Enjoy outstanding sound quality with this Sennheiser wireless headset. Its sleek fold-flat structure and NoiseGard noise-cancellation technology make it ideal for traveling, and its 30-hour battery life won't leave you stranded without music. This lightweight Bluetooth Sennheiser wireless headset's headband and ear cups are ergonomically designed for comfort during long listening sessions.
Bluetooth 4.2 interface with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology
Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and DIP Bluetooth profiles.
NoiseGard active noise cancellation
Provides clear, uninterrupted sound.
Offers up to 30 hours of use on a charge.
Enables flexible connection options.
Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
17Hz - 23kHz frequency response
For faithful sound reproduction.
Dynamic transducer design
For reference-grade audio.
Provides powerful audio.
Touch control with voice prompts make it easy to use the headphones. A touchpad on the right earcup provides volume, play, stop, pause and track skipping control. Touching the earcup allows you to take an incoming call.
Provides easy storage for use on the go.
Overall Customer Rating
4.2 (11 Reviews)
91% of customers recommend this product.
Great Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Posted by: WesleeTU from: on
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This is a great pair of headphones for their purpose. Just realize what their purpose is. I'll break this down into a few categories:
You will like these if you need to drown out loud, monotonous noises like train tracks, airplane engines, car noise or noisy neighbors. They don't filter out all sound. You can still definitely hear nearby conversations and music. So a coffee shop type setting is still going to provide some background noise if you're not playing music.
These most likely aren't going to blow any audiophile away. The sound quality is okay. If you want superb sound quality, avoid wireless and avoid noise cancelling. That aside, they sound very good and are customizable. You can use their CapTune app to adjust the EQ. They even have a little..."minigame"? called Sound Check. You listen to a song of your choosing and choose what sounds best for you. This will finetune the EQ for your personal taste. I personally through it was too much to deal with and just set my EQ to "Rock".
You can pair multiple devices. I found this to be annoying for casual listening but it definitely has it's uses. The reason it is annoying is that If you're listening to music on your laptop and you get a message on your phone the music paused for a second, then your notification sound plays, then after another second your music resumes (at least for me listening to Google Music). I would much rather have the notification play over my music.
The right earcup is touch sensitive and the control are easy to use. Slide up and volume goes up, down it goes down. Left and right skip or go back a track. It just works and is pretty intuitive. It could be bad. But it's not.
Smart Pause is a feature that I didn't know the device had. I had to enable it within CapTune. Take the headphones off, the music stops. Put them back on and it resumes. Simple, but just like the controls, it works and does it's job well.
As previously touched on, I've connected this to 2 different devices. I do not know what the maximum is. With NFC connectivity is a very simple process for connecting your phone.
These earcups are not as comfortable as the QC35. They're a little small. They happen to fit me perfectly but definitely won't fit everyone. For me the comfort hits right in the middle of the MDR 1000x and the QC35. The QC35 is far and away the winner in comfort though. I could wear these for hours so they're no slouch though. These did not give me the same amount of ear pressure feeling that the QC35s did though. So if that is something that bothers you, it may be worth trying these.
Overall these are a great pair of headphones. Just know you are sacrificing sound quality when you get wireless and sacrificing sound quality again when you get noise cancellation. You could get better quality sound out of $200 headphones probably. If you need the wireless noise cancellation though these are a serious contender. They aren't perfect by any means but they are ones you should definitely check out if you're in the market. With CapTune you'll be able to play with the sound until it sounds how you like.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Best Overall compared to the MDR-1000x and QC35
Posted by: RodGuy from: on
I choose these over the aforementioned Sony and Bose BT wireless and Noise Canceling models for several reasons:
NC is always on
Sound qaulity is better than previous models but overall is lacking for a $350 pair of headphones
Holding the right ear cup seems cool to have a conversation, but you have to HOLD your hand their the entire time
You can only connect to one device at any time
Noise Cancellation gave me a headache after a while
Noise Cancellation is slightly below the others, but still good
Sound is excellent, especially when combined with a DAC if you want to do wired or Hi-Fi sound
A double tap allows for audio/sound passthrough, which the bose lacks and the sony you have to hold your hand over the right ear cup
Can connect to 2 devices at once - at absolute must for my laptop
Call quality is superb!
comfort is excellent
i recommend spending time with this one. Its not "out of the box" like the Bose, but not feature overload like the Sony.
