Sennheiser PX 100 Headphones Review

There’s a ton of headphone/earphone/canalphone/earbud options out on the market and it can be hard to filter through the crap and find headphones that perform well while keeping aesthetics in mind. The white earbuds that come with Ipods have become a staple on college campuses where they help complete that all important hipster look, but they don’t do much for the music you’re listening to.

A few years ago I came across the Koss SportaPro headphones and was very impressed with their sound and comfort level. I handed those down to the wife to work out with and looked for another pair to use at work (programming requires good tunes). My requirements weren’t too strict:

  • Reasonably priced (under $50)
  • Good sound quality
  • On ear pads to allow in ambient noise (to avoid startling taps on the shoulder)
  • Comfortable and easy to put on and remove

These few parameters helped eliminate a lot of products. I eventually ended up looking at the Sennheiser PX 100’s, another pair of SportaPro’s, and Grado SR60’s (pricier and bulkier than I wanted). This review at Dan’s Data finally sold me on the Sennheisers and I couldn’t be happier.

In the 2-3 years I’ve had the PX 100’s I estimate I’ve put 1500-2000 hours of music through them. The best way to describe how they sound is that they don’t sound like headphones. They’re clear and fairly detailed without being fatiguing in the high end and quite possibly pump out the perfect amount of bass. I highly recommend the Sennheiser PX 100’s if you are looking for a good moderately priced pair of cans.

Sennheiser PX 100 at Amazon

7 Replies to “Sennheiser PX 100 Headphones Review”

  1. My comment is I like the ones you got for me. They rock. Literally. Because I often listen to rock music with them.

  2. Nice headsets but they have a higher impedance than usual headphones. I will not recommend them to people who like to listen to music at high levels. Anyway, they sound great. High low and high freqs response and very nice S/N ratio.

  3. Of course, last comment is refered to mini players such ipods, zens and other mp3s players as they have a limited level output…

  4. 32 ohms is pretty standard and I’ve never had a problem with them not being loud enough. Just tried it out on my 5th generation iPod and 55% volume is about all I could handle. 70% was painful. If you’re hearing is seriously degraded or the player has a really wimpy amp then I guess you might need something more sensitive.

  5. The standard Ipod headphones are rated at 32 ohms… you shouldn’t have any issues powering the PX 100s.

    The Ipod and many other MP3 players do have a weak headphone amp built into them so if you want to be able to properly drive *high end* headphones you’ll need to run the output through a headphone amp.

    Still, even after being able to drive them I probably wouldn’t want to hook up my V6’s to an Ipod due to the weak frequency response of 20Hz to 20,000Hz!

  6. Heck Yeah!
    I Just Got My PX-1o0s Today!
    I Put Taking Back Sunday’s Louder Now Album Through Them and Not Some Crappy Itunes Mp3s :D

    I’m No “Audiophile”, Just A Normal Music Lover at best. These Are The Best Headphones I’ve Had The Pleasure Of Using!

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