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Sennheiser PXC 250
5.4 out of 10

Sennheiser PXC 250

The successor to the hugely successful PXC 250 is here– the Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sennheiser PXC 250

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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Design

Timothy H., Newegg
9 September 2009
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Go with Grado

richard f., Newegg
24 January 2009
  • Pros: I like the look and feel.
  • Cons: I have a pair of Grado SR60s. They blow this little puppy away. And I've been a fan of Sennheiser for many years.
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Overall 4
4.0

disappointing

Larry W., Newegg
31 October 2008
  • Summary: I expected a lot more from this company. The noise cancelling effect is minimal above 500 Hz. But the biggest disappointment was the shift in frequency response when the NC function is turned on. It reminded me of the Loudness switch popular on old stereos.
  • Pros: Lightweight. Fairly comfortable.
  • Cons: Noise cancelling no where near their claim. Sound level boosted when the NC is turned on. Obvious change in frequency response between NC on and off. Overall response does not sound like what is advertised. Unit is comparable to cheapies I already have. Sound output level is poor - MP3 player cra...
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Overall 4
4.0

Third Pair - same problem

flanker, Amazon
16 April 2006
  • Summary: I bought a pair in May 2010 having previously owned PXC 250i's (chewed by dog) and before that PMX70's and was very happy with the sound, but I do agree that I find the noiseguard battery compartment can be a nuisance in terms of tucking out of the way.
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Overall 4
4.0

Jack is the weakest link. Goodbye.

Nushi, Amazon
16 April 2006
  • Summary: I picked up a pair of these from Heathrow airport when visiting London last year. I had read about them online before and was determined to buy them some day... the price was good and the flight back home allowed me to put the noise-cancelling features to the test.
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Overall 4
4.0

Its annoying having the control bit on the wire

Amazon Customer 32, Amazon
16 April 2006
  • Summary: Stopped working after a while due to there being too many connections i.e more situations for it to go wrong. noise cancelling works ok. Its annoying having the control bit on the wire. Prefer the skull candy inner ear ones with microphone.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK, but jack plug fault

Ian T, Amazon
16 April 2006
  • Summary: I bought these a couple of years ago specifically for use on long haul flights. Noise cancelling was OK, but not outstanding. They are certainly very compact when folded, which is great when travelling, but the noise reduction is not as good as headphones that fully cover the ear.
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Overall 4
4.0

Quality Does Not Match Price

JP, Amazon
16 April 2006
  • Summary: Disappointed by this product for two reasons: 1. The build quality is not as good as I expected, the headphoes seem very fragile. 2. The active noise cancellation causes a backghround hiss when turned on.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good sound, questionable long-term build quality

J. Harding, Amazon
16 April 2006
  • Summary: They work well and sound good, with reasonable noise cancellation in central London. The switch and the cables seem pretty flimsy but in fairness, nothing has broken in three months, hence the four stars. Update - as I feared, these have proven too delicate after six months.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not exactly what I expected...

JL at PT, Amazon
16 April 2006
  • Summary: Clearly didn't meat my expectations. Bizarre physical design, which complicates the usage, poor noise cancellation capabilities, and a global sound quality that is far below the brand awareness.
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