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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I have narrowed down what I'd like. Portable headphones that aren't big and are also not IEMs. I'm willing up spend up to around $130 and I listen to a lot of upbeat techno and hard rock. I also live in Canada if that can play a factor in availability of headphones. (And feel free to suggest phones that aren't on the list)

I have my eyes set on:

Koss PortaPro
Sennheiser PX 100
Sennheiser PMX100
KSC75 (But I seem to be finding myself skeptical about such cheap headphones)

I heard there's a sound difference between PX and PMX, so that's why I included both. OH, and what's the difference between the 100 and 200?

Opinions please!

EDIT: I'd also like to thank all of you for being so supportive and helpful from my previous thread.
post #2 of 18
obligatory k81dj/sennheiser hd25(1 or sp) post

odds are you've already considered them or been suggested them, but maybe not...

out of those, the ksc75's are definitely my favorite. instantly pocketable, great sound.
post #3 of 18
K81DJ for techno or rock hands down.

But from your list I would pick the KSC as well.
post #4 of 18
Out of that list, I'd go for the PX100s. To my ears, they are a little more refined than than PortaPros. They are also much more comfortable on your heard. The PX200 is a closed back version of the PX100. Have not heard them but general feedback I've seem is that they are not great sounding.

The nice thing is that these are all relatively inexpensive phones so easy to try more than one.
post #5 of 18
Another vote for PX100. They are just great sounding headphones that is also very portable. Will also leave you with some money left over for cds. =)
post #6 of 18
I like my PX100s, but a headphone that's been in the back of my mind has been the Ultrasone iCans. I demoed a pair at a Guitar Center under less than stellar conditions (an employee's ipod in a noisy environment) so I didn't get a chance to really listen to them. The technology of these cans intrigues me though and CNET gave them a good review.
post #7 of 18
I vote for the KSC-75. They sound better than many headphones that cost many times more. They are easy to carry around because they are clip-ons. Because they are inexpensive, you probably won't feel bad if you broke them by accident.

The porta pro has a headband and probably have better bass response, mostly because they hug the ears closer than the ksc-75. I think the normal MSRP is a little pricy, but if you get those at a discount, its worth looking into. Most people believe the porta pro and the ksc-75 uses similar or the same drivers.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Alright :3

Would $40 USD for Portapro be a good price?
And $35 for the PMX100?

(www.jr.com)

I think the Portapro -looks- stronger than the PMX100 but I guess looks are very deceiving when most votes actually went to the KSC75 and PMX100. One thing's for sure is that I won't be modding anything. Another reason why I'm learning more towards the PortaPro is because they look like they could assist in keeping my ears warm in cold weather while not being too bulky and providing me with a very nice bass responce.

I also heard in the other thread that clip ons generally don't sound as nice. From my selection--say if price wasn't a factor (I'm unsure if you used it as one or not). Which would you prefer?

I wouldn't mind adding another $30 or so if I can get an even better sounding pair of headphones that are generally the size of the above mentioned. It looked like the k81dj/sennheiser hd25 were too large, though, for my tastes.
post #9 of 18
Portapro, hands down...the lifetime warranty makes it a real winner, for protable and outdoor use...6.00 mail it, get a new...
post #10 of 18
KSC75's are pretty cheap, alot of people like them. Why not try em out.
post #11 of 18
Porta pro cups have very small. I don't think they will do much to keep your ears warm, but it would be better than nothing. If price means nothings, its worth getting over the ksc-75.

I have noticed that not many people have suggest AKG yet. They have several portable models within your budget.
post #12 of 18
I have to say the ksc75, i was very sceptical as well but i asked for them for christmas so that if they sucked it wouldn't be my money wasted lol. I have to say they sound great, really great. I've had them since christmas listening everyday and they sound even better now.
post #13 of 18
KSC75. I was walking the dog tonight and rocking out to my 75's. I smile everytime I put them on.......
post #14 of 18
Personally, I would think of the Porta Pro. The KSC75 clips do put some pressure on my ears. The Porta Pro is like feather on my head, all day long.

IMHO, the Porta Pro costs 2x the KSC75, but it makes up for comfortableness and a bit more in bass. I really like the Porta Pro with the "Kramer mode".

KSC75 is the king of value.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Britbonic View Post
Out of that list, I'd go for the PX100s. To my ears, they are a little more refined than than PortaPros. They are also much more comfortable on your heard. The PX200 is a closed back version of the PX100. Have not heard them but general feedback I've seem is that they are not great sounding.

The nice thing is that these are all relatively inexpensive phones so easy to try more than one.
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