52points

Harman Kardon NC

95points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Harman Kardon NC
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Harman Kardon NC vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Harman Kardon NC
Sennheiser PXC 550
Harman Kardon NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is Harman Kardon NC better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    16Hzvs17Hz
  • 458 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs490 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Harman Kardon NC?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 95g lighter
    227gvs322g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an in-line control panel

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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
Harman Kardon NC
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
Harman Kardon NC
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.weight

322g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
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Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.travel bag is included
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Sennheiser PXC 550

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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.lowest frequency

16Hz

17Hz

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Harman Kardon NC
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 a neodymium magnet
Harman Kardon NC
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.

5.impedance

32 Ohms

490 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
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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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Harman Kardon NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Harman Kardon NC
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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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
Harman Kardon NC
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Harman Kardon NC
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
Harman Kardon NC
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
Harman Kardon NC
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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