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Sennheiser HD 800 S

95points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Sennheiser HD 800 S
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Sennheiser HD 800 S vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is Sennheiser HD 800 S better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs17Hz
  • 190 Ohms lower impedance
    300 Ohmsvs490 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Sennheiser HD 800 S?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 103g lighter
    227gvs330g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • 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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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 800 S
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.weight

330g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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.

5.can be folded
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.travel bag is included
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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.lowest frequency

4Hz

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

2.highest frequency

51000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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

300 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)
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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.has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser HD 800 S
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser HD 800 S
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.

4.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

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