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Sennheiser PX 100 (white)

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  • Sennheiser PX 100 (white)

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Sennheiser's PX 100, released a couple years ago, are still among the very best in lightweight, "over the head" headphones. With excellent detail and midrange, as well as impressive bass, there are few, if any, lightweight headphones that can compete with the PX 100 in terms of sound quality. They're also sturdy, extremely comfortable, and look great. However, in black and silver, they don't quite match the iconic iPod, so Sennheiser has recently released a new version -- combining white plastic body pieces with a silver metal headband and gray pads -- that provides all the sonic advantages of the original PX 100 with an iPod-matching appearance. The new look isn't quite as "high-tech," but it complements full-size iPods and iPod shuffles well. The new version, which retails for the same price as the original, also shares the original's clever design: It folds up like a pair of eyeglasses and fits in an included hard case (now white, as well) for protection during travel.

(The PX 100 are open headphones, which means they don't block any external sound. If you're looking for something similar that blocks some degree of external noise, check out our review of the Sennheiser PX 200, which should also be available in white in the near future.)--Dan Frakes

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At a Glance
  • Sennheiser PX 100 (white)

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