Sennheiser’s CX Plus true wi-fi earbuds aren’t its first pair to supply noise cancellation, nevertheless it’s the primary time the function has appeared on its extra inexpensive CX vary. At $179, the CX Plus are costlier than the $129 CX True Wireless announced earlier this yr, however they’re inexpensive in comparison with the flagship $300 Momentum True Wireless 2.
Past noise cancellation, the CX Plus additionally embody a clear listening to mode, which makes use of their microphones to go via audio from the surface world if you want to pay attention to your environment. It’s bought an IPX4 resistance to splashing water, two microphones on every earbud, and battery life that stands at a complete of 24 hours when the buds are topped up from the charging case (in comparison with 27 hours for the cheaper CX, and 28 for the Momentum 2).
When it comes to codecs, the earbuds assist SBC, AAC, AptX, and AptX Adaptive. You management the buds with contact controls, which just like the EQ settings, are customizable. Apparently, Sennheiser says each the left and proper earbuds can be utilized individually, whereas solely the suitable Momentum 2 earbud might be used by itself.
Whereas $179 for a pair of noise cancelling true wi-fi earbuds is inexpensive for Sennheiser, it’s nonetheless costly in comparison with another manufacturers. Most notably, the lately launched Nothing Ear 1 earbuds provided noise cancellation for simply $99 (albeit not on the identical degree of high quality as their costlier competitors).
Sennheiser’s CX Plus earbuds will go on sale on September twenty eighth, after they’ll be out there in both black or white.