Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
Voice Engineer @ Orcon
1794 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Orcon
Subscriber

  Reply # 655075 13-Jul-2012 14:15 Send private message

Jaxson:
Jaxson:

$39 Sennheiser Headphones, model SNHD202-II
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/product-view.ep?pID=104749


Got some and like them.

(+ Wrote a whole post and lost it...)


I have some HD-202's and the plastic panel inside them presses on my ears and they hurt after about half an hour.  This however was greatly improved by stuffing extra foam under the pads.  It also can get a bit hot in there, i suppose the same goes for any circumaural 'phones.

However the bass on these things is great, and the sound in general, especially at the price point.  I've had them for many years with a lot of use and abuse (after the foam mod) and although I did have to do a cable repair on one side, they are otherwise mint.  At the same time I ran the cable for that channel around the headband so it only comes out of one side.

However my px-100's get a lot more use.  Great sound (if a smidge laid-back), very adequate bass, light and comfortable.  I can easily wear them all day and then they fold up into a compact carry case to come home with me.

Being open as they are you can still hear what's going on around you, and your close neighbours can hear what you're listening to, which may be an advantage in some circumstances.  They also suffer less from the "boomy" character which comes with some closed phones.

4740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 117

Trusted

  Reply # 655080 13-Jul-2012 14:22 Send private message

ubergeeknz: It also can get a bit hot in there

Ha that's half of what I'm using them for lately as I walk to the bus early on a winters morning!

Agree with all you're saying.  They don't quite cover my ears like the Panasonic ones I was using did, the HD202's are a bit smaller cup size as such.

Bass is good, not too boomy as people had said, at least with my source gear, so I'm happy about that and I'm not needing to dial it down with EQ etc.  Highs are good, lows are good, mids are a bit lacking, but so far I'm happy for the price.  Make that very happy.  Best $40 I've spent in a long while.

3m cable though, crazy.

Voice Engineer @ Orcon
1794 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Orcon
Subscriber

  Reply # 655132 13-Jul-2012 15:22 Send private message

Jaxson: 3m cable though, crazy.


Yes.  That is one other thing about the px-100, perfect cable length for pocket device or laptop.

Good thing they include a spool with the 202 (or used to).

4740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 117

Trusted

  Reply # 655139 13-Jul-2012 15:45 Send private message

ubergeeknz: Good thing they include a spool with the 202 (or used to).


Yes they still do, but even that is quite big.  I think I'll be re terminating to a smaller length cord.

Others have suggested converting to single side connection too, but in practise this has not been such a big issue for me as I thought it may have been.

799 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 655173 13-Jul-2012 16:39 Send private message

Harvey Norman does a philips over ear phones for $39 very amazing sound for the price. I can't remember the model - its in a pink box (the box, not the headphones)

Having said that I own a set of Bose QC15's and they are like heaven when listening - literally. If you can start saving for one, it is worth every single cent paid for it (and more when you factor your sanity when listening in a noisy environment)

2760 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 655209 13-Jul-2012 18:34 Send private message

khull: Having said that I own a set of Bose QC15's and they are like heaven when listening - literally. If you can start saving for one, it is worth every single cent paid for it (and more when you factor your sanity when listening in a noisy environment)


I have used the QC15s and I admit that the noise cancelling performance is excellent, but the sonic performance is cold and flat compared with the much cheaper Sennheiser alternatives.

4740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 117

Trusted

  Reply # 655276 13-Jul-2012 21:58 Send private message


2206 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 74

Subscriber

  Reply # 655344 14-Jul-2012 07:11 Send private message

Suits you sir...

4740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 117

Trusted

  Reply # 656431 16-Jul-2012 13:07 Send private message

Dunnersfella: Suits you sir...


Too late, sold out, - said you'd cleared them out of stock with your bulk purchase last month?

2206 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 74

Subscriber

  Reply # 656433 16-Jul-2012 13:13 Send private message

What can I say? I was lucky enough to negotiate a commercial rate on a 'decent number'.
Have PM'd you with prices if you want to purchase a pair off my at a special 'reduced' rate.
Two sets come with bonus One Direction sticker packs, if you want I could throw some in?

4740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 117

Trusted

  Reply # 656453 16-Jul-2012 13:24 Send private message

Dunnersfella:
Have PM'd you with prices if you want to purchase a pair off my at a special 'reduced' rate.
Two sets come with bonus One Direction sticker packs, if you want I could throw some in?


Anyone else want in as a bulk buy, share postage?

2206 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 74

Subscriber

  Reply # 656468 16-Jul-2012 13:37 Send private message

But remember, if you don't get in early... well, you may miss the One Direction stickers.*


*cannot be purchased in-store

4740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 117

Trusted

  Reply # 656471 16-Jul-2012 13:39 Send private message

Dunnersfella:  One Direction stickers.*


*cannot be purchased in-store


Because Dunnersfella has gone purchased all stocks of these too....

2206 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 74

Subscriber

  Reply # 656495 16-Jul-2012 14:03 Send private message

Hey... they came with the CD's, what's a boy supposed to do?

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by richms on 30-Aug-2014 11:16 (114 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


Another Gaming computer help question
Created by Lyderies, last reply by timmmay on 26-Aug-2014 18:06 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Suddenly limited to 1mbps download speed on spark VDSL
Created by Jase2985, last reply by Jase2985 on 30-Aug-2014 10:33 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by defragger on 29-Aug-2014 22:43 (561 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38


Lightbox quality comments
Created by ronw, last reply by redmouse on 30-Aug-2014 09:35 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Recommendations for soundbar or similar for <$1k?
Created by jonathan18, last reply by michaelmurfy on 29-Aug-2014 21:11 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Why is there no right to compensation for wrongful imprisonment in NZ?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by Geektastic on 26-Aug-2014 14:33 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.