94points
76points

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

73points
44points

Shure Aonic 50

Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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Sennheiser PXC 550-II vs Shure Aonic 50

Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550-II better than Shure Aonic 50?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
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    17Hzvs20Hz
  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
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    23000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 12.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    110dB/mWvs97.5dB/mW
  • 10h longer battery life
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    30hvs20h
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 107g lighter
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    227gvs334g
  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    3vs1
  • Can be folded
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Why is Shure Aonic 50 better than Sennheiser PXC 550-II?

  • 7 Ohms lower impedance
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    39 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • 18mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs32mm
  • 0.1m longer cable
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    1.5mvs1.4m
  • Has a straight plug
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Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550-II AmazonSennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless – NoiseGa...Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
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$199.95
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$199.95

Shure Aonic 50

ProductStorePrice
Shure Aonic 50 AmazonShure AONIC 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling...Shure AONIC 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, Premium Studio-Quality Sound, Bluetooth 5 Wireless Technology, Comfort Fit Over Ear, 20 Hours Battery Life, Fingertip Controls - Black
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$299.00
Shure Aonic 50 AmazonShue Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones | Blac...Shue Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones | Black
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$398.00
Shure Aonic 50 pricegrabberShure AONIC 50 Brown Wireless Noise Canc...Shure AONIC 50 Brown Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
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$299.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

227g

334g

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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

17Hz

20Hz

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

23000Hz

22000Hz

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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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

110dB/mW

97.5dB/mW

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

46 Ohms

39 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

30h

20h

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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a removable battery
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

5

5

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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

3

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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 PXC 550-II
Shure Aonic 50
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.

Miscellaneous

1.maximum operating temperature

55°C

45°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
2.lowest potential operating temperature

0°C

0°C

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550-II AmazonSennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless – NoiseGa...Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
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$199.95
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$199.95

Shure Aonic 50

ProductStorePrice
Shure Aonic 50 AmazonShure AONIC 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling...Shure AONIC 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, Premium Studio-Quality Sound, Bluetooth 5 Wireless Technology, Comfort Fit Over Ear, 20 Hours Battery Life, Fingertip Controls - Black
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$299.00
Shure Aonic 50 AmazonShue Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones | Blac...Shue Aonic 50 Wireless Headphones | Black
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$398.00
Shure Aonic 50 pricegrabberShure AONIC 50 Brown Wireless Noise Canc...Shure AONIC 50 Brown Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
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$299.00

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