|Eyes will be drawn to you when you put on the MX 471 earphones. Not only have they been ergonomically designed for ladies and those with smaller ears, but they come with unique red and gold graphics on their housings! Not to forget, they are also equipped with Sennheiser's innovative LiveBass system for a wondrous bass experience.|
Happy with this product7/23/2012
Build Quality is superb, the wires are thick and buds are stylish and comfortable. This pair gives an extraordinary appearance, satisfactory comfort and admirable listening experience. I don't think I will be able to find a better pair than this.
You need large ear openings BUD!5/24/2012
these headphones purport to be for smaller ear opening - highly doubtful. I have never seen such large ear buds. However, World Wide Stereo delivered quicker than quoted delivery time.
It's very hard to find headphones that are Stylish, Sturdy and Efficient but from what I have experienced so far this pair holds all three attributes. I had the legendary CX-300, although I hate in-ear headphones, which are awesome if YOU are a Bass-Head. Coming from CX-300 headphones I do feel like missing some BASS but those are in-ear and gave me headache after two hours of listening at high volume, if You haven't own those then these will have enough BASS for YOU. Highs and Mids are perfect. Build Quality is superb, the wires are thick and buds are stylish and comfortable. I broke the CX-300's wire after two months of use as it's very fragile compare to these. MX-471 came with a pair of rubber, and two pairs of foam covers. These are meant for small ears but I think they will fit a normal size ear just fine, just snap-on the rubber coating, put the e foam on (which will improve the BASS)and you will be good to go. A nice little pouch is included in the package that you can see in the picture, which I don't use but maybe it will be useful for you. The listening experience depends on fit, size, sensitivity of your ear, input source, personal values of highs and lows therefore Your mileage may vary.
Good sound quality with affordable price...5/14/2012
Looking at the current Sennheiser consumer grade earphone product line, it appears to me that MX580/581 are just MX470/471 with built-in volume control. Therefore, if you don't need that extra functionality, MX470/471 should serve you just as well for almost half the price. In summary, MX471 is a very capable audio product and is very similar to MX470. If you have smaller ears, MX471 may be a bit more comfortable. Both have very good sound quality at their given price range. Unless extra strong bass is preferred, MX470/471 earphones are a good step above MX400/500 and MX560/660 in terms of sound quality (resolution, sound stage, and bass impact).
nice design and gr8 quality..5/14/2012
Recently picked these up, having owned the MX660, then the MX760 for several years. The MX471 model is marketed for women, I guess based on the fancier maroon body. It comes with a nice maroon drawstring pouch, rubber rings and foam covers. Sound quality is better with the foam covers than the rubber rings -- it covers the ear canal better. The nicest thing, physically, about these phones is the cable. FINALLY a cable that is flexible, but not sticky and tangly! (This is only on the MX471/581 "Women" models, not the MX470/580 black models.) The MX471 has a warm sound signature, meaning good bass (not the fastest or punchiest, but certainly not boomy and sloppy ke the CX-300), smooth and decently extended highs (a bit rolled off, but sufficently balanced with the bass -- doesn't get harsh with EQ boost in the 8K range), and expressive mids that are warm, not cold and clinical. These are a bit warmer and less efficient than the MX760. The MX580/1 might be a closer comparison to the MX760.
Hi It looked like to me this would be like the earlier one i had from sennheiser where the wire was very robust but this wire tangles very easily. Sound and comfort is fine and in line with the price.