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Anyone who is a kid of the 80s or 90s probably knows the name Sennheiser. A brand known for good audio quality. These CX True Wireless earplugs have the suspicious text ‘Bass Boost’, but also ‘Superior sound. No compromise’.
Before you can put the caps in your ears, you first get to know the box. And I don’t mean the packaging, but the box with which you can load. It is deeper, wider and less high than the box of a set of AirPods that I am used to. In your pocket, it’s a remarkably protruding bulge. The caps that are in it are of the in-ear type, with a piece that rests upwards in your auricle. It feels less stable than the AirPods hanging out of your ear.
They do indeed provide significantly more bass than the AirPods. As a result, I immediately had to download the Smart Control app to reverse the bass. Because yes, it sounds thick for the first few minutes, but it is so exhausting to listen to and other details drown in the thick bass layer.
The Smart Control app can send software updates to your earbuds and you can control the equalizer with it. To my surprise, bass boost wasn’t even turned on by default. To get a bit of neutral sound I tapped the bass down a bit and the middle up a bit. That made a world of difference.
Even more important is choosing the right ear adapters. There are four of them: from XS to L. A little fitting and measuring works wonders. If the Sennheisers don’t close the ear, they sound very mediocre.
Depending on your ear, they stay in better or less well, but that actually applies to all wireless earbuds. In any case, the Sennheisers can still be adjusted to size. I wouldn’t dare go into a fairground attraction with it, but that may be more up to me.
Operation on the touch surfaces is simple. Tap once to play or pause, twice to skip a track, three times for your personal assistant (Siri or Google). It works effortlessly, even if you don’t intend to, because to press the earplugs into your ears you almost always touch the control surfaces. You can play music for about 9 hours with the caps and if you charge them in the meantime in the case, a total of 27 hours.
For 129 euros you have a pair of handsome earplugs on the CX True Wireless and the option to adjust the sound is nice and unfortunately necessary. The bonus is that the caps are splash-proof, so you can keep them in during a rain shower.
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