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Sennheiser HD 450BT Over-Ear Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

MSRP 199 USDNEX score 66%

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Product Overview

Sennheiser HD 450BT is an over-ear wireless headphone with active noise cancellation. It features a clean, closed design and supports a broad range of audio codecs.
The HD 450BT delivers a battery life of 30 hours with ANC turned on and can be charged to full in just 2 hours. With its ergonomic design and over-ear fit, the HD 450BT makes for a good companion during travel.
For extra functionality, the HD 450BT supports both Siri and Google Assistant with physical buttons.
Alongside the HD 450BT, Sennheiser also introduced at CES 2020 the HD 350BT, which drops ANC.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Solid Bluetooth audio
  • Solid noise cancellation
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 66% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent audio performance
  • Decent sound quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Noise Cancellation is annoying
  • Bass is lacking in the midrange and treble
  • Noise cancelling isn’t effective
  • Some users may find their fit uncomfortable
  • Noise cancellation isn’t for everyone
  • No EQ in the app
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.0

Construction

Battery | Capacity
600 mAh
Colors
Black, White
Form Factor
Wireless headphones, over-ear headphones
Headphone Type
Dynamic headphones, Closed headphones
Microphone
MEMS

Dimensions

Weight
238 g

Function

Bluetooth Codecs
SBC, AAC, AptX, AptX Low Latency
Microphone Pickup Pattern
Dual Beamforming
Noise Cancellation
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
30 hours music playback via Bluetooth with ANC activated
Charging Time
2 h
Frequency Response
18Hz to 22kHz (-10 dB)
Max Sound Level
108 dB (1 kHz/0 dBFS)
Microphone Frequency Response
80 Hz to 6000 Hz (-3 dB)

Production

Debut
2020 CES

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
HD 450BT headphones offer balanced, relatively detailed sound. They do a good job of presenting instruments without “masking,” meaning instruments rarely get lost in the mix. The presence I expect from Sennheiser in the midrange and treble is lacking here. The cushy pads block plenty of unwanted bustle.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Solid noise cancellation
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • Bass is lacking in the midrange and treble

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Sennheiser's HD 450BT headphones deliver solid noise cancellation for the price. They add as much hiss to the equation as most affordable ANC headphones do, and they eliminate a solid swatch of lower-frequency rumble. There is a slight difference in audio performance when ANC is enabled, but it is exceedingly subtle.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent audio performance
  • Solid noise cancellation
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • No EQ in the app

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score 29%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Sennheiser HD 450BT are okay for neutral sound. They have a slight overemphasis across the bass range and their treble is a bit dark. These headphones also have inconsistent mid and treble delivery, and their small ear cup holes can affect their seal on your head. You can tweak their sound to be more neutral via the graphic EQ and presets on their companion app.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very long battery life
  • Okay noise isolation performance
  • Good graphic EQ and presets on their companion app
  • Comfortable fit
  • Well-padded ear cups
Cons
  • Some users may find their fit uncomfortable
  • No audio cable to snag on or yank them off your head

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
The Sennheiser HD 450BT headphones are available in either white or black. Smart Control app allows incredible flexibility when it comes to finding the right balance for bass, mid and treble tones. The standard mix leans towards the bassier side, but this adds warmth. The headphones boast a 30 hour battery life on the box.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Clear, clear sound
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • Noise Cancellation is annoying

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Sennheiser HD 450BTs are a great alternative to the Sony WH-1000XM3. With 30 hours of battery life, they beat the Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700. The noise cancellation works well enough, although you might find that these headphones don't quite block out all external noise. Our biggest bugbear is the flimsy-feeling build of these cans.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Well-balanced sound
  • Good battery life
  • Decent noise cancellation
Cons
  • Bass isn’t the best

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score 52%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
At £160 the Sennheisers are light on the purse strings. The HD 450BT won’t clear out too much noise, but they’re more for the casual listener than audiophile. Audio sounds clear with no noticeable hiss or harshness to recordings and vocals come through without distortion. With ANC engaged, the midrange gets boosted further forward, which has the effect of making voices more prominent.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Decent sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • Noise cancelling isn’t effective

whathifi[7]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
The Sennheiser HD 450BTs are light and sturdy on your head, with the earpads clamping firmly over your ears to provide isolation and prevent unwanted movement. They may feel a bit tight on larger heads at first, but that should ease over time. Thanks to their reassuring build and foldable design, you won't be afraid to sling their compactly folded form into a bag or cram them into a coat pocket.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive noise-cancelling
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Noise cancellation isn’t for everyone

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sennheiser HD 450BT headphones review: Good value, with some caveats. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/sennheiser-hd-450-bt-wireless-headphones-review/. 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Sennheiser HD 450BT Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sennheiser-hd-450bt. 2020-06-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Sennheiser HD 450BT Wireless Headphones Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/sennheiser/hd-450bt-wireless. 2020-08-18. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Sennheiser HD 450BT review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/sennheiser-hd-450bt-3790429/. 2020-06-18. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Sennheiser HD 450BT review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/sennheiser-hd-450bt. 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Sennheiser HD 450BT Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sennheiser-hd-450bt. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Sennheiser HD 450BT review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/sennheiser-hd-450bt. 2020-05-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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