The Sennheiser CX 5.00 are earphones that replaces the company’s CX500s. When looking at both of them at a design point-of-view, both are very different. This new iteration is showier, and definitely delivers a bolder design than the older model. Apart from being showier, it also sounds better too.
The Sennheiser CX 5.00 is Better Than Its Predecessor in More Ways Than One
Looking more at the design into the Sennheiser CX 5.00, they’ve parted ways from the traditional design to promote a more angular shape. It now has a metal plate bearing the German company’s logo. They are now also easier to grip when taking them off of your ears.
Aside from the metal plate, everything else seems to be made out of plastic. However, when you pop off the rubber earbuds and you will be graced with more metal in the form of the unit’s skeleton. This should make the unit sturdier, which is good news since the predecessor was known to fall apart just with some use (just like what you would normally experience with cheaper earphones).
What’s even better is that the metal skeleton found on the CX 5.00 doesn’t seem to add too much weight. Hence, they’re still pretty lightweight and comfortable to wear. While IEMs are not made to be for everyone since you will need to jam the tips pretty far into your ears. Still, Sennheiser took note of this and included a good number of silicone tips with various sizes right in the standard packaging.
When it comes to sound isolation, it is pretty fair but not the “knock your socks off” kind. This is because the unit has a port on top of each earpiece. With this port, it is designed to improve bass response, which does its job fairly well. However, it creates a small gap for you to hear some of the outside world noise.
While the predecessor aimed for a more low-end response, this time around it focus on being neutral. The bass is not so pronounced to the point that it pushes back all the other parts of the audio spectrum out the window. If there are three words to describe how the audio sounds like with these earphones, they are rich, warm, and big.
Sound accuracy is the name of the game for the Sennheiser CX 5.00, and it does it fairly well. They provide a warm tone, but not having the drawbacks and shortcomings coming off from other warm-sounding earphones.