There are a lot of noise cancelling headphones out there, and each one seems to have their own characteristics that are meant to make them better than the rest. Sennheiser has brought all the best characteristics together in their PXC 500 ii Travel Headphones.
Sennheiser’s headphones make use of the fold flat features of many of the headphones that are on the market, including Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headphones. The over-ear headphone makes use of an egg-shaped cup for improved fit and comfort. Sennheiser is marketing the PXC 550’s sound quality as a differentiating feature from other headphones. You can customize the sound of your headphones via Sennheiser’s CapTune app, which is available on iOS and Android. Using the app, you can tailor the sound of the headphones to match up with the music you are listening too. Touch controls located on the ear piece allow you to take calls, skip, and adjust the volume with just a swipe or a touch. The controls also let you toggle through different music effects, like club, movie, speech, or no effect. The controls are located on the right ear cup, and come on automatically when you put the headphones on. When you take the headphones off, the controls automatically shut off as well. The headphones have a long battery life, lasting up to 30 hours on a full charge.
The headphones are lightweight, coming in at only 8 ounces, which is nice when traveling but also for longer listening sessions. They come with a carrying case—again, convenient when traveling. Also convenient for traveling is the headphones noise-cancelling feature, which by all reports, ranks among the top headphones out there.
Built for comfort and performance, the Sennheiser PXC 500 ii Travel Headphones differentiate themselves by taking the best aspects of the top headphones on the market and then making them available in one headphone.