When earphones that lies in two different ranges are compared, there should be a strong factor behind it. Yes, the popularity of the two. A comparison between the general use earphones like Sennheiser CX 180 Street II and CX 275 becomes valid based on the sales figures. Let’s see why both has became the favorite of music lovers.
Sennheiser CX 180 is priced at ₹699 where the CX 275 S costs around 2.5 times higher, at ₹ 1,699.00. As we see the price margin is significant. Lets check what differentiates between both earphones and which would be more value for money.
|Model||Carry pouch||Microphone||Price||Link to buy|
|Sennheiser CX 180 Street II||No||No||₹699.00|
|Sennheiser CX 275 S||Yes||Yes||₹1,699.00|
Sennheiser CX 180 Street II In-Ear Headphone
This entry level earphone is there in the top selling list of earphones in most eCommerce websites, in fact it is made exclusively for the Indian market. The CX 180 has a very simple and functional design. It comes with only one color – dark gray.
When it comes to sound quality, there is a clear exaggeration in the low frequency to make up to the taste of Indian music listeners. The base tends to muffle out the mid and high sometimes. On the other hand, what is missing from this earphone is a microphone – an essential if you are using this for multipurpose like attending conferences or taking calls etc. Sennheiser claims that their design eliminates background noises and provides good quality audio. This is somewhat true as the ear buds are quite tight and perfect fit to ears blocking other unwanted sounds.
The earphone sports a 3.5 mm jack, still most suitable to smartphones and iPods. The main selling point of this earphone is its price that is less than 2k, makes it super affordable for most of the users.
Sennheiser CX 275 S In -Ear Universal Mobile Headphone With Mic
When you spend ₹ 1000 more, you get more build quality, more superior sound and a microphone inbuilt which was one of the main problems with the CX 180. This one sports a mic and a single button control remote which is useful for attending calls or controlling music. in Apple iOs and android devices.
Sennheiser provides an additional cable to reverse the polarity of the signals making it compatible to almost all the smartphones out there.
When it comes to sound, CX 180 has a base driven sound signature like the CX 180. This does sometimes drown the mid range which causes lack in clarity and crispness. These may not be the best sounding earphones you can get, but definitely wont disappoint a base enthusiast.
Just like Cx180, the 1.5 meter cable is very thin and easily prone to tangles. Out of the box, the Cx 275 S has a black carry pouch and a compatibility adapter. They also provide two extra silicon ear tips, so you’ll have the small, medium and large ones with you.
Which one should you buy?
Considering the the value both has to offer for the price, I would recommend CX 275 S since it is clearly has many advantages over the CX 180. In 9 out of 10 times these earphone are used with smartphones which gets calls, so absence of a mic will bother a lot as you need to keep the phone close to your mouth to speak. If the price is not a concern, go with CX 275.
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