It’s no question that Sennheiser isn’t in the hearts and minds of the average consumer. When you ask said person “what is the crème de la crème of earphones on the market right now”, they may spout out names like Sony, Bose, or even Beats by Dre. Clearly Sennheiser has some work to do if they want to play in this arena.
The Sennheiser MX 365′s, which launched earlier this year, is Sennheiser’s latest entry into that everyday low-end consumer market. Looking to offer “a dynamic sound experience”, “a good price-performance ratio”, and “colorful self expression”. And while the whole, “colorful self expression” thing may be a great marketing ploy, the real nuts and bolts of the matter is if the sound warrants the price.
At a suggest retail price of $34.95, purchasing this item is not breaking the bank, but that being said, it’s probably a bit more than the average user is willing to pay for a pair of in-ear earphones. So the real question is, can the performance possibly be worth the price?
The Sennheiser MX 365’s offers a decent range of highs and lows, but nothing ground-breaking. Let me clarify. The bass performance and highs are good for a pair of in-ear earphones, but no where near the quality of sound you can get from a pair of “ear-canal” earphones, or their “over-the-ear” counterparts. I’ve owned many sets of more affordable in-ear earphones over the years, and the difference in performance was only marginal at best.
While the Sennheiser MX’s do offer a slightly fuller sound, I don’t believe it’s enough to overcome the huge difference in the suggested retail price with direct competition. And while the “added colorful expression” may rope some consumers in, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives on the market that arguably provide a better aesthetic.
If your willing to shell out a bit more for only slightly better sound, go for it.
- Comfortable, non-intrusive ear-bud fit
- Exceptional bass response and detail without added batteries or bulk
- Symmetrical cable with 1/8″ (3.5mm) headphone jack that works any audio source including iPhone, iPad series and Android devices (listen-only)
- Built-tough with a global 2 year warranty
- Brand Name: Sennheiser
- Model: MX 365
- Item Weight: 0.1 pounds