Sennheiser PXC-550 review

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  • Sennheiser PXC-550
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Size 15 x 8 cm (5.9 x 3.2 in)

Critic Reviews


Lifewire

Unique design and audiophile sound

from Lifewire

The PXC 500 are great high-end Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones. With an adaptive limiter right on-board, beautiful, rich Sennheiser sound response, surprisingly good noise-canceling tech, and a truly unique look, the PXC 550 surprised even us. They might not garner as much of the market as f...More

The PXC 500 are great high-end Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones. With an adaptive limiter right on-board, beautiful, rich Sennheiser sound response, surprisingly good noise-canceling tech, and a truly unique look, the PXC 550 surprised even us. They might not garner as much of the market as flashier consumer marquis brands, but they really deserve a look for their amazing value.

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Expert Reviews

Say no to noise, say yes to music

from Expert Reviews

They might not be the newest contender on the ANC block but the Sennheiser PXC550 is still a very capable pair of ANC headphones. Music has a detailed, lively quality to it that couldn’t be more different to the laid back, smooth-sounding B&W PX and the combination of its light weight a com...More

They might not be the newest contender on the ANC block but the Sennheiser PXC550 is still a very capable pair of ANC headphones. Music has a detailed, lively quality to it that couldn’t be more different to the laid back, smooth-sounding B&W PX and the combination of its light weight a compact foldable design and decent battery life ensure that the essentials are present and correct.

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RTINGS

Above-average and versatile headphones for most use cases

from RTINGS

They have a great design, excellent active features, and a customizable sound that's suitable for critical listening. They're lightweight, comfortable and stable enough to take to the gym. However, they don't have the most immersive sound quality, and their isolation is not as good as the Bose QuietComfort 35 in louder environments.

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They have a great design, excellent active features, and a customizable sound that's suitable for critical listening. They're lightweight, comfortable and stable enough to take to the gym. However, they don't have the most immersive sound quality, and their isolation is not as good as the Bose QuietComfort 35 in louder environments.

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Home Theater Review

Excellent sound quality

from Home Theater Review

The PXC 550 has an incredible array of features and benefits, many of which draw directly on the decades of experience that Sennheiser brings to the party. The PXC 550 shines in many use cases, and flying is certainly one of them--by virtue of its adaptive noise-canceling and collapsible attribut...More

The PXC 550 has an incredible array of features and benefits, many of which draw directly on the decades of experience that Sennheiser brings to the party. The PXC 550 shines in many use cases, and flying is certainly one of them--by virtue of its adaptive noise-canceling and collapsible attributes. I found that the PXC 550's added features and the wonderful execution of all those features elevated these headphones to a higher level. The PXC 550 is my clear choice if you're shopping for a pair of noise-canceling wireless headphones in this price range.

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Canadian Reviewer

Designed for travelling

from Canadian Reviewer

Sennheiser’s PXC-550 Wireless headphones exemplify the best mix of sound, noise cancelling technology and app-based tuning and control plus the best battery life of any premium wireless headset in this class.

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Sennheiser’s PXC-550 Wireless headphones exemplify the best mix of sound, noise cancelling technology and app-based tuning and control plus the best battery life of any premium wireless headset in this class.

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The Next Web

Offer noise cancelling worthy of audiophiles

from The Next Web

If you prioritize sound quality over noise-cancelling or looks, then the PXC 550 should be around the top of your list; they’re the most well-rounded headphones I’ve heard in a while. Even compared to non-noise cancelling headphones, they are fairly competitive for their price, and they feature the best set of DSP’s I’ve heard yet.

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If you prioritize sound quality over noise-cancelling or looks, then the PXC 550 should be around the top of your list; they’re the most well-rounded headphones I’ve heard in a while. Even compared to non-noise cancelling headphones, they are fairly competitive for their price, and they feature the best set of DSP’s I’ve heard yet.

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Fone Arena

One of the best noise cancelling headphones

from Fone Arena

The sound quality and comfort levels are paramount and not many headphones can dethrone it. As with every other ANC headphone, it is pricier than your average Bluetooth headphone but you get a lot of bang for your buck.

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The sound quality and comfort levels are paramount and not many headphones can dethrone it. As with every other ANC headphone, it is pricier than your average Bluetooth headphone but you get a lot of bang for your buck.

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MacRumors

The best noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones in the business

from MacRumors

You can turn off the ANC and still listen wirelessly with the PXC 550's; not so with the QC35's. Sennheiser's headphones also let you adjust the level of noise-canceling, which is arguably on par with Bose. The PXC-550's are lighter (227g versus 309g) despite the additional tech; they also suppor...More

You can turn off the ANC and still listen wirelessly with the PXC 550's; not so with the QC35's. Sennheiser's headphones also let you adjust the level of noise-canceling, which is arguably on par with Bose. The PXC-550's are lighter (227g versus 309g) despite the additional tech; they also support aptX, where the QC35's don't; and in terms of app features, it's no contest really – CapTune is the clear winner. 

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TrustedReviews

A set of high-quality active noise cancellation headphones with a boat-load of features

from TrustedReviews

The Sennheiser PXC 550 are just about the most feature-packed headphones around. As well as wireless and ANC, you can control your music and customise the sound quality using a phone app. They’re comfortable, sound quality is excellent and active noise cancellation is solid. However, they’re also very expensive.

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The Sennheiser PXC 550 are just about the most feature-packed headphones around. As well as wireless and ANC, you can control your music and customise the sound quality using a phone app. They’re comfortable, sound quality is excellent and active noise cancellation is solid. However, they’re also very expensive.

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What Hi-Fi

Sennheiser strikes a blow with these talented wireless noise-cancellers

Sennheiser offers talented wireless noise-cancellers at an even more attractive price point.

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Sennheiser offers talented wireless noise-cancellers at an even more attractive price point.

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