Sennheiser CX550 review

Enjoyable in all but the most testing circumstances, the CX550s look, feel and sound like value Tested at £60.00

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Our Verdict

Enjoyable in all but the most testing circumstances, the CX550s look, feel and sound like value

For

  • Solid, puncy and weighty sound

Against

  • Complex music leaves top-end exposed

As far as perceived value goes, the CX550s are a match for anything in this price bracket.

Well made, good-looking and comfortable in situ, the Sennheisers offer ample reassurance that your
money's been well spent.

And that impression is pretty much intact after a long and critical listen.

Solidly punchy and weighty (if you like that sort of thing) or on the rich side (if you don't), the CX550s offer fine levels of detail and are happy with any type of music.

A combination of complex music and keen volume can leave the top end rather exposed and everything else sounding slightly musclebound, but otherwise they're a dextrous and expressive listen.

Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sennheiser.com
Brand NameSennheiser
Product SeriesCX
Product TypeEarphone
ManufacturerSennheiser Electronic Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number502552
Product NameSennheiser CX550
Product ModelCX 550

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response17 Hz
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Impedance16 Ohm
Cable Length60 cm
Maximum Frequency Response22.50 kHz

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • Style II CX 550 Dynamic Earphone
  • Extended Ear Adapter Set (S/M/L)
  • 0.8 m Extension Cable
  • Cable Clip
  • Carrying Pouch

Earpiece

Earpiece DesignEarbud
Earpiece TypeBinaural

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorOpen
Weight Approximate12 g

Interfaces-Ports

Host InterfaceMini-phone

Warranty

Limited Warranty2 Year