SENNHEISER CX SPORT

Design & Construction

You need an upgrade from your regular in-ear headphones and you are a frequent gym-goer. Why not check out the Sennheiser CX Sport. As seen, the CX Sport is brightly coloured with yellow and black. On the left side of the neckband there is the (Top-Bottom): the Vol + button, the Multi-function button, Vol - button and the LED status indicator. The Multi-function button will allow users to power on/off the device and skip forward/back with a double press and triple press. A single press will allow for answering/ending a call or play/pause. The left side inline remote bears the Sennheiser logo while the right bears the 'SENNHEISER' words. Pressing once on the power button allows users to check the battery life of the device when no audio is playing. The Micro-USB port lies on the right inline remote under a flap. I tested the mic on these to take calls and it proves to work well. The caller on the other end didn't know I had used the mic on these to communicate. There are also different size of buds and earfins for you to find the best fit. When having the earbuds around your neck, you won't notice that due to its light weight. Having a range of colours will allow consumers to express themselves, but sadly, Sennheiser only sell these in black with yellow accents. This doesn't give consumers of the mass population a chance to express themselves. The earbuds themselves bear the Sennheiser logo in chrome while the wires are black in colour. There isn't a magnetic buds feature to keep the buds neat on your body when you are not using them. Hence, they do hang down awkwardly on your upper body. 

Sound Quality

As with all sport-focused in-ear headphones. bias on a bass-boosted sound signature is expected. During my time testing, the drivers do a great job in reproducing the mids and highs clearly. The bass is strong and boomy but was kept tight and punchy to prevent it from bleeding into other frequiences. If you are not so much of a EDM or Hip-Hop fan, I am glad to report that the CX Sport works perfectly with all other genres ranging from Pop to Jazz.

Connectivity & Portability

It connects via Bluetooth Ver 4.2 and fitted with AptX-LL Audio Codec; meant for providing clearer wireless transmission with low latency, perfect if you want to watch movies with it. NFC is not available for this model but Bluetooth pairing is dead simple. It comes with a hardshell neoprene carry case which helps to protect it from unwanted scratches and drops. Its battery life rates at a maximum of 6 hours but charges up fully in 1.5 hours. Quick charging also enables an hour of playback with 10 minutes of charging.

PROS

  • Stylish, Modern Design

  • Durable Construction

  • Bass-Boosted Sound Signature

  • Hardshell Carry Case

  • Light-Weight

  • Water-resistant

  • Quick Charging

CONS

  • No Magnetic Earbuds

  • Only One Colour Available

  • Low Battery Life

The Bottom Line

The Sennheiser CX Sport is certainly a contender if you are looking for a wireless, expressive yet modern-looking sports in-ear headphone. For its price tag, you are getting great sound and portability. It makes it a great product if you don't mind the lack of colour variations and low battery life.

WE RATE IT!

9/10

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