Summary: Build, look and comfort: These iems look very nice, has unique design. The earpieces seem built sturdily, the cable seems durable. These are so comfortable that you mayn't feel they're on your ears after wearing them for some times. I would appreciate flat cable like mh1c or xb series from Sony.
Sound: before burning in, there's a very noticeable hiss in the sound, around 16khz. Feels like breaking glass or something like that.
After burning in, that hiss is gone.
Pros: price, isolation, louness, comfort, warm and good soundstage.
These are very good headphones, even without taking into account the price
john rawlings, Amazon
29 August 2014
Summary: These are very good headphones, even without taking into account the price. I break my headphones alot at work, so have had many sets ( at least 20 so far) and these sound as good as the see beats I had. Clear precise treble and a nice deep rounded bass. Comfortable to wear too. I've had the 300ii and the 475 ones, Tbh these sound just as good as the higher speccd. I'm using them on my HTC one for mp3's etc.
Summary: I have used a different model of sennheiser headphone before (cx150) and they were great! Lasted about 2 years, but when it came to replacing them I went with these as they were a bit cheaper, big mistake. The first pair I got, one headphone started cutting out after about a week, so I got a replacement pair and the same thing happened again after a few days so I got a refund and bought the cx160 model and they have been perfect, great sound, a more substantial cable and...
I've always been a believer in the quality of Sennheiser ...
Mr. P. D. Clark, Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: I've always been a believer in the quality of Sennheiser, I had a trusty pair of earphones (the previous generation of the Sennheiser MX 375s) which lasted me a long time and had a decent sound for ear headphones. However these CX175's fall well short of the quality I expected. The treble is very 'tinny', not much resonance and the bass is virtually non-existent.
Summary: I had these for less than 3 months before one of the ear-buds stopped working. Now to be honest I'm used to this problem (has happened often over the years) but I expect at least 6 months before failure. At least on the pair I use daily. That can't be too much to ask. Sound quality was good enough.
Summary: These headphones are absolutely amazing for the price. Yes, there are cheaper headphones. Yes, there are better quality but more expensive headphones. But these headphone are where price and quality intersect. Highly recommend them.
Summary: Bought these as I read previous reviews as to how good the sound quality was on these earphones. As the reviews say, the quality is very good, one of the best for the price range; but like other reviews also state, they will not last very long. Returned mine as they went dead in the left ear, seemed to be a fault at the cable jack. Amazn were very good though with their customer service and said they would refund me the full amount.
Summary: I bought these as a replacement for my CX300II eaten by houserabbit. As other reviewers have noted the sound quality is good (reason for choosing these plus the price). Unfortunately for me the design of these is not ideal for people with small ears like me, as they are a bit bigger than the CX300II.