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      31.07.2012 11:08
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      Highly recommended, well worth the money

      I seriously lucked out when I bought these. I was looking for a set of headphones to use with my notebook PC, as the speaker on it is pretty poor and wasn't going to be much use for watching video and listening to music. Particularly since the price shown here is around £40 and I paid £16! Seredipity indeed!

      Any Sennheiser phones I've had on my head have always been great, and these are no exception. I feel with Sennheiser you can be assured that they will always be good quality in terms of the sound and robustness, and these are no different.

      I'm really bad with things like headphones especially. I always end up damaging the cord in particular, especially at the join with the headset or at the jack. I've been using these for a good year or so and haven't managed to bust them at all. Although they're light and comfortable to wear, they've been tough and unbreakable. The band going over the head is flexible steel and moulds to your head nicely. The earpieces are on the end of very hard plastic sections that the steel band retracts into to allow you to lengthen and shorten them to fit. The likely most vulnerable part is the small pivot that attaches the earpieces to the band, but again, the plastic piece there just seems to be unsnappable. It has two pieces of cushion where the band will rest on top of your head, which haven't lost their spring yet, the soft plastic covering on them is still intact. The only thing that could be improved would be to supply the earphones with more substantial foam covers, but I guess you can always buy those separately if you want them.

      I'm not really going to say much about the sound, other than it's pretty good - I listen to music on it and of course the quality is partly limited by the output of the device it's attached to, but it's sounding really good in conjunction with My Asus Eee PC.

      All in all, highly recommended.

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      03.07.2010 22:19
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      Seriously hold their own and put most competitors to shame.

      The Sennheiser PX 100 headphones are some of my favourite headphones that I have ever owned. The design is extremely lightweight and portable, whilst looking quite stylish in black and metallic grey. They fold away which is a brilliant touch, making them so easy to carry around.

      A carry case is also included which is handy, although I don't usually bother with it and even though I carry them round in a bag pretty much every day, I've never had any damage come to them. As a result I'd say they're pretty sturdy, although I can imagine they could snap if you weren't careful whilst they are unfolded.

      As for the sound quality, they are brilliant for the price and size. Whether I've plugged them into an iPod, Walkman MP3, TV, stereo, laptop or anything else, they have performed excellently.

      My iPod has tested them out the most, and whereas they can be slightly bright (harsh treble - but not too bad), there is an equaliser setting which suits them very well for most music - "Loudness." This takes away some of the harshness, and really adds some oomph to the bass - it's surprising how much these output considering their size.

      They are an open design, which leaks sound a lot so nearby people will be able to hear, but it's not the end of the world, just may be a problem in some certain situations. There are the PX 200's with closed cups if this concerns you, but apparently the sound is not as pleasing.

      I cannot recommend the Sennheiser PX 100's enough if you are after a cheaper pair of headphones. They seriously hold their own and put most competitors to shame.

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      22.09.2009 22:14

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      Excellent. Really Very Good.

      A point to note straight away when choosing the PX100's: the open back. And it is this open back which makes all the difference. So if you are trying to choose between the PX200's and these then that is the only thing you need to know! What the open back does is, in effect, let the sound breathe. I used to work in a high end electronic shop 'Sevenoaks Sound and Vision', and they used to say to say the effect that the 'closed back' style of the PX200's is best imagined as though you were cupping your ears whilst listening to music. It muffles it slightly, and in honesty means that the sound is a bit tinny. The PX100 has an amazing sound range and produces a lot of detail.

      One major downsize, for which the PX200's were created, is that the open back means that it leaks a lot of sound, so not ideal for the morning commute - but who cares they sound so so good. Any professional review will tell you how good these are, and I am not kidding the PX200s are not as good. Not by a mile - even though they are more expensive. Which I never understood.

      They look amazing as well, I love the retro 70's styling, and can't imagine getting another pair of headphones. One final point: they sound better, like any decent speaker system, once they have been run in for around ten hours. So be patient.

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      05.08.2009 20:37
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      A nice mid-range between rubbish ear phones and top of the range headphones

      As someone who has worked in a call centre, there's nothing worse that having 'achey' ears from an ill-fitting headset/headphones. Earphones for me just aren't comfortable, and over-head and over-ear headphones just aren't practical for day-to-day portable music listening.

