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Sennheiser MX4
9 Reviews
rating  4.22 of 5
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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tim a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is a review on the MX500, which is an upgraded version of the MX400, with a volume control. The strengths of this earbud lie in its extreme portability (nice carrying case also) and ease to power with a portable source (32ohms, excellent for portables). For most people, this is a possible replacement for the extremely cheap, poor quality headphones/earbuds that come stock with cd/mp3 players. For this purpose, these earbuds work quite well. Also, their relative inexpensiveness has to be taken into account. This is a worthwhile upgrade if you have very poor stock headphones, love portability and is on a very tight budget. As far as sound quality it concerned, the treble is rather harsh. It really tends to amplify this problem if the source is already harsh. The midrange is very respectable, especially for earbuds. Midbass is fairly accurate, but not percussive. Lower bass is lacking (but you can't expect this from earbuds, just be happy it's midbass is decent). I am less satisfied with the construction though. The volume control is poorly implimented and will produce problems over time (can already hear noise when adjusting it). Also, the wire attached to the earbud has a frail connection, one good yank and say goodbye. The bottom line is that for $20 (shipped) these earbuds are not bad. I would NOT, however spend the $40 that some in here have spent. If you can't afford any better then you won't be dissapointed with these, but if you could stretch it to $60, some Grado SR60s will certainly begin your initiation into audiophile bliss.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Online dealer



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Nikovski a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
It is quite unbelievable that such a sound can come out of earbuds - never heard anything quite like the MX-4. Simply loved the sound. However, after 9 months of use the input jack broke, and I got Maxell EB-425 as a replacement, thinking they were in the same category. Nothing could be farther from the truth - the Maxell sounded really terrible. The spec lists their range as 20Hz-23Khz - 23KHz, my left leg, sounds more like 10KHz. So I soldered the Maxell's input cord cord (with its built-in volume control) to the actual MX-4 earbuds, and got great sound with volume control. And, after the surgery, the volume of the MX-4 got much higher, for some reason - go figure.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Purchased At:   Came with my Rave MP



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randy Leong a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I actually have the MX-500's. :>)

These earbuds are WAY better than the Sonys listed under "Similar Products Used:". The mids and highs are clear; the bass, though audible, doesn't squash the detail in the lower mids (unlike the Sony 828's and 848's, which suffer from boomy bass that tends to run into the lower portion of the mids). The Sony 827G's have detailed mids, also, but is almost completely bass-less in comparison to these Senns - and the Senns may need a bit more mid-bass output for best sound (the Senn MX-500's have some low bass, but the mid-bass is a bit thin). :>@ (EEK!)

The only other complaint that I have with these earbuds is the volume control. Though mine doesn't have a problem yet, it may develop a "scratching" sound with age. That's crappy quality control on that part. :>(

Overall, the MX-500's are still outstanding earbuds for the $18 price that Headroom sells them for; in fact, only the super-expensive Sony MDR-E888LP earbuds ($80) perform better (among open-air-type earbuds). :>)

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   Headroom (www.headphone.com)



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lerun a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Like the sound in midrange. Would have liked some more punch
in the bass region. Have the MX500 with volume controll.
Is's to easy to turn it up to loud, and thats when you'r ears crap out. But at lower levels it's good. If one as sensitive ears, should then go with standard headphones instead.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $36.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Guo a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Excellent sound quality (for earphones) good value, just don't expect toooo much. Short cord. I gotta recommend this. (Oh, and I have only been using this for a week, not quiet broken in yet... who knows... it can get better)

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   www.headphone.com




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