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Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless earbuds: feature packed with trusted audio quality

Sennheiser has released the CX Plus True Wireless earbuds: a welcome addition to the market. Read on as we find out why these might be for you.

Trusted audio company Sennheiser has a new offering, the CX Plus True Wireless earbuds. It’s a new release with all the features you would expect and yearn for in Bluetooth headphones.

Curious about how these stack up against the others in the oversaturated market? We tested these out and put them through their paces.

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First listen

If you are going to choose a trusted company to purchase earbuds from the Sennheiser name is a solid bet. As you would expect, the sound is of the highest quality, and the bass response feels like you have a set of over-ear headphones on — or circumaural headphones as they are known technically.

The ACN (active noise cancellation) works surprisingly well in these buds — if you haven’t had much experience in this department, companies are getting better and better at this function.

The clarity that comes to life in the CX Plus True Wireless earbuds is dependent on your choice of ear tips — it comes with extra small, small, medium and large tips. Once correctly chosen you’ll notice a snug fit and overall better sound.

Functions

Sennheiser has taken full advantage of the opportunity to use the left and right earbuds as controls totalling 8 controls.

One tap gives you Transparency mode on the left, Play/Pause on the right, Two taps give you Previous Track on the left, Next Track on the right, Three taps give you ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) on the left and Voice Assistant on the right, and Hold gives you Volume Down on the left and Volume Up on the right.

The functions might seems overwhelming but once you learn them you will never be able to go back. if you don’t want to get your head around all this dexterity you can download the Sennheiser Smart Control App to remap the controls to suit, adjust EQ and save presets — maybe these presets would be a good feature for exercise?

Talking on the phone via these seemed as good as any other buds, with the exception of the sidetone — how much you hear yourself over phone calls — and this can be adjusted in the app.

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Design

The design of the CX Plus True Wireless are nothing short of elegant and modern, small in size, and with two colours — black and white — all packed into a neat charging case. Sennheiser has included a USB C cable in the package and there’s a reminder that they are splash resistant.

True Wireless

Terms of no substance seem to be thrown around a lot these days, so one might ask — what is True Wireless and does it actually do anything? Well, to put it simply — the CX Plus True Wireless connect via Bluetooth 5.2 and this is the lowest quality for the soon to come LC3 audio codec.

If we lost you, don’t worry — you can still connect to all the other connections and these earbuds future proof you for future audio qualities!

With 8 hours on charge — best to turn off all the features and extras to get this battery life — and 16 hours in the charging case, you will most likley find yourself charging less than the competitors.

Coming in at $259.95 and currently on sale at $169, these are worth it.

Find out more on Sennheiser’s website.