95points

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

47points

Sony MDR-1R

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66 facts in comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550-II vs Sony MDR-1R

Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550-II better than Sony MDR-1R?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • 13g lighter
    ?

    227gvs240g
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    ?

    3vs1
  • Has Bluetooth aptX
    ?
  • Can be folded
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-1R better than Sennheiser PXC 550-II?

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs17Hz
  • 57000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    80000Hzvs23000Hz

Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Buy used:

$60

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550-II amazonSENNHEISER PXC 550-II Wireless NoiseGard...SENNHEISER PXC 550-II Wireless NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life, Black
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$295
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$4.80
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$5.61

Sony MDR-1R

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1R amazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$429
Sony MDR-1R amazonaudio-technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...audio-technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (Renewed)
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$119
Sony MDR-1R amazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$298
Sony MDR-1R amazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
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$348
Sony MDR-1R amazonSony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise C...Sony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbud Headphones with Alexa Built-in, Black
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$278

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sennheiser PXC 550-II
9.3
3 User reviews
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
9.3/10
3 User reviews
Sony MDR-1R
0.0
0 User reviews
Sony MDR-1R
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.3/10
3 votes
No reviews yet
 

Sound quality

9.3/10
3 votes
No reviews yet
 

Value for money

9.0/10
3 votes
No reviews yet
 

Comfort

8.7/10
3 votes
No reviews yet
 

Noise isolation

7.7/10
3 votes
No reviews yet
 

Comments

Itamar

Itamar

6 months ago

10 / 10

Qualidade e preço com um design inovador.

Itamar

Itamar

6 months ago

10 / 10

Sem dúvidas o PXC 550-II faz jus à marca Sennheiser!

Pros

  • Som
  • Conforto
  • Custo-benefício
  • Construçao

Cons

  • Isolamento de ruído
0 users found this helpful
TREYRU

TREYRU

5 months ago

8 / 10

Not a good fit for big ears.

TREYRU

TREYRU

5 months ago

8 / 10

All of the hype indicated these were a good choice if you had big ears, not so for me. Therefore if you can't get a good fit it's hard to say that they sound good and give good noise isolation / cancellation. In all fairness I must say that they were an exceptional build however.

0 users found this helpful
Kamo

Kamo

1 month ago

10 / 10

Outstanding Sound Quality

Kamo

Kamo

1 month ago

10 / 10

Most crispy sound quality I’ve ever heard on a Bluetooth headset. ANC works well especially when playing music. Bass is natural and unfiltered. Sound separation is excellent for both music and video.

Pros

  • Excellent comfort
  • Isolation is very good
  • Battery is good

Cons

  • Device switch is poor
0 users found this helpful

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
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
Sony MDR-1R
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

227g

240g

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.
4.has a detachable cable
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
5.sweat resistance
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
7.can be folded
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
8.has a tangle free cable
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
9.travel bag is included
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

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

80000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.impedance

46 Ohms

48 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.
4.sound pressure level

110dB/mW

105dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
5.has passive noise reduction
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
6.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
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.
7.has a neodymium magnet
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
8.driver unit size

32mm

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The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
9.diaphragm size

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40mm

The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.

Power

1.battery power

730mAh

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.Battery life

30h

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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.
3.Battery life of charging case

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser PXC 550-II)

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The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
4.charge time

3h

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.has a battery level indicator
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
7.has a rechargeable battery
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
8.has a removable battery
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

5

Not applicable

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.
2.Can be used wirelessly
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
3.Has Bluetooth aptX
Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Not applicable

aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
5.maximum Bluetooth range

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Not applicable

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Not applicable

Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
7.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Not applicable

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
8.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Not applicable

Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
9.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Not applicable

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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
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
Sony MDR-1R
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.has ambient sound mode
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.has a mute function
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.has wireless charging
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
7.control panel placed on a device
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
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.
8.has an accelerometer
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
9.Has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony MDR-1R
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

247.1 €

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Updated on Fri May 13 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.
2.mic sensitivity

-34dBV/Pa

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It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
3.lowest mic frequency

50Hz

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The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.
4.maximum operating temperature

55°C

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

0°C

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The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
6.highest mic frequency

10000Hz

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The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.

Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

Buy used:

$60

ProductStorePrice
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$295
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Sony MDR-1R

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1R amazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$429
Sony MDR-1R amazonaudio-technica ATH-M50x Professional Stu...audio-technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (Renewed)
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$119
Sony MDR-1R amazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$298
Sony MDR-1R amazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
amazon logo
$348
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$278

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