94points
76points

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

82points
45points

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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40 facts in comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550-II vs Sony WH-1000XM4

Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550-II better than Sony WH-1000XM4?

  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
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    2vs1
  • Has Bluetooth aptX
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  • 0.2m longer cable
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    1.4mvs1.2m
  • Has a mute function
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Why is Sony WH-1000XM4 better than Sennheiser PXC 550-II?

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
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    4Hzvs17Hz
  • 17000Hz higher high-frequency
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    40000Hzvs23000Hz
  • 8mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs32mm
  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    5vs3
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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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
Sennheiser PXC 550-II pricegrabberSennheiser PXC550 II over-ear wireless n...Sennheiser PXC550 II over-ear wireless noise cancelling headphones
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$199.95
Sennheiser PXC 550-II walmartOMNIHIL Replacement 30ft 3.5mm Headset A...OMNIHIL Replacement 30ft 3.5mm Headset Audio AUX Extension Cable for Sennheiser PXC 360 BT Compact Noise-Canceling Travel Headphones
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$15.96

Sony WH-1000XM4

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM4 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, Black
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 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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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancelling headphone (black)
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 walmartSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle
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$448.00

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
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 WH-1000XM4
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
Sony WH-1000XM4
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
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Sony WH-1000XM4
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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Sony WH-1000XM4
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
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Sony WH-1000XM4
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

17Hz

4Hz

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

40000Hz

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
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Sony WH-1000XM4
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
Sony WH-1000XM4
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.has a neodymium magnet
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Sony WH-1000XM4
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
6.driver unit size

32mm

40mm

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

Power

1.Battery life

30h

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 PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
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Sony WH-1000XM4
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

3h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
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Sony WH-1000XM4
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.has a removable battery
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Sony WH-1000XM4
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Sony WH-1000XM4
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
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Sony WH-1000XM4
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
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Sony WH-1000XM4
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
Sony WH-1000XM4
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
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
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 WH-1000XM4
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

3

5

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
Sony WH-1000XM4
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
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Sony WH-1000XM4
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

1

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-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
Sennheiser PXC 550-II pricegrabberSennheiser PXC550 II over-ear wireless n...Sennheiser PXC550 II over-ear wireless noise cancelling headphones
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$199.95
Sennheiser PXC 550-II walmartOMNIHIL Replacement 30ft 3.5mm Headset A...OMNIHIL Replacement 30ft 3.5mm Headset Audio AUX Extension Cable for Sennheiser PXC 360 BT Compact Noise-Canceling Travel Headphones
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$15.96

Sony WH-1000XM4

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM4 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, Black
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 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
$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/B wireless noise cancelling headphone (black)
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 pricegrabberSony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancell...Sony WH1000-XM4/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones
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$278.00
Sony WH-1000XM4 walmartSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle
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$448.00

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