96points
67points

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

89points
50points

Sony WH-1000XM4

Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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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?

  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    110dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • 27g lighter
    ?

    227gvs254g
  • Has Bluetooth aptX
    ?
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has a mute function
    ?
  • 0.2m longer cable
    ?

    1.4mvs1.2m
  • 28.41% cheaper
    ?

    214.04 €vs299 €

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

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs17Hz
  • 17000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    40000Hzvs23000Hz
  • 30 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    16 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • 8mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    40mmvs32mm
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    ?

    5vs3
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • 1.51x more battery power
    ?

    1100mAhvs730mAh
  • Has an accelerometer
    ?

Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550-II

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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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$214
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$150
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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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$348
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$348
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$270
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$348
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$279
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$348
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sennheiser PXC 550-II
9.0
2 User reviews
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
9.0/10
2 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM4
9.7
7 User reviews
Sony WH-1000XM4
9.7/10
7 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
2 votes
9.3/10
7 votes

Sound quality

9.0/10
2 votes
9.7/10
7 votes

Value for money

8.5/10
2 votes
8.9/10
7 votes

Comfort

8.0/10
2 votes
9.3/10
7 votes

Noise isolation

7.5/10
2 votes
9.9/10
7 votes

Comments

Itamar

Itamar

2 months ago

10 / 10

Qualidade e preço com um design inovador.

Itamar

Itamar

2 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
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TREYRU

TREYRU

1 month ago

8 / 10

Not a good fit for big ears.

TREYRU

TREYRU

1 month 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.

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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
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

227g

254g

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.
7.can be folded
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
8.travel bag is included
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
9.has a tangle free cable
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.has passive noise reduction
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
3.highest frequency

23000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
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
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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.sound pressure level

110dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

46 Ohms

16 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.
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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The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.

Power

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
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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.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.battery power

730mAh

1100mAh

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.
7.Battery life of charging case

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-1000XM4)

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.
8.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.
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
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
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
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.maximum Bluetooth range

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10m

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
Sony WH-1000XM4
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
Sony WH-1000XM4
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
Sony WH-1000XM4
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
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.

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.
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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
6.Has an in-line control panel
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
7.has a mute function
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
8.Has voice prompts
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
Sony WH-1000XM4
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
9.multipoint count

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

2

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.

Miscellaneous

1.mic sensitivity

-34dBV/Pa

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

50Hz

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.
3.Price (global median value)

214.04 €

299 €

Updated on Sun Jan 16 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.
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.

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Sennheiser PXC 550-II

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Sony WH-1000XM4

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