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Seriously fancy in-ear headphones
on 28 November 2013
The packaging alone for these Sennheiser CX985 Avant Garde Ear Canal Phones screams quality, as you would expect for earphones from this top notch brand. The phones themselves are beautiful - all solid and glossy. I love the feature that the 3.5mm jack plug can be moved from a right-angled position to straight (I have damaged countless sets of headphones due to the plug being at an awkward angle for what I wished to plug them into). As you would expect, they sound wonderful and the volume control works very well - if connecting to an ordinary mp3 player then you will need to set the volume of your device higher than you wish to listen to it at, then reduce the volume on the headphone control so that you have the option to adjust it up and down. I'm not sure if the integrated volume control is capable of adjusting the actual output volume of an ipod as I did not have one available to test.
The package contains a (very useful if you travel) airplane adaptor, a very smart leather carrying case, a clip to fasten to your clothing to tidy up the wires, a small wire device to clean the wax out of the ear phones, and a selection of different fittings for all sizes of ear canal. I must say that, as a personal preference, I would rather have in-ear phones which don't go right into the ear canal (having some sinus issues, they do make my ears 'pop' a little), but these are more comfortable than other ear canal versions I have tried.
Luxury ear canal phones, perfect for the true audiophile.