Sennheiser is one of the most regarded companies when it comes to the headphone market. The Sennheiser CX 980i High Fidelity Ear-Canal Headset is no exception to their range of quality products. The CX 980i is specially designed to be compatible with the latest i-phone, i-pad and i-pod devices. The sound quality is clearly much superior to the basic i-pod earphones. It produces a characteristic bass filled, rich sound which holds its own at all volume levels. To some, the bass intense predilection of the 980i may be a source of discomfort while listening to songs with a bassier note. But the equalizer helps to even out the tonal quality.
The earbuds are very comfy. They fit the ear perfectly and rarely do they fall out. The earphones come with a set of three different sized rubber ear adapters. Based on your secure fit and comfort, you choose one and let the music flow. The noise cancellation is simply amazing. The 980i does that so brilliantly that sometimes it gets scary when you are crossing a busy road with the earphones on. One might argue that there is little distinction between the controls on the wire. More often than not, when you are trying to pause the music, you end up increasing or decreasing the volume. But this doesn’t take away the fact that 980i is one awesome piece of earphone by Sennheiser.
- The dome cover provides a great visual appeal while its black and green colours provide it with a unique appearance and feel
- Good remote and mic
- The mids are extremely clear
- The silver coated remove may start to wear over time as it gets scratched quite easily.
- Delicate treble
- A temperamental beat is not detailed
- Construction doesn’t match the price tag