Reviews and Problems with Sennheiser CX 680 / CX 680i
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Great sound, bad quality for a "sport" headphone
Samuel D., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Pros: The sound on these is great. Good bass, clear highs, one of the better pair of earbuds I've owned. The cable is long and the volume control has a plug so you can lose 2 feet of cable if you wear your phone/mp3 player on an armband. They're pretty comfortable, too, and the earfin system keeps them snug in your ears during running or other strenuous activity.
Cons: The durability on these headphones is a serious issue. I was smart to purchase the extended warranty, as I've had to send them in 4 times in the past 18 months due to losing sound in one or both earbuds. It's always due to the connector at the volume control too-must be a weak point in the design of these.
Summary: When running, the volume control tends to swing around, which could be fixed if the earphones' cord was a foot longer, or if you clip the volume control onto your shirt, although that results in a bit of an awkward look.
Pros: The sound is definite and clear, stereo channels are seperated perfectly, listening to the human voice and any guitar work is dreamy. If you aren't listening to audio files with a higher quality then MP3s, now is the time, you won't miss a detail while wearing a pair of these beasts.
Cons: The extension cord. I can tell you without a second to think that any problems with using the 680i is centered around the extension cord. First off, the cord attached to the earphones themselves is way too short unless you have your listening device attached to your arm. This fact means that 90% of any consumer using these earphones WILL be using the extension cords, which can cause troubles. First off, the entire slack of the extension cord is placed after the right ...
Summary: Volume control placement on the cord is very poorly designed. Should either be a bit lower or much higher. Weight of volume control can pull headphones out of ear if the wire isn't clipped to your shirt.
Pros: These come with a good assortment of tools to customize the fit to your ear. They fit comfortably and don't slip out.
Cons: Casing to one of the earphones broke within 3 months of very light use. I would not expect this from sport headphones.
Pros: I liked the idea of the fins and still do but the plastic seemed brittle around both ear buds and broke away in small pieces. So now I'm still using them along with another set I had purchased from Sennheiser via newegg that were also labled Sports, these were ones that formed around the ears and were great till the plastic that went aroundthe ears fell apart leaving me with just the wire. I even tried a bit of Duck Tape to help support the parts of wire that wrapped ...
Summary: I lift weights, i dont run with these, i dont play basketball with these, i sometimes skateboard with these. Keep this in mind.
Audio quality is great, blocks all other sounds out, and keeps my music in. I cannot hear anyone at my gym, no grunts, no weights dropping, no bad gym music. I love this fact, i can zone in way better. Bass is a little lacking, but cant expect too much from these. Music sounds bets when tight in the ear and has a tight seal.
Pros: Crisp sounds, waterproof, holds in-ear well, many different sizes included
Cons: bright yellow (OK with me), long cord, awkward sound adjust (read below)
Summary: I bought this pair of headset from Amazon earlier this year. The sound quality is very impressive just as advertised (energetic sounding). After a few months of use, the headphone began to fall apart. First was the rounded rubber. Then the plastic part broke, which can be quite annoying sometimes. Due to those two failures, I had a hard time keeping them in my ear during running workouts.
Overall, I am satisfied with the headset.
Pros: Light, secure, good bass, iPod controls
Cons: cheap material, plastic break after 6 months of use
Pros: Great fitting headphones. As a matter of fact, these are the best fitting headphones I have ever owned. I just went for my daily workout and there was not a need for adjusting them and they sound great. Not to mention they block a lot of ambient noise so you dont have to turn your mp3 player up as much.
Cons: They really need to offer these headphones with a black cord.
Pros: They do what everyone's saying they wont fall out and for me that's huge there's nothing worse then having to re adjust ear buds every min. Sound quality is very good for ear buds by far they stomp my skull candies and the ear fin are genius
Cons: the rubber cord tends to catch on things easy and the length is very long but with the clip it takes care of that.
Summary: This really is a great set of in-ear sport earphones. The noise cancelation is really good, I used it while biking and on public transportation too - had no issue with outside noise. The build quality could be a little bit better, but the lightweight plastic construction is needed so they are lightweight.
Pros: Great noise canceling, Sweatproof, Water resistant, Volume control
Cons: No mic, No Skip/Play/Previous buttons, Awkward volume control position, Symmetrical cord