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Sennheiser PXC 250 Active Noise Canceling Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Improves Fm Radio Reception
- Fold & Flip Design Allows The Ear Cups To Be Turned Through 90°
- & Fold The Headphones Closed
- 1.8 M Kevlar¿-Reinforced Ofc
- Copper Cable With 3.5Mm Jack Plug
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With all the latest advances in digital music and sound fidelity, should you be using those headphones that came with your portable MP3 or CD player? Here's a way to get the best possible sound - The Sennheiser Way. The Sennheiser PXC 250 is a closed, dynamic, supra-aural mini stereo headphone with NoiseGard active noise compensation (requires 2 AAA batteries). Due to their active and passive attenuation of ambient noise, they let you enjoy music even in noisy environments. The headphones are foldable and come with a convenient belt pouch, making them an ideal travel companion.
Amazon.com Product Description Portable audio takes on fresh life with quality headphones, and Sennheiser's folding, lightweight, closed-ear PXC 250 is designed to keep outside noises out and headphone sound in--perfect for use in busses and libraries alike.
|Increase the peace! The PXC 250 features a noise reduction unit|
that cancels out background noise.
When engaged, NoiseGard active noise reduction drops steady-state low-frequency noise (from about 500 Hz and below) by 15 dB--which the human ear perceives as more than halving the noise--thus enhancing the clarity of your music. The noise reduction circuit requires 2 AAA batteries (not included), but the headphones work fine without the circuit engaged.
Sennheiser's fold and flip design lets you turn the ear pieces 90 degrees and fold the headphones closed. Their ported design lets them move more air for greater bass response.
What's in The Box
6-foot Kevlar-reinforced cord, .25-inch stereo adapter, airline adapter, belt pouch.
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I have now had them for over a month, & I am thrilled with my decision on buying these headphones. I have used them several times, & they work perfectly with my 5.5 generation Ipod, while on my computer playing Oblivion & other video games, & on the plane. It definitely helped in tuning out the crying babies, loud speaking people near me, as well as some overhead announcements by the Captain & Stewarts. Although I will admit that turning up the volume on my Ipod also contributed in tuning out all the noises on the plane.
The sound quality is crisp, clear, & sharp. I felt there was some depth to the sound effects while watching "Batman Begins" on my Ipod. With the noise cancelling feature turned on, my favorite songs & movies sounded even better. The bass & treble were at the perfect levels for my needs. There is no built-in volume on the headphones or 'battery wand,' but I don't really need one since I use my Ipod's or computer volume controls.
The ear pads are comfortable & the headset is quite light. Although, I will say that they sit right on your ear (not around your ear, like the Bose Comfort 2) to which could be a little uncomfortable for those who don't like any pressure placed directly on their ears. I'm one of those types of people, but these headsets didn't bother me at all. I liked the sleek compact look of the carrying case, & love the fact that the headphones fold neatly away when not in use. The inclusion of the plane & stereo/computer plug adapters was a very nice extra as well.
I was concerned that the 'battery wand' would get in my way, but to my surprise it wasn't really a problem. There is a built in 'belt clip' on the wand which works perfectly whether I was on the plane. Plus the cord between the headphone & 'battery wand' is more than long enough to able to move around without it ('battery wand') getting in the way. The headphones works superbly with my ipod & didn't shift or fall off while I was on the treadmill. The carrying case that came with the headphones has a belt loop on the back & a small zippered pocket on the front. That came in really handy since I used it to keep my Ipod & 'battery wand' protected while walking & jogging. And, yes, the Ipod fits in the bag along with the folded headphones, 'battery wand', & cord with no problems whatsoever.
The other feature I really love about these headphones is that they still work as headphones even when the 2 AAA batteries die. The battery life can go pretty quickly if you use the noise cancelling feature for a long period of time. However, now that Energizer AAA lithium batteries are now on the shelves, I haven't found any problems with prolonged use. I just have to remember to turn the noise cancelling switch off when I finally done using the headphones for the evening.
All in all, I'm very satisfied with this purchase & very happy with the headphones. I hope that this review helps others in their decision making process on whether to buy these headphones or not.
Whether Mozart, the Stones, or Steven Curtis Chapman, I'd be a man out of his mind if the music had to stay at home. Four months ago I finally sprang for the noise-cancelling headphones that full-age ads by Bose in several newspapers and magazines I read told me I needed to have.
The ads were right. There is nothing like life with the little noise-cancelling switch turned on and the music flowing effortlessly to grateful eardrums and then on to a happy little brain.
Yet the ads were wrong. I didn't need to pay four times as much for the Bose. This Sennheiser, with its very nifty packability and its cool little carrying case, is where the value lies.
If you go with Sennheiser, you won't regret it. Plus, you can download lots and lots of albums with the money you saved.
Without the noise-canceling turned on, the sound from these headphones is a little weak; I was initially a bit worried. With the noise-canceling on, however, the sound is very good. I'd say it was excellent, but I like a little more bass than these can deliver without cranking the volume so high that it causes my ears to bleed. Overall, though, the sound is rich and clear. In addition, the noise-canceling works very well: I sit on the other side of a row of people that are on the phone almost all day--and when they're not, they tend to hold impromptu conferences in the aisle. In the infinite wisdom of my company--I'm a programmer who could use a little quieter environment--I also sit underneath a AC vent. Although the headphones can't cancel the sounds of voices (oh, if only...), I was amazed at how they completely cut out the noise of the AC vent. Add a little music on top of that, and I begin approaching my own state of Zen.
The only downside I've noticed is, like some others have said, the noise-canceling unit is a bit bulky. As a result, I've inadvertently dragged it off of the desk several times, which I'm sure can't be good for the wires. Also--and this may be something common with all noise-canceling headphones--when I turn the noise-canceling on, I get the sensation that the pressure on my eardrums has just increased (kind of like going up in an airplane.) This took a little getting-used-to, but it seems like an acceptable trade-off for the benefits of the noise-canceling technology.
UPDATE: I had to buy a second one of these because the connections on my first one were such that I had to jiggle the plug and pull on the wire to get the sound to come through both sides. I assume there was a frayed wire or something like that. The second set works fine, and if it eventually develops teh same problem, I will undoubtedly buy a third.