new in-ear headphone advice


New member
Aug 10, 2019
I've previously had CX300 II's but they have broken so the time has come for a new pair. I was going to go ahead and buy another pair as they are good but i was shocked when the cheapest I can find is £29.99 when I bought them a year ago for £15. I've been looking around and some alternatives are CX400 II's (£39.95), CX500's (£25), soundMAGIC E10's (£34), Jays A-Jays one-four (£16-£39).

One thing I want to get my head round is where all the sennheiser's are relative to each other in performance (I know the 500's are essentially older 400 II's).

Also I really like the look of the jays but how do they compare on performance?

Lastly i've thrown the E10's in there, how do they stack up?

thanks, Louis Tate


New member
Feb 26, 2009
If you could stretch your budget another £30 or so, I would highly recommend it. I have used a number of earphones in the price bracket you mention over the years, one of which was the Sennheiser CX300 for around a year. It was a good earphone, but the step up in quality - both sound and build - you get by going for something, even if 'entry-level' by Shure or Westone for instance, is really worth it.