Article Author :Quadophile Date : 13th Jul 2005 Comments :24
Quality portable headphones in today’s age have a lot more importance compared to just a few years back. We did not have iPods, MP3 players, portable DVD players, portable gaming machines, state of the art and cutting edge multimedia laptops etc... Good reproduction is not just a need for audio only players but video players as well. The supplied earphones with most gadgets are just not good enough and after-market, higher quality headphones become almost mandatory if one wants to enjoy full potential of the equipment purchased. The impact of good quality sound when it comes to these kinds of gadgets certainly cannot be underestimated. On the other hand, headphones come in very handy even on desktops as it is not practical to use the speakers all the time. One can connect the headphones directly to the sound card output and enjoy the intensive gaming experience or just for listening to some music/watching a movie late night without the fear of disturbing neighbours. If you are looking for a headphone which can do indoors as well as outdoors and are reasonably priced, you should seriously consider the Sennheiser PX 200.
For the sound that they produce these headphones could not have been any smaller than they actually are. Once folded, they can be slipped into a nice looking case which comes with the headphones and can be carried in person on the go.
The headphones come with a 1.4 M captive cable which is fitted with a standard 1/8-inch stereo mini-jack plug and at 32 Ohm impedance, is an easy load on any equipment it is connected to. The Sennheiser PX 200 headphones may be portable, but, they are equally at home if connected to either a hifi or a desktop computer. The cable is ideal for most portable applications, however, if longer cable is needed, one can get an extension with appropriate connectors that are not very expensive from any store selling headphones.
Headphones Folded Within Case
The PX 200 are extremely light weight at just 60 grams. The ear pads are covered with leather are very comfortable and two additional pads have been provided just under the band, which would rest on the head, there are no issues about these being uncomfortable. The headband provides just enough lateral force to get the cups to seal the ears, but not so much that it's uncomfortable. Just make sure that you adjust them for optimum listening with the music being played for the right amount of lows and highs, once you do that they stay in place and will give you the sound that they are supposed to.
Leather Ear Pad
These headphones are built to very high specs, and the stainless steel headband and stainless steel hinges make them very durable indeed. When the headphones are unfolded they snap into place with a click sound. The extremely flexible cable is no ordinary wire, but, OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) reinforced with Kevlar (material used in bullet proof jackets). The ear pads which are covered with leather are replaceable making them modular in construction. Sennheiser gives full two years warranty on these phones from the date of purchase.