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PX100 died. What to replace it with?

post #1 of 11
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Need help replacing a px100. Heres is what I need:

 

1. closed, portable

2. cheap.. $100 or so

3. must be comfortable for use in bed

 

This will be used mostly for watching movies off a tablet in bed. I doubt I will use it much for music as I have a different setup for that.

 

Looking at the creative aurvana live. But Im worried that its not a good set to use in bed due to the size. 

 

Any decent options from AKG or Audio Technica? Saw that they have multiple models for small closed sets. Or would I be better off just getting a new px100 or a px100-2?

post #2 of 11

Hello,

 

Is there anything that you like and dislike about the PX100? How do you find it's comfort to be?

 

Assuming you like everything about the PX100, here's what I would recommend to you:

Sennheiser HD439 [over-ear]

Ultimate Ears UE4000 [on-ear]

 

 

Hope it helps

Billson :)

post #3 of 11

Audio technica ws55 is decent option.

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Hello,

Is there anything that you like and dislike about the PX100? How do you find it's comfort to be?

Assuming you like everything about the PX100, here's what I would recommend to you:
Sennheiser HD439 [over-ear]
Ultimate Ears UE4000 [on-ear]


Hope it helps
Billson smily_headphones1.gif

Comfort of the px100 is fine. I just don't like the foam pads. They tend to tear easily.

I actually love the bose on ears comfort. Though it's too pricey for what it is. I would get it for under 100 usd but it's about 200 where I am.

The reason why I asked about audio technica and akg is that I can get those in Manila easily.

Also saving up for he500s that's why I'm on a budget with this set. I use sure 940s normally. Or se425s when I listen to music in bed. But I want convenient decent sounding portables that are on ears for movies.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by antikryst View Post


Comfort of the px100 is fine. I just don't like the foam pads. They tend to tear easily.

I actually love the bose on ears comfort. Though it's too pricey for what it is. I would get it for under 100 usd but it's about 200 where I am.

The reason why I asked about audio technica and akg is that I can get those in Manila easily.

Also saving up for he500s that's why I'm on a budget with this set. I use sure 940s normally. Or se425s when I listen to music in bed. But I want convenient decent sounding portables that are on ears for movies.

I am not sure if AKG and ATH have decent sub $100 headphone as I have never really tried them. The UE4000 is highly recommended for you as they really fit your needs 

 

Billson :)

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Problem is I can't get the UE here. Tried the Philips l1. Wow. I like it a lot. It has the bose like memory foam pads and the miss are quite nice. Just too expensive locally.

Also tried a 50$ set by audio technica and it was bad. Forgot which model though.

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post #7 of 11
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Edit.. Meant Philips m1.

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post #8 of 11

Tried the AKG K619? They seem good but I am just listing down it here, never tried it before so please don't trust me xD http://tech.uk.msn.com/audio/top-10-over-ear-headphones?page=5

post #9 of 11

The only thing I ever liked about the PX-100 was the way it would collapse into the box.  It was sort of like having one of those wood-block puzzles that you could go back to every once in awhile for a diversion.  In terms of sound quality, they always sounded dull and lifeless.

 

Tyll seems to like the HD239.  It's not as small as the PX-100, but has the unobtrusiveness to blend into an office environment.  I'm a bit skeptical though, after my experience with most Sennheiser's short of the HD25 or HD580/600/650.  The lower grade Sennheisers always struck me a bit like the PX-100: dull, lifeless, and bassy.

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The only thing I ever liked about the PX-100 was the way it would collapse into the box.  It was sort of like having one of those wood-block puzzles that you could go back to every once in awhile for a diversion.  In terms of sound quality, they always sounded dull and lifeless.

 

Tyll seems to like the HD239.  It's not as small as the PX-100, but has the unobtrusiveness to blend into an office environment.  I'm a bit skeptical though, after my experience with most Sennheiser's short of the HD25 or HD580/600/650.  The lower grade Sennheisers always struck me a bit like the PX-100: dull, lifeless, and bassy.


Well.. Once you have grown accustomed to nice sets cheap ones sound cheap. But I like some cheap ones like the px100 for what they are. I've tried the hd238 and it was nice. But isn't the 239 open as well? I need something closed with minimal sound leakage.

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post #11 of 11
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So the 238 is closed. Heard it and it is better and more comfortable than the px100s. Love the memory foam pads.

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