Sennheiser CX 5.00i Headphones with mic

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Sennheiser CX 5.00i Headphones with mic

Sennheiser’s CX 5.00 brings you the best of both worlds. The CX 5.00 delivers all of the impressive sound quality and superior bass response that you ...

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Review of "Sennheiser CX 5.00i Headphones with mic"

published 03/09/2017 | crazychicken123
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Pro Good sound, noise cancelling, sturdy case
Cons Durability, price
Sound & Volume
Durability & Robustness
Value for money

"Booming base or expensive waste?"

Hello and thank you for coming to read this review :)

Today I am reviewing the Sennheiser Cx 5.00i earphones. I will be covering price, durability, sound, unboxing and overall quality of the device. I bought these in John Lewis after reading some other very helpful reviews online. Let's jump straight in:

If you are searching for budget earphones, this probably isn't the device for you. Coming in at a £69.95 price tag, there are certainly many cheaper options. I have never really spent this much on a pair of earphones, I have owned more expensive headphones, but that's a different category. The reason I decided to purchase slightly higher end earphones was because I was fed up bringing my higher end headphones around as they took up too much space, so i replaced the, for these more expensive earphones.

The durability on the 5.00i version is certainly a step up from the older 2.00i version as the 5's have a metal structure rather than a plastic structure. However I wasn't too impressed with the durability side, although nothing has happened them, the cable is very thin and flimsy, which makes me think it could be torn at any point in time, also there is no waterproof protection, so I highly advise against wearing these in rain as damage can easliy be done.

Despite the durability worries, the sound really picks up the slack as there is a large volume range, good amount of bass and really picks up on all the detail in he song/video you are watching. Although they don't quite compare to a pair of good quality headphones, they top the charts for the earphone industry. Another aspect which is quite crucial actually surprised me, most earphones I try have very poor noise cancelling, however once you are listening to music, you won't hear the person next to you talking, which is good and bad depending on the way you look at it, but for me it's an added bonus!

I was particularly struck by the unboxing experience, setting a high bar for the rest of the product. It comes in a very good sturdy case which easily fits in your pocket (unlike headphones) and it was surrounded by a black soft material, keeping it safe. It felt very secure and as if they certainly put some thought in there.

Impedance: 18 Ohms
Weight: 16grams
Frequency response: 16Hz -22Hz
Sound pressure level: 118dB
Jack plug: 3.5mm
Cable length: 120cm

With 4 different sized ends to for your ear perfectly, great sound quality and a sturdy case to carry it in, I think these positives are worth the durability issues and also the price tag. If you are looking for a new pair of earphones, and your not really on a budget, I would recommend these.

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  • euphie published 07/09/2017
    vh :o)
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    good review
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Product Information : Sennheiser CX 5.00i Headphones with mic

Manufacturer's product description

Sennheiser’s CX 5.00 brings you the best of both worlds. The CX 5.00 delivers all of the impressive sound quality and superior bass response that you expect from a Sennheiser product as well as all of the functionality you need from your portable device. Optimized for the use with iOS devices (i version) or Galaxy and Android devides (G version), the CX 5.00 features an in-line remote with an integrated mic, so you can take calls and listen to music with the push of a button. Amazing sound was never this convenient!

Product Details

Product Description: Sennheiser CX 5.00i - headphones with mic

Product Type: Headphones with mic - wired

Recommended Use: Mobile phone , digital player, tablet

Colour: Black

Headphones Type: Headphones with mic - stereo

Headphones Form Factor: In-ear

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Audio Specifications: Frequency Response 16 - 22000 Hz - - Impedance 18 Ohm

Microphone: On-cable

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty


MPN: 506233

Product Type: Headphones with mic

Weight: 16 g

Colour: Black

Recommended Use: Mobile phone , digital player, tablet

Features: Tangle-free, answer/end/play/pause/next/previous track button, angled plug


Headphones Form Factor: In-ear

Headphones Technology: Dynamic

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Frequency Response: 16 - 22000 Hz

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.5%

Impedance: 18 Ohm


Type: On-cable

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Sensitivity: -44 dBV/Pascal

Response Bandwidth: 100 - 10000 Hz

Audio Input Details: Omni-directional


Connector Type: Headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 4-pole )


Cables Included: Headphones cable - integrated - 1.2 m

Included Accessories: Carrying case, 4 pairs of earpads (extra small, small, medium, large)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 2 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 2 years


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