November 30, 2009 2 min read
Wow ... just wow. I don't think I've ever heard sealed headphones this small sound this good. Nor can I recall ever holding a headphone this small that has felt as sturdy and well built, or that looked this cool. Sennheiser really brings it with these cans!
|[caption id="" align="alignright" width="252" caption="The Sennheiser PX 200-II is one of the coolest headphones I've ever met."][/caption] As I said at the top of this review, I've always felt the old PX 200 was a great, general purpose headphone. Its folding feature, small size and decent sound made them a good pair of cans to have around the home. Well, with the better --- much better --- sound quality, and significantly improved design and build of the PX 200-II, I can only strengthen that recommendation.|
|[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="298" caption="Frequency Response of the Sennheiser PX 200-II"][/caption]The sound quality of these cans are stunning; very evenly balanced across the entire audio spectrum with only the slightest boxieness that you'd only really hear relative to much better headphones well above this category. Bass is tight and responsive; mids are clear and uncolored relative to the other cans in this category; and the highs are smooth and natural. The dynamics of the PX 200-II are also amazing, with snare drum and piano hit delivering eye-blinking impact exactly when called for; and imaging and coherence producing stable and layered spacial presentation. I could go on, but I won't bother. At this point it's a no brainer, if you want a small sealed headphones that folds up to conveniently fit in a backpack (in fact, even a shirt pocket) the new PX 200-II from Sennheiser is simply perfect.It gets my highest recommendation.|
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