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^Same seller in the UK.
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Originally Posted by beedee View Post

^Same seller in the UK.


You are good then.   The headphones are not fakes.  I was afraid they might be since PX100 fakes were being sold all over the place a couple of years back.   I would have purchased one or two more pairs if I had known they were real when I bought them.


Edited by elvergun - 12/2/13 at 5:52pm
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I decided to buy PX 100-II mostly because of the this review. I hope it's not too late..  :D

 

I am new to this Head-Fi world and PX 100-II is my first "serious" headphone.

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PX100-II is a great place to start; if you like them, don't sell them, or I bet my hat you'll find yourself rebuying them!
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I decided to buy PX 100-II mostly because of the this review. I hope it's not too late..  biggrin.gif

I am new to this Head-Fi world and PX 100-II is my first "serious" headphone.
post #275 of 405

My local store just had it's old ver PX100's for 50% off. 20$ for a pair. I didn't grab them though, maybe I should have

post #276 of 405
This is a very helpful post. Not everyone has the ability to discriminate sound to the level of the best audiophiles, this is helpful to those of us getting older and the hearing loss that accompanies old age. Great post
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Originally Posted by Headzone View Post
 

My local store just had it's old ver PX100's for 50% off. 20$ for a pair. I didn't grab them though, maybe I should have


Go back and get some...before it's too late.:D

post #278 of 405
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WTF HD700?!

 

Got my HD700 today and had my Vali all prepped and ready to go. 

 

First, I'm very disappointed that they added the plastic strip down the sides of the metal adjusters. You know what that means? No bending! I can't stand the clamp on these! While they are every bit as comfy as the HD600/HD650, the clamp cannot be fixed. This already puts the HD600/HD650 as a better option for me, comfort alone, and not even getting to the sound. I like the HD650's headband design better too, but the HD700's is nice.

 

So, I fired up some music and my jaw just hit the floor. What on earth am I hearing?! I was disappointed right off the bat. Sounds like there is a blanket over the mids. Out of curiosity, I whipped out my PX100-II and plugged them in the Vali, playing the same song. OMG! The PX100-II sounds so much better! The mids have more clarity, it's more balanced, and just all-around cleaner sounding. I mean, is this really happening? I'll admit, I secretly hate my PX100-II and want it to die, but I seriously can't seem to beat its sound. Guess I'll have to consider other options now.

 

Pretty positive the HD600/HD650 could beat it, so I think I'll return the HD700 pronto (after more testing of course) and pick up the HD600/HD650 and Magni. Hopefully I can finally settle on one of those two. I think I'll grab the K712 as well, knowing how much I liked the Annie.

 

BTW, the PX100-II sounds smoother and the bass has better impact with the Vali as opposed to listening straight from my clip. Nice!

 

To think these used to be $1000... I'm going to need three of these: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: 


Edited by Katun - 12/31/13 at 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

WTF HD700?!

 

Got my HD700 today and had my Vali all prepped and ready to go. 

 

First, I'm very disappointed that they added the plastic strip down the sides of the metal adjusters. You know what that means? No bending! I can't stand the clamp on these! While they are every bit as comfy as the HD600/HD650, the clamp cannot be fixed. This already puts the HD600/HD650 as a better option for me, comfort alone, and not even getting to the sound. I like the HD650's headband design better too, but the HD700's is nice.

 

So, I fired up some music and my jaw just hit the floor. What on earth am I hearing?! I was disappointed right off the bat. Sounds like there is a blanket over the mids. Out of curiosity, I whipped out my PX100-II and plugged them in the Vali, playing the same song. OMG! The PX100-II sounds so much better! The mids have more clarity, it's more balanced, and just all-around cleaner sounding. I mean, is this really happening? I'll admit, I secretly hate my PX100-II and want it to die, but I seriously can't seem to beat its sound. Guess I'll have to consider other options now.

 

Pretty positive the HD600/HD650 could beat it, so I think I'll return the HD700 pronto (after more testing of course) and pick up the HD600/HD650 and Magni. Hopefully I can finally settle on one of those two. I think I'll grab the K712 as well, knowing how much I liked the Annie.

 

BTW, the PX100-II sounds smoother and the bass has better impact with the Vali as opposed to listening straight from my clip. Nice!

 

To think these used to be $1000... I'm going to need three of these: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: 

 

Maybe the HD700 is a bad match for the Vali? Maybe you could try some other amps/sources and see if you get better results.

I hated the Vali for the HD-650, but haven't tried it with the HD-700. Vali is great with the modded Q701. With my HD-650 the soundstage (on Vali) was very closed in and congested sounding. With the Q701 the Vali sounded dead neutral. :confused_face_2:

 

Maybe hold everything until you can try the HD-700 with the Magni or O2 (I suggest O2).

