Sennheiser Wireless Headphone PXC 550 Review

 

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Sennheiser Wireless Headphone PXC 550 Review

The Sennheiser PXC 550 is designed for more demanding users. With an excellent design, compact and foldable screen, they offer incredible sound quality, as well as noise cancellation that can be adapted to the needs of each listener.
They are also excellent for watching TV, making calls, or listening to music. Thanks to its active noise cancellation, the quality of your calls is assured.The battery gives you up to 30 hours of use on a single charge. This gives great independence and it is not necessary to be constantly thinking about how much charge is left in the battery. Sennheiser headphones are known for their sound clarity, no matter how loud your environment is.

Specifications Of The Sennheiser Headphone PXC 550

  • Frequency response: 17 to 23,000 Hz
  • Impedance: Passive 46 Ω and Active 490 Ω
  • Battery life: 30 hours
  • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) :  <0.5%
  • SPL (Sound Pressure Level): 110 dB

PXC 550 Features

  • Closed Back style
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Ergonomically designed padded headband 

Pros

The touch controls worth the extra money alone and you can pair it up with several devices effortlessly. Also the PXC 550 is awesome, since you can adjust the Noisegard on your phone which is really useful. The highlight is that it really cut off all noise levels without adding the pressure against your ear. The soft ear pads and its low weight increase the comfort of wearing them. Beyond that, this headphone will add some pressure, but you hardly will feel it when listening to music.

The Bluetooth range is also great. I live in big house, and I can walk anywhere in the house without losing the signal when I am on the phone or listening to music, which is quite amazing.

Noise cancelling is a plus, due that it is adjustable and also,the fact that you are able to wear them loosely or tighter is great, if for instance you want  complete isolation for example on a plane.

Cons

Late battery low Warning.

Verdict

Even with our vast experience using several headphones of this price range, we can say that they are undoubtedly the best in sound quality.
Our Sennheiser Wireless Headphone PXC 550 Review has shown us that the product has very good bass, near perfect frequencies, defined highs, clear media, and in general the sound shows no distortion.
At first, a little pressure is felt in the ears, but with the use they gradually adjust to the individual shape of each person, thanks to the high quality of the materials used in their construction.
To listen to music the PXC550 comes with predefined settings and depends on the genre that the person wants to listen to, you can choose the appropriate setting.
The touch control is very useful and works almost perfect with the only disadvantage that is too sensitive.

Design

With a sober and elegant design, the Sennheiser PXC 550 shows a black finish with sober metallic touches that overflow quality. The pads are made from black leather and show soft texture, achieving the comfort that Sennheiser thought when he designed these headphones.
Looking at the exterior panels we can see the small perforated grilles of the speakers. On the right handset is the panel that contains the equalization button, Bluetooth and the noise cancellation system consist of 3 modes. In it, there is also a button to choose between the predefined audio modes, whether cinema, club, voice or, simply turned off. Here are also a micro USB port, the LED that will show us the level of battery use, and a connection to connect the headphones by cable. Note that if we use the cable, the Bluetooth will not work, but contrary to other models, the noise cancellation system will work.

Video-Unboxing The Sennheiser Wireless Headphone PXC 550

Performance

We sincerely believe that the Sennheiser PXC 550 is one of the best headphones we've seen, and our reasons are:
First, they come with Bluetooth that makes them compatible with all types of mobile phones, computers, and also digital TVs.
Another reason, is that it has a music playback system that can be synchronized with the mobile. To do this you just have to download the application and configure it according to your tastes, so that you can make the most of your new acquisition.
The battery can be used for up to 30 hours without recharging, and the accelerated charging system only takes 3 hours to do so, which gives them high autonomy. In any case it is good to take into account that the warning system is a bit late, so it is better to check the use of the battery after a certain amount of hours of use.

The third reason is the control panel, which is located o the right speaker.On the panel mini touch screen  you can control the volume and access of calls, an aspect that is very useful considering the availability of the broad spectrum microphone.

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Sennheiser CapTune Aplication

To manage settings from the mobile or tablet, Sennheiser has created the free CapTune ™ application (available for iOS and Android), which allows us to program the sound depending on our preferences.
Among other tasks, it allows us to adjust the adaptive noise cancellation function, handle equalization through audio tests, audio alerts, or smart pauses.

Sennheiser PXC550 Wireless Sound and Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser shows us its NoiseGard Hybrid noise cancellation system, a system that without creating the typical audible whistle characteristic of noise cancellation circuits systems manages to eliminate ambient noise. This whistle without being annoying, makes the experience somewhat lower. The PXC 550 Wireless works with a quadruple microphone system that picks up ambient noise and cancels it out. The headphone has a switch in which the intensity can be adjusted, or the noise cancellation system completely turned off.
As for the sound, these headphones use a digital signal processor that prevents distortion and softens the sound. The result is that the listeners will hear an almost perfect sound, with low sharp and  preponderant, avoiding distortion even when used at very high volume. In summary the sound is very balanced and defined. In addition the headphone comes with the Club mode that offers very deep bass, which is recommended only for specific pieces.

Buyers Opinion

Buyer 1:

Good headphones for travel and walking around. Things that are useful to keep in mind are that the headphones are high fidelity, its main feature is the great noise cancellation, and the technical qualities it possesses. There are some who have greater fidelity but of course with no noise cancellation and touch screen. I recommend them, because their strengths, noise cancellation, portability, and robustness make them a great product. They perform well and, and are nice to use, so enjoy the audio of these magnificent headphones.

Buyer 2:

After a couple of trips with them, I can assure you that they are excellent. For me the best that I've bought.
The construction is unbeatable, all the details finished perfectly, light, solid, and the shape is impressive, congratulations to the engineers.
Regarding the sound quality, it is impressive, considering the headphone range that we are talking about. The first time that you the sound quality leaves you skeptical, but over time the sound improves considerably. Although  the low for my taste are moderate, these can be regulated with the effects that can be applied from the CapTune or from the headphones themselves.

Buyer 3:

It is not easy to rate these headphones because of their high price, but honestly I give them five stars and I think that to be a Bluetooth headset, the sound quality seems very good. It is a very balanced sound with strong bass, and high and very well defined mids. Listening to different types of music is a delight because you can differentiate all instruments perfectly.
Of good construction, they are comfortable and light. The Bluetooth is fast and the range is excellent. Regarding the cancellation of noise I have nothing to compare it with, but my experience is that without the cancellation of activated noise they already isolate enough. With the cancellation of noise, buses, cars, and for example the sound of the sea cannot be heard, but if you have a person by your side you will continue to hear him, but without large volume.

Sennheiser PXC550 Wireless Headphone Manual

Manual Link

Q&A

Question: Is it possible to use it with the cable and Bluetooth at the same time?

Answer: When you plug in the cable, the Bluetooth is deactivated.

Question: Can I use these headphones with the Amazon stick basic?

Answer: Yes Until now, the tests that have been done with several devices, they work without problems.

Question: Is there a 3 meter cable that is compatible with these phones?

Answer: There are several, you can use any jack, but the most important is that it is of a good quality.

Last Thoughts of The Sennheiser Wireless Headphone PXC 550 Review

The product is very well designed and is quite comfortable, and we also think that the sound is very clear and the a noise cancellation that works almost perfectly.
The choice of sound modes is very cleaver, and together with the CapTune application (which sometimes takes a while to connect to the headphone) they make an excellent contribution.
We recommend them for people who do not have budget restrictions, who like high quality products.

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