I’ve been a fan of Sennheiser headphones for a while so I thought I’d take a look at the Sennheiser MX70 Sport Earbuds in this review. How do these low price earbud headphones weigh in against more expensive Sennheiser models and their competitors? Do they offer an improvement over stock earbuds or is the Sennheiser MX70 Sport Earbuds not much improvement? Let’s examine these questions, shall we?
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Aesthetically speaking, you had better like bright green with these earbuds because the Sennheiser MX70 Sport only comes in a bright, sporty, green. Assuming you get past the color, which people seem to either love or hate with little middle ground, what else is there to consider in this department? Another weak point of this earbud is the cord length, a stingy 22.5 inches. This isn’t bad if you’re a shorter person but if you’re around six feet tall, it’s going to be a bit too short for you. I don’t know about you but I dislike such short cords. The cord is symmetrical which helps some but not enough.
The sound quality of the Sennheiser MX70 Sport Earbuds is adequate but not outstanding. Sennheiser is known for above average sound quality but, in order to compete in the lower end of the earbud headphone market, they appear to have cut some corners on the MX70 Sport. I don’t think you’ll see a dramatic improvement in sound from these, particular over stock iPod earbuds. If you want better quality sound, you’ll need to spend more. That’s just the way things are.
The last thing to consider is that there are a number of complaints about how well the Sennheiser MX70 Sport Earbuds fit people’s ears. Some people had trouble getting them to fit comfortably or to stay in their ear, particularly when exercising. While these earbuds come with interchangeable adapters, the two-sizes-fits-all approach doesn’t seem to work so well with this earbud set. If your ear structure fits, then it works well, otherwise, it’s frustration city with the Sennheiser MX70.
My recommendation would be to hold on to your money and save up to get the Sennheiser CX series or a Maximo iM 490. I think you’ll find those earbuds a much better choice than the Sennheiser MX70 Sport Earbuds.