Amazing quality, underrated
When compared to other headphones these are the most unique and underrated. Especially due to the fact that they allow you to use touch controls in order to control your music. By Simply tapping the right ear cup you are able to pause or play your music. They also have some of the best noise cancellation and have surprisingly long Bluetooth range and a long battery life.
Best headphones I've ever bought
Comfortable, light weight, sturdy and great sound. Was after an upgrade and these headphones did not disappoint. Use them everyday, great for flights and public transport when you want to zone out from all the noise. Whether it's music or podcasts the noise cancellation is the best i've had. I recommend them to everyone
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Great for airplanes
After years of travelling monthly via air, grew tired of crying children and aircraft noise, it was time to upgrade from ear buds to something better. After talking in length with staff at Joyce Mayne Townsville, we settled upon these headphones. Should have bought them years ago. They have improved the flights by 100%. No more or very little noise. Can actually sleep on plane now, with or without music. Must have for frequent traveller.
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great sound quality with acceptable noise cancelling
Purchased these in JB Hi-Fi in April. The sound quality is very Sennheiser-style, clear with wide soundstage. Versatile performance with the Captune app. The noise cancellation is a bit worse than Bose. However, taking sound quality into consideration, it's easy to say that this is a very good product, probably among the top-3 NC headphones.
Exactly what I was looking for
After losing my pair of Audio Techinca ATH-M50x and never really being happy with them, I decided to go into the deep end and purchase these for a couple of hundred dollars more. All I can say is that the difference is palpable. These are fun, punchy headphones that are nonetheless detailed and clear. Comparing them to the Sony WH-1000X M2s, I found the Senns to be a little bit more punchy and detailed in the lower end. Not that the Sony's were bad, it's just the bottom end lacked some definition. Additionally, with the Captune there's some rea...lly nifty little features; being able to change presets and effects and the option to have music paused when you take the headphones out of your ears. All of the features here feel thoughtful and non-gimmicky and I really don't see myself using any other headphones, both for ease of use and sound quality.
I really love these headphones. They were a treat to myself and I really appreciate them. The over the ears style are very comfortable for long periods and they do a good job of cutting out the outside noise. You can really get lost in the music with these. The reproduction is just that good! I would recommend them to anyone - they are the best headphones I have ever owned.
Undoubtedly the best I have ever owned
This is by far the best headphones I have ever owned. Even if I wanted to , can't find a fault with these. Awesome Noise cancellation, balanced sound quality , handy gestures, sturdy build quality and comfortable. Almost at par with qc35 on noise cancellation too, waiting for them to release wireless earbuds as well.
Great pair of headphones
I bought a pair of these headphones at Harvey Norman last year when they had a trade-in special going. Even without the trade-in, these are excellent value for money. The sound quality is fantastic, they are very comfortable and fit snugly over my ears and, most importantly (since this is the main reason I bought them) the sound cancellation is superb.
Prior to having these headphones, I could never sleep on a plane. The amount of continual noise was simply too much for me. Since purchasing this product I have had excellent sleep in-flight. T...
Brilliant Sound with Amazing Battery Life and Handy Controls
These headphones hit it out of the park for my money. The build quality is excellent and the headset is lightweight and comfortable. The sound quality is superb and sharp, yet a little lighter on the base than the Bose Bluetooth cans. These are great for virtually any kind of music but could stand to be a little louder and punchier for stuff with beats. The batteries seem to last forever so they're great for long flights or train trips. The touch controls on the side are a great feature to let you skip, pause, adjust volume, make calls or wake ...up Siri without having to pull out your phone. Call quality is absolutely excellent even in noisy or windy environments. If I was to single out any negatives, I would say that the noise cancellation could be a bit stronger, volume could be a little louder and bass perhaps a tad punchier. Also the pairing process isn't always straightforward with PC, but works great with IOS and Android. Overall I absolutely love these and use them surprisingly often.
Finally fronted up the cash and i bought these even though everyone was telling me to buy QC35's. Absolutely no regrets. Had these for a few months now and never had any issues. Battery life is good also. Used for gaming and taking and receiving phone calls around the house or listening to music.
Already own the Bose QC35, Sony WH1000XM2B and Beats Studio Wireless. The Sennheiser PXC 550 had good functions for enhanced sound. There is present for movie or speech. I found that by turning on the enhanced sound the music was more vibrant compared to the Bose QC35 which is my preferred headphones but some music didn’t work that well with enhanced sound. Music with bass such as dance and rnb sounded better with the enhanced sound on the sennheisers.
You should get these headphones
Initially I was reluctant to spend so much money on headphones, but I’m so glad I bought these and haven’t regretted it once. They are super comfortable (although can get warm and sweaty, particularly in warm climates) and the sound quality is fantastic. When flying or if you just want to block out those around you, the noise cancelling works really well. Battery life is excellent and recharge is fast. Highly recommend.
If you travel... get yourself a pair
I travel quite at a minimum twice a year and quite frankly, I can't fly without a pair of noise cancelling headphones ever again. I picked the Sennheiser over the Bose QC and Sony 1000X mostly since I got these on special but frankly I think they are fantastic.
