You know when you’ve been using something for a while and it just feels like it has become part of you? That’s how I used to feel about my Sennheiser PX-200-II headphones.
I remember asking on Twitter for recommendations for some commuter headphones and someone suggested I try the PX-200 IIs.
The reviews at the time appeared mostly positive so I ordered a pair in 2010 for the princely sum of £49.99 and I’d still be using them now if it hadn’t been for the fact I managed to nick a wire, more a user error than any fault of the collapsible design.
The headphones are comfortable and lightweight with a build quality that’s of a high level. I know I mentioned nicking a wire, weirdly I only managed to start getting the wire caught in the hinge of the folding sections late into the third year of ownership. Farewell trusty Sennheiser PX-200 IIs…you served me well.
Truth be told in the last year I’ve bought or tried over a dozen pairs of ‘lightweight’ headphones and none have come close so I’m considering investing in another pair. The highs and mids are upfront and energetic and there’s sufficient bass for most genres although perhaps not quite enough for the bass heads out there.
A bonus of the lightweight nature of the PX-200-IIs is you’ll hardly notice you’ve had them on for 5 hours, making those leisurely train rides a pleasure rather than a pain and you’ll have happy fellow passengers as there’s very little leakage.
Amazon currently stocks both the [simpleazon-link asin=”B002VPDOHS” locale=”uk”]Sennheiser PX 200-II[/simpleazon-link] and the upgraded version, the [simpleazon-link asin=”B003WV7890″ locale=”uk”]Sennheiser PX 200-II i[/simpleazon-link] which has a remote and microphone so you can control your music on your smartphone/MP3 player.