Our Verdict Very disappointing, the sound is dull and flat For Affordable volume control Against Tonally flat Reviewed on 16th August 2011 We’re told that this is the replacement for the Sennheiser Award-winning CX 300-II, and boy, are we disappointed. The ultra-affordable price remains and a handy volume control has been added, but the sound is tonally, dynamically and rhythmically flat. There’s nothing harsh in the delivery, but there’s nothing fun or interesting in it, either. See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi on Twitter More after the break Join whathifi on Facebook Related News The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month - February Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 04:55pm Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm CX 280 Headphones Sennheiser Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.