Sennheiser CX 281 Earphones Review 2022

Brilliant Sennheiser Earphones

The CX 281 earphones from Sennheiser are the next step up from the CX 280. The design is substantially different from the CX 215 and includes integrated volume control, which was not present in earlier CX designs. Sennheiser had to add a storage pouch because the earphones are so expensive, and it neatly fits in your 4th generation iPod mini (if you own one).

Not only that, but it also comes with a convenient share adapter, allowing you to share your music with a friend as long as they have their own set of earbuds. ‘Clear and detailed sound’ is one of the key features offered, which makes sense given that harmonic noise distortion is less than 0.5 percent, similar to the not-so-good CX 280 but higher than the CX 175 or CX 215.


  • Robust, sounds great and has lots of features.


  • Not for heavy bass themed music lovers.

Editor Rating


The Customer Is Always Right

The sound was clean and detailed, as Sennheiser claimed, and buyers of the CX 281 were happy with their purchase. Although the description said that these earphones were made for smaller ears, some customers reported that they weren’t small enough and kept falling out. This was allegedly due to the fact that these earphones were created for women, however it is unclear whether this is true because it is not stated anywhere on the official Sennheiser website.

The majority of people like these earbuds, with a minority indicating that other earphones might be better. As usual, some people discovered that their cherished earbuds had broken; nonetheless, the average life expectancy appears to be around two years, which is rather satisfactory.

I don’t know why these headphones have been labelled as Women’s earbuds. I bought a pair from a Virgin Megastore, and they were worth every damn penny.

I won’t waste your time when you can use it to go ahead & make the purchase. Gr8 headphones. Sound is all you can ask for out of a pair of headphones like these. Extremely satisfied!

Don’t buy em if you are a bass user, they are for classical music, this is where it excels

I am not an audiophile so I found the sound quality very good. Distortion is very low and the bass is great for such small earphones. But the sound quality depends a lot on the fit, they sound amazing when you can find the perfect snug fit. I used the small ear adapters.

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