Published on April 29th, 2015 | by audioguy1
Sennheiser PXC 450 Headphones Review
Sennheiser PXC 450 Noise Cancelling Headphones sound and feel big
Some people wear headphones for the music. Others tend to use them to block out the noisy world, especially when they’re on public transportation like the bus, train or on an airplane. Most people today look for a pair of headphones that also define their style and how they present themselves to the world. There are hundreds of options on the market, one option you should consider looking at is the Sennheiser PXC 450 Noise Cancelling Headphones.
Features and benefits:
The PXC 450 model promises 90-percent noise reduction, dynamic sound and a foldable design that makes them fit nicely into any travel bag. The headphones come with a soft case, two audio adapters and two AAA batteries. One adapter fits into an airplane’s on-board entertainment slots; the other is a standard 6.3 millimeter. The headphones use one battery at a time and reviewers have said it lasts for about 16 hours.
An easy-to-locate volume button on the side of the phones can be adjusted with one finger and there’s an iPod-style toggle switch on the cord to use for navigating your music library.
The headphones’ cord is long enough at 4.6 feet to reach from the pocket holding your music source up to your head without pulling or tugging.
A convenient TalkThrough feature gives you the option to hold a conversation with someone close to you without taking the headphones off.
If the battery dies, you can still enjoy music without the noise-cancelling feature by setting the headphones to Passive mode.
The Sennheiser headphones are extremely large and people with smaller heads may find them ill-fitting or unattractive. Also, because of their size, they are a bit heavy and tend to fall off if you tilt your head down a certain way. Because of their heft, the headphones can be hot, and no one wants sweaty ears.
Foam padding where the headphones meet the ear tends to break down quickly after minimal use, leaving little black specks of the stuff in your hair and on your ears.
The noise-cancelling feature leaves room for improvement. Some users have reported a low hum that can lead to a dull headache, and others say Bose headphones makes a better product if you’re a traveler who needs to block out jet engine noise.
A raised plastic bump within the earpiece makes contact with the ear on some people, causing a bit of annoyance.
The Sennheiser PXC450 Noise Cancelling Headphones are priced at around $230, which is a lot to spend on a set of phones if you only use them for traveling. But when you consider that they provide amazing sound quality and features that are unmatched, making such a purchase is warranted. Sennheiser headphones are built and constructed with the power of German-engineering and so the parts are of the best quality and all made of sturdy plastic and tightly assembled.
While they promise exceptional noise-cancelling technology that filters out 90 percent of background noise, they fall a bit short compared to other brands. But the convenient case, folding design, features like TalkThrough and the patented Duofol diaphragm and adaptive baffle damping, are enough to make this product worthy a closer look. Look for a display model, if you aren’t buying them online, and try them on before you buy them. If you have a smaller head, they may not be the right fit for you. If large premium quality headphones is what you are looking for, look no further with this product.