Sennheiser CX500 Noise Isolating Ear-Canal Headphones (White) - £15.99 delivered @ Play.com ! - HotUKDeals
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Cheapest price I've come across for CX500

The CX500 are the ultimate Sennheiser earcanal headphones. With a wider frequency response for fabulous sound quality they get the very best from your portable music player. Extended ear adaptor set supplied to combat unwanted ambient noise interference. For added convenience there is also an in-line volume control, cable winder & carry bag.

Ideal for use with all MP3, CD, DVD players and portable gaming systems
Best bass experience and noise attenuation
High-performance dynamic driver systems for superior, bass-driven stereo sound
Highest passive attenuation of ambient noise
Outstanding wearing comfort on the go
Superior fit in the ear canal due to enhanced ear adapters in different sizes
Extremely small and lightweight
Volume control integrated into the cable
Cable clip, cable winder, and carrying pouch for convenient handling and storage
2-year warranty
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#1
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/bucketandbucket/album2/b_cx500white.jpg
#2
Hot - ordered - thanks

The same model in titanium are £24.99 from Play :? http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3509756/Sennheiser-CX500-Headphones/Product.html

Amazon have them for £34.80...
#4
#5
#7


YES!!!!

The CX500s beat my pair of £35 Sony in-ears by MILES!!!!

Nice little purse and earphone protector comes with it in addition to the stuff pictured above.

I prefer the blacks but either one will be a couple of notches louder than the Sonys, less distortion, better clarity and BOOMIN' BASS - you really can't go wrong with these and are probably better than any others I have ever used that were less than £50, and better than some that were more expensive - BUY TWO PAIRS!!! :w00t:
#9
I have these in black which (IMO) look a lot better.. unless you have a nasty ipod ;-)

Seems like the black ones have all gone from Play.

These in ear phones sound great! They drop low on the bass but still have so much detail in the treble, and do a very good job of noise isolating.. so much so that the only sounds you can hear are of your own body. Seriously you can hear yourself breath, stomach rumble, burp, and sniff 50x louder than normal when no music is playing. Also there is a strange sensation when these go into the ear which is probably due to the pressure created by them as they really do seal your ears off, but once the music plays it is ok.

The volume control on the earphones is something I wish they never bothered with it is a weak link in what are a good set of earphones. Sliding that controller up and down will wear it out and 6 months of usage of that VR means it is going to get very noisy.

Overall a very good pair of earphones with great sound quality.. but don't expect to have a convo with anyone even with low music when you have them both in your ears.. they are very noise canceling which isn't a bad thing as it is what they are advertised to do :-D
#10
Sonys at a similar price are better, but these will get the job done.
#11
is the sound on these noticeably better than the cx300s? I've never liked the remote volume control on headphones so wouldn't consider that an advantage.
#12
mamboboy
Tempted. I have the Creative EP-630's at the moment...from what I've read there's not much difference between them?

My first pair on Sennheisers were really nice...ironically they came in a clear white box from an Amazon reseller. The one side died after a few months (common problem), so I ordered another pair from somebody else...these came in a sealed plastic container which looked really official, but they didn't sound half as good..and they fell apart :P
My EP-630's are nice, but hmm, the bass is lacking and they feel quite uncomfortable :(


Most likely they were fakes. There's an aweful lot of them around, particularly with all brands of headphones e.g. http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/How-to-spot-fake-Sennheiser-CX500_W0QQugidZ10000000006176066
#13
Are these good ???? if so how good peeps
#14
Just make sure you buy directly from Play and don't be tempted by a cheaper 'PlayTrader'......;-)
#15
ScRiVs
Are these good ???? if so how good peeps


VERY good.

You won't be disappointed. Great sound, great comfort.

I actually like the volume control as it allows me to adjust it just enough to remove any "silent" hiss (background noise from bad audio ... in my case from the onboard sound from my Dell XPS.) To compensate, I raise the volume on my system.
#16
Faythur;5700082
Most likely they were fakes. There's an aweful lot of them around, particularly with all brands of headphones e.g. http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/How-to-spot-fake-Sennheiser-CX500_W0QQugidZ10000000006176066

Faythur, are you aware that the guy who posted the guide that you linked to was one of the worst scammers on ebay until he was banned.
The link below takes you to his feedback page on ebay. It's a real eye opener. He offered up his fakes advice, people then trusted him and started buying from him and after a while he disappeared with their money.
His feedback is 9 positive (probably in the beginning) and a huge 178 negative. :shock:
http://*************.co.uk/shaka_dai/
Seems the addy above is not allowed in here so use this one below and click on his name near the top left of the page under, How to spot.....
http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/How-to-spot-fake-Sennheiser-CX500_W0QQugidZ10000000006176066
I'm not sure if his guide can be trusted to be genuine at all.
#17
I nearly bought these when my CX300's gave up the ghost after nearly 3 years.

