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Sennheiser PXC 450 Active Noise-Canceling Headphones Reviews

chuck8403

Solid Noise-Canceling Headphones

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Pros: Good Sound, Comfortable, Great Battery Life, Talk-Through Button, Passive Listening Mode

Cons: Odd Button Placement, Not Real Portable

My experience with noise-canceling headphones include the Bose QC-15 and the Parrot Ziks.   In comparison, the Sennheiser PXC 450s sound really nice. The sound is clear and revealing. Good bass, but not muddy. They will expose poor quality MP3s. They are very comfortable and can be worn for long periods of time without any discomfort. I think the Bose are slightly more comfortable, but not by much. They are a large headphone set, but they fold up for travel, and they come in a zipper case with a couple of adapters. They seem to be well built. The noise-canceling is not quite as good as the QC-15s, but the sound is much better. A fair...
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reeltime

Best Active Noise Canceling Headset

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Pros: Good sound, bests Bose at active cancellation and sound.

Cons: Pricey. Better sound quality available for the price

Having spent time with a lot of Bose QuietComfort (X) headphones on my ears, they all left me wanting better sound.  I work in a noisy newsroom.  The need for cutting back some of the chatter is always a premium here.  Active cancellation was the first stop on the path that led me to in-ear customs.   Style File:  The Sennies are pretty attractive, as far as headphones go.  Nice mesh case, and the cups are rather large (appreciated all the more after spending time with Bose). Sennheiser did a great job on comfort.  You can wear these a long time without fatigue.  If the thinking is-- gotta be comfy through an 8-hour flight, then mission...
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s0126471

Sennheiser PXC450

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Pros: Comfort, audio clarity

Cons: Price, size

I bought this because it had better reviews than the-then top-of-the-range Bose Quietcomfort 3's.  This was because the QC3 were 'on ear' design which I did not like, and the PXC450 had the much desirable 'around ear'.   The PXC450 is large, and a little heavy (with battery inserted),  However, it is much better than the PXC350 or PXC250 in terms of function - and so it should be as its more expensive than those two.   Out of the box, you get a carry case with an airline plug adapter and one for headphone socket on hi-fi systems.  There are also places to keep a pair of batteries in case the ones in the headphones run empty.  I did not care too much about the QC3's rechargeable...
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