Summary: Save your money on flight upgrades and spend it on these Sennheisers instead. Whether you’re watching a movie, listening to music or just want some peace and quiet to work (or kip), they’re simply the best in-flight accessory money can buy.
Excerpt: Sennheiser as a company, has been around for years, and is definitely not a novice in making high-end headphones. If there are a pair of headphones you can compare the PXC-450 with then it would be Bose's QuietComfort 3. However, the PXC-450 outruns the QC3 with its features. If you guys are seriously looking for a good pair of high-end headphones, and somehow get smitten by the product on the basis of its features and performance, do make it a point to go through my...
Excerpt: Following on from the award winning Sennheiser PXC 450 NoiseGard, noise cancelling headphones the Sennheiser PXC 350 “Stealth Black” will come in fetching black and detail for just Â£229.99 compared to the PXC 450s Â£300. Three issues in competing products have been addressed in the PXC 450 and 350 headphones: 1. PXC 350s work as headphones even if the batteries die 2.
Sennheiser PXC 450 rated Best Noise Cancelling Headphone
27 July 2010
Excerpt: Well I said “Potentially crushing the BOSE QuietComfort headphones like a bug” when I first posted about the Sennheiser PXC and I wasn’t far off the mark. This October What HiFi? have given the Sennheiser PXC 450 “Cloak of Silence” headphones the 2007 award for ‘Best Noise Cancelling Headphone’. Sennheiser are delighted but, of course, were confident that their product was the best before us journalists even got our greasy paws on one.
Excerpt: These teutonic ear-coccoons will provide you with the long-haul comfort you so crave from a set of headphones. But can Sennheiser supply the audio excellence to complement the aural massage that the PXC 450s give you?
Pros: These noise-cancellers from German can-meisters Sennheiser quell background sound, from jumbo jets to buses, more effectively the any other headphones. The design is endlessly comfortable, even if it does make you look dorkish in the extreme, and it runs on a single AAA, so you don’t need to worry about recharging. Sonic performance is generally very good with reasonably well extended bottom end and very good mids and highs, without ever sounding harsh.
Cons: Reviewing audio gear is a very subjective thing, but there is perhaps something a bit I too I pristine about the PXC 450′s sound. It’s a little like being serenaded by the Pod people from Invasion of the Bodysnatchers – uncannily accurate but lacking in warmth. Although we’re not trying to imply the Sennheisers want to consume you and turn you into one of them, let us stress. The would-be futuristic design doesn’t help, being very comfortable but also massively bulky ...
Excerpt: No tech-loving traveller these days would board an aeroplane without packing a pair of noise-cancelling headphones in a zip-up carry-case. Whether you’re actually listening to music or just cancelling out the low-frequency drone of jet engines noise cancellation works
Summary: Offering the best noise cancelling out of any pair of headphones we've heard, Sennheiser's PXC450 offer a great choice for frequent travellers; just make sure you can charge the hefty cost back to your company.
Pros: Great clarity, crisp sound, nice mid and treble ranges, great noise cancelling