However, the CX500's are symmetric unlike the CX300's that go over the back if your neck (asymmetric). I just find the latter a
lot more comfortable to wear.

Still hot though.
#18
Do these work with an iphone (recessed hole)?
#19
Could someone help me here please. I need the following from a set of headphones and these ones don't do it.

They must have a 'Y' cord, not a 'J' shape
The wire shouldn't be too long, 1.2m max
There should be nothing whatsover between the 'Y' join and the plug, other than the cable. (No volume controls etc.)
They must be in-ear types with a few earbud sizes supplied

Satisfying the above will make them perfect for running. Audio quaility and price aren't important too, but as long as they sound OK and cost less than £30 I'll be happy.

It's amazing how so few adverts specify 'Y' or 'J' cords.

Cheers
#20
Steviek08
Sonys at a similar price are better, but these will get the job done.


better as dental floss possibly but that's about it
#21
Thanks for this. Heat added! I was after the white pair of CX500 when I saw the black one's posted on HUKD, so I'm glad I waited. Is it me, or has the Quidco cashback been reduced?
#22
even cheaper than before, heated
#23
londislagerhound
Could someone help me here please. I need the following from a set of headphones and these ones don't do it.

They must have a 'Y' cord, not a 'J' shape
The wire shouldn't be too long, 1.2m max
There should be nothing whatsover between the 'Y' join and the plug, other than the cable. (No volume controls etc.)
They must be in-ear types with a few earbud sizes supplied

Satisfying the above will make them perfect for running. Audio quaility and price aren't important too, but as long as they sound OK and cost less than £30 I'll be happy.

It's amazing how so few adverts specify 'Y' or 'J' cords.

Cheers


These tick all your boxes except the in line volume. I don't really need that feature either so leave it on full - I do check it but it is firm enough to stay on high. I use them mostly for the gym so I guess there is a chance of sweat damaging the resistor inside but they are totally fine so far. I guess I could seal it somehow with some sort of resin. Araldite maybe?

I have compared them (in a blind test) with a pair of CX300s and the CX500s definitely have the better sound, but not by a great deal : )
#24
londislagerhound
Could someone help me here please. I need the following from a set of headphones and these ones don't do it.

They must have a 'Y' cord, not a 'J' shape
The wire shouldn't be too long, 1.2m max
There should be nothing whatsover between the 'Y' join and the plug, other than the cable. (No volume controls etc.)
They must be in-ear types with a few earbud sizes supplied

Satisfying the above will make them perfect for running. Audio quaility and price aren't important too, but as long as they sound OK and cost less than £30 I'll be happy.

It's amazing how so few adverts specify 'Y' or 'J' cords.

Cheers


Creative EP630, i've two pairs, one for running and one for when i'm at work. I've got a pair of the cx300 (which are noticeably better) for travelling, ignoring the wife etc. ;-)
#25
got the black ones last weekn when they appeared on here, cant fault them atall I have in the past used sony's but am completely converted now. very good price.
#26
anglo
Faythur, are you aware that the guy who posted the guide that you linked to was one of the worst scammers on ebay until he was banned.
The link below takes you to his feedback page on ebay. It's a real eye opener. He offered up his fakes advice, people then trusted him and started buying from him and after a while he disappeared with their money.
His feedback is 9 positive (probably in the beginning) and a huge 178 negative. :shock:
http://*************.co.uk/shaka_dai/
Seems the addy above is not allowed in here so use this one below and click on his name near the top left of the page under, How to spot.....
http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/How-to-spot-fake-Sennheiser-CX500_W0QQugidZ10000000006176066
I'm not sure if his guide can be trusted to be genuine at all.


Yep - read all about it a few weeks ago [I bought a pair of these then] I think the guide is accurate OK, but here's another I've found http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8392

There are plenty of others about when you 'Google' ...mainly because headphones are one of the most faked items on the planet! :w00t:
#27
I got a set of these a week back. Pretty much the closest thing to being deaf when they are in your ears.

Noise cancelling is an understatement.
#28
cheers for the heads up edi!
Just ordered a set. I have the cx300's already, and have been using them for years without issue, but they're not exactly generous with the bass response. Here's hoping the CX500's are a little better (certainly looks it on paper).
Gone for the white as I'm not paying an extra £2 quid for the black when it's the same quality of product. Heat added!.
Oh and .5% quidco (or topcashback) woohoo! :p
#29
I bought a pair of these off Play last week after reading how popular they are with you guys. I was so looking forward to ditching the ipod earphones and seeing what these can offer - however I was sadly disappointed.
I noted on the box, as well as reading comments on here, that the sound quality is really reliant upon which size piece you have on the end. Unfotunately for me I have tried all sizes but they're still loose in my ear and produce a sound which is far worse than my basic ipod earphones.

