Pxc 550 ii review. Sennheiser PXC 550 Review

Sennheiser PXC 550

pxc 550 ii review

These headphones have a stable wireless design that won't easily fall off your head. High End Brazen and beautiful in their detail, the highs, like the lows, feel a bit emphasized. Sennheiser married noise cancelling and Bluetooth for the first time in its £380 , and Bose has replied by applying the same functionality to its s £290. But you can use the app to switch in case you need a bit more oomph and there is even a director mode where you can play with the equaliser. While almost obscene in its level of precision, this resolving sound still sounds subdued or slack enough to work well with older recordings, or lower-res tracks in my testing repertoire. In the bass range, they performed quite consistently on our 5 human subjects, with little deviation between them. Express Tech is now on Telegram.

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Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Review

pxc 550 ii review

While all the normies were swarming over the Momentum M3 and the the Momentum True Wireless, I caught sight of a more subdued pair of cans, chilling alone in the corner. However, the lack of soundstage may not be ideal for those who want a more immersive sound. Unfortunately, the headband does not extend far enough to accommodate all head sizes and shapes. The frequency response consistency is about average. Unfortunately, they have a mediocre-at-best integrated mic and a lot of latency which is not really suitable for gaming. The firm swivel hinges, combined with the wide headband, and broad ear cups prevent the headphones from swaying too much even during physical activity. You can swipe to the sides to shuffle songs, up and down to adjust volume, press to stop or take a call.

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Sennheiser PXC 550

pxc 550 ii review

And with the music, the neutral aspect of the headphones let you enjoy the composition as it was intended to be heard. They have a good build quality that makes us of premium materials in its design. This is also great for calls and you clearly hear the other side. The headphones fold flat and curl so that you can easily pack it into your backpack as I did for a week on the road. You can long-press the button on the right ear cup you summon Siri, Assistant or Alexa. For folks who want a more mid-high emphasis and a more substantial but heavier build , the Sennheiser Momentum 3 comes to mind. Overall, their bass is quite even and well-balanced, but a tad south of neutral, so fans of heavy-bass may not be completely pleased with them.

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Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Review

pxc 550 ii review

The response is rather uneven, and overall, a tad north of neutral. However, once I got my hands on her, and gave her a good inspection, only one thing remained plain to see. Bose and Sennheiser could make that list too, for when it comes to producing noise-cancelling headphones, the rivalry is rife. On the upside, the shape and size of the ear cups keep the outer ear relatively cooler than similarly designed headphones like the or the. However, thanks to that exceptional Sennheiser engineering, the sound never becomes too harsh or uncontrolled. In the bass range, occupied by the rumble of airplane and bus engines, they achieved 4dB of isolation, which is sub-par. The thick leather pads hug your ears — snug, not too oppressive — and do a good job blocking out external noise.

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Sennheiser PXC 550 II Review

pxc 550 ii review

It can be a bit tedious when trying to pair to multiple devices but on the upside once paired they will automatically connect to the 2 last synced devices as soon as you switch them on. On the flights, watching movies, the experience was almost like being in a movie theatre. While certainly rich, it errs just on the right side of overstated, and is careful not to slow rhythms or weigh down dynamics. Image credit: Sennheiser The presentation is broad, well defined and reasonably three-dimensional, and each part of the frequency range in integrated seamlessly as should be the case from a single-driver design like this. However, they don't have the most immersive sound quality, and their isolation is not as good as the Bose in louder environments. It's a bit much, and isn't the most intuitive design, but it's fairly easy-to-use overall. Pepsi and Coca Cola, Gibson and Fender, and : brand wars at their finest.

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Sennheiser PXC 550

pxc 550 ii review

Now, almost four years later, the landscape has changed. They have a highly customizable sound to suit your individual tastes, and they isolate well enough for moderately loud environments. This makes them a rather versatile headphone when using Bluetooth. This ensures a clear and well-balanced reproduction of vocals and lead instruments. This suggests that the treble performance of this headphone is also sensitive to positioning.

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Sennheiser PXC

pxc 550 ii review

On the iPhone you also have the app that lets you control noise cancellation and the audio mode. With both using the same noise-cancellation technology, you can wave goodbye to traffic noise and office hum. The right ear cup has a touchpad for all your controls. The drivers dig deep when the majestic underlying bass comes in, although not for the first time in a pair of Sennheiser cans, it can feel a little bottom-heavy. I really liked the speech mode for clarity and used it to watch a few serious movies on some flights I took last week. These headphones have a multitude of ways to enhance and customize their audio reproduction.

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Sennheiser PXC 550 II Review

pxc 550 ii review

While these headphones should still work with CapTune if you have it installed, we're not sure how long it will be supported, and it can no longer be downloaded. They're incredibly well padded and the earcups are large enough to fit comfortably around most ears. Low-bass is about 2dB below our target, and mid-bass is underemphasized by 1. The default sound profile is decently balanced and should sound good enough for most listeners. Their treble will still be quite transparent though. As a result, most rock and hip-hop and electronic tracks sound fantastic when played through this headphone.

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