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personal taste as in all things music. Impossible to wear
on 5 December 2012
The best, the greatest blah blah. In terms of music there is no such thing. No two people will enjoy the same music nor sound and what reproduces said sound. To this end such reviews are always subjective and my review is no exception.
I have been using Sennheiser head phones for 40 years and find some in their range are spot on 'for me'. An example of this are the PX100-11, I find them, for £45.00, just stunning. Are these Pioneer 'better', well no, they are 'different' though and I like the difference.
Wearing the PX100's is a joy one doesnt know they are there, the MJ751 are heavy and at present, being new, very tight and bulky. Now this one aspect does matter as regardless to the quality of sound reproduction if they are uncomfortable then its all academic as I wont use them. I am going to give them time to 'run in' both in terms of sound and comfort and then write again.
So far after doing comparison tests I have to say the Pioneer do please. They produce a very clear detailed sound yet not clod or over bright also not over heavy on the base. Midrange is also clear and tight. At no time do these phones run wild, they appear in control, well engineered and produce a pleasing sound. I should also add I paid £58.00 for mine not the price advertised here. My comments reflect the price range of £58.00.
Please do note that all such things will come down to taste. No one should ever write this or that is the best as its all about what we, the individual enjoy. I have never had any luck with Beyer yet they are a very well respected brand.
I gues the real test of such phones is will the owner desire to use them without hesitation as I do with the PX100-11's? Time will tell. So far I am impressed, thats not an easy task for me with Hi-Fi.
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Update. I hope the situation improves as wearing these head phones for little more than an hour makes my ears sore. Have had several attempts to use them but each time I have to remove them as they are so very uncomfortable. Tight as hell, pressing onto the ears to the point of pain!
Update 09 12 12. Far to tight on the ears. I have no idea how I can listen to music while in pain and I mean pain. These headphones bite into my ears and are so uncomfortable to render them useless to me. They are a quality product with a pleasing sound. They just don't fit my head and ears. Purchase with caution. I did persevere with these phones as I like the sound. Not for me so will pass them onto family to see if they may be enjoyed there?
Update 21 03 13. Sad to report that no one in my family can use these head phones. All complain of ear pain. Pointless purchase. Such a missed opportunity on the part of Pioneer. I cannot recommend this product.