Sennheiser's sleek new PX 95 mini-headphones provide a detailed stereo sound reproduction, while...

Sennheiser PX 95 Versatile On-Ear Headphones

Average User Rating:
4.25/5,
  • Sennheiser's sleek new PX 95 mini-headphones provide a detailed stereo sound reproduction, while still being light enough to wear comfortably for hours on end. The slender steel headband is not only durable but also highly flexible, thus guaranteeing a proper fit. Features 2-year warrantySpecifications Impedance - 32 ohm Sound pressure level (SPL) - 114 dB THD, total harmonic distortion - < 0.1% (1 kHz, 100 dB SPL) Ear coupling - Supra-aural Jack plug - Low-profile angled Cable length - 3.9 ft. (1.2 m) Transducer principle - Dynamic Weight - 2.5 oz. (71 g)

Recent User Reviews

  1. Varun Shankar
    4.0/5,
    "Bang for the buck"
    Pros - Soundstage, Separation, Fun soundsignature, Comfort, Price
    Cons - Flimsy feeling cable attachment, Cramped separation at higher volumes.
    Hi, I'm new to this head-fi community and this would be my first headphone review here at head-fi. Other headphones I've owned and listened to so far are the Sennheiser hd239, px100, rha ma350, bose qc15, qc 35, mee audio m6 pro, soundmagic e10, mi in ear pro, Philips shp 9500, Audio Technica M40x and UE9000.

    Now let's get to the px95 and my review after listening to it for a week now.

    I got these for fairly lesser price than the mrp here in India for around 21usd. I don't argue these have an amazing sound quality competing other headphones that run for around for 100usd but these pack very good sonic performance for it's price range.

    Build and Design:

    Design is modern and I wouldn't say I love or hate anything from the looks of these headphones. The sleek metal band is really good for the adjustment and provides a comfortable fit on my head but when worn tight, the metal band comes in contact with the top of my head which I felt to be annoying quite a bit. The casing outside the drivers swivel for a better fit. The foam pads are also decent enough and I don't feel any irritation wearing it for longer periods. The cables connecting the headphones felt flimsy and these would be one major downside.

    Sound:
    I'm no pro here at headphone reviews but these are just my thoughts and opinions about the px95. With that said let me write on it's sound quality

    Treble:
    PX 95 has impressive highs. These are definitely warmer set of headphones and you can really tell the details from the sparkling treble it produces. Rha ma 350 iem had the same kind of treble but ma 350s had ear piercing treble which is really uncomfortable for many ears. PX 95 really extends as much as the ma350 but it cuts off well before it can get to uncomfortable levels.

    Bass:
    These are emphasized quiet a bit on the bass. I wish I had the px100 for an AB test. The bass is punchy but I wished it was more controlled and tight. This wasn't really a con for the price I paid for this pair. It has loads of sub bass but I wish it had better presentation around 80hz. The sub bass barely does seep into the other frequencies at higher volumes. At full volume the music feels cramped and rushed. It does lose some clarity at higher volumes.

    Mids:
    Yet being V shaped, the mids don't disappear with the px95. They are well present but not very true to life. I'd say mids are bit colored but in a good way from a casual listening perspective.

    Obvious being an open backed pair, the px95 do not isolate at all and you will be aware of your ambiance.Pads on these are removable and the L shaped plug is really good on this one for the portability. Right out of the box I was happy with the bass performance and it's sound signature. The main reason for this purchase was to find a bassy yet clear sounding on ears for under 50usd and the px95 for bit over 20usd was a steal. :D headfipx.png
  2. reggionh
    5.0/5,
    "Comfortable and Addictive!"
    Pros - Warm, high quality sound. Light and comfortable
    Cons - Poor sound isolation
    I highly recommend this hidden gem of a headphone. The highlights are:

    -High quality sound. I would say the sound character is warm with deep, balanced bass and clear highs. mids and vocals are a bit recessed, but not bad at all. It reminds me of Koss PortaPro, only without the tiring boominess, and much better instrument separation and staging.

    -Well designed. It looks pretty and is VERY VERY comfortable. This can't be stressed enough: this headphone is very light, and the grip is mild but stable. I can wear it for hours with minimal fatigue. The cable is also hard to tangle and does not conduct friction interference. All of these combined with the warm sound it produces make it really comfortable to listen to.
     
    Possible downside:

    -Poor sound isolation. People can hear what you're listening to and you can hear ambient noise. however this is not a problem if you're listening at home and can be an advantage if you use it for commuting when you still want to hear your surroundings. 
  3. inline79
    4.5/5,
    "Like I'm wearing nothing at all and great sound follows me around!"
    Pros - Super lightweight, airy, great bass extension
    Cons - Doesn't fold, highs are a bit lost
    I'm an on-ear open junkie, so this high praise says a lot about the PX95.  A list of on-ear opens I have in various drawers:  AKG K403, PX100-ii, PortaPros, Jays V-Jays, SR-80 and some more that I can't remember right now.  My current favourite is the PX95.
     
    Finally, an on-ear open that actually has decent bass extension without the PortaPro's boominess.  There's no Sennheiser "veil" or "mid-bass hump" here (wow!), so this is closer to the PortaPros than the PX100s.  Mids are decent - few on-ear opens screw those up, but what you trade in for your $40 is some detail in the very highs.  Soundstage is very good, which is normal for an on-ear open.
     
    However, the biggest shock and delight from my PX95 ownership has been its ultra light weight.  I think these are the lightest on-ear open headphones I've ever used and it is so easy to just leave them on all day and night.  Will these replace my workhorse K403s at my 9+hr/day desk?  Quite possibly... but I'd be paranoid of having them stolen though.
     
    vs. the PX100-ii... the PX100 comes with a carry case and folds really nicely for travel.  The PX95 can't travel.  PX100 may have a bit more detail in the highs.
    vs. the PortaPro... PX95 is way more comfortable and easy to put on.  Headband does not try to pull my hair out and it isn't a pain to adjust.  As stated before, Porta's boominess gets annoying and extended wear creates some pressure points if not perfectly adjusted.
    vs. the V-Jays... the V-Jays do sound better sometimes, but L and R are clearly marked on the PX95.. the VJays make it difficult to tell L and R.. and that annoys me.
    vs. the K403... tough call, still evaluating this one.  The K403 is a bit lighter on bass while still having great extension while still having great highs, making it better for doing work.  The K403 folds flat for desk drawer storage...
    vs. the SR-80.  I can't compare.  The SR-80 has better sound in almost all respects, but weighs a TON and the cable is far to large and heavy for portable use.
     
    If you see the PX95 for less than $35 and you love on-ear open headphones.  Click buy, don't hesitate, just click buy!!!
    nick n likes this.

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