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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal, in many ways - and ridiculous value for money, 20 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Sennheiser PX 100-II Foldable Open Mini On-Ear Headphone - Black (Electronics)
They have a short lead, so are well suited to portable use. They are very comfortable. Justifiably, they are a Which? best buy. The purists say that for classical music open-ear 'phones give the more natural sound, and if I concentrate, I can see what they mean. Mitsuko Uchida playing Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5 is right in the room.

These are marvellous value for money, the first headphones I've had that, from an iPhone or similar, help you forget the limitations of listening to classical music on-the-go. They leak sound a little, but no worse than many in-ear phones, to judge from travelling on trains and buses. They let sound in. But that's because they are open-ear, so you'll decide whether the improved quality is worth the leakage.

I've tried them out on other than classical music - just fine for jazz, eg Miles, "So What?" Plenty of pull on Paul Chambers' bass, and picks up the little nick on the cymbal as Jimmy Cobb comes in. Lovely balance to the sound of the whole band.

On Tricky's "False Idols" the huge bass is not quite so huge as through my £15 closed-ear Sennheiser HD201 'phones - but that's OK with me!

Well, for about £46 you can have both sets for different uses (nice long cable on the HD 201s for listening to music whilst others watch the football!) - extraordinary value for money. No, I don't work for Sennheiser.
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