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post #16 of 20
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I'll answer my own question that I posed before...

 

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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

 

So, even after the improvements, are you still less likely to pick one of these up because of the built in volume control???

 

I am now able to answer, at least give my impression, about the volume control. Now that I have experienced it myself, I think it is well thought out and is an asset in a couple of ways. The redesign combined the separate Y and volume control into one unit now. It is 1 3/8"L  x  3/8"W  x 1/4"D and just the right weight for me. The VC is just weighty enough to give a solid feel but yet not weight you down much. The weigh is enough to keep the cable from bouncing around and helps with microphonics. The stems design also help stave off microphonics making the CX 985 one of the better straight down wearing style earphones in this area that I have experience with. Overall the 985 has a just right heft. Not a Monster Turbine Gold like heft that tugs or feels like it wants to come out but wonderfully solid yet still lets you forget about them more.

 

As I may have mentioned before, The VC is quite sturdy a works smoothly and flawlessly. A world of difference from the MX880's VC of which my pair had a channel imbalance, was plastic, and was much less one hand friendly.

 

The other use for the volume control is attenuation for source matching. I may just like a smidge less on the VC and a smidge more volume from the headphone out of my Sony S639. A bit more play to find the sweet spot unamped. Or even to reduce hiss when amped. Even skip the amp but still use the LOD(if you have the 3.5 socket instead of the cable) and gain a SQ boost from a superior line out with less bulk.

 

So, the volume control, for me, has been re-done the right way. Looks elegant, aids in reducing cord noise, and may just make them more versatile with their sound.    

post #17 of 20

Hi everyone,

 

I'd just like to add on to my previous post below. Indeed there was a packing error involving a very small batch of CX 985. We've found that several purchasers in the US may have received the pouch instead of the new case. So, if you're one of these affected CX 985 owners, please get in touch with our customer service department and we'll make sure to send you the new case the soonest possible.

 

Sennheiser Electronic Corporation

1 Enterprise Drive
Old Lyme, CT 06371 

Phone: (860) 434-9190
Fax: (860) 434-1759
Service Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) Monday - Friday

 

 

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Hi guys,

 

the CX 985 is supposed to come with the new case (as shown in the image below). I suspect there could be a batch error since jant71 and kjk1281 received/bought from an early batch. I'll make some calls and post an update as soon as possible. 

 

 

 

post #18 of 20
That's good to hear Rosmadi!

And just to let everybody know, I have posted my review of the Sennheiser CX 985.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Rosmadi Mahmood View Post

Hi everyone,

 

I'd just like to add on to my previous post below. Indeed there was a packing error involving a very small batch of CX 985. We've found that several purchasers in the US may have received the pouch instead of the new case. So, if you're one of these affected CX 985 owners, please get in touch with our customer service department and we'll make sure to send you the new case the soonest possible.

 

Sennheiser Electronic Corporation

1 Enterprise Drive
Old Lyme, CT 06371 

Phone: (860) 434-9190
Fax: (860) 434-1759
Service Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) Monday - Friday

 

 


 Thanks Rosmadi. Just got off the phone with them a little while ago. Got transferred around a bit but finally Parts took my info and said they are sending it out ASAP.

 

So far, even though short the main case, still one of my top 5 in-ear experiences so far all things considered. These are voiced similar to the IE7 but the CX985 is the better phone. Capable of isolation and more detail/precision. Better dynamics and better mids and better treble, and nicer looks and better fit, better price, etc., etc. 


Edited by jant71 - 10/26/12 at 1:16pm
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 Thanks Rosmadi. Just got off the phone with them a little while ago. Got transferred around a bit but finally Parts took my info and said they are sending it out ASAP.

 

So far, even though short the main case, still one of my top 5 in-ear experiences so far all things considered. These are voiced similar to the IE7 but the CX985 is the better phone. Capable of isolation and more detail/precision. Better dynamics and better mids and better treble, and nicer looks and better fit, better price, etc., etc. 

 

Glad you're liking the CX 985! And good to know that you'll receive the new case soon wink_face.gif

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