Headphones are a big deal. They not only allow us to listen to all the music we love but they do so without the need for any amps or speakers, which have various portability issues. You can spend as much as the Earth on a set of in-ear headphones, but sometimes all you need is something decent to get you through the day…
Behold the Sennheiser CX 3.00; an affordable in ear headphone that doesn’t scrimp back on sound and still delivers aesthetically.
From a sound point of view – which is the most important point of view with headphones – these Sennheisers are just what you’d want from a basic set of headphone, offering a nice dynamic range of sounds whilst at the same time giving you a decent bottom end that doesn’t over or under deliver. Booting up Spotify on my phone, I was given a decent rendition of Run Boy Run by Woodkid, offering me all the horns and deep vocals I’ve become accustomed to after listening to the song for 4 years, but I did notice that certain segments of the more orchestral parts of the song did seem to be lacking in subtle detail. This slight lack of detail does carry over to other music as well which I could notice when sitting in an isolated room carefully listening for the intricacies of certain songs, but for normal listening in noisy environments this lack of detail can be forgiven.
Design wise, they are sleek and minimalist, mixing black with small amounts of silver, giving just enough aesthetic prowess to look nice but not be overly garish when being worn. On top of this, the multitude of ear adaptors means that ambient noise is cut down to a minimum so you don’t have to play your music at full volume and risk blowing out your eardrums. They also have an elliptical shaped cable making it virtually tangle free. One drawback is the lack of an in line mic, but that does mean that the headphones themselves are a little lighter. Add this with the handy carry case and they are easily portable to the point of forgetting you have them in your pocket.
In conclusion, the Sennheiser CX 3.00 are solid headphones that I would recommend for anyone looking for a nice set for the gym or to block out the noise on a day-to-day commute. Of course, if you’re looking for more than a basic set then there’s a whole world of in ear and over ear headphones that your local Richer Sounds will be happy to show you.
Author: Hal, Plymouth store