Sennheiser CX 6.00BT Review

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The earphone are comfortable to wear even for long durations
  • Audio quality is good but the high notes sound shrill at higher volumes
  • The Sennheiser CX 6.00BT is priced at Rs. 7,490

 

Sennheiser CX 6.00BT Bluetooth earphones have been in the market for a couple of months and now that we’ve finally got our hands on a review unit, we thought we’d take them for a spin. Designed for everyday, on-the-go use, the earphones follow a design language that’s pretty similar to the Sennheiser Momentum Free.

The Sennheiser CX 6.00BT promise a comfortable fit, easy to reach controls, and, of-course, good audio quality. At Rs. 7,490, they also cost almost half of what Sennheiser charges for its premium Momentum Free earphones. Let’s see if the CX 6.00BT manage to actually deliver on the features and performance they promise.

Sennheiser CX 6.00BT design and features

The simplistic design of the Sennheiser CX 6.00BT make them easy to carry around. The chorded design means there’s no neck band, so it’s just the cable that rests around your neck. You get an in-line control module on the right and another, slightly larger module on the left which houses the battery. There’s a little adjustable node at the end of the chord, which can be used to adjust the fit of the earphones after wearing them. They’re very light so you barely feel them around your neck, but the modules are suspended from your ears so they tend to dangle about. This doesn’t make them ideal for any active use like running or gymming.

 

The earbuds themselves are built very well and have a small profile, so they don’t stick out when you wear them. They are built from high quality plastic and feel quite solid. We like the subtle blue accents, which look good. The quality of the silicone ear tips is good too and they fit snugly in your ears. The plastic control pod houses three buttons — two for volume and a centre one for play/ pause. You can also use the controls for other things like skipping tracks and activating your phone’s virtual assistant. The earphones also feature a single microphone and a Micro-USB port for charging that’s covered by a flap.

Sennheiser doesn’t detail the size of the drivers, simply stating that it use a “proprietary speaker system”. The The Sennheiser CX 6.00BT work on Bluetooth 4.2 and the drivers have a frequency response of 17-21,000Hz. They are also available in just one colour, which is black. The rechargeable battery promises up to six hours of battery life on a single charge and the earphones also support high-resolution audio codecs like aptX and aptX Low Latency. The earphones don’t have any IP rating for sweat or water resistance, and other notable codecs like aptX HD and AAC are missing.

In the box, you get a three extra sets of ear tips in different sizes and a Micro-USB charging cable. Sennheiser’s website states that the CX 6.00BT come with a case, but the company is actually referring to the acrylic box the earphones ships in, which isn’t the same as a travel case. We would have liked at least a carry pouch for the earphones themselves for everyday use.

 

 

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