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Sennheiser CX 400 Mark II Precision or AKG K 319?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Both are £38.99 on Play.com (on sale)

 

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/8116312/Sennheiser-CX-400-Mark-II-Precision-Headphones/Product.html

 

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/7871454/AKG-K-319-In-Ear-Headphones/Product.html

 

I've had CX 300s before, and I have CX 500s. I'm a big fan of Sennheiser, but I checked out the reviews of the AKGs and they look really good.

 

My main concern is whether the CX 400 Mark IIs are any better than the normal CX 400s, or better than the CX 300s (and CX 300 Mark IIs) or CX 500s?

 

Anybody got (or tried) either of these, and able to give me a short comparison?

post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 

There must be someone with either of these earphones :(

post #3 of 15

sorry i dont think many if any have, particularly the AKG's

 

however id wager you can do better for the money

post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply. I didn't think many people would have the AKG (I've never heard of them, although I'm not really knowledgeable about this stuff) I'm more interested in whether the CX 400 Mark IIs are any different (or any Mark II range)

 

Which alternatives would you suggest? I'm looking for canalphones at a similar price


Thanks :)

post #5 of 15

Radiopaq Jazz or ViSang R03/Brainwavz M2 (they are the same thing)

 

i assume its a warm bassy sound your after and in the UK, the Jazz you can get on amazon, the R03/M2 you would have to order from the far east so would take longer (still easy and cheap to get though) 

 

or did you have any particular sound signatures you were after? 

post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply

 

Are the Jazz earphones specifically for jazz? I have a wide range of music (although 85% is hip hop, and there's rock, pop, drum & bass, electro, etc.. but I have no jazz)

 

I like a bassy sound but not too heavy. I found this, but I'm not sure what it means. Is there any posts on H-Fi that explain what low/mid/highs are and how they relate to the sound?

 

108428Jazz_470x470.jpg

 

Thanks again

post #7 of 15

no they arent just for jazz, tbh its an entirely stupid naming scheme that i can only assume was thought up marketing idiots.

 

i reviewed them as did |joker| if you have a search you should be able to find

post #8 of 15

I think most of senn CX series are more toward the bass, although CX 400-II has bass that is slightly more deep than CX 300-II, CX 300-II is boomy, whilst CX 400-II isn't boomy, it's more deep & detailed, but not as detailed as other high-end IEMs. I don't know about AKG though.

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

sorry for the late reply. I did check out your reply Mark, and those earphones look really good but I'm now leaning over towards the CX400s again

 

thanks for the reply emti, do you know if the CX400 II are any better than the normal CX400 (or the CX500)?

post #10 of 15

if it helps ive heard the CX95 and still take the Jazz over them

post #11 of 15

I'm don't know, I haven't tried CX 400, but from what I heard, CX 400-II is supposedly similar to CX 500.

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 

Both are now £18.99 if anyone's interested!

 

The white CX 400s though (which I ended up ordering)

 

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/8116316/Sennheiser-CX-400-Mark-II-Precision-Headphones/Product.html

 

Can't go wrong for that price!

post #13 of 15

I own the k319s and they are very nice.  I can't compare to the cx 400 as I've never heard them.

I find the k319 to have a really great balance in sound that reminds me of the k701.  They have a nice wide soundstage and loads of detail.  Overall I'd say they're slightly darker than the k701, but if you like that sound you're almost sure to like the k319.

*note I use the k319 with the included foamies

post #14 of 15

I own the K319 and find them quite good: the bass is detailed but not overpowering and there's a clarity to the mid and high range that I liked a lot.

From my paltry experience I can say that the sound is not "coloured", the low and mid ranges are well defined and the soundstage is detailed enough to catch some stuff I could not with cheapo earphones.

If the CX400 are similar to the CX300 then I would recommend the AKGs: no cord noise, more durable, bigger drive and more comfortable to wear, I tried the CX300 and regretted every second of that, like I wrote in my review, the tinny sound (with the phones jammed in my ears) and the cord noise made me quite upset.

The volume control is quite heavy and may become a nuisance, the cord is also kinda short.

post #15 of 15


You are talking about deals, huh.

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=9913460955


If you are in China you can have it in 225 CHY (£23).

 

By the way, K319 is way better than CX400 if you don't listen to lots of heavy music.

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Originally Posted by LooieENG View Post

Both are £38.99 on Play.com (on sale)

 

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/8116312/Sennheiser-CX-400-Mark-II-Precision-Headphones/Product.html

 

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/7871454/AKG-K-319-In-Ear-Headphones/Product.html

 

I've had CX 300s before, and I have CX 500s. I'm a big fan of Sennheiser, but I checked out the reviews of the AKGs and they look really good.

 

My main concern is whether the CX 400 Mark IIs are any better than the normal CX 400s, or better than the CX 300s (and CX 300 Mark IIs) or CX 500s?

 

Anybody got (or tried) either of these, and able to give me a short comparison?



 

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