The C415Es aren’t at all bad, but you can still do better for this moneyWrite your own review
- Comfortable fit
- decent detail
- warm sound
- Too thickly bass-heavy for our tastes
There’s no doubting the convenience and discretion of in-ear headphones; sometimes you don’t want to advertise your expensive media player to all and sundry, or feel cut off from the world inside a huge pair of cans.
To counterpoint that, though, many people don’t like the feeling of earbuds burrowing into their heads.
Cresyn could have the answer with these half-in-ear units.
The largeish main units, which house 14.3mm drivers, sit outside your ears, while the smaller ear-tips sit just inside.
They’re certainly comfortable in the ear, and they’re easy to fit – not always a given with in-ear headphones.
Cresyn C415E: Sound is too thick
Set to work with Tortoise’s Cornpone Brunch, there’s decent detail for the money, and dynamic shifts are dispatched without problems.
The presentation, though, is a little on the warm side for us – it saps the C415Es of agility and attack, which makes the overall sound too thick.
It’s a shame, because underneath that coating of bass lurks decent separation and sweet treble.
Can we recommend them? Well, for only a tenner more you can still find Sennheiser’s top-notch CX 300 IIs online. Just saying…