Senn PX100 - too bass heavy for me
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I bought these cans last week, attempted a proper burn-in and I'm still finding them too bass heavy for my tastes. Can anyone recommend portable cans that are better suited to my tastes? I don't mind hearing moderate bass, but I feel the PX100's are a little overwhelming on the bottom end.
 
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Get the PX200's they have strong bass but it's not their emphasis. I use my PX200's 100x more then my PX100. They also have some isolation which is very nice. You may also enjoy the MX500 with Radioshack foamies.
 
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i should have mentioned that i also have the grado sr80 and mx400. i actually prefer the mx400's warmer sound to that of the px100's. but for some odd reason, i enjoy the experience of headphones more with something that rests on my ears rather than inside part of them !

i could be expecting too much from a portable set of phones.
 
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I like my ATH-EM9r...
 
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why dont you try taking off the earpads and put tape over 'the hole in the middle' and see if the bass decrease.
 
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try the PX200
 
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yes, do try the PX-200 or PXC-250 (if you like ANR). I find myself using bass boost on these headphones :p
 
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Quote:

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try the PX200


so long as you like prenounced midrange...

My understanding of these 'phones is changing slightly, it seems with each model a part of the frequency sweep is altered :

PX100: bass, yeah... plenty of it, kind of like Koss KSC-35s...
PX200: midrange, to me it sounds honky, but of course there are midrange lovers out there that crave this sort of thing
PX250 (with ANR on): treble. These are some of the cleareset cans i've heard in this price-range, great, and not too sharp either.

So, its a matter of what you like best... and then running with it.
 
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And I'd swear that the second pair of px200s I got was better than the first. The first I got was from the Headroom when they first came out. I sold them, regretted it, and bought them later almost a year later locally. The headband adjusts a bit longer than it did, and the pads seem a bit more full and encompass a bit more of the ear. Not by much, and it could be my memory playing tricks, but there seemed to be some changes there. I should take new pictures to compare to my old ones. Ah well, on the list of things to do.

But all this ment they sounded very nice for portable use indeed. Just the right amount of bass, nothing bad to say of the midrange, and maybe a tad bit of isolation. They're good for what they are. I don't seem to find a chance to use them, but I can't bare to part with them.
 
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I use mine a lot on campus... the isolation is just enough so you can hear your music clearly without being competely oblivious to the world around you. I like the way they sound too... The only thing I wish for is a little more treble and a tad more detail...
 
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yes i always wish the px200 to have more treble so i often turn on the jazz Eq for my iriver when i had it. i prefer the treble on the px100.
 
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