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Sennheiser PXC 450 Active Noise-Canceling Headphones
- Outstanding sound thanks to adaptive baffle damping and patented Duofol diaphragm
- Best possible protection from outside noise (up to 90%) with NoiseGard technology
- Talk through function allows you to talk undisturbed while wearing headphones
- Full accessories: soft case, 2 audio adapters (in-flight entertainment and 6.3mm/1/4"), batteries. Audio always works, even in passive mode and without batteries.
- Please Note: Kindly refer the User Manual before use.
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The Sennheiser PXC 450 is a premium around-the-ear travel headphone set featuring Sennheiser’s exclusive NoiseGard 2.0 active noise compensation system, which effectively reduces up to 90% of ambient noise. Adaptive baffle damping and patented Duofol diaphragm technology deliver pristine audio production. The extremely comfortable headphones offer audiophile-grade sound combined with a foldable construction for maximum enjoyment and convenient storage.For any further queries, please reach out to Sennheiser's Technical Support @ 1-877-736-6434 ext. 3
From the Manufacturer
The Sennheiser PXC 450 is a premium around-the-ear travel headphone set featuring Sennheiser's exclusive NoiseGard 2.0 active noise compensation system, which effectively reduces up to 90% of ambient noise. Adaptive baffle damping and patented Duofol diaphragm technology deliver pristine audio production. The extremely comfortable headphones offer audiophile-grade sound combined with a foldable construction for maximum enjoyment and convenient storage.
NoiseGard 2.0 and TalkThrough Technology
The switchable NoiseGard 2.0 technology reduces ambient noise up to 90%, with active/bypass mode for use as a noise cancelling or closed-back audiophile headphone. The innovative new TalkThrough function allows the user to communicate with neighbors without taking off the headphones. Unwanted background noise, such as the roar of the airplane engines, is filtered out so that only the neighbor’s voice is passed on through the headphones at top quality.
Just one AAA battery is all it takes for up to 16 hours of serene enjoyment with NoiseGard 2.0 and TalkThrough technology. The PXC 450 also functions as a passive headset when used without batteries, so audio always works. A simple-to-use volume control is integrated into the headphone.
The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO features rugged construction with user-replaceable parts, including the cable and the earpads. The single-sided, coiled cable has a 3.5mm mini jack and comes with a locking 1/4" adapter for home or studio stereo equipment, as well as an In-Flight Entertainment adapter for airplanes.
What's in the Box?
Sennheiser PXC 450 Headphones, transport case, 2 audio adapters (In-flight-Entertainment and 6.3mm), 2 AAA batteries, warranty.
- Attenuation (passive): Up to 32 dB
- Power: One AAA battery
- Cable length: 4.6 ft. (1.4 m)
- Connector: 3.5mm
- Frequency response (headphones): 8 - 28,000 Hz
- Impedance: 150/750 Ohms
- Sound pressure level (SPL): 108 dB SPL
- Total harmonic distortion (THD): < 0.1%
- Transducer type: Dynamic
- Weight: 8.5 oz. (240 g)
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The Sennheiser PXC-450 headset is built much better than the QC15's for durability AND comfort. The quality difference can be seen in the wire gauage, battery compartment hardware, adaptor finish quality, and ear cup cushion. Sound quality was also richer and seemed more encompassing/fuller. I'm no audiophile by any means, but that is my best subjective judgement.
The QC15's however had far superior noise cancellation. This my main determining factor between choosing which headset to keep. The noise cancellation isn't nearly as good as the demonstration unit found at retailers would lead you to believe. (those are likely configured to generate test noise at the precise frequencies of the noise cancellation circuitry of the headphones). My test was simple, I used a couple of air purifiers (not fans) running on high that reasonably simulate the white-noise like droning sound of being on airplane. Again the QC15's were much better than the Sennheiser PXC450's with respect to this non scientific test.
Bottom line, if noise cancellation is your top priority and your willing to sacrifice a little on build and sound quality, then buy the QC15's. Otherwise, if you can live a little bit more ambient noise intrusion and want greater sound and build quality, buy the Sennheiser PXC-450.
Hope I can help anyone out there.
But after listening to my beloved classical music, my opinion changed: like many nc headphones, even these high-end ones had the usual "mids" problem, where the mid-range is EQd way too high, while the bass and treble suffer. This gives much music, and especially classical music a very tinny, "radio" quality that grates.
Although these headphones sound "okay" for some music, if you enjoy actively listening to any type of music, you might (like me) end up spending many, many minutes adjusting the EQ on your music player to work for each song. What a waste of time!
Certainly too, the sound is very distant, and for some reason I had to crank up the volume on my music player to hear any musical details.
I learned that these headphones sound much better with the bypass switch "on," to disable the noise canceling. The switch is in a particularly hard to reach place that makes it inconvenient to turn the bypass on or off. It was quite annoying, because though the headphones sounded much better without noise-cancelling enabled, sometimes I wanted to be able to enable nc without having to take off the headphones. Simply turning the nc "off" makes the headphones inactive, which is why I'd always have to be reaching for the bypass switch.
After using them for a while, I learned that while the big ear pads are comfortable, they leak sound sometimes - being so big!
The Panasonic RPHC720K Over-Ear Headphones, Black are so much better in both sound, comfort, and price. In fact, the Panasonic ones are better than almost any headphone I've ever tried, for less than half the price of these! Go figure.
On airplanes, I don't need to jack up the volume to ear damaging levels when the noise cancellation is engaged. It does do a reasonably good job isolating you from the roar of the engines. It is not perfect, some noise does still seep in, but it is pretty good.
I used these on a trip from the U.S. to Europe and I arrived a bit less beaten up by the trip because of these.
They are comfortable. The sound from movies and songs is excellent. I have another pair of Sennheisers, not noise-canceling, that must be over 20 years old, and they are still outstanding. I would recommend these highly.
Most recent customer reviews
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