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Sennheiser CX 280 review

The Sennheiser CS 280s are replacements for the Award-winning CX300-II Tested at £29

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Very disappointing, the sound is dull and flat


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    volume control


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    Tonally flat

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.

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