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Sennheiser MX 550

Sennheiser MX 550
alaScore 76

271 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews of Sennheiser MX 550. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser MX 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sennheiser MX 550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sennheiser MX 550 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Comments about the bass quality and comfort are on the whole positive. The durability and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the usability, while many are critical about the reliability.

price, sound, durability, comfort, bass quality


48% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser MX 550 Stereo EarphonesSennheiser MX500 - In Ear Headphones - Black

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sennheiser MX 550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 user reviews of Sennheiser MX 550 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 People are impressed by the usability and comfort. The bass quality and sound are also mentioned favorably.

price, sound, bass quality, comfort, usability

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser MX500 Lightweight In-Ear Headphone (Blue) with Carrying Case

Feb, 2016

Staff Recommended

Expert review by: Jammer (

Sennheiser MX500


Plug them in. They play music. Life is good

The buds have crystal clear mids. There is an inline volume slider. The buds themselves do not actually penetrate the ear canal; instead, they nestle in your ears

The package says “powerful bass response.” That’s most definitely an exaggeration. The bass response is average, at best. It's clean, just not powerful

Check the Amazon website here for more information on this product.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas DM (

Sennheiser MX 550 earphones review


Very good sound quality.

The volume control started malfunctioning after a few months.

Overall I like the Sennheiser MX 550 earphones because they sound really well. If you decide to buy these earphones keep in mind that the thin cables are pretty fragile and don't overuse the volume control or you'll need to go back to the store after a...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: staff (

Sennheiser MX 500 white review


The headphone gurus have gone iPod white

Great price ; Clear sound ; Accurate bass response ; White to match iPod ; 2-year warranty

Eartips would be better than buds

Amazing sound and an affordable price make the MX 500s a new addition to our must-have list of accessories

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


We can't recommend these headphones. The sound quality is below average, they lack bass and they're uncomfortable. A disappointing effort.

Volume control on cord

Poor sound quality, lacking in bass, Uncomfortable

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Guest user (



Best earphones for a affordable price. This is my first Sennheiser product. Impressed..!!! Sound is crisp..!!! U can feel the crisp of sound.

Clarity, crispy natural sounds

The plastic finish look cheap. not In Ear type

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Guest user (



The best buds I have ever heard, and I have bought several pairs over $100. So long as you use the foam pads and earbud phones seal well in your ear canal.

The "Y" shape is still the best. Those necklace designs are hopeless. The sound is comparable to the HD 590's I own, and they are easier to drive. As long as foam buds suit your ear canal and seal well, these beat any other buds I have heard by a long...

It took me about 2 weeks to find the volume control. LOL! I thought I was ripped off, and I read the box again and again. The little slider is so sleek and integrated that I just didn't realise it was there.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Guest user (



every other earphones I have is mediocre compared to these so before buying something expensive from Japan try German efficiency first and go with the Mx500

The sound is unbelievable they are great!!!!!!!!! even comes with volume control

cable is a bit short, could have covered them in metal

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sennheiser MX 550


Sound quality is good and the price was reasonable

1. That round box that they come in is terrible. I ended up having to break it to get the earphones out ; 2. The 'sock' that goes over the metal part of the earphone split while being put on ; 3. They were not very comfortable. I have since bought...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Guest user (



Full base, more highs, well balanced frequency response. The best,5/5. For the money, you absolutely can't beat it (unless you steal a pair of them). I have ordered a second pair for backup. Glad to have read the reviews and took a chance. BUY BUY BUY....

The sound is fantastic. I own a pair of high end Sony buds (Gold plated jack and everything) and these Sennheiser MX500s' blow them out of the water. More high end and low end. A more complete sounding earbud.

Wish they gussied them up in an anodized metal body. The plastic body makes them feel cheap. Don't let looks fool you though. These buds are great.

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: Guest user (



The best set of earbuds in my collection. Beats anything from Sony including AU$110 888 model.

Super clear and balanced across the whole frequency range. Price is unbelievable for this kind of quality. Carry wind-up case very easy to use and actually functional (compared to horrible Sony fontopias cheap cases). Volume control.

Extremely short cord. It says it's 1m but it doesn't feel like it. Buds are reasonably big so you might have problems fitting them, but you better try because you will miss on a great sound.

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

The powerful MX 550 earphones feature Sennheiser's innovative "Basswind" system, a symmetrical cable and an ultra-lightweight volume control.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:18 - 21000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser MX

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty