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    Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    I've had 3 pairs of these now, and all of them have gone the same way after ~6-8 months.
    Something goes wrong with the jack so that sound only comes out from one phone.
    Getting pretty sick on this happening so can someone suggest a pair of similar sound isolating buds for around £20?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    ive hard of this problem before, mayb get the creative cheaper variants ep-630?
    if you can stretch see if you can still get the shures for £24.99!

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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    What model of the shures is it?
    I don't mind paying a little extra for quality - I use my earphones pretty much every day
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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    they have changed the shape of the Jack on the ones I've got, as my original pair went the same way
    had them about 4 months now and they're still fine, daily (all day) use too.

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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post


    Good price too

    Have you tried these out?
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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    i use sony mdr-ex32

    love the sound quality but can't recommend them on reliability, i do listen loads (at least 2 hours a day, long walk to uni + gym etc.) but never last more than 8 months.

    only around 15 quid though

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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    If they are real Sennheiser, they will replace them.

    Where'd you get them from mate? any chance of them being fake?
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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    Good price too

    Have you tried these out?
    haven't just tried them, i swear by them. to all intents and purposes they are cx300's' but with some clever tweaks. im a bastard for screwing up the jacks on earphones but these things are great. lasted 2 years before i got one wrapped around a door handle for the 100th time, but it was one too many and it got decapitated will be ordering a new set when i figure out some other odds n sods to buy at the same time
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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    I used to have a pair of cx300 bought I just bought a pair of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shure-SE420-...3182513&sr=8-1 they should come this week. I do have a lossless player but I think I went overboard!!

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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    how much better are the razer earbuds compared with ep 630's?. I have the 630's and they give off some static and are not the best looking for an upgrade, they dont look different to what connection the creatives use apart from that adaptor which would seem pointless for a tiny mp3player(sansa clip i have). Anything around £15 i should look at?


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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    Do you have a habit of wrapping your earbuds around your player/phone/etc. and shoving it in your pocket when not in use? Most earbuds don't handle that too well (you don't need to put it back in it's case everytime, but try not to wrap it too often).

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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Do you have a habit of wrapping your earbuds around your player/phone/etc. and shoving it in your pocket when not in use? Most earbuds don't handle that too well (you don't need to put it back in it's case everytime, but try not to wrap it too often).

    After the second time, I started making an extra special effort not to wrap them up


    Agent - I'm pretty sure I bought them from amazon, I'll need to double check.
    Not sure how it works from Amazon, I don't order there often but is the order confirmation email enough for proof of purchase?

    Ideally I can replace the cx300, sell them and get a pair of the Razers.

    Infact if anyone can recommend a better pair for £15 I'll prob just order them later today

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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    I have had Sennheiser gaming headsets in the past and all with inline volume adjustment and they have all gone the same way with cables breaking away from the inline control, poor build quality.

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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    OTOH I'm absolutely delighted with my HDR-130s. Best Headphones I've ever had, supremely comfortable, and no wires to boot.

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    Re: Sennheiser CX 300 - crap.

    i had a pair of the CX 300. they lasted about a year, and thats with wrapping them round my ipod, sleeping with them in and getting tangled, and in and out of the gym bag.

    much more reliable that a pair of sonys (i forget the model) that died after the first use.

    i now have 3 pairs - one for gym use (which has been wrapped around a cable tidy for about a year), one for general use/sleeping/general wear and tear stuff, and one for using when i know i will look after them... as it were.

    the general wear and tear one only failed the other week, again, after about a year of solid use, but it was only the left ear... just like my first pair

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