Excerpt: I purchased these headphones to replace the model that preceded them- the PX-100. The sound of these headphones is superior to the prior model, however, they are not comfortable to wear for any period of time and squeeze your head. I am disappointed, also the cord is very flimsy. For the money I would expect better build quality.
Excerpt: While these are definitely not audiophile level phones they are amongst the best in their class. For those listeners who are not happy unless the bass is booming or the treble is screaming, don't even think about trying these headphones out. Unlike some others in this price range, they are fairly and pleasantly neutral. What you hear is the actual recording with a surprising amount of detail. What's not to like?
Pros: Compact, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
Decent but broke a couple of months outside the warranty
AH "AH", Amazon
28 April 2014
Summary: I really liked them while I had them and would have probably gone for 4-5 stars, but unfortunately they have broken. The sound is hugely distorted. What is even more annoying is that they broke just outside the warranty. I am a careful user and fairly light on my equipment so I really would have expected these to last.
Summary: Going into this purchase, I had fairly high expectations from these. After having owned them for nearly a month now, I can say this with certainty: I prefer IEMs over headphones, open or closed. That's not to say that these are a bad pair of headphones. Far from it. It's just that they don't shine as much in light of the competition, which is the pair of Etymotic Research hf5 that I owned previous to this purchase, and still do.
Summary: Bought these as a replacement for my original PX100 headphones which broke after many years of trouble-free use. The PX100-II provide similar sound reproduction (excellent), but unfortunately don't feel as comfortable to wear (not so excellent). Compared to my old headphones the PX100-II are much too tight on the head, and the ear-pieces don't pivot enough, meaning the pads don't sit as square on my ears. A little disappointing really.
Summary: These are great speakers and I'm hearing sound from my iPOD like I've never heardit before - so why only 3 stars? - They're not robust enough - life span appears to be about 6 months before they stop working or at least one of the speakers stop working - I'm on my 03rd pair now, as I said great speakers, if they could only get them to last a little longer.
Excerpt: Good sound. But really bad built quality. The ear caps came off very first day of use. Other wise ok. I don't know if the caps are available or sold separately. This is the exact same thing that happened to my previous sennheiser headphones.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight
Cons: Cord Too Short, Flimsy Construction, Too Much Ambient Noise
Summary: I find this headset very comfortable and the sound quality is much better than with the standard earbuds. I found the Apple in-ear earbuds slightly uncomfortable and they wouldn't stay in properly when I was walking (they are still great for airplane use where you are just sitting still). So my initial experience with the Sennheiser PX-100 IIi was quite positive.
Summary: I had the old-style px-100 headphones which were lovely and comfy (thin metal headband, but quite springy). I read the recent reviews for the next-generation style (mostly about audio quality) but nevertheless thought I'd give them a go. My only gripe really is that although the headband is significantly more sturdy than before, they are now far too firm on the ear and I can only wear them for perhaps 15-30 mins without my ears becoming painfully squashed.