Noise cancelling is not completely perfect, but definitely will give you a lot more alone time with whatever you're listening to without having to blast your music. Sometimes I have to wear one ear cup resting on my head so I can hear what is going on in the outside world. Audio qual...ity is sufficient and sound profile is warm for extensive hearing sessions. Battery life is very good. Easily covering most of my flights. The functionality to control your music using the side of the ear cup is also very convenient so you don't have to take out your devices out of your bag to control your music. However, it can be very sensitive if you accidentally knock something, sometimes skipping or pausing the music. Auto shutoff feature when you twist one ear cup is also much appreciated. The bluetooth range is also very strong, as I have frequently walking down halfway down the plane leaving my phone in my seat to use the toilets mid flight and the music is not disconnected. it also connected very quickly with previously pair devices once you turn them on.
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I tested a few of the other noise cancelling headphones in this price range, but many were quite loose on top and I felt like they would fall off if I turned my head suddenly, however the PXC 550 seem to fit differently, and on me these move around a lot less. I also find that wearing glasses all the time can be a problem with headphones but I can wear these for hours without ever hurting. As far as sound quality, they sound amazing to me, and I really enjoy the experience, but I must admit that when i tried a friends momentums on, that was pro...bably a fraction better, but they were no where near as comfortable for me, so they were not an option I would seriously consider. It took a few days to get used to the touch controls but I love that feature now that I have the hang of it. I had a problem initially with the music pausing all the time for no reason (like everytime I walked through a doorway) but I turned off the talkthrough function and that seems to have solved the problem. I struggled to find a retailer where I could test these before I made my decision, but I am glad I persevered and made the effort as these were definitely the best for me and I love them. I'm so glad I made the investment and moved on from earbuds...there is no comparison other than the size, but since i hardly seem to take them off, that hasn't really been an issue either.
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Really like these
I got these with Qantas FF points, and have used them travelling and also to block out the noise of obnoxious workmates. The noise cancelling works great for both. Sound quality is good, with or without NC turned on. Flexibility is great - bluetooth, USB, or traditional 3.5mm - and battery seems to last forever. You can fiddle with settings using a companion iPhone app. Some nice touches like magically automatically pausing when you take them off, and playing when you put them on. Overall, I've been really happy with them.
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Bought as a gift
I bought these headphones as a gift to my partner. I tried it on before I bought it - it has a decent amount bass (which was quite important as he listens to a lot of rap and deep vocals). The noise cancelling is quite good but you can still hear small murmurs if there's something significantly loud in the same room. The best thing about these headphones though, is the touch sensitive space on the head gear to (click next, pause, skip etc) It feels like a gimmick at first but when it comes to actual practice, it works flawlessly every time.
The best wireless headphones
I have been using these non-stop for 4 months. They're comfortable with great battery life and the sound is fantastic. I tried the Bose and Sony competitors; the Bose sound is awful in my opinion, and the reason that I chose the 550's over the Sony is that the 550's have a newer version of Bluetooth which can be connected to multiple devices at once. Great buy, I will never regret it.
Perfect everything headphones
I wanted a wireless headphone solution that would easily switch between devices, and these do that with ease. Sennheiser have clearly listened to feedback and made the user interface sooo easy to use now with touch gestures. Sound quality is fantastic, as is using them to make phone calls. They say they go down to 17Hz, and I almost believe it - the bass is strong, tight, and deep. Also I love they way they switch on simply by unfolding them, and vice-versa switching off. And they are so comfy to wear, the earpads are soft and moulding to you own head. Noise cancelling is seamless too. Very happy, great job Sennheiser.
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Perfect travel headphones
I previously owned the Sennheiser MM-500Xs and thought they were great. These are another level above. There is really nothing I can fault with them. The sound quality is brilliant and barely degrades with the noise cancelling enabled. The noise cancelling does a great job and doesn't clip in a loud environment (eg on a plane during takeoff). The touch pad can take a bit to get used to and to remember all the functions, but it's a great way to control the phone without taking it out of your pocket. The battery life is excellent. They turn on ju...st by unfolding them and turn off by folding them up again, ensuring the battery doesn't get drained. They pair easily to multiple devices and can be used as a headset to take phone calls. I use these now as my only headphones as they tick all the boxes. If you're on the fence, you owe it to yourself to check them out. They're not cheap, but they are fantastic!
Questions & Answers
Can one listen to audio books downloaded on my iPhone on the headphone?
Using GarageBand with iPad I tried my PXC 550 sounded awesome listening to recordings , but when I plug guitar in ITrack audio interfacethe sound is delayed and really bad that was Bluetooth then tried the lead into iPad the same terrible sound is there a step I’m missing or doing something wrong?
|Features||Microphone Included and Noise Cancelling|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Frequency Response||17 - 23,000 Hz|
|Battery Life||30 hours|
|Connections||2.55mm Jack and Bluetooth|
|Charging Time||3 hours|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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