At S$199 or US$130, the Sennheiser CX True Wireless earbuds are affordable and well within reach for students and young adults; the perfect entry point to experiencing the sound quality Sennheiser is well-known for. Not only that, they look classy and definitely don’t compromise on the sound.
Here are five reasons why these earbuds are worth the buy.
First up, the TrueResponse transducer. If you like Sennheiser, you’ll know they use the same proprietary 7mm driver in more expensive models like the Momentum True Wireless 2 and CX400BT, just tuned differently. It’s one of the smallest extra wide band dynamic drivers in the world and they’re all designed and made at Sennheiser’s Germany HQ. You’ll be getting similar sound at a fraction of the price, and that’s always a plus.
Even though there’s no active noise cancellation here, that’s not always a bad thing. There’s passive noise isolation, which would normally work in tandem with ANC to cancel out noise through both a good seal from the earbuds as well as the phase-inverted sound from the ANC. The noise isolation provided by the seal of CX True Wireless is really good, which means that even though you don’t get ANC here, the noise isolation works well enough such that you don’t have to worry too much about external noise disturbing your enjoyment of your music.
If you’re always on the go, you might know that not all earbuds have water resistance, so if you perspire a lot or if you’re ever caught in rain, you’ll have to be careful. Well, the IPX4 water resistance rating on the CX True Wireless means you’ll never have to worry about it, even if you accidentally spill a glass of water all over the earbuds!
Next, we have a new EQ preset that will really delight the folks who love bassy music. The new Bass Boost preset that can be activated through the Sennheiser app is definitely an easy way to make sure you get that little bump to the low end so you can really feel the thump and impact from the bass. It definitely results in a more immersive and engaging sound, especially for people who love House or EDM music.
Last, but not least, we have battery life. Battery life is superb on the CX True Wireless, with up to 9 hours in the earbuds and a total of 27 hours with the charging case. There’s enough juice in the earbuds and case to power through your day, whether it’s from heading out to work or school, meeting up with friends and more.
The earbuds also run on Bluetooth 5.2, which means better battery life and better audio quality. You get SBC, AAC as well as aptX support, so you won’t have to worry about connectivity or latency issues. If you’re looking for a pair of earbuds that sound great, look great and won’t burn a hole in your wallet, these definitely fit the bill.