Sennheiser CX 300-II Precision review: Sennheiser CX 300-II Precision

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CNET Editors' Rating

5 stars Spectacular
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The Good Excellent value for money. Warm yet detailed sound. Decent sound isolation. Comfortable fit.

The Bad Nothing of note.

The Bottom Line The Sennheiser CX 300-II Precisions are incredibly affordable and great sounding, making them one of the best sets of in-ears available.

CNET Editors' Choice Aug '10

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If you’re a frequent traveller or you find over-ear headphones uncomfortable, then in-ear headphones offer great sound for a relatively small price. Sennheiser has always been the "go-to" brand for portable headphones, and its original CX-300 was one of the most popular in-ear models on the market.

Sennheiser has upgraded the headphones with the promise of "greater clarity and improved dynamics" and features high-quality dynamic speaker systems. None of the fancy "custom-tuned armature drivers" of more expensive sets but based on our listening tests, they are indeed "high quality". Build quality is quite good for the asking price; but while you only get plastic housings, you need to pay a lot more to get better construction than this. The cable has a tendency to tangle, as well.

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Sennheiser CX 300-II Precision

Part Number: CNETSennheiser CX 300-II Precision

Typical Price: $80.00

See manufacturer website for availability.