Conclusion: Understated, elegant and an absolute joy to wear, the Sennheiser CX 980 are for the music fan who doesn’t need to try too hard to impress. Little extra flourishes, like the inflight adapter and leather carry case, as well as a wide assortment of in-ear buds, with their own leather carry case, make for an amazing well rounded package.
Pros: It’s that word ‘balanced’ that pretty much sums the CX 980 experience. There is nothing that feels superfluous or not agonisingly thought through. The balanced weight of the buds in your ear oppose to the sculpted metal support arms means everything sits flush and never feels as those they’ll slide out. The 3.5mm audio jacks can be split in two and rotated from straight to 90 degrees, so giving you a choice of how the cable lies. Then there are the little tricks that ...
Cons: If we have any problem it’s with the even nature of the sound. Sure, there are two sets of silicon ear adapters, so you can choose between balanced or bass-driven sound simply by switching them over. However, no matter which option you go for the overall sound is rather bassy with a lot of bottom end and no sharp edges.
Conclusion: Konklusjon Sennheiser CX980 er utmerkede kvalitetspropper for allroundbruk. Kanskje bortsett fra det mest hardtslående av tungmetall, for da kan de lyde litt for skarpt i øret. Den balanserte klangen og presise bassen kler også klassisk musikk godt, men CX980 rocker med de beste, på for eksempel Dave Matthews Grux fra siste album, hvor trommene får godt med vekt og trøkk, før Shake Me Like A Monkey setter fyr på hårmanken din.