Sennheiser-PXC-550: One of the First Noise Canceling Systems

Sennheiser PXC 550

8.8

Comfort

9.0/10

Control

9.0/10

Noise Canceling

9.0/10

Sound

8.1/10

 

Sennheiser developed NoiseGard (noise canceling system) in 80‘s for pilots. They (pilots) was able to listen to the high-quality sound (not music yet) without disturbing by noise. Now, as the time moves on, we can enjoy this technique by ourselves, which is perfect.

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What’s in the box?

  • The headphones – Sennheiser-PXC-550
  • Carry case
  • Audio cable – with answer/end button (2.5 mm and 3.5 mm jack plug)
  • USB – with micro USB
  • In-flight adapter
  • Audio adapter – 3.5 mm to 6.5 mm
  • Quick guide
  • Safety guide
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Specification

  • Headphones: 5.9 x 3.1 x 7.9 inches (7.8 oz)
  • Connection: USB, Audio cable, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Wireless Time: Around 20 hours
  • Wired Time: 30 hours
  • Charging Time: 3 hours

Useful information

  • Able to use with or without audio cable
  • Active noise isolating
  • Three built-in microphones for voice communication and attenuate external noise
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Design & Comfort

PXC-550 is made of good quality material. Designers made a good job. Cups look small, but when you wear them, you have enough space for your ears. Also when you take the phone into your hand, your feelings are they are worth their price. Need to say the design is really modern. You will get premium-look and also feel.

What about sound

Sound quality is really good. If you take into consideration that these are headphones with a lot of features, and not primarily made for audiophiles, you will be surprised by the quality of the sound. Have great dynamic range and balanced basses. What I really appreciate, they can play modern music and classical music equally well.

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Connectivity and features

Able to connect to Android, iPhone, windows. It is possible to connect two devices at the same time. But audio can be played only from one. The second one can be used as the communication device. What more, it can remember up to 8 devices in its memory.
Sennheiser allows controlling music and calls with swipes and taps. It also has the app called “CapTune”, which has lots of additional features to enhance our experience. “CapTune” is not the end. For instance. To switch the headphones on or off is by turning cans. To pause the music or to play again – take off/on the cups.

Another feature which can make you joy is TalkThrough. The feature which allows you to communicate with other people without having to remove the headphones. Even with the noise cancellation turned on.

Wireless headphones
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Who are these phones made for?

For those who like good quality of the sound, supported by outside noise canceling feature.


Pros

  • Good sound quality
  • Modern and intelligent design
  • Feature reach
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Assistant not included

Post Author: Martin