• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great build quality and sound but...

    • Written by from Toronto

    This may be a bit of a personal preference, the headphones have great sound quality (pretty good high, mid and low range) - as long as you put them in your ear properly, these being the in-ear variety of headphones. The build quality is very good i find, and the wrap around the ear design is excellent, and will not come loose under stress (perfect for the running/gym going which i use these for). And the mic sounds great for calls.

    So Sennheiser got it right this time? Well, almost...

    First, the location and size of the i-controller/mic. The controller is too small, and buttons too close together without enough separation or height to tell the difference - you will frequently miss the play/pause button for either of the volume up/down; which is an annoying distraction while running and want to skip songs, and dont want to look for the button.

    Second, the location of the controller, which is located where the cables for the left/right earpieces split. I would prefer the controller be higher up on the right earpiece (like the Apple headphones) so its easy to get to (other workout headphones do this). Size wouldnt be as much of an issue, but i usually tuck my headphones under my shirt/jacket for running/gym so the cable doesnt get in my way. Sweatproof headphones are awesome like that. The location of the controller makes it so i have to have an unusual amount sticking out at the top so i can get to the controller (worst while running and wearing a jacket, make it difficult to get to the controller). That, or keep the headphones on the outside bouncing around during your workout...


    Would i recommend these? If you can get past the ergonomics/use of the size/location of the controller, these make great sport headphones.

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