Music plays an important role in our life. For some people, it is a method to ignore all the problems in their life, for some people, music is a connection with their heart. You can be anyone but one thing which is common between them is, They both loves a good sound. No one wants to listen to their favorite band with shitty sound quality.
Earphones/Headphones is something which helps you to create a direct connection with the song. Moreover, you can cut off the unwanted sound of the outer world.
Sennheiser CX 180 street 2 earphones are the most sold earphones by Sennheiser in India (launched in 2012). Indian customers are loving them. Amazon ranked CX 180 as #1 Best Selling Earphones. Let’s check out why they are #1 Best selling headphones.
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Hardware, Design & Specification
In the box we get, pair of earphones and two extra pairs of silicon rubber of different sizes. You can have anyone according to the size of ear canal size. Under the silicon rubber, there is an earpiece which has a nice metal grill which gives clear and crisp sound output. The wire of earphones is made up rubber and thin. There is also a wire splitter. There is no mic in CX 180 also there is no inline remote for volume adjustments or to control music. The 3.5mm jack is gold plated. There is also a wire clipper to clip the extra wire.
Talking about the hardware, the whole pair of Sennheiser CX 180 earphones are made up of Plastic and Rubber. The earpiece has glossy finishing at the front (Black part) and at the back, there is Rubberised plastic (Grey) having matte finishing. The color combination of Black and Grey looks stunning and the quality of the plastic is very good and expected by the brand like Sennheiser.
The size of the earpiece is very small and feels very light in the ear. If you love listening music while sleeping, you can wear these pairs of earphones. The grayish part of the earphones is made up of rubberized plastic and designed in such a manner that you can hold earpiece for insertion as well as for removal from the ear canal.
All over design of Sennheiser CX 180 looks very good and sturdy. There is Sennheiser logo on the earpiece and on the wire splitter. Also, Sennheiser branding on the 3.5mm jack. Also, have Left (L) and right (R) indication on the respective earpiece.
The Sennheiser CX 180 weigh just 5gm. Very light to wear and gives you comfort even after using it for very long time. The CX 180 earphones come with 1.2m long wire. CX 180 have the frequency response of 20 Hz – 20,000 HZ, 110 dB of sound pressure, 16 ohms of impedance.
That’s pretty much about the Cx 180 Hardware, Design, and specifications.
Performance & Sound
After go through from all the above, let’s talk about the sound of the CX 180. The sound delivered by the CX 180 is quite impressive as per the price point. The bass part of the music is quite deep and dense. The vocals of the song are pretty crisp and clear. The sound of acoustic guitar and the vocals would make you fan of CX 180.
The silicon rubber does a great job of noise cancellation thus removes almost every sound from outside world. You can wear the earpiece all day long as silicon rubbers are very soft and give you comfort. Moreover, the grip of the silicon rubber is also good. You can go to the gym while wearing CX 180 earphones. The earphones are compatible with Android smartphone, iPhone, tablets, and laptops. As there is no inline remote so you cannot change the song nor you can raise the volume through earphone wire.
Now, come to the bad part. The highs or say Treble part is quite aggressive. If you raise the volume, the person sitting next to you actually hears that HIGH part of the music. This not looks that good. But inside the earphones, all things are quite balanced. If you love the drops of EDM, electronic or Dubstep then you gonna love this. If you want more bass, you can play with equalizer and you can raise the bass part from an equalizer.
Pros & Cons
• Light in weight. The weight is just 5 gm.
• Silicon ear bud is quite soft and also did the job of Noise Cancellation.
• The sound driven by the CX 180 is crisp and clear.
• The bass derived by CX 180 is deep and dense.
• Branding is perfectly applied on every component.
• The hardware of CX 180 is sturdy and looks beautiful with black and Grey.
• Compatible with Android, Windows or iPhone, laptop, tablet, iPod, laptops.
• There is no Mic. You cannot use it for calling or to give voice commands to Google Now or to Siri.
• Dear Sennheiser, if you are making an earphone for Music lovers it’s OK to not to include Mic but at least add inline remote for adjusting Volume or to change track. So, no inline remote.
• The silicon rubber is dust lover. You cannot just place them anywhere having dust displacement.
Overall, Sennheiser CX 180 is the ideal in-ear headphones in this price range. The sound performance of the earphone is good. If you love to listen to music then go for Sennheiser CX 180. You would feel the highs and the lows of the music. There is no mic and inline remote which indeed make them incomplete. CX 180 are not so expensive and built quality is great and feels sturdy. In 700-800 price range, you would get a beautiful looking, nice sound quality earphones by the Sennheiser. After all, Sennheiser CX 180 is the best selling product by Sennheiser in India.