• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    EQ

    • Written by from Grimsby

    I bought these because they were sennheiser. I've been using sennheiser for four years now and the EQ is usually nice and flat to give a lovely rich sounds. However these are EQ'd to bass. These are very bassy earphones. Granted you may like this and yes they sound like beats by dre. That's not the best thing. Go for the more modern cx275s ear buds if your more of an audiophile. Buy these if you're a bass head.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good overall sound quality, but flawed

    • Written by from Sutton

    I recently bought these as replacements for the original Ear Pods that came with my iPhone 5s. Sound-wise, they perform adequately, although not inspiring and the midrange is a little flat as another reviewer pointed out. Unfortunately, they are let down by the overall build quality, which seems somewhat flimsy, and the built in controls are fiddly to use, with awkward button placement, especially the centre button. Additionally, the controls will occasionally cease to function when plugged in to my iPhone and require removal and reinsertion to get working again. This could possible be a defect with my unit specifically, but it's something to note.

    The asymmetrical cord will favour some and irk others - I'm definitely in the latter group. With regards to fit, I found none of the supplied rubber caps to provide a comfortable and secure fit in my ears, and they have a tendency to completely block external noise, which again could be a plus or a minus depending on your preferences.

    Overall, if you have "compatible" ears and don't want to spend a lot on a pair of ear buds, these might be a passable choice, however I will personally be returning mine as there are arguably better options at this price point.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    • Written by from Thornton-Cleveleys

    Bought these 'unheard' on the strength of the existing reviews. Disappointed with them. All boom and fizz with a recessed (no, non-existent) midrange, which robs music of any texture and presence. If you like your equaliser in the V-position you're going to love these. Otherwise, avoid.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Fantastic sound quality, SO much better than the Sennheiser M 30i which I found tinny and shrill sounding.
    I've also owned the RHA 450i, but I rate the i300 better for sound. I'd say it's a well rounded sound which gets better with use, plenty of bass which I like.

    Loses a star from me because the asymmetrical cable is really annoying...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from WINSFORD

    I've used these for about 12 months and been very pleased. Feel classy, nice sound. Will buy again

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes! Great sound at a great price

    • Written by from Artane

    Bought a pair of these a couple of weeks ago and was really, happily, surprised at the quality as well as sound at this price.

    I'm sure there are better headphones available, but at 2 or 3 times the price of these.

    Perfect for everyday use

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    50/50

    • Written by from Manly Vale

    Setup and use: iPhone 4 & 5, 2-4 hours a day in public transport and office.

    The Good:

    The sound quality of these headphones is quite good - good base, good mids and highs for the price class. The microphone works well too (without the environmental echoing that sometimes is an issue). These compare to the Klipsch S4i which I have owned two pairs of as well.

    The Bad:

    This is the second pair of Sennheiser i300s that I have bought and they come undone after about 5-6 months. The thick rubber cap that protects the cable at the headphone jack first splits and then comes undone, leaving the cable at the insert to slowly disintegrate. This first causes loss of microphone/headphone functionality and soon thereafter loss of headphone functionality.

    Every pair of headphones I have owned so far (Sony MDR EX51, Klipsch S4i, Sennheiser i300) has disintegrated after 6-12 months either by right ear drop out or microphone break. This is a common problem and comes down to the thin wiring. I treat my headphones nicely - always coil them loosely, don't yank etc.

    I would give these more stars for the sound but the build quality is flimsy. The Klipsch S4i at least have a replacement warranty so you can just take them back to the Apple store and replace them right there right then so you effectively get 2 for the price of 1 purchase within a 12-18 months time frame which is cheaper than having to buy two of these.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, not a good fit

    • Written by from NORTH RYDE

    The sound from these is fantastic, in comparison to the standard apple earphones. That isn't saying much. They are good though.
    Less good, is the fit. The fit is probably no worse than most earbuds, but I stopped using these after just a month, despite the sound quality, because I became tired of them coming out. There is a trick to inserting an earbud, a trick I soon learned, which makes them less likely to come out, but I went back to my Apple earphones because they rarely come out.

    5 of 14 people found this useful