Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sennheiser Momentum 2

Sennheiser PXC 550 review
vs
Sennheiser Momentum 2 review

There are two models of Sennheiser headphones that I would like to compare. Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sennheiser Momentum 2 is a comparison of two closed back devices with an over-ear wearing style. They can be used either as wired or wireless.

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Features

The biggest distinction is in their impedance. Sennheiser PXC 550 has 490 Ohm, while Sennheiser Momentum 2 has only 28 Ohm. AptX support is available for both headphones. The sensitivity of PXC 550 is 110 dB which is a bit less than Momentum 2 has — 120 dB. Their frequency response is pretty similar. The first device works in the range from 17 Hz to 23 kHz, the second one — from 16 Hz to 22 kHz.

With these headphones, you can use Google Assistant and Siri. It is worth mentioning that the battery life of Sennheiser PXC 550 is only 20 hours whilst Sennheiser Momentum 2 can work up to 25 hours. Charging time of PXC 550 is 3 hours and Momentum 2 needs 2 hours to be charged.

Sound

Active noise cancellation is available on any headphones you use. The soundstage of Sennheiser PXC 550 is astonishingly wide and the sound quality is very crisp and crystal clear. The bass is very punchy.

Sennheiser Momentum 2 vs Sennheiser PXC 550 has a rich spectrum, with this device you can hear the subtle raspy timbre of a voice. The headphones have exceptional transparency.

Comfort and design

It can't happen that you suddenly run out of battery, as both devices have a battery level indicator. The appliances made by Sennheiser are foldable and come with a carry case. Only PXC 550 from these two has touch control. For talking on the phone you can use a built-in microphone.

The weight of the headphones means a lot and in this comparison, Sennheiser Momentum 2 is a winner as it has 140 g while PXC 550 has 227 g. An adjustable headband makes them both comfortable.

Sennheiser PXC 550 pros and cons

Sennheiser PXC 550 pros and cons

Pros

  • Works 10 hours more without a noise-canceling
  • Does not make any noises when adjusting or bending it
  • The touch controls are super accurate

Cons

  • The voice says "recharge headset" when the battery hits 20%, but it is said every 5 minutes
  • There is no way to upgrade the firmware

Sennheiser Momentum 2 pros and cons

Sennheiser Momentum 2 pros and cons

Pros

  • Bluetooth connection is straightforward and easy
  • The button for volume and pause has an elegant design
  • Beautifully detailed, balanced and full-bodied sound

Cons

  • The leather headband is not well padded
  • The wire for a hard connection is way too short

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser PXC 550
8.3
Sennheiser Momentum 2
8.3
10
10
10
8
8
8
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Common

Product

Sennheiser PXC 550
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Model

PXC 550
Momentum 2

Brand

Sennheiser
Sennheiser

Reviews

3812
1188

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

490
28

Frequency response, Hz

17Hz-23KHz
16Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05
0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

110
120

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

227/8
140/4.9

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

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

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.2
4.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, DIP
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

20 (30 without noise cancelling)
25

Charging time, hrs

3
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 PXC 550
Sennheiser Momentum 2
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3Sennheiser PXC 550
  • 8.3Sennheiser Momentum 2

The Sennheiser PXC 550 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser PXC 550 price