Product Name: CX Sports
Product Type: Wireless Sport Earphones
Cost at Time of Review: £119.99
Works With: Bluetooth Devices
Release Date: Out Now!
Recently I have had a couple of health problems and one of the main things I have been advised by my doctor is to exercise. So I went for long walks with my dog, I was playing around a bit more with him and walking places where, normally, I would get transport. It just wasn’t cutting it. A lot of my friends work out so I thought I’d give it a shot. Way back when I was a young cadet, I worked in a gym as an instructor and done some exercise myself so it wasn’t a problem getting back into the rhythm of it, however, everything has changed now. Musically, there are whole playlists for gym’s and workout sessions, different types of music now that never existed before to get you motivated. Alongside all of that, you need the equipment to go with it. Sennheiser, one of the biggest music manufacturers ever has jumped into this to offer their expertise on what they can produce for you people out there!
Appearance + Features
Of course, the first thing it needs to be is wireless. You can’t be held back by a cable going to your music device. Sennheiser has kept the design simple, using a well common design that works well. Two earbuds with a slim cable connecting each one. That’s where the common design ends. Sennheiser has taken the sporty, vibrant colour and added it onto the earbuds. Adding in some in-ear clips instead of over ear, keeping is sleek and a nice look to the design.
One thing I hate is over baring logos on any manufacturers products. While it’s nice to show off I just can’t get away with loads of the same logo or just one large one. Keep it simple, keep it sleek and Sennheiser has done just that. With one tiny logo on each earbud and one on the button clip, simple, nothing huge, nothing to make a statement with. Sennheiser has done enough in this market not to have their logo slapped everywhere yet everyone knows what product you have. It’s nice to see something simple and clean.
Coming from each headphone, you have your cable and either side a button remote for your standard, Volume, Skip and Pause and on the other side the charging port and with it being so big, the battery. I’m not willing to take it apart to guess that the battery is in there but I’m sure if the charging port is there that it has to be the battery location. And lastly, a headphone clip fo how loose or tight you want your headphones. Something I haven’t seen in a long time and works so well with sports headphones.
The headphone is wireless, as you guessed and is connected to devices via Bluetooth. Obviously charging is required but they last a good hefty amount of time. Sennheiser is claiming a good healthy 6 hours of use meaning a good few sessions before you need to charge. But if you’re like me, just put it back on charge as soon as you finished with them. When testing them myself I got approx 6 hours out of it so Sennheiser has definitely hit the mark with it.
The headphones being sports headphones and get used when you are working out, you’re going to sweat a lot, especially from your head. Sennheiser has said not to worry about it as the headphones are sweat and splash-resistant. Obviously not for swimmers but if you’re gonna sweat or go for a run in the rain, you’re covered.
The CX Sport also coming with your typical day to day products. A mic, and some other built-in stuff that makes it a great pair of headphones even when you’re not working out.
Straight away of the bat, Bluetooth connected up fine. In this day and age, you expected it to but I have come across devices that are a joke connecting up. With the many options of ear size and seal alongside your ear clips, you’re going to get an optimal fit and it did just that. After hooking up Medium clips and Large buds it was sealed nice and tight with minimal leakage. With the nice seal, the results were phenomenal. The headphones were nice for sealing off any external noise without the need of Noise Cancelling and also get some nice base(y) music getting me motivated. Cause who doesn’t love a little bit of base working out.
I recently bought a treadmill. I live in the UK so the weather is miserable, winter coming and not wanting to venture outside all to often to visit a gym, it was a perfect way to work out at home with little noise around you but also not letting your music bug anyone else in the house. So after a time with them and much use, the CX Sport is what you need for your workout. It has the sound that is needed, the comfort and the looks. The only issue I had after some usage grime started to build up on the outside where nothing is touching it so I am assuming sweat build up in little crevices that the headphones have built in. Didn’t look pleasant.
CX Sport is just that, made for sports. They work exceptionally well with all that I threw at them. They’re definitely got the comfort factor and look the part for a good looking sporty pair of headphones. The design is nice but some of the design can cause a bit of build up. The base is there and the sound that Sennheiser is well known for have made there way over to a really good pair of headphones that is expected to get a bit of bashing too.