11points

AudioQuest NightHawk

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

AudioQuest NightHawk
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AudioQuest NightHawk vs Sennheiser PXC 550

AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550
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97
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Why is AudioQuest NightHawk better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than AudioQuest NightHawk?

  • 13000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs10000Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.can be folded
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.travel bag is included
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

10000Hz

23000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

3.has a neodymium magnet
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
AudioQuest NightHawk
Sennheiser PXC 550

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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