Product Type: Sennheiser headphones
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An excellent headphone that is good value for money
Sennheiser PMX 60
Member Name: XVentura
Sennheiser PMX 60
Date: 27/05/09, updated on 27/05/09 (75 review reads)
Advantages: Amazing sound quality for a small-ish headphone
Disadvantages: Is quite fragile
The Sennheiser PMX 60 is a headphone for people who value the quality of music that they listen to, and prioritise it over portability, durability and compactness of their headphones.
My previous headphones was the 80 MX Sport II - a headphone that's a good fit, very durable and easy to take care of. However, the sound quality, compared to the PMX 60, is extremely poor. The bass on the PMX 60 is booming and can be felt, but the mids and treble are also still bright enough that you feel as if you are listening to a large speaker with a subwoofer.
If you are a true audiophile, there's not a better headphone that balances the quality of music and the comfort that the the PMX 60 offers. You are also getting a headphone that won't slip out of your ears, nor are they too big that they are a hassle to carry and make you look like a tit for using them.
However, the headphone also suffers from its fragility. I have had to send it to the local audio shop for fixing twice because the wires stuck out and were almost torn before I fixed them. I do, however, travel and move around a lot and my carelessness may have exacerbated the problem. I'm still using it (after 18 months) and the sound quality is as good as it was when I first bought it so there's no problem regarding its durability.
On the advice of a member here, I bought them for £22 about 18 months ago from a shop in an airport, so that may not reflect its true price nor its price today. It has a lengthy cord that makes it comfortable for you to keep your iPod at waste level and it doesn't tug the cords lose or pulls the headphones down, even when you're walking or running, as I have done.
There is also a padding which means that even after long listens, your ears aren't in pain, as some other headphones have done horrible and terrible things to my ears.
For comparison, I have tried the massive Sony and Sennheiser headphones, which although has slightly better sound quality, it's too cumbersome to carry around and requires you to make a bit of space in your bag - something that I struggle to do. I have also tried some smaller and ear-fit headphones but they lack the sound quality. I measure sound quality through how 'clear' its bass is, how the mids and treble are at normal volume and whether the sound breaks up at maximum volume. The PMX 60 passed all three tests.
Summary: Is a nice balance between sound quality and ease of use and transport
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