Summary: I bought these as a replacement for a pair of Sennheiser CX800i that broke very quickly, and have been happily using them pretty much daily for 6 months or so without any problems. I listen to mainly heavy rock/metal/indie music and the sound quality is crystal clear, loud and with the noise cancelling earbuds i hear almost no white noise = happy music fan.
Summary: I bought this product as I am travelling overseas and I wanted a practical set of earphones that I could use on the aircraft. The phones sound great and block out external noise. Not too much to dislike about the product. They represent great value.
Buy them, good if not better than leading competitors
15 September 2013
Excerpt: I purchased these in September of last year via my ex employer, the demised Comet, so have a years experience of the product & also the advantage of having tried so many others during my time with the company (2 years) I'll start with the packaging, a 2 year guarantee sets you in good stead obviously packaging and receipt need to be retained for this, any issues you would need to contact them directly.
Summary: These are the best cans you will find at this price. Warm and detailed sound with the signature bass of the CX400 range. I would not be put off by the negative reviews about build quality, as only after 4 years of daily use has the left earphone started to fade (and I did get sand in them). If you are paying this price or more for earphones I would hope people treat them better than those standard Apple pieces of crap.
Summary: I absolutely rate this product because of its build quality and sound. Sennheiser is a renowned industry brand for professionals. I used to have iBeats by Dr. Dre that came with my phone and within a couple of months they failed. This product is going strong six months on. I would highly recommend this item to potential customers who are looking for excellent sound and German build.
Summary: I previously owned a pair of CX 400 II, which lasted for ~2 years. When they finally broke, I replaced them with a pair of CX 175, which are ~£25, rather than ~£45 for the CX 400 II. However, the CX 175 were really disappointing and I had to return them. These headphones are great as they offer a richness of sound and depth that are not found in cheaper models. The rubber tips fit neatly in the ear, giving great sound without leakage.