Excellent for traveling,more portable than over-the-ear
10 January 2012
Summary: If you don't want to wear big over-the-ear cans for traveling but want good noise reduction and portability, these are well worth the money.
Pros: Portability,small size and collapsable for easy stowage. Great noise cancelling.Many times I just put them on, without any music, to quiet the gate area while waiting to board. Excellent sound quality. Kevlar strands reinforce the cord.
Cons: The cord where it meets the plug connection, the outer insulation wears out.
Summary: I am a software developer and listen to music all day to keep the surrounding noises down and to concentrate better. Sound, comfort, portability were priority. Even with the On the Ear features, it doesn't just as well as Over the ear egg styles.
Summary: The PXC250 is a $50 headset at best. The design would benefit from detachable cables instead of hardwired so they can be easily replaced when they wear out.
Pros: Comfortable, compact, and lightweight. NiMH batteries last about 3-4 weeks between charges. Acceptable sound quality and noise cancellation. Nice carrying case.
Cons: Rats nest of cables, cumbersome battery pack/electronics. The cables are weak and difficult to replace. I had to replace the cable between the battery pack and player after 9-months of regular usage. It was like soldering twine together due to the type of wire used in the design. The cable to the...
Summary: I found these on-sale for $50. At that price I can live with the discomfort and only need to take a break from wearing them the entire plane ride.
Pros: Small, compact and lightweight. NC does the job for me. Sound quality is is good, not being an audiophile they sound great to me.
Cons: Besides what has been said about the NC device being a little large (really does not bother me) I find that I can not wear these for over 4 hours with out some discomfort. I only use them on plane trips and being that I live in Germany and travel to the states frequently I wish they were a little...
Summary: If you haven't used a NC headset before, it's only killing the low-end steady-state noise, leaving high-end hiss behind. This is oddly more noticeable, but then only when you're not listening to music, etc. It won't kill conversations etc. either, but it does certainly dampen them.
Pros: $80 sale price is great. Portable. Fold up nicely. Great carrying pouch. The jack is thin... don't you owners of older iPhones need that? Light weight and nicely cushy. Works like regular headphones when batteries are dead! No real difference from the 300 model (except price), I read in my research.
Cons: The battery dongle is awkward. But better that than in the earphones. The fold-out earpads are a bit wobbly feeling, but it does stay in place. Imperfect noise cancellation... but then aren't they all? ;-)
Summary: I bought the pair for the use of videographing using a wireless microphone, and for airplane travel. They are very compact, but one major fault is that 'fob', newegg photos do not show both the fob and the headphone together, but the fob is like 6 inches long and about an inch in diameter, which is...
Pros: Very small, compact set, good quality sound, noise canceling does work well, with limitations
Cons: One thing newegg photos do not show you: the noise cancelling 'fob' is HUGE. It is basically the size of the whole headphone set folded up. Another annoying thing, they do not adjust big enough, maybe I just have a big head (not ego), but I cannot put them fully on my head, they wont stay on my e...
Excerpt: The Sennheiser’s PXC 250 NoiseGards, work well in noise-cancelling mode to block low-frequency background noise. I’ve tried them on in many settings, ranging from routine workouts at the gym, to rock concert performances.
Pros: Light-weight and easy to store. Bought them for a plane trip, and the difference was night and day when trying to listen to a movie or music on my laptop--almost impossible without them, very effective with them on and powered.
Cons: In terms of just canceling noise, they aren't all that effective, so don't expect miracles out of these little headphones. I work in a noisy server lab, and plain old foam earplugs are just as effective and don't require AAA batteries.
Subject to wifi interference, consider the new PXC300 instead
Greg F., Newegg
8 March 2009
Pros: Comfortable, lightweight, and very portable: great sound for the size and price. You'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding set of on-ear or over-ear headphones as portable as these.
Cons: These headphones are really subject to interference from wifi signals, particularly when used with wifi devices like the iPhone or iPod touch. Sennheiser just came out with the PXC300 which has better shielding. So you may want to consider those instead if you plan on using these headphones with ...