Sennheiser CX300S

Sennheiser CX300S

Sennheiser CX300S

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.3
MUSIC: Fair6.9/10
CALLS: Poor3.0/10
GAMING: Fair6.1/10
TV: Good7.3/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Poor4.7/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.1/10
AIR TRAVEL: Good7.5/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Good7.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10

The Sennheiser CX300S earbuds offer good sound isolation, a sturdy build, and are comfortable for extended use, making them suitable for commuting and everyday listening. However, they lack wireless capabilities, which limits mobility, and the microphone quality is rated as poor, which may not be ideal for call clarity. The sound quality is fair, so they could serve well for casual music listening, but may not satisfy audiophiles. They do not have features like active noise cancelling, sweatproof certification, or an app for equalizer customization. Additionally, the CX300S are lightweight and come with a 1.2-meter cable but no option for a detachable cable. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Closed enclosure for better sound isolation
  • Overall sound quality is fair
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good build quality
  • Portable with small carrying size
Cons
  • No wireless connectivity
  • Mic quality is poor
  • Lacks built-in controls
  • Not optimized for calls and meetings

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.3
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Air Travel:
4.2
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
TV & Video:
4.1
The Sennheiser CX300S earbuds are suitable for watching TV and videos primarily because they are wired, which ensures low latency, meaning the audio will be in sync with the picture. Additionally, they have good overall sound quality and a comfortable fit, which are important for prolonged viewing sessions.
Music:
4.0
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.
Gaming:
3.1
The Sennheiser CX300S is considered fair for gaming mainly because it lacks low latency support, which is crucial for gaming to ensure audio and visuals are synchronized, and also because it has poor microphone quality, which can affect in-game communication.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$42
Brand
Sennheiser
Release Date
February 1, 2019
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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7/10
Phone Calls Score
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3.1/10
Gaming Score
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6.1/10
TV and Video Score
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7.4/10
Exercise Score
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4.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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7/10
Virtual Surround
No

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8/10
Comfort score
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7.6/10
Size
Small
Weight of single earbud
12 Grams
Waterproof Rating
0

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Major HiFi

Carroll Moore | April 2019
"Sennheiser offers impressive bang for your buck when it comes to the CX 300S. Built like a tank and sounding surprisingly good for such a budget-minded earphone, the CX 300S out-classes many of its would-be competitors. Functional but beautiful, it’s the perfect in-ear listening solution for anyone who wants to hear everything and look good doing it."

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