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Having an iPod is not enough in terms of enjoying a great music experience. You should get quality earphones that deliver a high fidelity sound. We got two models from Cresyn: the C750E earbud and the CS-HP500 bendable headphone. Both come with a leather carrying bag, and the C750E has two additional ear tips so it can fit better in any ear size. We tested them for several weeks while walking the city with our iPod Touch (tested here).

The C750E has a 3.94 feet (1.2 m) cable, a gold-plated angled 3.5 mm jack, and a shirt clip. The ear buds are T-shaped and go right into the user’s ear canal. As we’ve already said there’s two more ear tips for better adjustment and also replacement (but we do hope nobody looses a tip INSIDE the ear canal!).

Cresyn CS-HP500 and C750E Headphones ReviewFigure 1: The C750E.

The CS-HP500 has both a gold-plated 3.5 mm jack and also a 6.3 mm version. The 4.92 feet (1.5 m) cable is kinda short for a headphone but since it’s supposed to be portable we didn’t mind the small length. We still had to put some of the cable inside our pants pocket or we’d look like a reject cyborg from a bad 80’s sci-fi movie. The padded headband has a hinge in the middle and the earmuffs pivots inside so the whole thing can be folded, like a some headphones for DJs.

Cresyn CS-HP500 and C750E Headphones ReviewFigure 2: The HP500.

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Before we start, let’s review our test parameters. Although we enjoy earth-shattering electronic music, we used the CS-HP500 and C750E to listen to an eclectic selection that ranged from good old Dean Martin, a DJ set by Neo Filigrante, symphonic film scores by John Williams to Justin Timberlake black-tinged pop. All this music and some more songs playing nonstop while we switched both phones during our walkabouts.

Cresyn CS-HP500 and C750E Headphones ReviewFigure 3: C750E detail.

As expected from being inserted into the ear canals, the C750E completely shut out all exterior noise. The music went from the iPod right into our brain. That said, we had to lower the volume level we used to listen with the regular iPod white ear buds (that malfunctioned a few weeks after we bought it, by the way). Bass was strong and heavy considering the small size of the earphone. Voice register was perfect and the highs were satisfactory. Apple’s ear buds didn’t stand a chance. The sound immersion left us a little dizzy the first time we used it, but after some continuous usage we never experienced that effect again. We didn’t use the shirt clip as we tucked the cable inside our T-shirt but it’s a good feature for those who keep their listening devices inside a backpack, for instance.

Cresyn CS-HP500 and C750E Headphones ReviewFigure 4: The folded HP500.

The CS-HP500 is really on the edge of portability. Neither too big to be used outdoors nor small enough so the user can switch it for an earphone like the C750E. Perhaps the ear muffs could be a little bigger so they could cover the ears completely, but we didn’t have any particular problem with that or some amount of discomfort. The headphone shut out most of the exterior noise but didn’t deliver the same immersive experience as its earphone buddy. Sound fidelity was good but not exceptional. It could a bigger bass response and overall the sound lacked some dynamism. Still, not being too much of an audiophile, the CS-HP500 gave an overall good impression.

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Cresyn CS-HP500 headphone main specifications are:

  • 3.5 mm gold-plated plug with a 6,3 mm adapter
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 27 kHz
  • Impedance: 35 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
  • Max. power output: 1 W
  • Cord length: 4.92 feet (1.2 m)
  • Weight: 4.37 oz (125 g)
  • Includes leather carrying bag
  • More information: https://www.cresyn.com
  • Suggested retail price: USD 39.99

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Cresyn C750E earphone main specifications are:

  • 3.5 mm gold-plated plug
  • Frequency range: 8 – 27,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 24 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 97 dB/mW
  • Max. power output: 80 mW
  • Cord length: 3.94 feet (1.5 m)
  • Weight: 0.14 oz (4 g)
  • Includes leather carrying bag and three ear tips.
  • More information: https://www.cresyn.com
  • Suggested retail price: USD 99.00

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Strong points:

  • Bendable and portable
  • Comfortable
  • Comes with a carrying bag
  • Has both 3.5 mm and 6.3 mm jacks
  • Shuts out some exterior noise

Weak points:

  • Bass could be stronger
  • Lack some sound dynamism

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Strong points:

  • Shuts out all exterior noise
  • Comes with a carrying bag and extra ear tips
  • Great sound for such a tiny device

Weak point:

  • Ear canal insertion can cause some mild discomfort