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2.0 out of 5 stars Not good for Classical Music, 13 Jun 2007
This review is from: Sennheiser CX300 Stereo Earphones (White) (Electronics)
I was really hoping that these headphones would be an improvement on my iPod's standard pair, but I was really disappointed to find that I simply couldn't use them to listen to most of my music as I am a classical music listener. I tried a number of different styles of classical music from solo voices and chamber music up to orchestral music and found the sound distorted at all volumes. This was also the case for spoken word too. I appreciate that they are "Bass Driven" but surely this must not be at the expense of music that isn't. I did by them direct from Amazon in order to make sure they were not the fakes that others mention, so had been expecting better from such a well respected make as Sennheiser

I also suffered from the electrical hum, which many other people reported, but to be honest, this was the least of my problems!

That said, I did listen to pop and rock music with the earphones and have to say that they were excellent for that, and I was able to hear some things that I had never heard before. I also found the earphones very comfortable indeed and the noise exclusion excellent (which was albeit rather negated by the electrical hum).

To conclude, if you only listen to popular music then these are an excellent pair of earphones, but I would strongly advise classical music fans to give them a miss.
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Initial post: 4 Sep 2008 14:47:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Sep 2008 14:48:07 BDT
Very useful review from T Salisbury. I was considering them for classical listening now I'm not at all sure.
J. Colclough

Posted on 15 Dec 2008 16:00:25 GMT
Mike Moor says:
Thank you for this useful review. I'd be most interested to know if you found any ear phones that favoured listening to classical music over bass heavy pop/hip-hop etc? Mike

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2009 10:01:00 GMT
I too am a classical music listener and would be most interested in whether you have found a pair that you like.

Many thanks if you can find time to let me know.

Regards

Nicholas Aylwin
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