      This is where the Sennheiser PX100s come in. They are neatly foldable into a case designed to protect them, which means they are easily transportable, but due to their modest size, they are also pretty unobtrusive. This means you don't feel like an idiot wearing them, and equally people don't think the same when walking past you, as they may if you were wearing some 1980s style DJ headphones whilst ambling through the local town.

      The sound quality is not to be sniffed at either. Crystal clear clarity coupled with a slightly bassy (as opposed to tinny) sound meaning unless your mp3 player is bad quality, you are on to a winner for sound quality. The only downside is that in certain surroundings, people can hear your music as well. To some people it's public radio, but to others, it's an annoyance you should be aware of.

      The price is not too expensive, but you know you're buying a good quality headphone. After 18months, my pair are still in very good condition, despite them having to do their lions share of travelling!

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      05.06.2009 18:24

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      Not too good for public transport but great to take on holiday, or even use at home.

      These headphones fill the gap in the market between in-ear travel headphones and large over-ear headphones best suited for use at home. The sound quality is outstanding (I would almost go as far to say that they produce a similar quality sound to the HD 485 headphones I own, which cost more than twice as much).

      The only way in which you may feel let down by these headphones is if the platform you are playing the music through (ie iPod etc) does not produce the best quality of music in the first place. When I tested the PX100s out on a NAIM hifi I found the clarity of the sound fantastic.

      The fact that they fold into a neat hard-shelled carry case makes them ideal for holidays, however I would not recommend them for use on public transport as the ear pieces are an open-backed (and not closed round with foam) so the sound leakage may annoy fellow passengers! If you are looking for a similar set of headphones for use when travelling I would recommend the PX 200.

      I bought these headphones 2 years ago for £27 and they have served me well and are still as good as ever.

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      14.05.2009 00:14

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      Without a doubt, this is the easiest way to improve the sound quality of your mp3 player.

      I'm on my second pair of these now after my first pair finally gave up after around 5 years solid use. I first heard about these headphones after they received rave reviews in What Hi-fi, and at £25 (at the time), I thought what have I got to lose? At first I was disappointed with the sound quality, but I later discovered that this was because I was using them in the car, and because of the open design of the headphones, they aren't much good at blocking out external noise. After listening at home, I was blown away. To this day I am often torn between these headphones and my (not inexpensive) Hi-fi. The folding design is very innovative and makes them extremely portable, without making the headphones too weak- in fact, they are surprisingly sturdy. Nowadays, a pair of PX 100s can be picked up for around £15 on the internet, and for the sound quality improvement on the standard factory supplied headphones is without a doubt worth every penny!

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      13.05.2009 16:37
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      If you want to use them in a quiet surround, they're perfect.

      Do you know how good these are? Do you?

      They're so good I own 2 pairs. That's right count them.

      One pair live at work, one pair live at home.

      These are easy, versatile, have a lovely sound, and all at such a reasonable price. I use them for listening to iTunes at work, and my iPod at home.

      They are light and airy, and comfortable.

      I wouldn't recommend them for listening to music around other people as they do leak sound, or for listening to music in a loud environment, as they don't block any sound out. But both of these things are what attracted me to them.

      At work they're perfect because I can hear the phone ring, and anyone behind me say my name. And at home I can carry on conversations (if I have to) with them on.

      They also come with a sweet little carry box, which keeps them safe and sound.

      So yeah, I love 'em.

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        30.07.2008 20:58
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        Superb, so comfortable you can forget you are wearing them

        Having an iPod or another brand MP3 player is great, but it normally goes without saying that the bundled headphones aren't normally the best. A decent upgrade need not set you back lots of money, so here I take a look at the Sennheiser PX100 headphones.

        The first thing that struck me about the PX100 was the very well designed folding action. These babies fold into a really neat plastic case, with a cable wrap to keep things extra tidy. When unfolding them, they lock into position and feel very robust. Rather than being an in-ear design, they sit on your ears like regular headphones. The band that touches your head is nicely padded and very comfortable. The PX100's are so light, that you soon forget that you are actually wearing them, so top marks here.

        I tested the PX100's with both my iPod and regular CD system, as they really ought to deliver on both fronts. The iPod sounded rich, with plenty of mid range and bass, and stacks of detail, being pleasantly surprised is an understatement. The delivery from the CD system was just as good, the music sounded very rounded and warm, but still delivered every nuance of the music too. After prolonged use I was really enjoying these little wonders.

