Sennheiser PXC 250 II Collapsible Noise Cancelling Headphone New Review
The German uber-brand, Sennheiser, made itself famous through its consumer and professional audio products like the awesome, but expensive, Neumann microphones. Today the company came out with an update of the popular PXC250 travel headphones featuring a sexy new look, improved ergonomic and a small performance increase.
If you travel a lot and like to listen to music with clear sound in an attractive design, then the new Sennheiser PXC 250 II headphones is definitely for you.
The new Sennheiser PXC 250 II Collapsible Noise Cancelling Headphone is based on the previous, already cool, PXC 250 with a boost in technology for 2010. The latest edition receives an redesigned look, however the internal improvements are more evolutionary than innovative. The PXC 250 II Travel Headphones undertake to improve the somewhat weak bass performance of its predecessor, leaving a “can do better” note, without really convincing, and its dynamic noise compensation NoiseGuard can operate for 50 hours with a unique AAA battery resulting in a pack smaller in size and easier to carry which adds a cool feature to the whole.
If you don’t use the dynamic noise cancellation function, these headphones work without battery. The supra-aural shape of the cans is already kind of noise filtering and its level of noise cancellation can be more than acceptable in many situations as long as you like to listen to music through tin cans.
On a physical aspect, the Sennheiser PXC 250 II Collapsible Noise Cancelling Headphone look able to resist rough use; the steel reinforced headband is again used, like in the previous model, as well as the lockable folding feature and the protecting carrying box. The PXC 250 II comfort level is attained through its generous cushions on both the ear cups and the headband. The inline control unit makes volume adjustment easy without having to dig for your iPod, this unit holds also the NoiseGuard switch which will be your best partner for blocking sounds of strident children in airplanes or when travelling in a crowded train. Note that some ambient noise may still reach your ears.
Don’t expect to be dazzled by the performance of the PXC 250 II headphones when it comes to responsive bass and wicked sounds however they will do their job. Their overall look gives them style even with the outdated cables coming out of each can and they keep the promise to be as rugged as their ancestor.