The power of control

The power of control

Customise your sound with the Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless

Sennheiser consistently delivers on the audio quality of their products so when I was able to get my hands on the CX Plus True Wireless, I was expecting great things. Fortunately, it didn't disappoint.

THE PROS

The CX Plus True Wireless continues Sennheiser's tradition of top-notch audio performance making your workouts, commutes and times when you want to drown out someone nagging you for not washing the dishes a little more enjoyable. A big factor in this is the ability to customise your equalisation via the Smart Control App. If you feel like this song needs a little more bass, a simple drag of your thumb can change that, or you can adjust it to fit listening to a podcast while in the back of a car on a long drive. The equaliser control allows the sound to be versatile so that it can fit not just your preferences but the content and even the genre you're listening to. The CX Plus True Wireless also comes with active noise cancellation. The fit of the earbuds does affect the degree of noise cancellation. Thankfully, the box comes with a number of different earbuds for different fits so you can test out which one is the right one for your ears. Another great feature thanks to the Smart Control App is the ability to customise the controls of the earbuds when you tap them. You pretty much have full customisation not just of the sound but even of the controls of the earbuds. Finally, the 24-hour battery life allows you not to stress too much about when you forget to charge them. The battery doesn't run out too quickly and when you plug the case in, it charges up at a decent rate.

THE CONS

One of the things you'll notice off the bat is that the small charging case the earbuds go into is a little bulky. Putting them in your pocket will perhaps have people asking you whether you're happy to see them. It comes with a USB-C charging cable but it's so short, maybe because Sennheiser thought everyone had plugs at the same level as their desks. Then again, with the abundance of USB-C cables, it's easy to bet you already have a longer cable at home. Finally, there were a few times when the sound did skip, and sometimes sound in one earbud would suddenly disappear then fade back in. I figured it was the Bluetooth connection since this happened in specific places I walked through.

THE VERDICT

The Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless gives you the ability to have control over the sound and the controls while also sporting a pretty good active noise cancelling feature. Its battery lasts long which makes it a great companion when you're on a long road-trip or flight (if you're one of the lucky ones able to fly a plane during this time). Despite a bulky case and some occasional connection problems that make the sound skip or disappear, it still delivers.


The CX Plus True Wireless is priced B6,390. Visit th.sennheiser.com.

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