Out of the box, the CX 7.00BT looks like a device straight out of a sci-fi flick. Constructed from modern polymers, wrapped in matte black rubber and topped with eye-catching blue accents, the wireless earphones looks sleek and feels robust in your hands. The neckband is light enough (around 48g) to rest comfortably on your neck/shoulders, and the earphone caps comes with 4 different replacement sizes for you to swap in for a better fit, if you wish.
Sennheiser has managed to cram much electronic wizardry into the slim neckband. The power/pairing button, the play/pause/forward/rewind/volume rockers and the USB charging port are all situated on the left end of the neckband. You will probably need a little touch practice to navigate through your music on the CX 7.00BT but it’s not that hard. Every control you need is easily reached, right there at your fingertips.
Do remember that the CX 7.00BT is not only for music, it is a full-fledged headset that also lets you receive and answer your phone calls as well.
Pairing for the CX 7.00BT is relatively easy. With Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC one-touch, a couple of seconds hold on the power button, few clicks on your device and a delightful voice will let you know you are CONNECTED. The CX 7.00BT can pair up to 2 device simultaneously and save up to 8 Bluetooth devices for quicker pairing. As usual, reception and range can be a bit spotty with Bluetooth-enabled devices but you’re probably never going to wander too far away from your paired gadget anyways.
Boosted by Sennheiser’s acoustic technology and Qualcomm® apt-X™ support, the CX 7.00BT delivers clear hi-fidelity sounds but we feel that it could do with a little more tweaking in terms of treble precision and bass depth. Don’t get us wrong, this here is a pretty darn awesome set of earphones. We just feel that it should excite us a little bit more than it already does. We ran the CX 7.00BT through a gamut of tests and found that it delivered smooth and clear mids and highs. Stereo visualisation and signal layering is both accurate, with near, far and ambient sounds replicated precisely in the songs and videos we tested it with.
For everyday listening use, the CX 7.00BT is spot on as a pair of always-on Bluetooth earphones for the fast-moving generation but not so for exercising. The CX 7.00BT tend to be a bit “bouncy” to be used when running but if you are doing something that requires less movement and mobility, it could work. The battery life is surprisingly good for us, lasting around 8 hours on a single charge and charged back to full in only 1.5 hours.
The Sennheiser CX 7.00BT is a solid player and gets no complaints from us, working as expected from a pair of fuss-free earphones. It is a good purchase for audiophiles looking for a satisfying experience.
Do drop by the new Sennheiser flagship store in KLCC to test it out at the new CX 7.00BT. Just opened in January 2018, the store offers a retail experience for consumers that are looking for high-quality audio products. The concept store also carries seasonal audio products available only to Sennheiser official stores worldwide.
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