I'm now wondering if play won't accept a return, a) because they have been in my ear and b) because of how destroyed the box is they came in because she almost need a chainsaw to get into it.

Really gutted.
#30
Loved my CX500s and defo a little better than the CX300 (but not hugely). Mine died last week tho - the volume control seems to be the weak link. Bought some CX400s instead, which ahs the cable creak in. Hopefully a little better made! Hot for the price tho!
#31
Plenty of cheaper options, but these sound like the biz (pun intended) from all the reviews, so ordered some to replace all mine the missus has pinched for her ipod (and subsequently broken).

Heat added, danke.
#32
thedo;5701069
Loved my CX500s and defo a little better than the CX300 (but not hugely). Mine died last week tho - the volume control seems to be the weak link. Bought some CX400s instead, which ahs the cable creak in. Hopefully a little better made! Hot for the price tho!

I think the underlying tip your giving me there then is to not mess with the inline volume control? :thumbsup:
As long as they are at least as good as the CX300 I'm not too fussed. After all it's not like I've paid the cost of a pare of Shure or Bose for them!.
#33
ElBuc
better as dental floss possibly but that's about it


Again, one ill-informed Sennheiser fanboy. Shame really, you're missing out on better headphones.

Everyone, get a pair of these in your lugs. I don't have them, but I made the mistake of buying into the Sennheiser hype...
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/8852213/Sony-X-Bass-MDR-XB20EX-In-Ear-Headphones/Product.html
#34
Forget these and get SoundMAGIC PL30 can be had for £29-99 delivered but a far superior set of budget earphones.
A bit better than mylarone x3i which are superb, you get many ear buds and bi flanges with these so a seal wont be a problem.
Don't believe me google SoundMAGIC PL30 and check out the reviews from head fi heads.
#35
DAZZ2000
I think the underlying tip your giving me there then is to not mess with the inline volume control? :thumbsup:
As long as they are at least as good as the CX300 I'm not too fussed. After all it's not like I've paid the cost of a pare of Shure or Bose for them!.


Absolutely, although it does get knocked about even when not being used - perhaps a wrap round of masking tape would be best - but not so stylish?
#36
I really can't understand how anyone can approve these. I wouldn't say I have deformed ears, far from it, and so until the point of pushing these earphones so deep into my ears that it hurts, I can't see how they can benefit. I've tried all of the attachments that were supplied and still a crap sound and crap fit.
#37
Burrel
I really can't understand how anyone can approve these. I wouldn't say I have deformed ears, far from it, and so until the point of pushing these earphones so deep into my ears that it hurts, I can't see how they can benefit. I've tried all of the attachments that were supplied and still a crap sound and crap fit.


Maybe I'm just lucky, but Sennheiser phones fit my ear perfectly. Getting a good fit is key to the great sound with these. But it sounds like youre unlucky and they dont fit your ears as well as mine. The CX500s do come with more rubber ear bits, so if you try with these you're **more likely** to get a better fit (purely due to more options), but you might just have ears that disagree with them!
#38
thedo
Maybe I'm just lucky, but Sennheiser phones fit my ear perfectly. Getting a good fit is key to the great sound with these. But it sounds like youre unlucky and they dont fit your ears as well as mine. The CX500s do come with more rubber ear bits, so if you try with these you're **more likely** to get a better fit (purely due to more options), but you might just have ears that disagree with them!


It is the CX500 which I bought last week, so unfortunately still no joy. I have the Sennheiser HD-25 Mk 2, for DJ use, and they are the best sounding things I have ever heard! Which is why I was so excited to get the CX500's for my ipod. I can't believe though that these are made purely dependant upon your ear fit. Again, my ears are normal and have no deformities about them what so ever!

Therefore, please buy with caution!
#39
Burrel
I bought a pair of these off Play last week after reading how popular they are with you guys. I was so looking forward to ditching the ipod earphones and seeing what these can offer - however I was sadly disappointed.
I noted on the box, as well as reading comments on here, that the sound quality is really reliant upon which size piece you have on the end. Unfotunately for me I have tried all sizes but they're still loose in my ear and produce a sound which is far worse than my basic ipod earphones.

I'm now wondering if play won't accept a return, a) because they have been in my ear and b) because of how destroyed the box is they came in because she almost need a chainsaw to get into it.

Really gutted.


Please can you post a photo of your enormous ear holes - maybe you could somehow make some money out of them? Can you fit a whole conker in them?
#40
Steviek08
Again, one ill-informed Sennheiser fanboy. Shame really, you're missing out on better headphones.

Everyone, get a pair of these in your lugs. I don't have them, but I made the mistake of buying into the Sennheiser hype...
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/8852213/Sony-X-Bass-MDR-XB20EX-In-Ear-Headphones/Product.html


I had these ones and they don't come close, they sound so much quieter than the Sennheisers!

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