Brilliance in a small package.
The first thing I did when I got the Sennheiser PX100-IIi was plug it into my PC, given that my iPhone 4’s battery had conveniently died on me minutes before receiving the headphones. This was, of course, a big mistake since the jack on the PX100-IIi (or any other iPhone headphones for that matter) had both the audio and mic connector. The sound from my PC not only came a bit muffled and overemphasized bass, but also in mono. Soon I plugged the PX100-IIi in my iPhone 4, which by this time had had some juice in it, and after putting on Armin Van Buuren’s “Going Wrong” (from Imagine) the sound I was greeted to was a surprisingly crisp with warm bass overtones.
Don’t get me wrong, the extra bass, if you can call it that, wasn’t annoying at all, on the contrary it was quite pleasant to hear, especially considering the size of the PX100-IIi. Listening to Cosmic Gate’s ‘Back 2 The Future’ was an equally pleasant experience over the next hour. I gave up on hip hop music a long time back, but given the great mid-tones and deep bass delivered by the PX100-IIi I’m sure such tracks will sound especially good.
I must say that due to the rather small size of the ear cups, they weren’t getting uncomfortable over time as other headphones usually do; a price I pay as someone who wears specs. Thankfully the PX100-IIi were good to me throughout my time with them.
The Sennheiser PX100-IIi are a very decent pair of headphones, especially for their price, which may border on a little too much for some, but it is a worthwhile investment in the long run. They perform great in all tonal ranges, the clear treble and deeper bass makes the PX100-IIi a great performer, the soft pads on the ear cups and on the headband making them comfortable as well.