60points

Sennheiser CX 3.00

59points

Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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Sennheiser CX 3.00 vs Sennheiser CX 5.00i

Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i
60
points
59
points

Why is Sennheiser CX 3.00 better than Sennheiser CX 5.00i?

  • 4g lighter
    12gvs16g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sennheiser CX 5.00i better than Sennheiser CX 3.00?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs21000Hz
  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    16Hzvs17Hz
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Control panel placed on a device

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

3.weight

12g

16g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has included ear pads
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.sweat resistant
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.travel bag is included
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

17Hz

16Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

21000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.sound pressure level

118dB/mW

118dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.warranty period

2

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

5.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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