Sennheiser PX 100 Headphone Review

Sennheiser PX100

Woohoo.. finally I got my Sennheiser PX 100 last week. It is a great portable headphone that worth mentioning, though maybe not the best headphone out there.

This is not my first Sennheiser though, I already have PCX 200 (with active noise cancelling) since last 2005, so I already have something in mind when I expect the Sennheiser sound quality.

Sound

One sure thing about this headphone, it can make a standard or even lousy MP3 player produce a far better sound. Honestly, it was the single reason why I decided to bought it.

One time I borrowed my work colleague’s PX 100 and tested in my office PC. I usually use my PCX 200 and without turning on the noise cancelling, the sound that comes out from the PC was really pathetic.

I plugged in PX 100 and whoaa…, I can’t believe the sound can be this good. I really wonder what magical thing happened inside this headphone. Trust me, the voice blew me away.

It wasn’t a hard thing to decide that I should get one of this headphone.

Different Music Types

For the whole weekend I tried various songs and music types with this headphone and though in general all of them sounds awesome, there are certain music types that this headphone is really targetted at.

– Acoustic and Instrumental

I believe this is the best type of music to bring out the best of Sennheiser PX 100. Somehow the headphone can produce all the detail sounds in acoustic and instrumental music.

As I listen to some acoustic songs in my MP3 player, I noticed some sounds that wasn’t clear earlier yet reproduced clearly by this headphone.

– Pop and Rock

These are the second type of music that you can expect the headphone to perform at its best. Nice, sweet, and crisp…

– Techno and Trance

I was expecting something more from the headphone when I listened to some Techo music I have. The sound was great, but somehow not special. Probably the headphone was not specifically designed for this type of music.

Price

At around $40 this baby is pretty expensive compared to other common headphones, yet pretty cheap compared to far more expensive hi-fi headphones. But the experience that the product gives pays it all.

Plus, with 2 years warranty that it comes with, I think it’s really a great deal.

Buy It or Not

If you want a great headphone at a “friendly” price, this headphone is definitely a must buy. When I googled for its review, some people mentioned that iGrado is better than Sennheiser PX 100 at a higher price (~$47). Other also said that AKG 412P is better than this headphone at a cheaper price (~$37).

Actually, since I already have a Sennheiser PCX 200 I planned to order the AKG 412 P or iGrado. Unfortunately these two headphones were not available when I contacted the seller so I get myself Sennheiser PX 100.

Nonetheless, I’m very happy with it and recommend it! 😀


Author: Trijito Santoso

I’m Trijito Santoso, a Seventh-Day Adventist, a medical technology graduate, and a software developer. The reason why I shifted from medical technology to computer science is because I love to create things (design, software, articles, anything), and being a software developer allows me to create things everyday. I’m currently studying Master of Science in Computer Science at Northeastern University, Boston. My Google Profile+

6 thoughts on “Sennheiser PX 100 Headphone Review”

  1. I’ve been looking for a new pair of earphones for my iPod, and i ended up reading your review about dbE Acoustic PR20 and clicked the link to this page. To make it short, I need your advice for the “ultimate” earphone / headphone that I should buy. But please consider that I won’t pay more than $50 for an earphone / headphone.
    I’m looking forward to your advice!
    Thank you!

    1. Hi nic!
      Thank you for trusting me to give my advice to you. However, I don’t think there is such thing as the “ultimate” earphone or headphone because it depends on our preferences. For your budget, I would recommend Sennheiser PX100 or iGrado (though I haven’t listen to iGrado, but I heard some people said it’s a bit better than PX100). dbE Acoustic PR20 is good, but I still prefer Sennheiser PX100.

      If you have time to research some more, check out the Audiophile-id forum: http://www.audiophile-id.com/
      Cheers!

    1. Hi Naveen,

      Yes, the form of PX100 is small enough if you want a powerful headphone to carry around. 😀

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