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post #196 of 662
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Originally Posted by Schonen View Post

"Simply an unbelievable headphone if you ask me. Absolutely unbelievable."

 

Sennheiser should quote this line of hyperbole on the packaging.

 

Guess they should hire and put you in charge of the marketing department...

post #197 of 662

Katun I only bought the PX100-IIs because of your review, and they definitely have not disappointed. They won't displace my DT770s for gaming, and I'm sure my en-route HD650 will probably take over for most of my at-home listening, but the PX100-II really is an addictive little bugger, and they make listening so easy and casual.

 

They're also no slouches when it comes to durability: I bought a little zipper case on ebay that I had been carabining to my bike seat for about a week, until the little loop broke while I was riding in traffic. I got off just in time to scream "NOOOOO!" as a car went right over the case. My PX100-II are now slightly awkward fitting, and the swivel on one side is a little loose, but the sound is unchanged and they still work perfectly. Not as comfortable as they used to be, but they're still PX100-IIs ^_^ Barring accidents like this, I could see a pair of these lasting for a loooong time if they are taken care of.

 

I reeeeaaaaally wish the cable was replaceable; given that the phones themselves are so durable, I'm sure it'd be the part to go first.

post #198 of 662
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Katun I only bought the PX100-IIs because of your review, and they definitely have not disappointed. They won't displace my DT770s for gaming, and I'm sure my en-route HD650 will probably take over for most of my at-home listening, but the PX100-II really is an addictive little bugger, and they make listening so easy and casual.

 

They're also no slouches when it comes to durability: I bought a little zipper case on ebay that I had been carabining to my bike seat for about a week, until the little loop broke while I was riding in traffic. I got off just in time to scream "NOOOOO!" as a car went right over the case. My PX100-II are now slightly awkward fitting, and the swivel on one side is a little loose, but the sound is unchanged and they still work perfectly. Not as comfortable as they used to be, but they're still PX100-IIs ^_^ Barring accidents like this, I could see a pair of these lasting for a loooong time if they are taken care of.

 

I reeeeaaaaally wish the cable was replaceable; given that the phones themselves are so durable, I'm sure it'd be the part to go first.

 

HD650 is the perfect upgrade. I'd totally buy a permanent pair, but it's not something I really "need" since I've got the PX100-II.

 

If they made a PX100-III, I'd love to see a detachable cable, slightly more cup swivel, and a bit clearer sound. That would be perfect!

post #199 of 662

Agreed on all counts...a TOUCH more treble and tighter bass with just a smidge less warmth would be nice, but honestly I can't complain. They remind me how to JUST enjoy music every time I wear them :)

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HD650 is the perfect upgrade. I'd totally buy a permanent pair, but it's not something I really "need" since I've got the PX100-II.

 

If they made a PX100-III, I'd love to see a detachable cable, slightly more cup swivel, and a bit clearer sound. That would be perfect!

post #200 of 662

I just spent some time with the PX100-II's.  I originally bought a set of iGrado's for my wife, but the form-factor was a no-go.  I thought it was a great chance to try the Sennheiser's, with her as the guinea pig.

 

Within about 5 seconds, her verdict was in for fit and comfort-total winner.  Soundwise she's not overly picky, but has a decent ear, and they edge out the iGrado's for her as well.

 

For me- not so much. These are a very good headphone, and for the price pretty remarkable.  But there is a bloom in the mid-bass that obscures the detail.  On some recordings, this is a positive, on others,  not so much.  The treble is there, but definitely laid back.  These cans really shine on low-fi recordings and Spotify, and for me they are the best I've heard to date in this regard.  For that alone, they punch above their weight class.

 

However, for well-mastered material and hi-rez formats, not so much.  Every once in a while I come across a work of mastering that actually needs a neutral headphone to dig into the material, such as the past 10 years of Steven Wilson's work. The PX-100 II's are not my can of choice, and the iGrado's, in spite of all of their faults, are the better choice.

 

This does not diminish my respect for these though.  I can see buying a few of these at Christmas time and introducing select family members to quality headphones.  I think the iGrado's are more of an acquired taste.

post #201 of 662
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

 

HD650 is the perfect upgrade. I'd totally buy a permanent pair, but it's not something I really "need" since I've got the PX100-II.

 

If they made a PX100-III, I'd love to see a detachable cable, slightly more cup swivel, and a bit clearer sound. That would be perfect!


Are you serious or just trolling? 

post #202 of 662
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Are you serious or just trolling? 


"For me- not so much. These are a very good headphone, and for the price pretty remarkable. But there is a bloom in the mid-bass that obscures the detail."

