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Old 01-29-2013, 09:13 PM
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Default JVC HA-S160 better than Sennheiser PX100?

I just did a side by side test, and my preference was for the HA-S160! The treble on the Ha-S160 is much better. The HA-S160 is 1/4 of the price of the PX100!!!! The HA-S160 in black is only $12 now on Amazon. i have the original PX100, not the newer PX100II.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:24 PM
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I just did a side by side test, and my preference was for the HA-S160! The treble on the Ha-S160 is much better. The HA-S160 is 1/4 of the price of the PX100!!!! The HA-S160 in black is only $12 now on Amazon. i have the original PX100, not the newer PX100II.
I did a similar comparison with the HA-S150 and the PX100 when I had them, and it was indeed a close call. The JVC did seem a bit more clear in the upper midrange, but the open backed nature of the PX100 did contribute to a better soundstage. The better comfort and and the fold-up build and hard case of the PX100 made it my preference of the two, although both are long gone now.

I wish I could get my hands on a PX100 and a PX100II to compare them to my current PX90....
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:28 PM
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Meh to both of them.

PortaPro FTW!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:35 PM
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Meh to both of them.

PortaPro FTW!
I've had and liked the PortaPros before, but never at the same time as the others mentioned so far in the thread, so I couldn't accurately compare them.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:53 PM
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I have both the Portapro and the Flats. The Flats aren't bad at all, especially for the price. I'd still rather pay the additional for the PortaPro. Being open they bring a dimension to the sound I just don't get with the Flats.

I had the PX100 and traded them away just as they were discontinued. Never had a chance to do a real comparison to the PortaPro but I did to the Flats. The Flats gathered dust and the PX100 became what I used daily.

Mostly it was the sound but the way they folded was also a factor. Once I folded them I could stash them in a shirt pocket easily. The Flats don't fold at all and while the PortaPro squish down fairly small but they still aren't nearly as compact.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:39 PM
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Meh to both of them.

PortaPro FTW!
I liked the Portapro 10+ years ago before I tried the PX100 and HA-S160. Since then, I don't like Portapro. I do like the KSC75 though.

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:03 PM
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Variety being the spice of life is the way I think about it. The sound sigs are different yet close enough I can't see myself getting to the point where I couldn't "stand" any of them.

I prefer the PortPro but I still use the Flats as a change of pace. If I get tired of the closed in feeling I shift back to the PortaPro.

Sometimes little changes like that really freshen up my music experience. I'm not going to voluntarily listen to anything I consider really poor for very long but an occasional hot dog instead continuous steak and lobster makes me appreciate the nicer items just a bit more.
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I had the PX200 earlier, but they were just lacking bass for me. Then I bought the PX100, which I love ever since.
After all the positive reviews (and them being so cheap) I also bought a pair of HA-S160, but like the PX200 they did not have enough bass, so I gave them to my daughter

I am no 'basshead' at all, so my conclusion is that I just don't get a proper seal with this type of on-ear headset.
I just wanted to point out that your mileage may vary depending on your ears / head size.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 PM
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In comparing the HA-S160 to the PX100, I have a feeling that the PX100 really doesn't produce much more bass than the HA-S160, however it seems like it does since the PX100 seems to me to be treble deficient, so the bass stands out more. Imo the PX100 has a very warm tone overall, and seems to color the midrange with excessive warmth, while the HA-S160 sounds very neutral to me. I guess many people prefer a very warm headphone rather than a very neutral one. The JVC HA-S650 has the extra warmth that the PX100 has, however the the HA-S650 is closed and has even more bass punch than the PX100. The HA-S650 is also cheaper than the PX100II in the US.
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I'm not buying another JVC headphone until it can run for 1500 hours on a single AAA battery, has 6 microSD slots, and costs less than a pack of gum.
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I'm not buying another JVC headphone until it can run for 1500 hours on a single AAA battery, has 6 microSD slots, and costs less than a pack of gum.
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