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Yep, a nice step towards a less compressed sound. The PX200-II was more appealing to me originally due to the more spacious sound and better mids which these now have. Very important since other phones like my Gigabeat buds and Sleek SA7 LTD. have higher end mids/vocals and things like the AKG K4XX's, Koss 60 Ohm driver, and the older PX90/100/100-II really lacked the ability to have mids that are clean, clear, balanced/non-recessed and also resolve well enough and are placed correctly in the stage. The difference between them seeing some use vs.ending up staying in the drawer. Also important as my PMX95 are big sports/sports talk/podcast phones and there it is all about the announcer/host and vocal performance and even at some bad bitrates you can still hear the difference with PMX 95 opening things up, cleaning up the voices, giving them better dynamics, giving better depth and transparency.
Thanks a lot for the detailed review. I read it carefully, then made an order, and now I'm a happy owner of PMX95's. They sound exactly as I expected; these headphones are a good outdoor/office addition to my HD580's, which I use at home.
Yes indeed, the PX and PMX 95 should be more popular than they seem to be. The PMX's behind the neck form factor may not be for everyone but that does tend to drive the price down a bit. Always found an ultra-portable always comes in handy and the PMX is very unobtrusive at it's 54 gram weight and doesn't weigh you down but yet sounds quite good and in the same vain as their bigger phones.
I used to have the PMX60. The PMX95 is pretty much the same thing except the drivers swivel and fit can be adjusted and the cable is better. They may be a little lighter as well(you'd have to check the weights). If your fine with the fit of the 60 the 95 should be nearly the same. Pads and housings are slightly bigger diameter so they cover the ear a bit more as well.
The PMX60 are not ideal, as allmost all the weight is supported by the top of the outer ear, si I am looking more into the PX95, where the weight should be more equally distributed across the headband and so they should be more confortable to wear during exercise.
Furthermore, there are two common problems which I encountered when running with supraural headphones: the first being too little clamp force, wich makes the headphones unstable and the other is wind noise. Could you give a tought on that? Would you try to go for a run with these heaphones? :D
I find the PMX more comfortable than the PX with a lighter clamping force but for more rigorous activities that may indeed make them more stable. The PMX can be adjusted so they get tighter though which both keeps them stable and takes weight off the top of the ear. How well they would work for you or someone else though I can't say for certain of course. They did rethink it and improved the design and it is better for sure. The PX is really cheap now $25 so that just may make the choice easy but they are better for other exercise like bench stuff since nothing runs behind the neck so leaning the head back against things is not an issue.
They don't isolate much so you can hear wind but they don't have any wind whistle or odd artifacts because of it. They both have the wider pads that are taper on the outside so they help with wind in that it flows over better and covers more of the ear parts that catch the wind and may create some noise.
The PX95 is a fine choice esp. at the current price. A good improvement over the PMX60.
Thanks for the nice comment. The only problem now is that I can not understand why are they so cheap in the US and not so cheap in the EU. The cheapest I found are like 38e (~52usd), but it does not seem like I have a choice, haha.