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- 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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|Item Weight||3.2 ounces||6.9 ounces||7.84 ounces||1.05 lbs||0.8 lb||1.85 lbs|
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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.
The three candidates were the Bose, the Beats and the Sennheiser PXC 450's. I did tons of research, read tons of reviews and concluded everyone has their subjective opinions on sound quality and I think sound is based upon the musical taste of the reviewer.
There were plenty of augments on what vendor did a better job of NC and I think at the end of the day the three are probably pretty close in reducing outside noise. No NC phones are engineered to completely drown out voice unless you listen at ear splitting volumes.
When reading the objective technical reviewers standpoint the Sennheiser PXC 450s always came out on top from a quality / construction as well as all the other catagories.
After finishing my assessment I landed on the Sennheiser PXC 450s and overall I am very happy with my choice. Before I go any further I want to state that I waited around a month and eight flights which includes larger to smaller jets before writing this. Also want to state the my musical tastes range from Classic Jazz, to Rock, to Punk, to Metal, to Grunge, to Motown, to Classical.
Sound quality is simply freakin' amazing! I have never liked an over tweedy or over boomie sound and these are perfectly flat. I've even heard parts of the music on the PXC 450s being driven my iPod that I have never even heard on my Bower and Wilkins 605 towers being driven by my Adcom 5500.
From a features perspective the volume controls and mute button built in the cans are great. I love the fact that I can hit the mute button and clearly hear the flight attended when speaking with them. The thing that disappoints me is, although the cable is detachable the connector is molded and does not fit a standard car radio AUX jack like my ATs. If you rent a lot of cars and use your iPod in the car like I do you will have to go out buy a cable.
The NC is better than any set of NC phones I've ever owned especially at lower volumes so I'm real happy with this feature.
From a comfort perspective the cans are more comfortable than I originally expected. I will say that my ears do get a little hot after wearing these for a couple of hours, but for me it is worth it for the sound quality.
From a quality perspective I'm all praise and have no complaints these cans are built like a tank.
My only other caution is compared to any other NC headphones I have owned in the past these cans seam to devour batteries so make sure you have a supply of AAAs on hand. I'm estimating that my battery life is about half of my ATs.
At the end of the day my nits are just nits; the sound is what it's all about for me and these sound spectacular!!!
If the cash is secondary, you are not high strung about my discussed nits and a natural sound is number one for you. What are you waiting for, pull the trigger and pickup the Sennheiser PXC 450s you will not be bummed!!
Hope this helps you out.
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