Sennheiser PXC 550 Review and Specs

Let me represent the Sennheiser PXC 550 review having had a chance to test it on my own. These are decent quality wireless headphones with a comfortable over ear design. Their stable fit and wireless option makes them a great device to carry out, use at the gym etc. A sufficient sound quality will suit both casual listeners and professionals. The above-average model is the product of a famous German trade mark founded in 1945 and having a great experience in audio techniques.

Sennheiser PXC 550 review

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Features

Sennheiser PXC 550 specs represent an impedance of 490 Ohm. The frequency response of this model is quite enough for a quality sound with 17Hz-23KHz. The sensitivity of 110 dB is quite strong for clear and loud audio reproduction. I should admit a great battery life of 20 hours and even 30 hours without noise cancelling. It takes just 3 hours to recharge it.

Sennheiser PXC 550 review

Sound

You may switch the sound profile up to your taste, however it may sound not the clearest way, but up to your wishes. The default sound profile reproduces a strong and punchy bass. The soundstage is not the widest for the closed cups type, but it is quite spacious for the design. The mids and highs are not drawn by the lows. The sound is engaging and transparent. It is neutral and not for bass heads.

Noise cancelling

The active noise cancelling provides a comfortable switch to adjust the level. It is not fatiguing for ears. It does not shut down the outer world at all, but it feels more comfortable for ears and enough for listening.

Connectivity

Sennheiser PXC 550 may be used with and without a wire. It comes with an audio and USB cable, ¼ adapter of 6.35 mm/0.25 in. The Bluetooth version is 4.2. The headphones support aptX.

Comfort and design

Sennheiser PXC 550 is one of the most comfortable and stable headphones I’ve tested. They have an adjustable headband with quality metal frame and cups that swivel, lay flat and fold. All the materials look and feel premium. They are also very lightweight with 227 g/8 oz.

Pros and cons

Sennheiser PXC 550 pros and cons

Pros

  • Great possibilities to customize the sound
  • Super functionality with control buttons, voice, touch, app, and in-line
  • NFC for quality wireless connection

Cons

  • The ANC is not the best on the market and closed cups do not shut your music completely

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Common features

Product

Sennheiser PXC 550

Model

PXC 550

Brand

Sennheiser

Reviews

3784

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

490

Frequency response, Hz

17Hz-23KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

110

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

227/8

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

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

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

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.2

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, DIP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable

Battery life, hrs

20 (30 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

3

Charging port

micro USB

Charging cable

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 PXC 550

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