Sennheiser CX True Wireless – value BT earphones with 9 hours battery life (first look)

Sennheiser CX True Wireless

The new Sennheiser CX True Wireless BT earphones eschew the artificial imposition that ANC (noise cancelling) makes on listening pleasure allowing the best BT quality sound at an amazingly low $199.95.

Sennheiser CX True Wireless represents the venerable 75+-year-old company’s realisation that the world wants quality but affordability. It also reflects Sennheiser’s attitude to ANC – horrible compressed music. So, it made a pair of buds that does everything else well.

Importantly it has Sennheiser’s TrueResponse transducer.

This is one of the world’s smallest extra wide-band, dynamic sound transducers (speaker). We  quote Sennheiser

It consists of a single high-performance dynamic transducer with a 7mm diaphragm covering the entire frequency spectrum. This prevents phase shifts and interference effects in the frequency transition region. A custom-made magnet system with triple-channel ventilation significantly reduces the distortion factor, and a dual-chamber absorber facing the ear canal minimises resonance peaks that would otherwise occur naturally. Even at high sound pressure levels, the sound remains clean and free of distortion.

The CX True Wireless delivers truly superior sound at an accessible price point. Featuring state-of-the-art technology and offering proven ergonomics, the earbuds have been developed according to user comfort studies. They also offer an outstanding personal audio experience that anyone can enjoy anywhere and every day.

Anton Zgurskiy, Product Manager at Sennheiser.

Oh well, that was a German translation😁.

Simply put, it is an open back earphone that allows a far wider sound stage, and it has three chambers to handle bass, mid and treble. It is similar to that used on its premium in-ear-monitor IE 900 9.4/10.

It uses the Sennheiser Smart Control App with built-in EQ allow for custom tailoring of the listening experience, whether notching up the intensity of the music with the Bass Boost preset, relaxing with a podcast, or enhancing audio for a phone call

Sennheiser CX True Wireless – the latest tech

  • BT 5.2 multi-point
  • Codecs: SBC, AAC and aptX (especially good for Qualcomm smartphones)
  • 9-hour battery life and 18 more in the case
  • IPX4 rated
  • Sennheiser Smart Control App with OTA firmware updates
  • Google Assistant or Siri
  • Dual voice mics on each bud for better voice pickup.
  • Use either bud separately
  • From Sennheiser AU and approved retailers
  • German designed and made

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