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Sennheiser CX 175 Earphones Review

by 2013/04/20
Overview
Price

£29.99

Product Name

Sennheiser CX 175

Positives

• Attractive
• Low value
• Sound isolating

Negatives

• Ear Adaptors can become displaced causing frequency leakage.

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Overall customers are impressed with the quality of these earphones, people of all ages use them and they are the best in the £30 price range.

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Sennheiser Earphones that suit the majority.

In this day and age there are many earphones you can look at; today I’m going to talk about the Sennheiser CX 175 earphones. At a price of £29.99 they are quite attractive and if you don’t want bulky headphones hanging around your neck then these are a good idea. Out and about? you don’t necessarily want to be drawing attention to yourself. With brands like Dr Dre Beats which are big, snazzy and of high value, there’s the off chance you might get robbed or lose them. It’s not the end of the world if you lose these and will be a low costing replacement in comparison.

The Cx 175 earphones offer outstanding audio performance compared to any other earphones out there for this price. The only problem is the ear adapters. They do come in different sizes but will still be a problem for people with small ears and after a short period of time may fall out.

Related: Sennheiser Earphones: Best CX Model

The cx 175s sound quality is great for the price and will definitely improve your audio experience in comparison to cheaper brands like SkullCandy. The silicon ear adapters improve noise isolation, sound quality and bass and treble response. They prevent frequency leakage which could lower the initial sound quality by creating a vacuum, pressurizing the ear.

Be very careful with the cx175s because there has been reports of temporary hearing damage due to the ability to go very loud (121db). You need to realise that as the ear adapters are sound isolating as mentioned before, you won’t need to turn the volume up so loud so be careful. Overall customers are impressed with the quality of these earphones, people of all ages use them and they are the best in the £30 price range.

US: Amazon

CA: Staples, Amazon

Europe

UK: Boots, Currys, Maplin, Tesco, PCWorld

International

Ebay, Rakuten, Aliexpress

After my Sony earphones broke, I was looking for replacements under £30 and I saw the CX 175 had great reviews. These exceeded my expectations: clear sound, impressive bass and the ability to go very loud.

Only one draw-back....Once the kids have them in their ears, they really do not hear a word that is said to them! Other than that the music quality delivered by these ear phones is second to none.

The bass and clarity is good,but needs to be burn-in for minimum of 30 hrs to perform in its optimum level. Outside noise isolation is not that good as compared to CX 300 II.

I just got this pair of earphones today and I am simply amazed by its awesome audio quality...you will definitely get better mids and highs as compared to Bose IE

  • Frequency response: 17 - 23.000 Hz
  • Impedance: 16 Ω
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 121 dB
  • Jack plug: 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.2 m
  • Ear coupling: Intraaural
  • THD, total harmonic distortion: < 1 %

 

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Johnny is the manager of SoundReview but also writes himself occasionally. Away from the keyboard he likes to keep fit at the gym to balance out the daily toll of vigorous computing.
3 Comments
  • tomas
    2014/11/01 at 5:23 pm
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    Sound Quality100%
    Worth it?80%
    Ease of Use71%
    Features70%

  • Mark Heick
    2015/01/06 at 12:35 pm
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    Worth it?90%
    Ease of Use70%
    Features70%

    I love the quality you get for the amount of money that they cost.
    As a sound engineer I always have them on me, even used them a couple of times to mix bands on when I had to rush to the job and couldnt get my headphones from home.
    The frequency response is great on these things, I compared them to other brands, and even more expensive headphones and earphones and loved these better. Best buy for the price.

    • 2015/01/09 at 5:46 pm

      Fortunately people recognise that, I have to agree they are a classic pair or earphones which do the job nicely.

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