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post #331 of 386
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

A weekend has gone by and I took the PX 100-IIi with me everywhere. I'm even using them in the office over my other office cans. I'm truly impressed with this headphone. Think I picked the right one in my comparison.

 

Yup, the portability, build and looks of the PX100II's are indeed great. Glad they're working for you!

post #332 of 386

As my first on-ears, and at this price range, I wasn't expecting much, but this far exceeded my expectations :) just on my first listen, without any burn in I was just surprised. A different sound from my RE-0's, though still a pleasant surprise.

 

It's ABSURDLY comfortable and lightweight, just floating on my ears and the earpads are just the right size; these really make me excited for the next level of on-ears... Poor wallet...

post #333 of 386

^yes they are good^they break after 1 yr or so-(play in 1 ear only)but you will get them again no doubt like me.

post #334 of 386
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Originally Posted by keepitsimple View Post
 

^yes they are good^they break after 1 yr or so-(play in 1 ear only)but you will get them again no doubt like me.

 

I've had a pair of PX100 (the originals) for more than 8 years.   

 

 

Treat your headphones with care and you will not have to get them again.:wink:

post #335 of 386

^i try to lol.i think ive gone through about 30 pairs.i destroyed the originals several times aswell.i blame my dog.

post #336 of 386
I've owned my PX100II's for nearly 3 years and not a mark on them so far.
post #337 of 386
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Originally Posted by keepitsimple View Post
 

^i try to lol.i think ive gone through about 30 pairs.i destroyed the originals several times aswell.i blame my dog.

LOL

 

Poor dog.  He is probably trying to get them on his head -- the lack of an opposable thumb is making things difficult.

post #338 of 386

I own the original PX100, this is my second pair after I buggered my first trying to rewire them for balanced.  I freaked out because the PX100 original was discontinued by then.  Luckily, Head-fier Grokit offered to sell his pair to me.

 

I just read the OP and I couldn't agree more.  I tagged my PX100s as much better to the HD595.  I also believed that it was a smidgen better than my HD650s.  Inspired by his post I just did a shootout with my PX100 and HD650 properly.  But first I run a rough EQ on the PX100s to sound a little close to the HD650 - like this:

 

 

The PX100s are better than the HD650s and here is how:

 

The HD650s have a more 'out of head experience' and I can isolate this purely to the fact that the drivers are indeed further from the ears due to the pad.  That is the one and only advantage.  This is how the PX100s beat the HD650s:

 

The mids, even though are a little closer due to the drivers being closer are more three dimensional.  The HD650 is less 3D.  That is also to say, the PX100s space out the midrange when many instruments are playing together better, giving each note a better space and air between competing sounds.  The midrange is in fact a tad more detailed and smoother.

 

Why this is, in my mind is quite simple.  The mids in the HD650 have a cavern to deal with, the space between drivers, ears and ear pads.  This leaves enough space for 'bouncing' of the sounds and muddling it up a tad...this seems really obvious to me.

 

The HD650 does handle significantly more volume without introducing distortion...but up to moderate levels - the EQ'd PX100 sound simply better to me than the HD650 - more resolving and more depth to the sound even though the 'headstage' is actually smaller...the 'soundstage' is bigger.

 

Believe me, I have known this for a while now.

post #339 of 386
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

 

The PX100s are better than the HD650s and here is how:

 

+1

 

The PX100 is better than many of the mid-fi models out there.   I recently bought a brand new pair of the originals on ebay...and the merchant had around 60 pairs for sale.  I'm kicking myself for only buying one.

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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

+1

 

The PX100 is better than many of the mid-fi models out there.   I recently bought a brand new pair of the originals on ebay...and the merchant had around 60 pairs for sale.  I'm kicking myself for only buying one.

 

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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

I own the original PX100, this is my second pair after I buggered my first trying to rewire them for balanced.  I freaked out because the PX100 original was discontinued by then.  Luckily, Head-fier Grokit offered to sell his pair to me.

 

I just read the OP and I couldn't agree more.  I tagged my PX100s as much better to the HD595.  I also believed that it was a smidgen better than my HD650s.  Inspired by his post I just did a shootout with my PX100 and HD650 properly.  But first I run a rough EQ on the PX100s to sound a little close to the HD650 - like this:

 

 

The PX100s are better than the HD650s and here is how:

 

The HD650s have a more 'out of head experience' and I can isolate this purely to the fact that the drivers are indeed further from the ears due to the pad.  That is the one and only advantage.  This is how the PX100s beat the HD650s:

 

The mids, even though are a little closer due to the drivers being closer are more three dimensional.  The HD650 is less 3D.  That is also to say, the PX100s space out the midrange when many instruments are playing together better, giving each note a better space and air between competing sounds.  The midrange is in fact a tad more detailed and smoother.

 

Why this is, in my mind is quite simple.  The mids in the HD650 have a cavern to deal with, the space between drivers, ears and ear pads.  This leaves enough space for 'bouncing' of the sounds and muddling it up a tad...this seems really obvious to me.

 

The HD650 does handle significantly more volume without introducing distortion...but up to moderate levels - the EQ'd PX100 sound simply better to me than the HD650 - more resolving and more depth to the sound even though the 'headstage' is actually smaller...the 'soundstage' is bigger.

 

Believe me, I have known this for a while now.

 

Wow, I've never heard the hd650, but always thought I'd love it b/c all the FR graphs I've seen are extremely similar to the PX100 and PX100ii.    I still have my original PX100 from about 8 years ago.  It has battle scars, but still sounds great.  In fact, I prefer it ever so slightly over the the newer version.  YMMV, as I use the Radio Shack replacement pad for the KSC 35/75(thinner than stock) on them with great results.  

post #341 of 386

I love my HD650s...I've been in audiophilia for a long while with speakers and home theatre.  The whole concept of Hi-FI changed for me within 3 seconds of blindly purchasing the HD650 and plugging them into the head phone jack of my Yammie HT Receiver.  I still remember the track that I played as well - Madonnas La isle bonita or something like that.

 

The HD650 is tonally more balanced than an un-eq'd PX100...But, big but...up to moderate levels the PX100s are flat out better on a technical basis.  The Koss Porta pros are in the same category as PX100s also.  Never heard the PX100II but imagine they're still in the same category.


Edited by SP Wild - 3/16/14 at 12:11pm
post #342 of 386
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post  Never heard the PX100II but imagine they're still in the same category.

 

Kinda sorta...they tinkered with the bass an threw things slightly off balance.   The bass sounds a little more bloated and it bleeds into the mids a little bit.

 

I much prefer the original version.  I bought some PX100-IIs right before the new PX100 -- I now use them as my beater headphone...I don't really care care what happens to it.  On the other hand, I treat the new PX100 better than my HD800.

post #343 of 386

I don't know about this, guys. I mean I love my PX 100-II and I'll suck on its teat all day long, but better than an HD 600 or HD 650 in terms of sound quality? It's a bit of an exaggeration.

post #344 of 386

I like the PX100II, especially the (folding) form factor,

but I prefer the sound and comfort of the Koss PortaPro.

post #345 of 386
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

I like the PX100II, especially the (folding) form factor,

but I prefer the sound and comfort of the Koss PortaPro.

 

The PX100 was more like the PortaPro than the PX100-II.  I'm sure you would have loved the first version.  I bought the PortaPro right after I got the first PX100 - I loved both headphones, but the the Koss was just a PITA (hair getting caught in the folding mechanisms).

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