Sennheiser PXC 550Audio-Technica ATH-ES88Bose SoundTrue
Top 10%1,212 points
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Top 51%659 points
Top 51%
Top 58%567 points
Top 58%
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
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Bose SoundTrue
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Top specs and features

Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 vs Bose SoundTrue: 21 facts in comparison

1. weight

227g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
130g
140g

2. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
46% have it

3. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
34% have it

4. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
72% have it

5. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
25% have it

6. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
39% have it

7. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
32% have it

8. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
45% have it

9. can be used as a headset

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 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
38% have it

10. has stereo speakers

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 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
76% have it

11. has an over-the-ear form

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 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
42% have it

12. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
31% have it

13. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
17% have it

14. control panel placed on a device

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 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
15% have it

15. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
63% have it

16. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
12% have it

17. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
9% have it

18. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
86% have it

19. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
23% have it

20. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
10% have it

21. supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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 550
Audio-Technica ATH-ES88
Bose SoundTrue
3% have it
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