How are sennheiser CX500 headphones?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mac'in'toss'ed, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. mac'in'toss'ed macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Hey guys,
    i ordered a pair of sennheisers cx500 in ear headphones today for my ipod. Does anybody have a usage history of them???
  2. menthol moose macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    If they're anything like the CX-300, they'll be excellent - amazing sound quality, good bass, etc. - until they start losing volume, after about six months, and eventually stop outputting sound all-together. I've had this happen to me with two separate pairs of them.
  3. mac'in'toss'ed thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
  4. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    Sounds like an isolated incident, I haven't had that happen to me and have been using my CX300s extensively for over a year. I think Sennheiser's have 1 year warranties anyway, send it back?

    To the OP, I can say that Sennheiser's are really good products both sound quality and build so I would not be worried about yours pooping out for a long time...
  5. iCris macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2008
    The cx500 are a good headphones,nice bass,better after few hours of use,mine in few hours sounds more calid.A fun headphone
  6. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    I love my cx300s (prefer em to my Shure ec2s). All my family now have them too. Not one problem.

    The cx300 was heavily counterfeited at the time. Make sure you get them from a decent Sennheiser supplier (Amazon are usually the cheapest anyway - get em there).

    I don't know about the cx500. I was hoping they'd adopt the new iPhone style headphone standard. Then I'd stump up. My cx300 are modified to fit but I'd rather not do that for the more expensive cx500s.
  7. mac'in'toss'ed thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Hey Emotion!
    How can we know that the cx500 that i ordered and recieved from a supplier on ebay are not counterfeits????
  8. johny5 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2007
    there are various checks you can try, well there was on ebay for the cx-300's anyway as when I bought my 300's I knew about counterfeit ones.

    At the end of reading all about the copies, at the end of it I just added my rule whereas if they are too cheap then they are copies!

    For the cx-300's you could tell with the alu pieces on the end as i think the copies were plastic, headphone jack were different from the originals also.
    Not to mention the most important of all was that the copies really did sound crap!
  9. toby2604 macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    Amazon cheaps

    I just got some off of Amazon for £15. I hope theyre not counterfeit, il see when I get them i suppose.
  10. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    +1 on the CX300s: great sound and they're holding up fine after the 18 months since I got them. I imagine the same or better for the CX500s...
  11. duellist macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    I've got the PX100's, They are not the ear bud kind(I can't stand them) and they are very good sounding. I've had them for a couple of years and have been the best earphones I've ever used.
  12. StuBeck macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2008
    I have a set. Other then having the first actually useful inline volume bar (actually has resistence) I'm not that impressed with them. They're alright, but not worth the $80 I spent on them.
  13. xlucass macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009


    Sennheiser CX 500 are 50 Euro. They are original, 1 year warranty.
    And the quality is awesome!:)
  14. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2006
    The CX300's were my first sennheiser purchase, and i was amazed at how powerful these small earphones were. They were also far more comfortable than previous in-ears i had purchased. Since then I've always trusted sennheiser products and have bought more of their products. I expect the CX500's will be great.
  15. desik macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    volume lost - problem found

    Headphones are ok. Here's the solution. Several months ago I sent back to the service a pair of CX300, after noticing that the sound in one ear is much lower than in another. Now the problem repeated again. The service called me and told that headphones are dirty of wax inside the metallic mesh(externally, after removing the tips they looked ok). So they should be cleaned with glass cleaning solution or something like this. Didn't tried this myself, but definitely will do. Good luck!
  16. utternutter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2007
    I have a pair and they're great. The sound quality is great - heavy on the bass but overall acceptable sound balance, crisp sound, good depth of sound. The sound isolation is fine and these IEMs can be quite loud if you turn the volume up. The sound gets warmer after a break-in period.

    Overall they do seem a bit fragile though, especially the thin wires but are fine if you take care of them.
  17. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    How cheap? If it is like $20 with shipping? is still way cheaper than Future Shop which sells CX-300 ii for $100+ but this one is a power seller so I'm guessing it wouldn't be fake?

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