5.0 out of 5 stars
Great earphones, excellent value!, 4 Jan 2011
I used to have the CX 400 earphones. Music quality was fantastic, but I found noise reduction wasn't too good. I still had problems listening to music on the London Metropolitian Line (the trains are so old they have no sound insulation at all!), but they actually let me listen to music unlike the generic earphones which came with my player. After 3 years of continous use, the wires went. I noticed the new CX 400 II's now came with a wider range of earbuds and as they were much cheaper than noise-cancelling headphones, I decided to ask Santa for a set.
The new set of earbuds fit my ears perfectly. There's still a little low frequency rumble, but I can play music at the same volume as if I were in a quite room!
Sound quality is as great as expected. It's strong on the bass - great for some of the tunes I like, but not bad if you adjust the mix on your player.
Why on earth did they give so much cable and stick a volume control on it? I keep my player in my inside coat pocket so I'm stuck with a load of spare cable. I also only use a volume control when I'm changing tunes and have my player in my hand.
Overall it's well worth it for the sound quality, noise insulation and price!