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Sennheiser MX 550

Sennheiser MX 550
alaScore 76

298 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews of Sennheiser MX 550. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the design and comfort. The bass quality and sound also get good opinions, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

price, sound, bass quality, comfort, design

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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(Based on 298 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser MX 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sennheiser MX 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the bass quality and durability. The comfort and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability.

price, sound, comfort, durability, bass quality

reliability

42% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser MX 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Sennheiser MX 550 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and comfort. The bass quality and sound are also appreciated.

price, sound, bass quality, comfort, usability

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

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

May, 2015

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Expert review by: Jammer (onheadphones.com)

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
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Expert review by: Thomas DM (dvhardware.net)

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: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (pocket-lint.com)

Sennheiser MX-500 headphones review

 

Good sound, cheap

In-ear headphones can damage your hearing

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Guest user (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

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 (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

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 (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

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 (reevoo.com)

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 (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

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 (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

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
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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
Type:Headphones

Header

Manufacturer:Sennheiser
Model:550
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser MX

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty
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