Sennheiser PX 90 Portable On-Ear Headphone with Powerful Bass (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Dynamic drivers for stereo sound with rich full bass.
- Sleek steel headband ensures flexibility and durability
- Optimized for all portable devices including iPads, MP3 players, and smart phones.
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When it comes to budget (under $50) portable headphones, the usual suspects are the Sennheiser PX100-II and Koss PortaPro.
Unlike the above two, I could barely find any reviews of the PX90s. Simply looking at the Amazon customer reviews, this model only has 6 while the PX100-II have about 143 and the PortaPro have over 1000 reviews. It is no understatement to say the P90s are unappreciated.
Sennheiser has a reputation for making headphones with a sound signature that is dark (some say warm). It also makes headphones in series like the PX or HD where as the number goes higher, so does the MSRP and supposedly the sound. Surprisingly, this is not the case with the PX90s. I think they sound better than the PX100-II and the PX200-II despite being cheaper at their $40 msrp. I got mine for $20 which make them even better for me since this made them $30 cheaper than the PX-100 as of this date.
The PX90s have a balanced, laid-back sound that is on the warm side. As a comparison, I think the Beyerdynamic DT880-600s and Shure SRH840 have a neutral sound but of course they're full-size headphones costing much more. I've been listening to music ranging from jazz, house, post-britpop (Coldplay, Radiohead), and reggae. I think the bass and mids sound great, and the treble very smooth without sounding harsh or metallic.Read more ›
The main gripe I have (and I imagine this is the case with 99% of affordable headphones) is durability. The cable housing split after about a week and I had to blob some hot glue on it to prevent further damage. I'm willing to accept that for $25 headphones.
As a basis for comparison, I own Grado SR225s, Bayerdynamic dt 990 pro, dt770 and Etymotic ER-4S headphones and have owned Sennheiser HD 600, px100 and a few others.
EDIT: Just realized the price went up to $40... still very good headphones, but I'm taking away one star for that (5 -> 4)
These are very portable headphones. They fold up sort of so they can sit flat in your bag or wherever. Great for wearing under your beanie or Knit cap for the winter. That's why I got them originally.
First impression of Sounds. Actually sound pretty damn good.
First two song I heard on them Strangehold by Ted Nugent and Back in the Saddle Aerosmith, on the radio, sounded damn good.
Very good bass for smaller headphones. Very clear--- good highs and mids. Bass will really surprise you.
They do leak a little and do not isolate that much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just bought these today for $59 AUD or something. It was a tossup between this and a kind of similar model whose name I don't remember and which folded up. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Grace
There precisely fit the need for which I purchased them. Listening to music or movies on my tablet and listening to TV in the RV. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I am really impressed by the quality of these headphones. For the price, they deliver sound quality comparable to the high end $100+ headphones. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Noorss
My father-in-law cannot use earbuds because they keep falling out. He loves music, wanted something that was comfortable and had good sound. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by BillT
Good level of stereo separation. Bass not so great, sound range could have been broader. In general it is O.K. for the price.Published on December 19, 2012 by R-B-UYER61
At this price these are very nice. I am still using it and they sound good. they are very light sometimes i forget am wearing them... Great dealPublished on November 7, 2012 by Yousaf
Though I don't know how to review a headphone in a expert way. I know want I want and like. I have to say that i choose a headphone that doesn't suit me. Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by UJ
first off, i have a pair of grado SR60 for day to day use, so that is my comparing standard. i also own several other low to medium range headphones such as panasonic htx-7,... Read morePublished on November 29, 2011 by M. Jiang