94points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
94
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97
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Why is Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 472 Ohms lower impedance
    18 Ohmsvs490 Ohms
  • 5.9g lighter
    221.1gvs227g

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
    17Hzvs18Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    3vs2
  • 0.2 newer Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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.weight

221.1g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

18Hz

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.sound pressure level

113dB/mW

110dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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.

6.impedance

18 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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.2

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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.Has WiFi
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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.warranty period

2

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

4.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

5.number of microphones

2

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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