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Sennheiser PXC 550-II Review Rundown

SennheiserPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless Headphones
Neoscore* 69%
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Excellent battery life
  • Strong audio performance
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa support
  • Alexa compatibility is less compelling than with Bose

Summary

Sennheiser's PXC 550-II headphones deliver excellent noise cancellation and strong audio performance in a user-friendly design. Alexa compatibility may be less compelling here than it is with Bose, which has hands-free access. The sound profile is bright and well-balanced and should be well-suited for most genres of music.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Sennheiser PXC 550-II headphones have a matte finish with leatherette accents on the headband and the circumaural (over-the-ear) earcups. The ANC switch provides you with three modes—maximum, user setting, or off. The inclusion of Alexa doesn't feel like an afterthought, but it's nowhere near as seamlessly integrated as it is on the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.
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Pros[**]
  • Strong audio performance with strong bass depth
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa support
  • Comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Not as effective as Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless are over-ear wireless headphones with a fairly sleek and understated style. The sound profile is bright and well-balanced and should be well-suited for most genres of music and content like podcasts and audiobooks. Like the previous version, they have a comfortable and very stable fit, meaning they're even a good choice if you prefer the fit of over-ears.
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Pros[**]
  • Good sound quality
  • Comfortable and stable fit
  • Good battery life
  • Good noise isolation
Cons[**]
  • Sound quality could be better

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Sennheiser PXC 550-II headphones are wireless on-ear noise-canceling headphones. Priced at £299/£349/AU$540, they're a bit cheaper than the Momentum Wireless. Made from tactile soft-feel plastics and pleasant synthetic leather, and their comparatively modest dimensions mean even the smaller-eared user won't feel swamped.
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Pros[**]
  • Sophisticated, balanced presentation
  • Excellent noise-cancellation
  • Smart features
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 51%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The PXC 550-II Wireless Headphones are Sennheiser's latest active noise-cancelling headphones. The headphones are set to arrive sometime in October and retail for a whopping $350. The ANC switch has three modes: off, medium and high. The earcups and the fit felt rather comfortable.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good noise cancelling
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The PXC 550-II Wireless are the Sennheiser alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. Coming with active noise cancellation, these headphones also offer super-luxurious ear pads that look to promise comfort over long periods of wear. The battery on these headphones lasts for up to 20 hours used wirelessly, or 30 hours when you plug in the cable.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Super-luxurious ear pads
  • Very good noise cancellation
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ Sennheiser PXC 550-II Review. pcmag. 2020-01-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless Headphones Review. rtings. 2019-11-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Sennheiser PXC 550-II review. techradar. 2019-12-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless Review. trustedreviews. 2020-04-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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