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80points

Sennheiser PXC 480

99points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Sennheiser PXC 480
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Sennheiser PXC 550
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27 facts in comparison

Sennheiser PXC 480 vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
80
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Sennheiser PXC 480
99
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Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is Sennheiser PXC 480 better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 340 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    150 Ohmsvs490 Ohms
  • 2g lighter
    225gvs227g
  • 20h longer battery life
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    50hvs30h

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Sennheiser PXC 480?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    110dB/mWvs109dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    3vs1
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    ?

Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 480

Sennheiser PXC 550

Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
3.has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
4.weight
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Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

225g

227g

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

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
6.travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
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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

23000Hz

23000Hz

2.lowest frequency
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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

17Hz

17Hz

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

109dB/mW

110dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
5.impedance
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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

150 Ohms

490 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
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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.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550

Power

1.Battery life
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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.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

50h

30h

2.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
3.charge time
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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

3h

3h

4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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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.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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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.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
2.control panel placed on a device
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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.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
3.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

1

3

4.has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Sennheiser PXC 480
Sennheiser PXC 550
5.warranty period
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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

2

2

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