Wednesday, January 11

Geek

My Ears Are Happy Again

I got myself a pair of Sennheiser PX100s. I previously had some Koss Porta Pros, but after a few years of going everywhere with me they were pretty much trashed, and I threw them out.*

I went to get a new set, but the only store nearby that had the Koss phones wanted $150. Since I only paid around $80 for the original set, and since they sell for around $35 retail in America, this seemed a bit excessive. Fortunately, I found the Sennheisers, which are nicer looking and more comfortable, distinctly cheaper (at least in Australia), and sound every bit as good.

It took me several minutes to work out how to unpack them, but you only need to do that once.

By the way, even Sennheiser make lousy headphones. These ones? Total rubbish. I don't know why a company like Sennheiser would even want to sell them. I can understand why people would buy them; you've just thrown your old headphones away only to find that replacing them is more expensive than you had expected, but you need something and - oh, those are cheap. Uh, for example. Unfortunately, they're complete crap.

* Apparently, "pretty much trashed" is covered under the warranty, but I didn't know that at the time.

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1 I listen to most of my stuff at home nowadays. So I have a pair of Sennheiser HD570s. Excellent headphones but you'd look pretty naff walking around the street with them.

Posted by: Andrew at Wednesday, January 11 2006 06:32 PM (0585Z)

2 Oooooooooohh. Senns! I used to work in the Radio industry, and you could always tell who'd been in the biz the longest. Rookies had RadioShack cans. Middle-of-the-road had Shures. Lifers had Sennheiser or Koss. I have a pair of Sony MDR-V100s. They cost me maybe $25, at least seven years ago (I think), and they STILL kick the llama's butt.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Friday, January 13 2006 01:34 AM (HoSBk)

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