Sennheiser PXC 550
Finding a decent pair of headphones is a challenge in and of itself because there are so many available. And, people have lots of different demands when it comes to what they want in headphones; some simply want ones that will last for a long time, whereas others look for specifics in sound quality, activities and more in-depth features such as isolation and latency.
A high-quality and sturdy pair of headphones that could be a great option for you are the Sennheiser PXC 550. While they are a bit on the pricey side, there are many unique features that they offer, added to the fact that they are wireless, which means that you won’t have to worry about accidentally yanking the cord out of your device, potentially causing damage to the headphones. Plus, they have a decent wireless range, meaning you don’t even have to be in the same room as the sound source. And the long battery life is an added bonus to these excellent quality headphones. Sure, there are other headphones on the market that have better noise-canceling abilities and sound quality, but that does not mean that these are any less worthy.
- The headphones are very versatile and can be used in many different situations
- They have a great design that many people were pleased with
- The headphones are lightweight, and many people even said that they were able to wear the headphones to the gym
- You can easily customize the sound in the headphones
- They are made with sturdy and high-quality materials
- There are many other headphones on the market claiming to do the exact same things as these and are available at more affordable prices
- Some people were not pleased with these headphones’ noise-canceling abilities
The headphones also have a microphone, which tends to be better in noisy environments than in quiet ones. If you are in a particularly loud place, however, your voice won’t be heard too well. But if you are in a moderately noisy situation, they do have the ability to distinguish your voice from the hubbub around you. The microphone isn’t the best on the market, but it works.
The headphones do have a compatible app- Sennheiser Cap Tune, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. This app has plenty of features installed on it, which include being able to customize the sound of your music as you wish. Some of the features the app includes are smart pause, noise-cancelling features, and an equalizer. This means that you can fix the way you want your music to sound- or even a particular song- that will be exactly the way you want it. The app has so many features on it for the headphones that some people were overwhelmed by how much they could do. This makes the Sennheiser headphones a great option for versatility.
They have good noise-canceling mechanisms, although some people claimed that there are other ones on the market that are better with this. However, if you will be using public transportation, people have said that the noise does not affect your ability to be able to listen to your audio. And, you also won’t have to worry about leak (other people having the ability to hear what you are listening to) when listening to audio at regular volumes, or even at higher volumes, but if you are in a quiet location, you might want to lower the volume a bit, because people will be able to hear it.
As far as the actual sound goes, people were generally pleased. You do have the ability to customize the sound- which is best for critical listening. Some people have said that their immersive sound quality isn’t the greatest, however, and they aren’t the best for if you intend to find headphones for use with the television or gaming. According to many, the deep bass, mid-range, and treble are very well-balanced and sound excellent. They do not have a soundstage similar to speakers, but this seems to be a normal quality of closed headphones.
The wired headphones can be used with devices such as a PS4, Xbox, and PC. They come with an audio cable that has a microphone for this, and if you are going to be connected to a PC or to a tablet, the headphones have a USB cable for that.
Something that people appreciated about the PXC 500 was that they do have a wide range of approximately 50 feet for audio. If the source of your sound is in another room, you can comfortably move about within 50 feet and not have to worry about your connection being disabled.
Another important thing to mention is that these headphones are rather breathable, despite the back that they are closed-back (meaning, they completely cover your ears). This design might mean that these headphones shouldn’t be used for more intense activities due to the lack of air, but people have said that their ears felt cooler while using these in comparison to some other ones out there.
-The headphones, despite having closed backs on the ears, are very comfortable.
-The headphones have a sleek design that isn’t too clunky or overwhelming.
-The headphones are made with high-quality materials that make them completely worth the price.