Looking for new headphones for your commute or business travel? Sennheiser’s new PXC 550 Wireless headphones claim to be your new travel companion as they are designed for the discerning business traveler so we decided to put them to the test
Wireless headphones aren’t the newest thing on the tech market, however the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless by the German audio specialist are the new headphones being pitched at the business traveller.
They promise to be a smart travel companion with high-quality sound and up to 30 hours of battery performance in a sleek wireless headphone.
They are designed to offer a smart travel experience that combines supreme ease of use with features that discretely anticipate the needs of the user.
These include the intuitive, earcup-mounted touch control panel and voice prompt system that allows for a convenient selection of settings. The PXC 550 Wireless can automatically pause music and calls when the headphones are taken off.
When we put them to the test we found that they’re light and comfortable but the real selling point is a combination of the sound quality coupled with the way they block out surrounding noise – two people could be chatting right next to you and you wouldn’t hear a word.
Another major plus is the battery that lasts for a mighty 30 hours (by comparison, Beats Studio headphones retail at a similar price but last 12 hours at a time). The only quibble is that it takes a while, and a certain lightness of touch, to get used to the sound and talk functions.
Sennheiser’s latest model may be a high-end product at a high-end price (£329.99), but you get what you pay for and they are hard to fault – unless you enjoy eavesdropping.