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Sennheiser Unleashes Style II Line of Metal Hybrid Earphones

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Sennheiser Unleashes Style II Line of Metal Hybrid Earphones

It seems for many computer makers these days that a metallic finish is the new black (which was the new beige) and Sennheiser seems to agree. The German audio specialist has announced the 'Style II' series comprised of three affordable (sub £100) metal crafted earphones lines.

The flagship 'CX 550' (article image above right), midrange 'OMX 95' and entry level 'MX 95 VC' (main picture) make up the trio and each features a metal/composite hybrid construction, neodymium-iron magnets and two year warranties.

On the spec front, the CX 550 leads the way with impedance of 16 Ω, an SPL of 114dB and THD of less than 0.2 per cent. The OMX and MX ranges follow up with impedance of 64 Ω, SLPs of 116db and 117db respectively and THDs of less than 0.1 per cent, they also feature inline volume controls for ease of use.

You'll find new double flanged eartips with the CX550s plus ear adapters in two types and no less than five different sizes while all the models come with a redesigned dampening system to improve bass.

Available now, you'll find the Style II CX 550, OMX 95 VC and MX 95 VC retailing for £80, £60 and £40 respectively. So if you're *heaven forbid* still using bundled earphones with any device then here are three more reasons to put them back in the box, excluding the fact they will make you go deaf!


Sennheiser Style II Line

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June 1, 2009, 5:58 am

Geez Gordon, you keep bringing up that damn story about bad earbuds being a risk of hearing loss. You're pretty passionate about your headphones eh? :)


June 1, 2009, 6:26 am

@Ohmz - you noticed? ;) It's a hugely important issue - or at least it will be in 10 years when the effects of bundled earphones start kicking in...


June 1, 2009, 8:33 pm

£55 at Play.com - free P&P as always.


June 1, 2009, 9:47 pm

or get the CX500s, which are probably the same inside as the top end cx550, for £17.99 on play.com!


June 2, 2009, 12:02 am

How similar do you suppose they are Dev? Do you think the rebranding is purely for the aesthetic redesign? Because I'm primarily interested in the best sub-£100 earphones. Any recommendations? (I like big bass and I cannot lie.)


June 2, 2009, 12:20 am


didn't they sell out already?


June 2, 2009, 5:07 am

I honestly reckon looking now that the CX550 are a NEW top end, while the CX400-Mark II are just rebranded 500s. I have to say i have done no research except for eyeballing the basic look and details of each so correct me if i am wrong. See below for the links, (apologies if i'm not supposed to post external links, i promise i'm not employed by play.com!)

As for my review of the CX500s:

Stronger and better put together than the 300/400s,

Noticeably better (for me) isolation on the train,

Bass is a little fuller and more detailed but still not on the same level as the sony's i used to have. That said, i prefer the sound overall for a variety of music. The CX400s are reviewed on TR and got 9/10 i think.

For the price, £18, i can't see it being beat! As you approach £100 I would look towards Shure or Etymonics, look on TR for lots of excellent reviews!




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