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Sennheiser PX 100-II Supra-Aural Mini Headphones - Black Reviews

Positive Reviews


Mini HD650


Pros: Fantastic bass quality and quantity, Mids, Detailed and smooth treble, Airy with no closed-in feel

Cons: Clamping force is a bit high (but this is a portable mini-headphone, so if they don't clamp enough they will fall), sometimes uncomfortable

This is one my favourite headphones. They have fantastic build quality, are inexpensive, require little voltage to be driven properly, are small and discreet, and sounds better than some pricier headphones (IMHO).    They also are completely non-fatiguing, and great all-rounders. They don't make bright and thin recordings sound even worse, but instead make them much more listenable. A complete win from Sennheiser. Bravo.

Favorite on-the-go headphones


Pros: Build quality, sound quality, can hear surroundings, thick bass, comfortable

Cons: Thick bass is pleasant and fun, but not ideal for critical listening

My PX100-ii's just failed after 3 1/2 years of use... and I immediately repurchased. I am a professional musician and own much more expensive headphones and headphone amps for mixing and critical listening, but these are what I use on a daily basis for exercise, work, and travel.  These paired with a Sansa Clip are the perfect exercise rig!  The accentuated upper-bass/low-mids might not be to everyone's liking, but for exercise and travel I prefer this sonic signature. I love that with the PX100-ii's I can hear my surroundings.  I tend listen at low to moderate levels and, with traffic and other environmental noise, I find that more balanced headphones can sound thin. ...
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Negative Reviews


Bassy and extremely recessed mids and highs.


Pros: Good build quality

Cons: Everything about the sound. It is extremely recessed on the mids and highs. Extremely muffled sound. The bass hides all the music.

I am really disappointed with these cans. I have a Koss Porta Pro and I was waiting at least a closer quality compared to this. My AKG K420 sounds much better, with much more detail. These cans are bassy and have an extremely recessed mids and highs. The sound is extremely muffled. You, absolutely, can not hear to any detail on the music with these cans. For the same price or even cheaper, with a better quality, go with AKG K420 or Koss Porta Pro.

Beautiful tone, but designed to break.


Pros: So smooth it makes otherwise harsh recordings sound bearable. It is comfortable and sounds surprisingly good for a portable headphone.

Cons: It will break! And always the same way. The wire going into the jack and the grills comes loose easily, rendering one or both ears silent.

This is a very comfortable headphone (not ideally so, but close enough) and once you get used to the clap force, you barely notice it's on.   The sound quality is amazing. I have compared this with HD 600 and, even though HD 600 is clearly superior, the sound of the PX 100 ii holds up rather well. It is a warm sounding headphone and performs well with brightly mastered music.   The sound stage is small. So small it isn't even worth talking about. But the sound quality makes up for it easily.    All it would take for me to be happy is a version of this that's designed to last. I doubt Sennheiser cares, even though this is the most frequently (if not the only)...
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More Reviews


Excellent Portable Solution


Pros: Design, SQ, durability, case

Cons: None so far

The PX 100s are certainly a supra-aural can to be reckoned with. If they were about $20 cheaper, they'd beat all of the Koss offerings for best value in portable headphones.   The bass: thick and meaty without being muddy. Works as well with Jay-Z as it does for the LSO. Even though it is solid, it never feels congested. There's enough space to make it feel natural.   Mids: Just slightly behind the bass. Still nice and rich with good clarity. Guitars and male vocals sound quite natural without any sense of artificiality.   Treble: Very clear without sibilance. Very forgiving yet still quite detailed. Better than any other sub $100 portable can I've heard.  ...
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Better than it's predecessor and priced accordingly


Pros: Sounds fantastic, Very comfortable, Sturdy build quality, Attractive aesthetic design, Super portable, Serviceable

Cons: Doesn't isolate, A hair less comfortable than before

This will be a very brief comparison review with the PX100, my review of which can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sennheiser-px-100-collapsible-headphones/reviews/8181 Aesthetics   This is the most striking difference between the PX100 and PX100ii, with the latter being the far better off. The PX100 has aged noticeably, and the updated version really does look far nicer. Sennheiser have updated the aesthetics of a classic without resorting to gaudy, flashy design choices. The PX100ii is sleek, modern, dark and stylish. I think it's a really great looking headphone. I especially like the little Sennheiser logo on the arms, as well as the new cup design....
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An excellent beginning audiophile's gateway drug from standard earbuds.