        The PX100's from Sennheiser deliver on many different counts. Firstly, they work great with MP3 and the iPod is a perfect partner. On a full blown system they also hold their own, delivering really great sound. Add to this the fact that they are ultra comfortable and cleverly fold down into a really portable package and you have a winner. If you don't like in-ear earphones, then the PX100's are available in white or black and come highly recommended.

        Note: I am the original author of this review on www.geekanoids.co.uk

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        22.07.2008 01:27
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        Worth buying, but keep your guarantee!

        These are a top-notch set of headphones, with fantastic sound quality for a portable, reasonably affordable pair, particularly bass sound reproduction, in both home and MP3-player use. The fact that they fold away neatly, and you can wrap the cord around them also prevents annoying tangles that you get with earphones! Generally the good music quality that you'd expect from Sennheiser, and certainly better than some of their more expensive pairs. They're also light -weight and comfortable.
        However, my first pair packed up within about six months due to the wire wriggling loose (first one speaker went, and the other literally house afterward), which wasn't ideal, and my replacement pair have shown signs of faulty connections too, so to really guarantee them lasting a little longer, I'd recommend wrapping a bit of duct tape around the sensitive jack socket, and being careful not to sit on them or anything like that!

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        15.05.2007 19:39
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        Brilliant Headphones at a brilliant price....GREAT BUY

        The sound quality of these Headphones are brilliant and especially for the price of just £17.50. Before i purchased the headphones, i saw that it was regarded as one of the best for the price range. So i decided to try these out.

        When i received the headphones, I connected them to my mp3 player and to my PC and it really brings the best out of the music. The music clarity is amazing and the sound is given out at a high wuaity whatever conditions the headphones are put in- High Bass, High volume etc. When your listening to music it is essential to have good headphones, otherwise how can you enjoy your music.

        One problem i have with the product is that it looks tacky and is made out of cheap plastic. On the positive side the headphones are comfortable to wear and the best thing is, is that it is foldable, so it can be stored away easily or carried in your packet without taking up too much room. Though some people may find the headphones a bit difficult to fold away.

        On the whole this is a good purchase, if you want good quality headphones at a good price.

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          25.02.2007 17:41
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          Astounding headphones

          A couple of years ago now I bought a pair of these headphones after reading some great reviews in What-HiFi. Originally I bought these for £30 and they served me well up until just before christmas when I was using them with my mp3 player and the wire came lose and the sound was completely gone. I was distraught.

          Luckily for my sanity I found a new pair of these headphones for the bargain price of £16.99 from Amazon. I was so pleased because these headphones are one of the best I have ever heard and certainly up to at least £50.

          The Sennheiser PX 100's are regarded by most HiFi enthusiasts as the best headphones of their kind under £50. They even beat a lot of headphones just under the £100 price mark. That is something special for a £35 pair of headphones.

          So What is that is really so good about them, why do all the HI-FI journalists purr about them?. I'll tell you why.

          These headphones have extraordinary bass performance for headphones so small. It's clear, crisp bass that is on offer here and you will never hear it strain with complicated bass led music like Massive Attack for instance.

          It also has the subtle talent for vocals. You hear things that you would reasonably expect in a pair of speakers costing £150. There really is fantastic detail here and it is a real pleasure to listen to them.

          The only slight drawbacks are that the cable is only 1.4m long. This though is easily sorted out with a headphone extension cable which you can buy for no more than about £5 and it is really worth it if you want to watch films or listen to music late at night and still want to hear everything.

          And also these are not really good for outdoor listening due to the fact that they are not noise cancelling headphones. You can however pick up a pair of headphones from Sennheiser which are the noise cancelling version of these ones. They are not quite as good in the sound department but if you value noise cancelling then those are worth a try.

          As I mentioned earlier you can pick up a new pair of these Sennhesier headphones for about £20 and that is a real bargain because even the full price of £35 is great value and anyone who knows anything about headphones know the reputation Sennheiser has for making outstanding headphones.

          If you are looking for a pair of quality headphones for around £30 then gives these a test, you won't be dissapointed by the sound they give.

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          The PX 100 is a pair of open, dynamic supra-aural mini headphones for mobile players. Their outstanding sound reproduction and foldable design make them ideal for outdoor use and traveling.