snuggly. The rubber earbuds on the headphones do fit into your ear nicely but the have a tendancy to fall off. Also the case that comes with them to keep them safe isn't large enough to hold all the cable supplied. I've witnessed someone else with the same problem with these on the train trying to work out how to fit everything in.
So overall I have given these 50% I guess, my main gripes are maybe silly things but they could have been designed much better easily, After 6 months I ended up with a headphone cable that is broken because it gets continueosly wrapped around things and broken headphone buds. My old sony Headphones may not have sounded quite as good but they lasted 2 years and were half the price?
Hope this is useful.
Good: Sound was great
Bad: Design is flawed, earphones damaged easily.
Comment: Following a warm recommendation from CNET I bought myself a set of CX-95 believing their sound quality vs. price was very appealing and I was right, sadly I didn’t take into account the durability and design. As the summary suggests I really wanted to like these earphones and for 3 months they served me amazingly making my daily commute much more pleasant and bringing out some great sounds in albums I had heard time and time again.
The problems started occurring when the plastic encasing the jack of both the extension lead and the headphones came apart. This meant that every small yank on the cable was potentially fatal as the cables were supported solely by the internal wiring. Considering my cheap Ipod headphones had managed to stay together I was generally disappointed but decided to super glue this together.
A month later the sound was completely reduced. This time the issue was with the earphone part itself. The fact that the cx-95 tangle up quite easily creating unnecessary tension in these vulnerable areas doesn’t help and though I certainly didn’t use them with satin gloves I was at least expecting a degree of wear and tear considering these headphones are supposedly safe for use at a gym.
Very disappointed in these but on the positive side Seinnheiser offer a 2 year warranty on these so hopefully I will receive a refund now.
Good: Build quality and style
Bad: Only three, relatively small silicone bud sizes
Comment: Having been a user of the CX 300's and a fan of Sennheiser, after reading the positive reviews on CNET for the CX 95's, I decided an upgrade was in order.
I managed to pick a pair of the CX 95's for around £50, which isn't too bad, considering the quality.
Plugged them to my iPhone, music quality was good, not too sure how much they differ from the much lower priced CX 300's, which in my opinion are incredible anyway.
Build quality is outstanding. They're very sturdy, yet light in the ear, so you barely feel anything.
I was disappointed by the bud sizes, as my ears aren't exactly tiny, so I needed larger buds, which the CX 300's provided. The medium/standard bud for the 95's didn't isolate all the sound from around me, and the larger buds were not comfortable at first, but my ears did get used to them.
Once again, not too sure how much the sound quality differs from the 300's, but I reckon it probably needs more testing and time to open up the bass.
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