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Sennheiser MX 980s are high-end earbud style headphones aimed at the on-the-go audiophile.

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Headphones provide enhanced sound-staging capabilities - instrumental stereo spread appears "wider" and more true to the original recording

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Metal components feel strong, weighty and durable - unit can "take a beating" and is sure to last a long time

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Included case is of very high quality - fits headphones, ear-pads, cable clip and all additional accessories in a durable clamshell-style case

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Overall sound quality is fantastic - remarkable bass presence and clarity throughout all frequency ranges provides a "cinematic" audio experience

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Included foam ear pads provide excellent comfort and performance - ensures snug, reliable fit for exercising or other fast-paced activities

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Not recommended for users with low-quality song libraries - very easy to notice inconsistencies amongst bit-rates lower than 320/lossy audio in general

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Tight metal volume slider will likely require two hands to adjust - not conducive to on-the-go or exercise-based applications

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Unit tends to be larger than most earbud models (e.g. stock Sony, Apple earbuds) - may not fit all users' ears properly, resulting in discomfort and poor sound quality

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Sennheiser MX 980s are high-end earbud style headphones aimed at the on-the-go audiophile . Their dynamic speaker systems deliver exemplary audio quality, boasting an effective frequency range of 16-23,000 Hz while their rotatable 3.5mm jack allows for switching from straight to angled. Additionally, the MX 980s are optimized for use with iPods/iPhones/MP3 players.

The MX 980s' dynamic speaker systems utilize powerful neodymium magnets which do not need to sacrifice well-balanced, high-end audio quality in order to fit into a smaller, earbud style headphone unit. The MX 980s' rotatable 3.5mm jack allows the user to switch from straight or angled jack entry quickly and easily. Meanwhile, the MX 980s are specially designed to better reproduce audio from compressed media formats (MP3, AAC, WAV), making them ideal for use with iPods and MP3 players.


  • Dynamic driver system with neodymium magnets
  • Effective frequency range: 16-23,000Hz
  • Optimized for iPod/iPhone/MP3 player use
  • Cord length: 1.2m
  • Adjustable 3.5mm jack allows for straight or angled use
  • Integrated volume control
  • Symmetrical cable design minimizes tangles
  • Included carrying case provides hassle-free storage and portability
  • 2 year warranty
Post Review
05/14/2013 06:05

Does anyone know if you can change track using the volume control? i.e. next / previous track?

Looking to buy a pair buy its driving me mentally insane not being able to find this information!

Cheers... to anyone who helps me! :D

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