Sennheiser USA was looking for some users to test-drive a few new models to be introduced in a thread over at the sponsor forum. They came in the mail this morning, and for the past few hours I've been taking a listen. Before my initial impressions, though, some pics:
The last two are in comparison to the Sennheiser CX 280 that I gave to my mom a few months back.
TECH SPECS, FEATURES, AND ACCESSORIES
- 1.2m symmetric cable
- 3.5mm L-jack
- Frequency response of 17 to 23,000 Hz
- Impedance of 16
- Sound pressure level of 121 dB (1 kHz / 1 Vrms)
- Integrated mic with answer-call button
- Chin slider
- in-ear canal style headphone
- 2-year warranty
- 1 drawstring pouch
- 1 set of small, medium, and large tips
I've only got a few initial impressions for you right now, but I'll be back throughout the week to add information until I compile a sensible review after burn-in.
Fit, Build Quality, Microphonics
The silicon tips that came fitted on the 275 created a good seal and have been working fine. No issues with fit, but they come with a set of smaller and larger tips just in case. The cable is thin and I'd be worried about snagging or pulling them too hard, otherwise I don't see anything that worries me about the build quality. These are designed to be worn cable-down so microphonics are present, but only at 25% or less volume or while running.
Edited by TK277 - 8/14/12 at 3:03pm