Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT review
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Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC review

Here I`m going to show you a comparison Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC. These are two pairs of over-ear headphones that come with a wire but also can be used as wireless. Both devices made by Sennheiser are closed back.

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Features

The headphones have pretty similar features. Their frequency response is absolutely identical — 18 Hz - 22 kHz. The impedance in both cases is 18 Ohm. Even the sensitivity is the same — 113 dB. The appliances have aptX support.

The battery life of Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT is 25 hours after 2 hours charge. Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC also can work 25 hours but only without noise-canceling. If this function is on, then the headphones` battery life if only 19 hours. They need 2 hours for charging, too. Using HD 4.40 BT you will be warned before the battery dies.

Sound

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT has a magnificent bass depth and solid high-frequency clarity. The headphones also have strong mids.

Listening to music with Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC, you will have a strong bass response matched with crisp and bright highs. The vocals get plenty of definition and treble edge. Lows here do not dive too deep, however, they are entertaining and add body to the music in the right way.

Comfort and design

When it comes to comfort, Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has an advantage as this device is foldable. Speaking of the weight, there is a slight difference between these two pairs of headphones. Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT weighs 225 g and Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has 238 g. Both of them are being sold with an audio cable which is 140 cm long.

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT pros and cons

Pros

  • –°ompact and do not protrude far out from the ears as some other headphones do
  • Feel incredibly sturdy, flexible and durable
  • The ear pads are really soft and light enough to make the device comfortable

Cons

  • The noise isolation capability is not as great as you could expect
  • Sub-par isolation performance

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Pros

  • Smooth overall presentation
  • There is plenty of high-quality memory foam on the ear cups
  • NoiseGard can be disabled

Cons

  • Uncomfortable fit
  • Noise cancellation effects audio performance

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Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
6.8
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
8.1
7
10
8
8
8
7
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Common

Product

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Model

HD 4.40 BT
HD 4.50 BTNC

Brand

Sennheiser
Sennheiser

Reviews

5797
5224

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

32/1.2

Impedance, Ohm

18
18

Frequency response, Hz

18Hz-22KHz
18Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.5
0.5

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

113
113

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

225/7.9
238/8.4

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

140/4.6
140/4.6

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

25
19 (25 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

2
2

Charging port

micro USB
micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 8.1
  • 6.8Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
  • 8.1Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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