Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Sennheiser Ear-phones

A few days ago, I went to shop for a pair of good quality ear-phones for myself. The natural place to go for this was Lamington Road or what is now known as Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg. Asking around led me to a shop recommended by several traders - this shop was known as "O Three". As I had expected, the shop occupants had a lot of ear-phones;but neither could we see a good range of ear phones, except on a rack in the rear of the shop. 

Now, when you go to buy ear-phones, most end up buying something in the range of INR 500 or less; I was looking for something costlier because I do feel that a good set of ear-phones should give better voice quality than the cheaper ones, that are mostly Chinese. In addition, the packaging, the accessories, etc.also make a difference. The choice was between the moderately priced "Skullcandy" and "Sennheiser" brands. Bose earphones start above 6000/=, and the noise-cancelling ones are in the stratospheric range of over 30K/pair!

These, then, are the ear-phones I bought: Sennheiser CX 275s.

The box pack contained the following: A pair of ear-phones with a microphone and a 3.5 mm audio jack; 2 extra pairs of differently sized ear plugs in case the one that is fitted on the phones by default does not match up to the size of your ear canals; an additional adapter for using with i-phone audio jacks; a small purse-string bag to keep the ear-phones safely, and a 2-year warranty card. All this for INR 1600! On internet b2c sites, the rates quoted are 1750, and then, on some sites, over INR 4000! 

My first experience with the Sennheiser brand, which is a German brand (check out their website HERE) was extremely satisfying.The voice quality, portability, etc. were very good indeed. 

Sennheiser has an independent website in India (see THIS LINK). They have operations in India too, and they have a toll-free access (1800-200-3632) with offices in Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bengaluru. You can even email them on info@sennheiserindia.com. What more can one ask for?

So, to summarise, these are excellent ear-phones. Go ahead and buy them. 

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