88points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

91points

Sennheiser PXC 550

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

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
88
points
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
91
points
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    113dB/mWvs110dB/mW
  • 28 Ohms lower impedance
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    18 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • 5.9g lighter
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    221.1gvs227g
  • 1h shorter charge time
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    2hvs3h
  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has Bluetooth aptX
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Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
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    17Hzvs18Hz
  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
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    23000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 11h longer battery life
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    30hvs19h
  • 0.2 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs4
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    3vs2
  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has a mute function
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Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550 AmazonSennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard ...Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
Amazon logo
$200.19
Sennheiser PXC 550 walmartSennheiser PXC 550-II - Headphones with ...Sennheiser PXC 550-II - Headphones with mic - full size - Bluetooth - wireless - active noise canceling
walmart logo
$199.95

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 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.
3.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.
4.sweat resistance
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

221.1g

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.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.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.
2.highest frequency

22000Hz

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
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.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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.sound pressure level

113dB/mW

110dB/mW

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

18 Ohms

46 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.

Power

1.Battery life

19h

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
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

2h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

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

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
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.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.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.
6.supports Wi-Fi
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sennheiser PXC 550
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.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 apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.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.
3.number of microphones

2

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.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.
5.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.
6.warranty period

2

2

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

Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550 AmazonSennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard ...Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
Amazon logo
$200.19
Sennheiser PXC 550 walmartSennheiser PXC 550-II - Headphones with ...Sennheiser PXC 550-II - Headphones with mic - full size - Bluetooth - wireless - active noise canceling
walmart logo
$199.95

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