Did I mention they have a 2 year warranty, compared to that of Sony and Bose?
Only 3 issues I have with this:
Turing it off requires a twist of the earcups rather than a button. However thanks to muscle memory its no longer a real problem.
Sometimes it would autopause a song randomly, but I did find it to be with a only my iPhone, and simply turning it back on and off fixed the issue (not an issue with my Samsung)
Placing these on your neck isn't as comfortable due to the egg shape of the earcups, so I would recommend keeping your case or a decent bag nearby.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jbgol43 from: on
I bought these after I was not really pleased with the bose QC35. Easy to use, great sound. I used them for my trip to Argentina and they lasted the day without recharging. They are on the expensive side but worth the additional 50 dollars over the bose.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great Sound, ANC Could Be Better
Posted by: SportsDuck from: NJ on
Sennheiser has a reputation for great sound and these latest keep the reputation intact. Whether it's music or movies, everything sounds great. They don't have the "club sound" as Beats and a lot of other manufacturers have which was a plus for me as I am not personally all about that bass.
I use them primarily for the gym and sometimes when playing cards. The controls of these take a little getting used to since everything is touch or twist based (eg, there's no "off switch"...you need to twist one of the ears to turn it off or on).
The ANC though is a little hit or miss. It's not going to tune out much during silences or soft music parts, but overall does the job.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Modern over the ear headphones
Posted by: Ducky from: on
I would of rated it a five but the cup size is fitted won't be liked by all. Easy to pair unheard customization for different sound settings. Great listening time almost 30 hours. Controls easy to work with hand gestures on the right earcup. Turn on and off just by turning the ear cups no button pushing. Only other downside pricey at $400.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
The best wireless over-ear headset
Posted by: Inky from: Hawaii on
Title says it all. I purchased this headset after trying the Bose QuietComfort 35, Sony MDR-1000X, and Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2. Unlike the other headsets, the PXC 550 excels in all areas: Sound quality (a free app even allows you to tailor the EQ to match your preferences); comfort; battery life; features; phone calls; and noice cancellation. They're pricy, but won't disappoint.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: 4223 from: on
I purchased these hoping for a comfortable good sounding headphone. Compared to my Bose Q15 and Dre X headphones, these sound horrible and cost a lot more. To top it off there is a limiter on the volume and you can't get the thump I'd expect from Sennheiser. I tried to return these to Best Buy but since I've had them for 22 days they are refusing to return them. Horrible customer service considering the fact that my wife purchased these as a gift a couple weeks before giving them to me since they were in stock and that counted towards the return date deadline. How is anyone suppose to purchase anything for anyone as a gift if you are only going to give them 14 days to return the item. Best Buy just lost a customer who has spent a lot of money with them over the years. I'll stick with Brandsmart and Amazon Prime, good bye Best Buy.
1 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Just got it and still learning setup.
Posted by: Metoo from: on
Just received the item yesterday and I'm still trying to figure out how to set it up. Can't seem to get the volume all the way up or loud enough at the moment.
2 out of 83 found this review helpful.
Trademark Sennheiser sound and quality
Posted by: Stratman49 from: on
Was looking for good quality sounding bluetooth headphones and read good reviews on this set. The audio quailty is trademark Sennheiser tone, not too bassy with a pretty flat frequency response. Sennheiser has a Captune iphone and Android app that works with the phones so you can change the sound curve. Pretty nice. Battery life before you have recharge is exceptional and the phones are light and pretty comfortable for longer listening sessions. Headphone touch controls on the side of the earpieces take a bit of getting used to but once familar, they are pretty easy to use.
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Aduncaroo from: St. Louis, MO on
Everything I hoped for. Little pricey but if you travel, well worth it.