My First Impressions
Edit:November 8, 2014: My Longer term Impressions
Been meaning to update this thread, but have been busy for the last little while. Here are my slightly longer term impressions after about 2-3 weeks living with them! Review to follow!
CX 3.00- I think this is one of the most comfortable earphones I've tried, worn cable down. For those that don't know me, i always wear cable up, where i loop the cable around my ear. Why? well most earphones don't sit well for me wearing cable down, and as a result its not the most comfortable experience
Well i can say thats not the case here with the CX 3.00. The nozzle is angled perfectly so that definitely helps!
Also i'm surprised more companies aren't going for a more lower profile L shape jack thats present on both the cx 3.00 and the cx 5.00G. its much more convenient and easier to put into your jean/jack pocket without the cable sticking out=increase likelyhood for damage.
CX 5.00G - this earphone takes on the same approach with the CX 3.00, which is a great thing, low profile L shape jack. Angled nozzle, same eartips. I would say the cx 5.00G is just a hair less comfortable because the housing bigger than their little brother the cx 3.00, and sticks out of your ear a bit more and it is a bit heavier as well. But this overall there is not much difference in terms of comfort between the two.
but the biggest physical difference is the android controls. Now i must say the controls, have good tactile feel, the centre as small bump which helps you "feel" which button is which without looking.
Sound- Now in terms of sound, just to take a quick snap shot. I will have a more detailed explanation in the full review!
However, I would say its easy to see or in this case hear that they share a similar sort of signature.
Which is a warm, bassy, a forgiving consumer sound. However, i would say the CX 5.00G's bass is toned down and the treble is more extended than their little brother intended for those looking for a slightly more balanced sound. However, in absolute terms, neither of these earphones are neutral to begin with, and it doesn't try to act like it.
The CX 3.00 is definitely the earphone to get if you just live in the bass or the sub frequencies.
Its a sound that works really well for streaming music or low bitrate or compressed music. Making them an easy recommendation for someone looking to upgrade from their stock smartphone earphones.
My next update will be the full review! It should be up in the next week or so!
Edited by Tom22 - 11/21/14 at 10:55am