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post #586 of 700
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Originally Posted by keepitsimple View Post
 

i have had about 30 pairs as they break

30 pairs you say, huh... Just several pages back I was getting some heat from folks who thought I was unreasonable saying the PX 100 ii's are designed to break.

 

This little thing ended up costing you well over a grand, it looks like. 

 

Sennheiser made a great portable headphone and made it so fragile it breaks with light use. I sent them an email about it long ago. No response. 

post #587 of 700
PX100IIi works best for me. Good sound quality. Comfortable and light for long listening. Some open ambient is convenient. Certified iPhone controls, and that's my usual source. I use others (Shure SRH145m+) but there aren't many (any?) direct alternates.

It's clear from MorrisL and others that the frame may be delicate, and that is not likely to change. But it is a great headphone, so careful + spares.
Edited by petehb - 7/25/16 at 1:53am
post #588 of 700

I wonder why Katun dethroned the PX 100 ii on his profile, replacing it with the Audio Technica R70x.

 

If he's reading this, maybe he can comment on it. How much are these new Audio Technicas an improvement on the PX 100 ii?

post #589 of 700

Old thread, but the PX100 1st generation was the first headphone I bought after joining this site many years ago.

 

I haven't owned one for about as long (I had it for a few months then traded it for a Grado SR-60) but I have an urge to try these again.

 

do the PX100 II's  sound much different from the originals? benefit well from good amp/dac?

post #590 of 700

Anyone notice a rattling in their left driver? I've been hearing it on a lot of bassy songs lately. Thinking about sending them in for warranty.

post #591 of 700
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Originally Posted by vapman View Post
 

Old thread, but the PX100 1st generation was the first headphone I bought after joining this site many years ago.

 

I haven't owned one for about as long (I had it for a few months then traded it for a Grado SR-60) but I have an urge to try these again.

 

do the PX100 II's  sound much different from the originals? benefit well from good amp/dac?

ive had lots of these mate and cant tell the difference between old & new-ive never amped them though

post #592 of 700
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Originally Posted by lixoke View Post
 

Anyone notice a rattling in their left driver? I've been hearing it on a lot of bassy songs lately. Thinking about sending them in for warranty.

had about 30 of these m8-i listen on high volume and i have never noticed any problems-they do break though:blink:

post #593 of 700

I ended up fixing my rattling driver by just blowing into it. I guess some dust or something was bouncing around on the driver. Sounds great again!

post #594 of 700

Before I got into higher end headphones, I was very impressed with my modded Koss Porta Pros. Now time has passed and I have used many more expensive phones since then, haven't really touched Porta Pros anymore. Last weekend got an urge to buy some easily portable headphones once again and found about PX-100 IIs which were compared to Porta Pros on many aspects. I have listened HD650 lately and was curious about PX-100 because of that. Yesterday I went to buy PX-100 II from local store. First impressions are quite great, such lovely signature. Looking forward to try HD414 pads on them.

post #595 of 700
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Originally Posted by ilmothedude View Post
 

Before I got into higher end headphones, I was very impressed with my modded Koss Porta Pros. Now time has passed and I have used many more expensive phones since then, haven't really touched Porta Pros anymore. Last weekend got an urge to buy some easily portable headphones once again and found about PX-100 IIs which were compared to Porta Pros on many aspects. I have listened HD650 lately and was curious about PX-100 because of that. Yesterday I went to buy PX-100 II from local store. First impressions are quite great, such lovely signature. Looking forward to try HD414 pads on them.

 

If you get a chance, let us know how you feel they compare to your Porta Pros.

post #596 of 700
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

If you get a chance, let us know how you feel they compare to your Porta Pros.

My modded Porta Pros features grill mod and around ear-pads so they sound very open and nice, as far I remember. It's been a long time since I listened them though. Later on I used ksc75 drivers on Porta Pro headband and pad mod setup because I preferred ksc75 sound back then. Ksc75 are also grill modded. Last time I used Porta Pro ksc75 hybrid was when I was stuck in a hospital for a full week and didn't want to bring my better phones there. Sound was too bright for my present more experienced ears, and I had to EQ treble down a bit. I believe Porta Pro drivers would be now what I'd prefer over ksc75, at least on my modded setup. I don't have access to them before next weekend, but it'll be fun to listen them again and will do some comparing with PX-100 then. But seriously, PX-100 II are great, I compared them to HD650 yesterday very quickly, and I don't wonder if some prefer PX-100 II over HD650. PX 100 II doesn't seem to have certain veil that HD650 has, at least on my setup.

post #597 of 700
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Originally Posted by ilmothedude View Post
 

My modded Porta Pros features grill mod and around ear-pads so they sound very open and nice, as far I remember. It's been a long time since I listened them though. Later on I used ksc75 drivers on Porta Pro headband and pad mod setup because I preferred ksc75 sound back then. Ksc75 are also grill modded. Last time I used Porta Pro ksc75 hybrid was when I was stuck in a hospital for a full week and didn't want to bring my better phones there. Sound was too bright for my present more experienced ears, and I had to EQ treble down a bit. I believe Porta Pro drivers would be now what I'd prefer over ksc75, at least on my modded setup. I don't have access to them before next weekend, but it'll be fun to listen them again and will do some comparing with PX-100 then. But seriously, PX-100 II are great, I compared them to HD650 yesterday very quickly, and I don't wonder if some prefer PX-100 II over HD650. PX 100 II doesn't seem to have certain veil that HD650 has, at least on my setup.

 

What amp are you driving the HD 650 with?

post #598 of 700
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Originally Posted by Solrighal View Post
 

 

What amp are you driving the HD 650 with?

TAGA Harmony THDA-500T. I'm aware that HD650 is picky with amps but that's the only better amp I have at the moment. I have HD650 just temporarily now for borrow, or actually exchange for DT150.

post #599 of 700
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Originally Posted by ilmothedude View Post
 

My modded Porta Pros features grill mod and around ear-pads so they sound very open and nice, as far I remember. It's been a long time since I listened them though. Later on I used ksc75 drivers on Porta Pro headband and pad mod setup because I preferred ksc75 sound back then. Ksc75 are also grill modded. Last time I used Porta Pro ksc75 hybrid was when I was stuck in a hospital for a full week and didn't want to bring my better phones there. Sound was too bright for my present more experienced ears, and I had to EQ treble down a bit. I believe Porta Pro drivers would be now what I'd prefer over ksc75, at least on my modded setup. I don't have access to them before next weekend, but it'll be fun to listen them again and will do some comparing with PX-100 then. But seriously, PX-100 II are great, I compared them to HD650 yesterday very quickly, and I don't wonder if some prefer PX-100 II over HD650. PX 100 II doesn't seem to have certain veil that HD650 has, at least on my setup.

interesting 

post #600 of 700
I bought px10p0 in um.... 2005? Not sure if therechanged since then.


First post here was asking px100 vs portapro and everyone answering "grado sr60) LOL those were the days...
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