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.
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.
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! 😀