 

I didn't have any luck with the Vali so I swapped it out for an O2. I've been using the O2 everyday as a gaming amp. Perfect for that!

post #280 of 405
Thread Starter 

I actually have the HD600, HD650, K712, and Magni on order. Should be getting them all within the next week.

 

It's been killing me to find out if the HD600/Vali will do better than the HD650/Magni... or perhaps I may like the HD600/Magni and HD650/Vali more, but I have more confidence in the first paring. I was 1 click away from getting another Q701 (only $199!) but I know the headband will kill it for me. Shame. As far as what's on it's way, I absolutely plan on stopping on one of the pairings. I'm already 100% the K712, HD650, and HD600 are all in my top 5 due to past experiences with them, so it'll be fun picking out 1 of the 3. Guess I'll find out soon enough.

 

HD700 is horridly uncomfortable due to that vice grip. Even if I did like them, I'd be forced to let go of them at some point due to comfort. And that cable... :blink: 

post #281 of 405
Whatever happened to your Sony MA900 love Katun?
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Whatever happened to your Sony MA900 love Katun?

 

Oh, I still love the MA900. It's in my top 5. I directly compared it to the HE-500, and I preferred the MA900 by a gigantic margin.

 

It's just, well, um, I don't find them comfortable enough. For the first little bit, yeah, but I think the headband bugged me after awhile. At least I think... (you've got me scratching my head right now). I've had two pairs, but there has got to be a reason I got rid of them. I swear it involved comfort. Maybe it was those scratchy pads? All I remember is keeping the AD700 as my gaming and movie headphone over the MA900 because it was superior in comfort. MA900 crushed it in sound though. Two bad I can't combine the two.

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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

 

Oh, I still love the MA900. It's in my top 5. I directly compared it to the HE-500, and I preferred the MA900 by a gigantic margin.

 

It's just, well, um, I don't find them comfortable enough. For the first little bit, yeah, but I think the headband bugged me after awhile. At least I think... (you've got me scratching my head right now). I've had two pairs, but there has got to be a reason I got rid of them. I swear it involved comfort. Maybe it was those scratchy pads? All I remember is keeping the AD700 as my gaming and movie headphone over the MA900 because it was superior in comfort. MA900 crushed it in sound though. Two bad I can't combine the two.

 

 

I decided to buy PX 100-II mostly because of the this review and I saw your name in almost every place I looked for PX100-II (other threat, Amazon, Headfonia review). I think you favour PX100-II because of it's sound signature, the bass is nice yet the other things are still clear, and that's what I looking for. Is it how a warm headphone sound?

I also tried the PX200-II and doesn't like it at all.. :D

 

 

Then, what is your suggestion for closed headphone, on ear & over ear, that produce similar sound like this headphone ? Too bad PX100-II has minimum isolation and leak sound too much..

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

PX100-II is a great place to start; if you like them, don't sell them, or I bet my hat you'll find yourself rebuying them!

 

Before this, I use IEM Soundmagic E10 and I like how the punch of the bass but not muddy and the other aspect is quite clear. However, at the high volume I find the treble is fatiguing (the E10).

I can't explain it further tough (high, mid, low) since I'm new with those term.

PX100-II seems meet what kind of sound I am looking for, so then I bought it.

 

So far so good, I've burn-in it > 50 hours. But think the biggest improvement one can make to these headphone is the fit. I stretch it a bit and now it sound much better than when I receive it.

 

 

 

 

If PX100-II is a great place to start, then what's next ? As a beginner, should I experiment with other headphone with different sound signature like Grado SR60i or stick with bassy signature and step up the the next level ? Then, what's the direct upgrade of PX100-II ? If there's any.. :normal_smile :

 

FYI I listen mostly electronics, R&B, and pop. The source is iPod touch and Asus Laptop, 320kbps MP3


Edited by berrywputra - 1/1/14 at 3:47am
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Then, what is your suggestion for closed headphone, on ear & over ear, that produce similar sound like this headphone ? Too bad PX100-II has minimum isolation and leak sound too much..

 

 

 

 

Well, that is a tough one because the PX100IIs are just that good. 

 

The most similar sounding headphone, IMO, is the Momentum.   

 

You might also enjoy the DT1350, the K550, the Amperior and the HD25.

post #285 of 405
I think the K550 is in a pretty different sound genre altogether....I didn't find the momentums to sound much like the PX100-II either...similar bass presentation to the HD25s in some ways, with the emphasis on midbass. I can't comment on the DT1350 personally, though I'll say what I've read about it makes me think its not really the same breed either...
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

Well, that is a tough one because the PX100IIs are just that good. 

The most similar sounding headphone, IMO, is the Momentum.   

You might also enjoy the DT1350, the K550, the Amperior and the HD25.
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