When it comes to indisputably premium quality audio, one name sticks out in our mind: Sennheiser. Don’t get us wrong – Bose makes some fantastic, high-end headphones, but for the amount of money you find yourself shelling out for a pair, Sennheiser is widely regarded as having superior sound. And with their new PXC 550 headphones, Sennheiser has delivered what might be considered the holy grail of headphones – wireless, Bluetooth, Active Noise-Canceling, but without any sacrifice in audio quality.
The PXC 550’s are a pair of full-size, around ear headphones. There is a switch for Bluetooth, a switch for noise-canceling and adaptive noise canceling (ANC), and a triple microphone set up. The microphone lets you take calls easily, pausing your music when a call comes in, and seamlessly restarting it when the call ends.
Even cooler than that, however, is that the right earphone is also touch-enabled, meaning you can control the volume, playback, and take calls, with just the swipe of your finger. They also automatically turn on when folded out, off when folded in.
Sennheiser also includes an app for Iphone and Android, call CapTune. Captune is a standalone music player, but also lets change everything about the PXC 550’s, from EQ to ANC options to Smart Pause and Call Enhancement.
Sound quality is excellent, but that goes without saying – they’re from Sennheiser. Many audiophiles hold back from Bluetooth headphones because of the compressed audio, but if you plan on using your 550’s for mostly MP3’s, movies and TV, the Bluetooth will provide unbeatable sound quality. They are suitable for traveling, working, or just use around the house.
Sennheiser PXC 550 Features
- Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 Connectivity
- NoiseGard Adaptive Noise-Canceling
- Premium Sound Quality
- Touch-Enabled Right Earphone controls calls, volume and playback at the swipe of a finger
- Battery Life up to 30 hours
- Fold-in, Fold-Out power switch
- Triple Microphone for wireless calls