Sennheiser CX400 II: Old but still rocking
For audiophiles everywhere, finding a decent pair of headphones or earphones is a must. And when I say decent, I meant a gear that’s supposed to make you forget the pair that came with your MP3 player or smartphone.
Enter Sennheiser’s CX400 II. It’s been around for some time but still rocking it out in stores.
The CX400 is a pair of in-ear headphones that, well, goes in your ear for a better sound-isolating experience. The package includes a pair of earphones and an extension cable with gold-plated connectors, different-sized silicon tips, a cable clip, cable winder and a nice carrying pouch that shuts on its own.
I admit that Iâ€™m not a fan of in-ear headphones due to comfort issues. Try plugging both of your ears with your pinkies, that’s how it’s going to feel like only more high-tech. But with the CX400, I can make an exception. Just pick the silicon tip that gives you the most comfortable fit and youâ€™re good to go. It is lightweight, good-looking and discreet in a sense that you wonâ€™t be able to flaunt the Sennheiser logo due to its small size.
The CX400 can deliver the amount of audio quality that you can expect from the Sennheiser brand. The bass is clean and solid while the vocals are clear and crisp. The in-ear design cleverly gives the CX 400 the added oomph that it needs minus the background noise and sound leak. Partner the CX400 with high quality music and a train can successfully sneak up on you from behind (metaphorically speaking) or cancel out a nagging girlfriend or boyfriend (literally speaking). I was lucky to have the Sony Xperia S available at the time of writing to play some tunes with the CX400 and I almost didnâ€™t notice my other phone, which is just beside me, ringing.
Of course there are sacrifices. My only complaint is the length of the cable. At 0.6m, it’s too short that you wonâ€™t be able to completely stretch your arm or put your player in your pockets. Use the 1m extension and you’ll find yourself with extra length that you do not need.
To conclude, the PROS outweigh the CONS. There are better headphones out there that can satisfy your audible appetites but for the sound quality and cheaper price, the CX400 is a good investment.
The Sennheiser CX400 II is being sold over at Widget City for only Php1,500. Check it out here.