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Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless Headphones
$200
$350
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james.yu
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Sep 2, 2021
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Enjoy
I still like the sound of Sennheiser the most

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rincejester
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Jun 28, 2021
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Really good sound, subpar noise canceling, good around $175
At time of writing this, they sell for 175 on Amazon and that is a good price. At 350 it can not complete at all with the xm4, 700,qc2, or momentum 3.
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MarvinChen
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Jun 23, 2021
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Impresive
Nice low power base, fantestic outlook style, fast connetion to device, good to carry and put on hit the road. It would be ur good friend on the trip.
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Migidymike
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Apr 3, 2021
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Beautiful sound, wish they were louder.
The sound quality is exceptional, and they're put together well. My only issue is that I want them to be louder! They max out at a good listening volume, but so times you want to BUMP, and these can't do that. I'll try with an amp and see if the volume issue is limited to the Bluetooth function.
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MaverickAH
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May 13, 2021
Are you sure that you're using the headphones on full volume? It took me a while to figure out that the default volume setting on the headphones themselves is about 50% volume & it returns to that default setting every time you turn them off. The volume on the headphones & your source device are controlled separately. They get pretty loud once you realize this.
The-real-Frope
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Jan 28, 2021
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My original PXC-550's were better
In my opinion the new PXC 550ii are a disappointment. They don't sound as good as the originals. I only bought the new ones because I broke my old pair. These new PXC's pause every time I tilt my head. The pass through isn't good either. I'm looking for something else.
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darth.whiskey
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Jun 29, 2021
I own original version. There did not seem to be any advantage to upgrading, thank you for verifying. If mine broke I would not hesitate to buy these, but my originals still perform great.
jhowell1030
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Jun 29, 2021
The original version also had this feature. It is not meant to pause when you tilt your head. So either it's too sensitive or that feature on this specific device is not functioning correctly. I'm also a long time owner of the original. Bass extension seems to be a little better on these but the mids aren't anywhere as clear as the first version. Pass through is MILES better on the first version than this one. My particular pause feature seems to work okay.
ringsofire
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Jan 13, 2021
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Very Very Satisfied!!
Great fit! Very light weight and stable. Very very comfortable! I have not tired after many hours of wearing these great phones. The noise canceling has not failed in all applications thus far. Very pleased and surprised with the sound quality from the
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first moment I put them on! They look great! The controls are simple and straightforward as well as the Sennheiser app. I am most satisfied far beyond my expectations and the price point cannot be beat at this level of performance. I am very satisfied.
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orange260z
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Mar 29, 2021
I have a pair of EPOS Adapt 660 headphones, which I believe are the same as the PXC550II but packaged for the enterprise market with a BTD800 bluetooth dongle for improved connectivity. The sound quality is a little underwhelming at first due to it's very flat, balanced nature (no in-your-face bass or treble), but after a little listening you notice a lot of subtlety and detail in music that other headphones don't bring out. In that sense, they are similar to my PSB M4U-1 wired cans. The noise cancelling seems to be very effective in my home office environment (with wife also WFH, kids yelling, etc) as I end up in my own world. That said, I have not used these headphones in a commuter environment nor for travel yet. The headphones are extremely light and are quite comfortable for extended wearing. I find the shape of the earcups and the level of clamping force to be perfect. The multipoint BT connectivity is an excellent feature that allows you to have more than one BT device active at a time, and makes switching between phone and computer audio seamless. Gripes
  • I find the volume level on these headphones to be very low, even with the limiters removed using the app
  • the headphones turn on and off by twisting the right earcup - I find this to be a gimmick, it's far too sensitive, and often results in a shutdown and reconnect if you are just taking the headphones off for a minute. I would have preferred a regular on/off slider switch.
  • the app is not the best, it could do a much better job with battery information as well as a full eq rather than the strangely-named sound profile choices.
43percentemo
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Sep 24, 2020
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My favorite headphones for travel
I've owned both generations of the PXC 550 now and still firmly believe they're the best wireless anc over ears available in this price range. They sound markedly better than the Bose offerings at the sacrifice of a slightly worse noise cancelling experience. I probably wouldn't recommend upgrading to these from the first generation unless you're a buffoon like me and can't resist the black trim or use an iPhone, as the color swap and upgraded bluetooth standard are basically the only difference - they sound exactly the same.
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MastroiTek
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Nov 21, 2020
I own the first generation of those, they are great but surely not ment for working out, out of option. For just walking or travelling they are great and I love them
DocFerringer
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Jun 30, 2021
I've tried using these in hot environments and when doing strenuous activities. Can confirm: the exposed padding will get sweaty, BUT I never felt uncomfortable because of it. The padding is easy to clean and the earcups are replaceable. They also stay on your head really well--and comfortably--but if they did fly off your head, Sennheiser made sure to reinforce the weak spots with metal. The Adaptive Noise Canceling means noise and the people around/behind you get filtered out, but somehow it lets you hear what people in front of you are saying. Overall these have been a wonderful purchase for me and I don't regret paying full price for them. (Although I wouldn't mind if they broke, just because I want the all-black ones!)
sachalussier
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Jul 21, 2021
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Miaowng
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May 18, 2021
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