Earphones might be getting smaller and smaller, but does that mean you have to compromise on audio quality. Of late there have been quite a few earphones that have been able to offer a rounded audio experience. I think it is time we added the new Sennheiser CX 3.00 to that list.
Price: Rs. 3,490
Sennheiser CX 3.00
The Sennheiser CX 3.00 was launched in many markets almost a year back. But this headphone as well as two others in the series have been launched in India in time for the festival season. The CX 3.00 seems to have solid build quality and comes with a tangle-free cable which is always welcome. However, the review unit we got was white in colour, not ideal for Indian conditions. Just stick to black.
But then colours are incidental when it comes to earphones. This is were all the attention shifts to your ears and this is where the Sennheiser CX 3.00 comes to its own. These tiny earbuds are among the best I have heard in a while, certainly in this size.
The drivers on these earphones seem to be working overtime to offer the right amount of depth for you to be able to differentiate Alka Yagnik from Asha Bhonsle in Agar Tum Sath Ho from Tamasha. And it has the right amount of base for you to be able to differentiate Matargashti from Masaakali like its creator A R Rahman was able to. It is also up to the task when you switch to Parade De La Bastille, with no vocals but a wide range of the notes that test the Frequency response of this set.
The CX 3.00 also comes with a inbuilt mic that lets you take and make calls without the other side wondering where you disappeared. The audio quality on both sides is great, even though the mic hangs a bit lower than most conventional earphones of this type.
The Sennheiser CX 3.00 is one of the better options if you are looking for a slightly high-end ear phone option to use with your smartphone. There are no major flaws in this set and it should be able to give your ears good company for a couple of years.