Sennheiser CX300 headphones

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by Rock star poser, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Rock star poser macrumors member

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    Great headphones but only last about 3 months before one side of the headphones stops working.

    I've had 3 different pairs and the same thing has happened.

    Anybody else have this?
     
  2. emotion macrumors 68040

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    No. We have three in our family all going strong for well over 18 months. All used pretty heavily.

    I've just picked up some CX400s too. Even nicer.

    There's a lot of counterfeit cx300s about, maybe you got them.
     
  3. Rock star poser thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, i'm well aware of the fake ones going around, I can easily tell the difference between fake and genuine ones.

    I normally buy from Amazon direct, that way I know I can get them for a good price.

    I'm looking at a pair of CX400, saw a good review in Stuff for men.
     
  4. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Me too. In that case maybe it's the way you handle them?

    I bought them for two reasons: better sound quality (much more clarity on bass and high end), and the short cable to match my Shure iPhone microphone.

    The only very small niggle I have is the lack of asymmetric cabling that the cx300s have. They're well worth the 30 quid I payed though.
     
  5. Rock star poser thread starter macrumors member

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    where did you buy them from, and how much did you pay?
     
  6. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I bought them for £30 from iheadphones.co.uk (they're a subsid of NuSystems, people who've been doing music gear for years). In the three days since I picked them up it seems the price has gone up though (amazon are now the cheapest).

    The service was brilliant btw, very fast.
     
  7. Rock star poser thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah saw them on amazon... but they don't seem to be selling them, just says you can buy them new from buyers, which i'm skeptical about, as they could be fake.
     
  8. emotion macrumors 68040

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    That's why I got them where I did. Though I'd say you're fairly safe (well safer than eBay) through Amazon.
     
  9. menthol moose macrumors regular

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    I had two pairs of them, and they each lasted about six months. Apparently, their good quality hinges on not pumping too much volume through them and treating them extremely well. I think if they came with a casethey would've lasted more than six months for me.
     
  10. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    You'll have to search through the iPod touch forum to find the thread I'm talking about, but I know there was a person who was complaining that this exact same thing happened to him with multiple headphones when using his iPod touch. In essence, it seemed as though his iPod was ruining headphones (even when the headphones were later plugged in to other devices).

    I have no idea how, but your iPod might be defective, not the headphones.
     

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