Are there different versions of the Sennheiser PX 100?
Apr 28, 2006 at 9:05 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10

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Hello, I want to buy Sennheiser PX 100, but I remember a thread where people said there are two versions of them. They said one of those versions, (I don't remember if it's the older one or the newer one) sounds better or is of better build quality or whatever. I don't remember it exactly and furthermore I can't find the said thread, so please tell me if this is just a rumor or the truth.
 
Apr 28, 2006 at 9:10 AM Post #2 of 10

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Sennheiser revised the voice coil at some point in the last year. Current stock of PX100s sound different from those of a couple of years ago. Many consider the newer PX100 to sound better.

There is no way to tell whether you have a new design or not from looks - build quality is exactly the same. However, if you buy a white PX100, you can be assured that it has the new voice coil. But any black PX100 being sold now by major retailers is almost certain to be current stock as well.
 
Apr 28, 2006 at 9:31 AM Post #4 of 10

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Although I can't help you with the serial nos, all I know is that the previous versions used copper voice coils and the new ones use revised aluminium ones. I have not listened to the newer versions, so I can't comment on the changes in sound. However, I have heard that the new versions do indeed sound noticeably better than the old ones.
 
May 1, 2006 at 6:35 PM Post #7 of 10

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Quote:

Originally Posted by beedee
O.K., I couldn't take it any longer, so I went to the source. I emailed Sennheiser's Customer Service to ask if any changes at all have ever been made to the PX100 since it's inception. Here's the reply I received:

"Hello -

Thank you for your inquiry and interest in Sennheiser. The PX100 has been unchanged since its conception. Thanks!

If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Eric Palonen
Headphone Specialist
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation
(877) 736 6434 x142
epalonen@sennheiserusa.com "

I don't know if I should be happy or dissapointed, but I found the answer.
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cheers



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May 1, 2006 at 6:38 PM Post #8 of 10

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dvallere
Is there any way to tell with a black pair after you have opened them and thrown away the packaging? I got mine in September (just after I came to Head-fi) and they sound great, but I was wondering if the new ones might sound even better!


Well hopefully mine are coming in this week so then I can give you my serial number and we can see maybe there's a trend.
 
May 1, 2006 at 7:11 PM Post #9 of 10

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I have one old pair, and one new pair. There is no way to tell them apart without putting music through them. Then, there is definitely a difference--the newer ones are not as rolled off in the highs, the bass is tighter and less overpowering, but they do still sound "warm" by comparison to say, Grado 60. To me, they sound an awful lot like the beyer 250-80 in general tone, which isn't bad. The old ones were way too bass heavy and rolled off at the top. Sennheiser can say what they want, but I can hear the difference.
 

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