 

That was my opinion of PX-100 too, a bit muddy sounding and KSC75 has better clarity for way less money. I've bought KSC75 as cheap as $12.50 on sale, and that is in Canada too.

post #203 of 662

I got a pair for px100-ii after reading through this read and I've been loving it so far. Such a great small headphone for easy listening.

post #204 of 662

I just ordered a pair with all these good review.55$ canadian dollar so i should be pretty satisfied with the price/quality ratio

 

i'm looking forward to comparing them to my hd650, which are my favorite so far

post #205 of 662
I checked out your other phones in your profile; expect the PX100-II to be something like a mix between your X10 and HD650.
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I just ordered a pair with all these good review.55$ canadian dollar so i should be pretty satisfied with the price/quality ratio

i'm looking forward to comparing them to my hd650, which are my favorite so far
post #206 of 662
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I checked out your other phones in your profile; expect the PX100-II to be something like a mix between your X10 and HD650.

 

I got them yesterday and maybe I had 5 hours of listening so far.

They sound great, honestly they do sound quite similar to hd650. I'll be able to a/b them once the px100-II will be burned... I'm pretty sure i'll be quite impress

 

The bass is already better extension than the modified ksc75 I  was using at job. It's a really fun headphone to listen too but they lack the crystal clear high and awesome soundstage of the cheaper ksc75. They are keeper for sure ... as the ksc75 are

 

The bass sound odd sometime, like if there was mechanical noise . They sound clean on 20-120hz sinewave so i guess they can't be faulty.

post #207 of 662
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Originally Posted by Xprime4 View Post

 

I got them yesterday and maybe I had 5 hours of listening so far.

They sound great, honestly they do sound quite similar to hd650. I'll be able to a/b them once the px100-II will be burned... I'm pretty sure i'll be quite impress

 

The bass is already better extension than the modified ksc75 I  was using at job. It's a really fun headphone to listen too but they lack the crystal clear high and awesome soundstage of the cheaper ksc75. They are keeper for sure ... as the ksc75 are

 

The bass sound odd sometime, like if there was mechanical noise . They sound clean on 20-120hz sinewave so i guess they can't be faulty.

 

I've got hundreds of hours on mine, so not sure how much (or how little) they improved over time. Maybe I'll get another pair someday to compare.

 

Mine are also extremely stretched out. They rest very, very lightly on my head. A lot of the bass reduces the further you have them away from your head.

 

Would love to hear what you think compared directly to your HD650. Keep us posted. :cool:

post #208 of 662
I dunno where the bulk of PX100-II impressions go, but I feel this is as good a place as any.
So first day impressions on the PX100-II

I'm quite amazed at how good they sound for the $48 I spent. They won't overthrow the Sony MA900 as far as my fave warm/smooth headphone at any value (I love them more than even the LCD2, HD650, K702 Annie, ESP950, and a few others, mostly because they represent an incredible value to performance ratio, as well as being absurdly light weight and unimaginably comfortable). But man, for this price, the PX100-II is a no brainer. The Koss KSC35/Sportapro sound grainy and thinner (albeit more airy), and those were my fave headphone south of $100. This is the portable headphone to own if you're on a budget. I'm sure I would prefer the sound on the Creative Aurvana Live over the PX100-II, but those are closed and pleather padded which is already two strikes, not to mention not exactly portable sized.

In short: The PX100-II is awesome.

Katun, I seem to somewhat be following you in some ways, even if it's by sheer coincidence.

Bass: Deep and rich and full bodied, without being bloated or overbearing. A bit heavy on emphasis in comparison to what I've recently owned (including the X1, but without the bass fatigue SO FAR), so I'd say the bass is the strongest aspect of the PX100-II's sound.

Mids: Rich and forward. Also rich and full bodied. I'm on a roll when it comes to mids lately. The mids will please ANY mid lover. For sure.

Treble: Smooth, non-fatiguing, and neither too soft or too strong for my taste. Not exactly adding air, and the PX100-II is decidedly more intimate with a smaller soundstage compared to the KSC35, but it sounds more mature and controlled. If you're on the hunt for soundstage, the PX100-II will disappoint.

I find the Px100-II sounds like a baby HD650 in many ways. Sennheiser really knows how to keep their house signature sound in check. If you like the MA900, HD650, LCD2, K702 Annie/K712 Pro, KSC35, Creative Aurvana Live, ESW9, there is NO way you won't appreciate the sound off the PX100-II, especially at under $50.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/19/13 at 1:54am
post #209 of 662

Mad Lust Envy, I think we may have similar tastes too. The ksc35/sportapro is also my favorite portable along with the px100 and px100-II. You are one of the members here that make me lust after an MA900. I know its off topic here but I am buying one of those ASAP LOL

post #210 of 662

By the way, let me also say that for some reason I prefer the px100-II to the hd650. It is probably because the 650 has a bit too much upper midbass that it gives me a headache. The px100-II is not too headache inducing and very tuneable by loosening the headband a bit. I have a big head by the way so the px is a bit tight before loosening. They also respond very well to different pads. 

 

Katun,

Have you ever bought extra replacement pads for the px100-II? the reason I am asking is because the ones on ebay are px100 pads(older gen) and they sound a little different. The older model pads sound less bass heavy yet also drier and less organic. The koss PP pads take it even further drying up the sound a little more and reducing the bass even more.

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