Excerpt: Sennheiser PXC 250 Ah, the sweet sounds of music! And with the popularity of the Apple iPod there is a huge market out there for people wanting to purchase better sounding headphones than the earbud white ones which, while decent sounding, leave a lot to be desired.
Excerpt: The ultralight Sennheiser PXC 250 mini-headphones are exceptionally comfortable, but their undersize soft-ring ear pads may require some fiddling to seal properly. Our test unit's noise cancellation capabilities were excellent.
Excerpt: Logic might tell you that the Sennheiser PXC 250 headphones can't possibly work—they're too small to seal out noise. But these compact, supraural (top-of-the-ear) phones with active noise reduction do a respectable job.
Summary: A typically high quality product from Sennheiser, the PXC250 headphones offer a good alternative to products from Bose if you're looking for something a little cheaper. The audio quality is impressive although it doesn't quite beat what's produced by some top tier IEM manufacturers.
Pros: Rich sound, great treble, good detail, comfortable
Cons: Battery pack is large, slight lack of refinement to the sound