I use them in the house to give the wife a break from my tv shows.
Although this in ear headphone cannot match with another headphone i got which is hd518. But the quality is good for this price.
Had sennheiser ear plugs prior to these. My grandkids do use the old pair.
Key specs for Sennheiser CX400-II-B In-Ear Headphone with Dynamic Speaker System and Integrated Vol Controls (Discontinued by Manufacturer):
- High-end dynamic speaker systems with Neodymium magnets tuned for a natural sound reproduction
- Superior fit in the ear canals offering highest attenuation of ambient noise
- Integrated volume control
- Optimized for MP3, iPod, iPhone, CD players and portable gaming systems
- Symmetrical cable
- Connectivity technology : Wired
Comments from buyers
“Fantastic Sound Quality for the Price
, Superb sound quality, plus excellent noise isolation
, The balanced sound I was looking for
I can barely tell the difference between listening to my paradigm speakers + denon amp and listening through these headphones. The accurate sound representation across the spectrum is very impressive for such tiny drivers. Bass is more exaggerated when you use the ‘double’ ear pieces, so try that if you’re looking for more bass. These sennheisers feel somewhat flimsy; which may not necessarily be a sign that they’ll break, they may just be that light weight. The ‘cord noise’ that other people speak of is no more (or less) than any other earbuds that i’ve ever used.
I have had a pair of sennheiser cx300’s for over three years and these are the replacements. Good sound quality and really good sound isolation. I wear them at night when i go to sleep listening to a radio. No problems with them being in all night. I leave the volume slider at max and use the volume control on the radio or ipod. I like the ear cords being the same length, as opposed to the 300’s. I expect they will last as well as the 300’s.
I ordered this when looking for a replacement for my ipod earphones and since i already owned sennheiser hd201 headphones and very impressed with sennheiser products so i thought i gave this a try. The sound quality is stunning, though it does not advertise ‘noise cancelling’ as other products but it reduces lots of outside noise when you listen to music. Bass is strong for a tiny earphones.
Pure and quality sound, good choice for this price.
I first used these on a 20-hour flight, and they are comfortable enough that i left them in even when i wasn’t listening to music, they minimized the drone of the engines and passengers enough that i could snooze very well. The only ‘discomfort’ when wearing them for these extended periods is that empty-ears feeling when you remove them. They are light and with the included 6 different shaped rubber pads, you can find one that fits you best. If you have trouble getting them in properly, it helps if you pull the top of your ear upwards to help insert them fully. Since that flight, i’ve been using them near-daily for a couple weeks now, i’ve decided there’s two ways to listen with these. Method #1 is to turn the volume down as low as you can and you’ll have good, clear background music. With the noise elimination, you can still hear your music clearly and have reduced noise from everything around you. Mids and highs are good and clear at this level, but there is no kick to the bass at all. This is how i usually listen, since i have to be able to hear when people call for me in the office. Whenever i take them off, i am assaulted by how much louder the ambient noise is than the music i’ve been listening to.
Similar to another reviewer here, i was looking to replace the stock earbuds that came with my new ipod nano (5th generation). As a former recording engineer, i tend to expect my music to come across in reasonably high fidelity, that is, full frequency response with all the highs and lows present. Mind you, i’m not a crazy audiophile nut, but i’m probably more picky than most. My first replacement attempt was a pair of jbuds j2 premium, but i was sorely disappointed in their sound quality. Highs were severely attenuated and the midrange appeared to emanate from a 32 gallon oil drum. It was like i was in a tunnel. So, i started doing my research. Sennheiser has always been a high-quality audio company – every studio i’ve worked in has had sennheiser headphones (and sennheiser microphones, in addition to shure, akg, etc. I know, and love, the sound of sennheiser, so when i came across their brand of earbuds, i stopped my research, realizing i’d come home.
Let me start by saying i am an audiophile. These earbuds are too bass heavy in my opinion. Well, i am not going to say ‘heavy,’ because i love bass as much as the next person. However, i don’t like bass enough to sacrafice the mids and highs in the music. The bass does sound great, but these buds lack the crisp mids and highs, i think, at the bass’ expense. These buds don’t sound terrible, but definately don’t have the full range and crispness of better ones. I have tried many different buds, from different price ranges. Unfortunately i am not rich, so i have to stick with the middle price range for my earbud needs. My skullcandy inked sound better than these earbuds. My klipch image s4 sound a 1000 percent better and are about the same price.
I used them for 8 months and had no problems with them at all, and i would use them multiple times a day (until my dog finally got ahold of them) the bass and sound quality is amazing. If you can find these, then i recommend them, especially if you are someone ready to upgrade from those horrible ipod earbuds or something similar. A good way to tell if the ones you ordered are fake are if the design on their carrying bag is not darker than the bag, then its fake. Also if you hear them and don’t immediately smile, they are probably fake.
You can’t find better sound at this price.
I bought them through techsaurus, they have very good customer services and are super friendly and helpful.
These headphones are great as long as you understand that they are meant to provide a natural sound, there not super base heavy, which if there were i honestly think it would make them worst because these have to be the most clear and balance headphones i’ve ever used. If your looking for headphones that have good base but don’t over power the mids and highs look no further.
Good sound quality, good value.
These ear phones were a real disapointment to me, i expected lot better sound for the money. The ear buds just won’t fit right no matter what size i try.
What i want to say is this eye phone is perfect .
Sennheiser has excellent sound wrapped in a great fit. I am extremely pleased with sennheisers quality.
I listen to just about all kinds of music, but my acid test for sound reproduction is classical. I wondered if these earphones would be worth the price, but i’m glad to report that i haven’t regretted ordering them from the moment i put them on. The sound is smooth, natural, and balanced, with little or no ear fatigue, even when i’ve kept them in for an a hour at a time. As one of the other reviewers noted, the bass may not be pronounced enough for some listeners, but i’d rather live with a little less bass than with too much–which has been the case with just about every earphone or computer speaker i’ve heard, including the bose 2:1 speakers i now have. Btw, if anyone has any suggestions regarding computer speakers, i’d be glad to hear them.
I bought these thinking they would be similar in sound quality to the cx-500 b pair i lost. Unfortunately the sound quality is nowhere near as good, although these are much less expensive. The build quality is good, and a bit above average sound quality.
Superior sound quality for classical music. Best in-ear headphones i have had so far. Wouldn’t recommend it for bass oriented pop music listeners tho.
Still have some minor problems in its pitch, enough for normal listeners.
They are not asymmetrical (i. , they are a y-cord, not a j-cord), and the picture that shows a two piece cable is also not correct. Once i’ve listened to them, i will update my review.
I’m a musician and am use to a higher quality in regards to fidelity. You can always find something better but you will pay a premium, like the shure se series or ultimate ears.