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Sennheiser CX 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1832 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and comfort. The bass quality and value for money also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser CX 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Sennheiser CX 500 Sound-Isolating earphones


Great sound quality across the board

This earphone set provides good sound quality in treble, mid and bass ranges. Thanks to its in-ear nature, external is canceled out. The earphones come with a choice of gel tips for the earpieces. These earphones feature a volume control module as well

The audio cable of these earphones is not detachable. The treble ranges of the earphones are not up to the standard of similar earphones

The Sennheiser CX 500 is an earphone set that provides good sound quality at a reasonable price. Thanks to its sound-isolating nature, it cancels out background noise effectively, leaving you free to enjoy your music without disturbance.

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Sennheiser CX500


Well, it is that season again - a new crop of iPods and other assorted MP3 players will give life to the accessory industry. Cases, headphones, sound docks and other systems are beginning to flood the market. If you are like most people, the first...

The CX 500's are available at and lots of other retailers on line.

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Sennheiser CX 500 Review


Well, it is that season again - a new crop of iPods and other assorted MP3 players will give life to the accessory industry. Cases, headphones, sound docks and


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Amazon review summary for Sennheiser CX 500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 696 user reviews of Sennheiser CX 500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, value for money, comfort, bass quality, treble quality

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser CX 500 In-Ear Headphone (Old Version)Sennheiser CX 500-B In-Ear Stereo HeadphoneSennheiser CX 500-B In-Ear Headphone (Black)

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Good but flimsy


Excellent sound. The difference between these and standard earbuds is like night and day. I'm also pretty sure they eat less power than earbuds due to the smaller driver size, but I don't really know either way for sur

Extremely poor workmanship on the wiring from the Y-splitter right up to the earbud itself. The wires on my first set literally yanked out as I was putting them on one day, and my second set just crapped out on me this morning (left earbud is dead)....

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Please Don't Buy


Worst headphone ever....Not worth 10 dollars. Apart from the ear fitting, they are terrible...they sound sharp and raspy

Clear Highs

No lows,

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Nice, for the right price


Deliver great sound reproduction, and sound isolation. Use them on the but, and can have the volume on my ipod at near the minimum, yet still clearly hear music or radio.

After about 3 months the wiring is becoming exposed. This also happened with my ipod headset. The weak point for my cx500 is at the joint below the in-line volume control.

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Sennheiser, can you hear my applause?


These have taken a beating from me and are still kickin' out some great tunes on my ipod. I will definitely be picking up 2 more sets for my siblings.

These headphones do just what they state, keep all of the unwanted noise out and off to a distance. I owned a pair of the Bose and these are a little less comparable except for the fact that on the Bose you could hear EVERYONE AROUND YOU including the...

Newegg didn't have them for the cheapest (that's okay, still love Newgg though).

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Good, but...


I wish these one had the other style cord (A-symmetrical). I just had a pair of the CX300's but I was careless lost them. I was going to re-buy them, but then I saw these. I think I'm going to return these and save $$ and get the CX300's again.

Good look & sound. I LOVE the case it comes with and the different sets of covers for the headphones. Cord is a good length. I like the volume control on the cord, but I haven't used it much

I am one of the few who like the CX300 type cord. I like how the headphones can just lay on your shoulders. The CX300's are almost just as good for over 50$ cheaper. I can't tell that much of a difference

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SENNHEISER CX500W 3.5mm Connector Canal White Noise-Isolating Headphone


not worth the price I paid.

somewhat noise isolating. Clear highs.

non-existent lows.

Product Specifications

The CX 500 are high-quality, noise-isolating ear-canal-headphones with a superior, bass-driven stereo sound. They feature a volume control integrated in the cable and come with a new, unique type of ear adapter for an improved fit and even better passive noise attenuation.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:17 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Game console / Portable audio system/Portable audio system


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser CX

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty