84points

Bowers & Wilkins PX5

88points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
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Bowers & Wilkins PX5 vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is Bowers & Wilkins PX5 better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
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    10Hzvs17Hz
  • 7000Hz higher high-frequency
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    30000Hzvs23000Hz
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.2
  • 3 more microphone(s)
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    6vs3
  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an on-ear form
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  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has USB Type-C
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Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Bowers & Wilkins PX5?

  • 5h longer battery life
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    30hvs25h
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 14g lighter
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    227gvs241g
  • Can be folded
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Price comparison

Bowers & Wilkins PX5

Buy used:

$247.98

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Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX5 On Ear Noise Cancel...Bowers & Wilkins PX5 On Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Blue
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$199.98
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX7 Over Ear Wireless B...Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphone, Adaptive Noise Cancelling - Silver
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$349.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancell...Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones Best-in-class Sound, Space Grey
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$296.95
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PI3 in Ear Wireless Hea...Bowers & Wilkins PI3 in Ear Wireless Headphones - Space Grey
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$183.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PI4 in Ear Noise Cancel...Bowers & Wilkins PI4 in Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Silver
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$299.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonPhiaton 900 Legacy Digital Hybrid Active...Phiaton 900 Legacy Digital Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Touch Controls, Extra Bass, Memory Foam Earpads, Wireless AptX Bluetooth Over Ears Headphones, 43 Hours of Playback, Quick Charge
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$249.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonGeekria QuickFit Replacement Audio Cord ...Geekria QuickFit Replacement Audio Cord with Mic for HESH 2.0, HESH, Grind, Venue, Crusher, HESH 3 Headphones, 3.5mm Stereo Cable with Microphone and Volume Control (Black 5.6FT)
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$9.18
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonAUKEY Wireless Headphones, 3 EQ Sound Mo...AUKEY Wireless Headphones, 3 EQ Sound Modes, aptX and Sweat-Resistant Nano Coating, Secure Fit Bluetooth Sports Earbuds, 8-Hour Battery Life
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$29.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 walmartBowers & Wilkins P3 On Ear Wired Headpho...Bowers & Wilkins P3 On Ear Wired Headphones Mic & Remote WHITE
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$84.99

Sennheiser PXC 550

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550 AmazonSennheiser PXC 550 Wireless NoiseGard Ad...Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
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$221.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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 an over-the-ear form
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.
3.has a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.
4.sweat resistance
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

241g

227g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.can be folded
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

17Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

30000Hz

23000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.

Power

1.Battery life

25h

30h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

3h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.has a removable battery
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

5

4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

6

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.Has voice prompts
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
Sennheiser PXC 550
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Price comparison

Bowers & Wilkins PX5

Buy used:

$247.98

ProductStorePrice
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX5 On Ear Noise Cancel...Bowers & Wilkins PX5 On Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Blue
Amazon logo
$199.98
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX7 Over Ear Wireless B...Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphone, Adaptive Noise Cancelling - Silver
Amazon logo
$349.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancell...Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones Best-in-class Sound, Space Grey
Amazon logo
$296.95
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PI3 in Ear Wireless Hea...Bowers & Wilkins PI3 in Ear Wireless Headphones - Space Grey
Amazon logo
$183.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonBowers & Wilkins PI4 in Ear Noise Cancel...Bowers & Wilkins PI4 in Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Silver
Amazon logo
$299.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonPhiaton 900 Legacy Digital Hybrid Active...Phiaton 900 Legacy Digital Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Touch Controls, Extra Bass, Memory Foam Earpads, Wireless AptX Bluetooth Over Ears Headphones, 43 Hours of Playback, Quick Charge
Amazon logo
$249.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonGeekria QuickFit Replacement Audio Cord ...Geekria QuickFit Replacement Audio Cord with Mic for HESH 2.0, HESH, Grind, Venue, Crusher, HESH 3 Headphones, 3.5mm Stereo Cable with Microphone and Volume Control (Black 5.6FT)
Amazon logo
$9.18
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 AmazonAUKEY Wireless Headphones, 3 EQ Sound Mo...AUKEY Wireless Headphones, 3 EQ Sound Modes, aptX and Sweat-Resistant Nano Coating, Secure Fit Bluetooth Sports Earbuds, 8-Hour Battery Life
Amazon logo
$29.99
Bowers & Wilkins PX5 walmartBowers & Wilkins P3 On Ear Wired Headpho...Bowers & Wilkins P3 On Ear Wired Headphones Mic & Remote WHITE
walmart logo
$84.99

Sennheiser PXC 550

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550 AmazonSennheiser PXC 550 Wireless NoiseGard Ad...Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
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$221.00

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