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While the new Sennheiser Momentum Wireless were busy grabbing headlines, Sennheiser stealthily unleashed the new PXC 550-II active noise-cancelling headphones, designed to compete directly with the Sony WH-1000Xm3 and Bose 700. At $300, the price is certainly right, but do the specs and performance hold up? We take a first look at Sennheiser’s IFA 2019 booth to get a glimpse.

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23 thoughts on “Sennheiser PXC 550-II Hands-on Review | Taking On Sony and Bose

  1. Thx for letting us know about the angled drivers in the ear cups. I have tried other less expensive headphones without that room for my ears and they don’t work. When are these going to be released?

  2. SO the difference is Bluetooth 5.0 and color, for the rest is SAME as 1st gen.
    Price 350$ WHAT !?

    LOOOOOOOOL Sennheiser !

  3. why would you compare PXC 550 II with the momentum wireless? Why won't you compare with the first PXC 550? I guess people wanted news from sennheiser about a newer version of PXC 550 not comparison with a "totally different model".

  4. I have PXC 550 ver 1 and I love them!. Great noice cancelling, double blutooth connections and wonderful sound.
    I use these 8 hours per day and no issue with the comfort.

    Yes it its micro-usb ond ver 2. But rest this item is awesome! 🙂

  5. so because some laptops only have usbc and it's reversable and sometimes can charge faster, people are saying if it does not have usbc, no matter how good it might be, it is an automatic no buy, even though, well over 90% of computers, asisde from apple laptops, have usba, and you get a ac charger in the back, and most car charger are usba.
    It seems it's just being the latest greatest, it's really easy to turn the adapter over, or to add a usbc adapter to them.
    Thanks for all of the comments.
    I thought there was some really great usbc feature not offered by usba, that I was missing, for many in the comment section to instantly write off this headphone without a listen because of the lack of that one feature, and there is not.
    Noise canceling performance,, and sound quality, build quality, features and battery life are all way, way, way, more important.

  6. Why the fuck did you not compare these to the PXC 550???? Monentum isn’t even the same series! Everything looks like the original headphones.

  7. I really like the sound quality of Sennheiser headphones, especially the clarity and musicality, but of the three pairs I have owned two of them have developed hardware problems. I went with Sony for my replacement noise-canceling headphones and the sound is “Ok”, not as good as the Sennheisers, but at least they are defect free after 7 months of traveling. The Sony does have better bass, but the highs are less impressive than the Sennheisers.

  8. Thanks.
    Will you ever do audiophile open back wired headphone reviews?
    Like $200-$499-$500-$1000, etc.
    Everything seems to be wireless and portable, which is fine, but the best sounding headphones get virtually no coverage.
    With Tv's it is almost the opposite.

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