Reviews and Problems with Sennheiser CX 200 Street II
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Great Bang for the Buck
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I spent a lot of time with some Grado SR-80 headphones, which sounded fantastic, but not only could I hear all of my music but so could everyone around me. While in school I needed something that would block out as much noise as possible while also not blowing out my eardrums. The CX200 are perfect for that. Because they are somewhat in ear headphones you don't have turn the volume up much at all Yay for saving my hearing.
Pros: They are very comfortable and light, good for hours of nonstop use. They have a nice clean accurate sound to them, if a little quiet.
Cons: They do seem to be lacking in oomph of any kind. It may only be my pair, but I noticed that I had to turn the volume almost all the way up on both my computer and my iPod to be at a comfortable volume. I do not have trouble hearing so I know it's not me. This isn't really a problem per se, but it is a little annoying.
Summary: Seeing as this is my first review for Head-Fi; I thought I may as well start with my first IEM, and with it, the start of my addiction. I bought these over a year ago and never got around to talking about them, they were my first step into the world of In-Ear earphones and one I've loved. Anyway, enough of my mementos down to the review:
They come in plastic boxing, pretty standard for cheap earphones. Also with 3 sets of ear tips (Small,Medium + Large).
Pros: Thumping Bass - Great Value - Hardwearing (to say the least)
Cons: Muddy Mids - Not Brilliant Clarity - Some May Say Boring?
Summary: Most other reviewers mention this, and they're right. By sealing off your ear canal like these buds do, any internal sounds (swallowing, chewing) become much louder. Also, any contact made with the cord is transmitted into the ear buds as very audible noise, much like would happen with a toy "telephone" made from an old tin can + string. Oddly, I found the effect far more noticeable with the CX200 than with the CX300.
Pros: Very accurate sound. They completely blow away the stock iPod buds. In fact, they're the best ear buds I've ever heard, and I've tried numerous pairs under $100. That they cost less than $20 is great.
Cons: I really wish it came with a carrying case like the CX300 does.