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Sennheiser CX 380 Sport II Sports Headphones

Manufacturer: Sennheiser

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  excellent, quality bass - blows standard ipod phones away!!!

| | See all NYorksYid's reviews (1)

first time i've ever bought any headphones other than the ones supplied with the iphone/ipod - oh what i've missed out on!!
these are fantastic ear plugs and will blow you away in comparison to the standard apple ones!
they are perfect for the gym including running (normally the apple ones drop out of my ear but these stay in perfectly) - they block out all noise perfectly...if you run the cable down the inside of your top i dont see what the problem is with anything???
the only thing i was slightly dissapointed with is that the cable of both the ear plugs is not the same length to the join...the left is much shorter than the right - they are not equal.
overall fantastic product especially for the sale price!!!!!!!!!!

  As good for running as this type of earphone can be!

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Play sent me these by mistake, I actually ordered the Sony MDR-AS50G (which are earbud type but with a neckband), but decided to try these as they are water and sweat proof.
I want them for running and after three outings I have to disagree with the previous reviews saying they are not suitable for running.
Any in ear (without head or neckband) earphone is going to be prone to fall out when running. The 'silicone earbud' type such as these are the most secure (other than made to measure ones) of in ear types (as opposed to side on with neckband or just regular in ear) I would say. A lot also depends on your own ear size/shape I guess too!
I have been out for three 10k runs and they have stayed in fine (I am Mr sweaty when running!).
That said it is very important that you use the supplied clip and attach the cord to your top to minimise cord pull. The only thing I had to do was pull the right hand cord level from behind my neck now and again as it can slip and pull on the right earpiece (again, as any of this type would) when running.
Other tips would be to ensure ear and earbud are clean/dry before inserting so as to get a good initial 'grip' and use the correct size earbud (s/m/l supplied).
Both previous reviewers also mentioned hearing unwanted noises of cord rubbing against your clothing etc. This is again just a characteristic of this 'earbud' type of earphone. Because they seal off the ear canal completely and it affects the sounds you hear, but it is not noticeable when listening to the type of music and at the volume most people run to. If you listen to quiet music or music with long quiet sections or book tapes, then you will notice it, but again it is just the type of earphones, not the model in my opinion.
The sound quality/bass is very good. The bass response is I guess what most people want from earphones, and these have a decently low frequency response of 17Hz giving a distinct 'thump' at the low end.
They are not worth the 49.99 list price, but are a very good buy at play's 17.99.
If you think you need a more secure fit try something like the Sony's (which I have reordered, but yet to receive) with a neckband. Neckbands may offer a more secure fit, but the downside can be that they are not as comfortable for a lot of users. This is one of the reasons I kept and tried out the CX180's, I am glad I did because for me they stay in and I would recommend you do not rule them out for running.
My only grumble is the long cord. It would have been nice to have a short cord with an extension as some others have. This would work much better if holding the player or if you use an armband.

  Fanstastic but not for sport!

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These are top quality for sound. I struggle getting my mp3 (sony nwz) louder but these do the buisness. They dont leak sound and are a great design. But dont buy these if you want to use them for running. They have made the sleaving on the wire out of rubber so if the wire is moved you tend to hear the muffled sound. But if you use your mp3 going to work on bus, train or just chilling out at home listening to music. Get these. It will enhance the sound of your mp3, creating a deeper louder base but not drowning out the high tones. Plus these will increase the volume of your mp3 greatly which is a porblem with a lot of people. I have bought many earphones (shure, sony, bose, sennheiser) so i know what im talking about and these have been the best so far. I would of gave it a 5 its just they mention its for sport which i totallty disagree

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  Not for Running

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Bought as ipod replacements. May be OK for sports that don't require much movement but terrible for running. Every stride, every breath and every movement in the cable comes though to your ears rendering the excellent sound quality you've paid for worthless.
You have to use the cable clip but they still worked themselves loose so I'll be going back to the standard ipod earphones for now.
My opinion is probably true for all earbud type headphones used for running but I will stick with Sennheiser for my next purchase as the sound quality is far superior to the standard ipod set.

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