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1 | Posted by: danbee (Guest) | ~ 2 years, 3 months ago |

I don’t have an iPod, but I use a set of Sennheiser PX200’s with my portable minidisc player. They sounds great and are quite comfy too.

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2 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 2 years, 3 months ago |

I like those danbee. They look nice and I would definitely benefit from the foldaway design. Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll check these out.

3 | Posted by: Ollie (Guest) | ~ 2 years, 3 months ago |

For portabillity, style and good sound my B&O earphones are never far from my iPod. They were a particularly welcome gift. http://www.bang-olufsen.com/sw711.asp

4 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 2 years, 3 months ago |

Wow, they look gorgeous and, from B&O, I’ll bet they sound great, are well made, are expensive, etc.

I’d consider them Ollie, if only because they’re so gorgeous, but I’m trying to avoid the in-ear types as I always find them uncomfortable (sorry, I didn’t make that clear in my post).

5 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 2 years, 2 months ago |

After a long search, both online and in the aisles of local electrical outlets, I have followed danbee’s advice and ordered Sennheiser PX200’s from HiFiBitZ.

6 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 2 years, 1 month ago |

I’m kind of disappointed with the Sennheiser PX200s, they lack bass and just don’t seem to carry the emotion of music well.

I’ve tried them for month, I’ve given them every opportunity to “burn in”. I love the design and the foldaway storage mechanism is great. I just don’t like the sound.

Back to my quest!

7 | Posted by: danbee (Registered User) | ~ 2 years, 1 month ago |

I'm sorry you didn't get on with the PX200's. It might be worth trying the PX100's. They're open back 'phones, and have quite a different sound to the PX200's. They have more bass and a more open sound, and many people prefer them from what I've read. I'd advise visiting your local Hi-Fi shop and asking if you can have a listen, most will oblige.

Oh, and I don't believe in 'burn in'. It's psychological in my opinion.

Oh, if you haven't already discovered it, the Head-Fi forums (http://www.head-fi.org/) are a good place to get info.

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8 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 2 years, 1 month ago |

It might be worth trying the PX100’s.

Quite a few people have recommended the PX100s and they get very good reviews too. I’ll check them out for sure.

Oh, and I don’t believe in ‘burn in’. It’s psychological in my opinion.

I share your opinion danbee, hence my sarcastic use of quotes! :-)

I’ll take your advice and visit a few hi-fi shops with my iPod. Naturally, I’ll post here when I find the “right” set.

9 | Posted by: lee (Guest) | ~ 2 months, 3 weeks ago |

i have the px100’s. they sound brilliant for what they are. though they are noisy outside too. i also have sharp’s md33’s (same as senns cx300’s) these are very good, canal phones that insulate the outside, very comfortable. these are now my back-up set.

now using senn’s hd25’s. alot more expensive than replacements for ipod ear-buds BUT - i wanted monitor quality without paying ’s for an audiophile set. these are comfortable with the split headband, are sound insulating, very loud & bassy, & sound fantastic. many dj’s playing the same music i’m into (psy…) are using them (though this wasn’t the deciding factor, honest!). these are probably near the upper limit for ‘portables’ before you start getting into bigger, more expensive & more audiophile home listening units.

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