Originally Posted by Melik
CX 300 = EP630
or not ?
because it wouldn't be logical to spend 30$ more for a earphone that sounds same and looks same (exept the ''J'' Style Cord and the Sennheiser Logo)
Good question: the Senn CX300, the Creative EP630, and the Sharp MD33 look almost identical, but I don't believe they use the same drivers. I remember reading somewhere in these boards a few weeks ago that the Sharp MD33 sounded quite different from the CX300, like brighter highs and less bass.
My theory is that all these earphones are all manufactured in Chinese factories with the same parts and components, built "on demand"
or "a la carte"
for various brands. It's the same process with camcorders, if you check various models out there. Now the actual drivers residing in each one of the IEMS of brands may be specific for each brand. I can see Sennheiser wanting to have their signature sound in their own IEM as compared to the others.
Again, I haven't had a chance to check the Sharp or Creative models, but for what I read before, no, they don't sound the same. (If someone knows more about this, please share your experience).
Hope it helps.