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Old 11-27-2013, 04:30 PM
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im no expert on audio but I know what sounds good. I got a fantastic deal on sennheiser cx215 last week at best buy ( 15.99 in gold on daily deal ). WOW ... I hear things with these I have never heard before. It sounds like your in the studio or on the front row live. And they are made solid, and seal great. These blow anything away Ive ever heard for lots more money. Just wanted to share my good fortune
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:10 PM
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hi,
glad to hear you got a good deal - im not sure about that finger tip bit at the back though :/

..good to see they are Y cables unlike the cx300s J
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:24 AM
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I'm thinking you need to experience a greater variety of headphones if those impress you at that level. I've had a variant, the CX200, and considered them middling at best. Better than the Senn CX 300 in that the bass isn't as muddy or as overpowering but still not great. Not having the irritating "J" yoke was also a plus.

I don't have the CX200 because I threw them in to sweeten a deal after a while. There wasn't enough about them to make me prefer them over any of a number of other mid level IEMs. I was able to recover most of what I had spent and used that to look for something I preferred enough to keep.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:57 AM
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I wasn't impressed with any of Sennheiser's low-end iems.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:13 AM
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me neither. I've given up with senns
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:40 AM
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Of the Sennheiser iem's I've tried, none of them really did it for me. They were all the inexpensive models, including these.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:56 AM
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While Sennheiser still makes some nice headphones, since they stopped letting dealers aggressively discount them I have not bought any of them as they are no longer a good value. For example, the HD598 seems quite nice, however at $250 I pass. If it was priced at $100 instead, I would probably buy it.

JVC now seems to be value leader in headphones, with even their $25 HAS400 producing great sound. Panasonic offers great value with some of their earphones and headphones, such as the $20 RPHJE450. The Soundmagic ES18 IEM at just $12 is a great buy.

While the Sennheiser CX215 is probably at least somewhat decent, my guess is that it is not better than the $12 Soundmagic ES18. I love my ES18, but don't have the CX215. Perhaps some people who own both of these will give us a detailed comparison of them.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:38 PM
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i have the soundmajic es18 and to me the sennheisers sound better imo. I have been a jvc fan for a long time owning several pairs. The only reason I gave these a shot was for the price break. Like alot of people here, I research and like to try the stuff people here recommend.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:05 PM
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Interesting. Do you have the JVC HAS400? If not, then you should get it. It is by far the best JVC headphone I have heard(I haven't heard any of the Japan only models like the HAS500 and HAS680).At only around $25, the HAS400 is an extraordinary value.

This review site rates the ES18 as being slightly better than the CX215, but rates both as being excellent. The CX215 is normally so much more expensive than the ES18 though.

http://www.testfreaks.com/headphones...ndmagic-es-18/

http://www.testfreaks.com/headphones...heiser-cx-215/

This other site also rates the ES18 as being slightly better.
http://alatest.com/reviews/headphone...-195496678,74/

http://alatest.com/reviews/headphone...-196304956,74/

For the $16 you paid the CX215 is a good value. At the normal price of $30 or more though for the CX215, the $12 ES18 is so much of a better value.

Sorry to sound like a Sennheiser basher, however I bought many Sennheiser products in the past and loved them, however I have become very negative on the brand due to their very high current pricing, and pressuring retailers to discount very little or not at all on many of their products.

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Old 11-28-2013, 06:14 PM
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your right, had I not gotten that price I wouldnt have considered them. I was ready to buy the fx-40;s and go thru the burn in everyone talks about. Id still like to try them next, or the has400's you mentioned. Thanks!
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:06 PM
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The HA-FX40 is too bright for me. I tried breaking it in for a long time, and still find it unpleasant due to the excessive treble. Imo the HAS400 is great though.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:14 PM
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yea ive heard that alot, most people seemed to lov'em after burn in or they say treble trouble still like you. Im gonna try the has400 next for home use. Would like to find a good sounding cheap pair for work, around 10.00. Dont need thumpin base, listen to country and soft rock. Earbuds would work better there. Any suggestions guys will be app. thanks to all, this forum is very helpful.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:54 PM
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Why earbuds? Is it that you need to hear your surroundings? There aren't many good traditional earbuds still being made, especially low priced ones. The JVC HA-EB75 earbuds with ear hooks is under $10. It has nice treble and a nice midrange(for the price) however it is bass deficient. Boosting the bass on my player's equalizer by 8db makes this quite pleasant to use when I need to hear my surroundings, and don't want to worry about regular traditional earbuds falling out. The Sony MDR-E828 has gone up a bit in price on Amazon to around $12. It sounds quite good at low volumes with good bass, however at higher volumes there is some audible distortion. The Sony MDR-E9LP looks interesting for $8, although I get the feeling it isn't as good as the MDR-E828, as it has smaller drivers and is less efficient. I haven't heard it yet.

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