Pros: Fun bass, compact, surprising soundstage, jack is phone case-friendly, non-fatiguing, good for all genres, discreet

Cons: a little plebeian looking, upper mids and treble are a little veiled, some rattling with super low frequencies, no noise isolation

There's not a whole lot I can say about these. I think they are an excellent compact headphone to have in a bag on the go, they are affordable, sound good with everything, and are a definite step up from the crummy earphones that come with most cell phones and iPods.

improvements on a winning formula


Pros: ultralight and comfortable, single sided cord

Cons: no hard case, more expensve than its predecessor

I just picked up a pair of PX100-ii today. I've been missing the PX100, and I've been curious how the sequel improves on the first one. First impressions (comparison to original from memory)... Sound: the bass is a tiny bit louder and kicks harder, mids a little more laid back but a bit cleaner, highs the same. Running a frequency sweep, I think the highs on the ii are maybe a bit less wobbly. On fast bass heavy songs, the bass tends to bleed a bit into the mids. Other than that though, it just adds some emphasis to the midbass. Soundstage feels maybe a tad wider, but I might be imagining it. Build: a bit thicker, it just feels nicer in your hand. The one sided cable is also a nice...
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Pat the dog

Excellent headphones


Pros: Deep bass, lightweight

Cons: Leakage, prone to cable breakage

I've been through 9 pairs of these (more on that later). They're may go to headphones for running and commuting. Warm, smooth delivery and deep bass. Perhaps a little heavy on the low-mids, but I like it that way.   These are open back headphones which means no external noise isolation. For safety reasons, this makes them especially suitable for running, walking and even cycling (at low volumes). But they're probably less suitable for train commutes where leakage could be a problem.   The main problem with these headphones is that the connection inside the cable eventually breaks leaving one channel dead. I've experienced this on 8 pairs (the 9th pair got chewed through by...
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The ULTRA Portable


Pros: Phenomenal Sound for the price, Unbeatable comfort (IEMs be damned!), Most portable headphones I know of

Cons: A bit veiled sound (can be fixed by EQ'ing), lack of a hard case

Here's a link to my full review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/682957/sennheiser-px-100-ii-review-the-ultra-portable   Bottomline: THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR THOSE WHO WANT QUALITY PORTABLES!

god of headphone for the price


Pros: tight bass,clear mids,comfortable,fun headphones..

Cons: recessed highs. and nothing

for me they r the best portable headphones i have ever bought in my life. well i am only 19 now. i hv done a hd515 review too.there u can see where  rate these headphones.these r the fun headphones.. with everything almost right.. well i consider this as portable audiophile headphones.(imho ). well u can go to this link for the detailed review by katun. he did a very good review.well u will find me there too. http://www.head-fi.org/t/593796/px100-ii-review-the-sennheiser-hd625

Pretty good headphones.


Pros: Sound quality, price, single wire, comfortable, portability.

Cons: Design

These are one of the best open design headphones in this price range. They are very clear and don't leak as much as I thought they would. They are pretty inexpensive and I love the single sided wire. They are very comfortable so you can have them on for hours. The best thing about this model is you can fold them and stuff them in your bag or pockets. These are one of my best purchases, but of course there are always better ones so I upgraded!   I highly recommend these for listening on the go. On buses, you may want to have the volume controlled or the person next to you will hear it. These leak a little less than other open design headphones.
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