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Headphones roundup: The best Sennheiser headphones
- — 25 August, 2010 14:13
Sennheiser is renowned for producing some of the best headphones on the market. Below we've rounded up some of the best pairs that we've tested; all of these models received at least four out of five stars when we reviewed them.
Budget Sennheiser headphones
Sennheiser MX 471 earphones
What’s Hot: Adjustable earbud size, excellent audio quality, very fair price
The Final Word: The Sennheiser MX 471 headphones only cost $49.95 and come highly recommended. They offer great audio quality and a good design.
Sennheiser CX300-II Precision Black in-ear headphones
What’s Hot: Clear and well-rounded bass
The Final Word: The Sennheiser MM 50 iPhone headset is naturally a good choice for those that need the ability to make calls with their music earphones still in place. But if you don’t need the mic, the less expensive Sennheiser CX 300-II deserves a recommendation, offering a slightly less punchy sound with a more relaxed treble and a smoother effect overall.
Sennheiser PMX 100
What’s Hot: Great sound, Quite balanced
The final word: The PMX 100s are a great portable headphone, offering reasonably balanced and exceptionally detailed sound.
Mid-range Sennheiser headphones
Sennheiser RS 130
What’s Hot: Comfortable, provides surround sound, good audio quality
The Final Word: Sennheiser's surround sound wireless headphones offer great audio quality a reasonable price.
Sennheiser PXC 210 BT wireless headphones
What’s Hot: Portable, can be used wired or wirelessly, great sound quality through Bluetooth
The Final Word: Sennheiser's PXC 210 BT wireless headphones provide great sound quality even when connected via Bluetooth, though they don't offer the active noise-cancellation of more expensive models.
What’s Hot: Rich sound, great treble, good detail, comfortable
The Final Word: A typically high quality product from Sennheiser, the PXC250 headphones offer a good alternative to products from Bose if you're looking for something a little cheaper. The audio quality is impressive although it doesn't quite beat what's produced by some top tier IEM manufacturers.
High-end Sennheiser headphones
What’s Hot: Great noise cancelling, comfortable, good audio quality
The Final Word: If you're after a high quality pair of noise-cancelling headphones and can do without the TalkThrough feature found on Sennheiser's PXC450, then the cheaper PXC350 are a great alternative.
Sennheiser MM 450 Travel headset
What’s Hot: Great noise-cancelling for an on-ear model, flawless Bluetooth implementation, good sound quality
The Final Word: Sennheiser's premier Bluetooth travel headset has great sound quality considering its portability. Good active noise-cancelling and a flawless Bluetooth implementation make it even more appealing.
What’s Hot: Great clarity, crisp sound, nice mid and treble ranges, great noise cancelling
The Final Word: Offering the best noise cancelling out of any pair of headphones we've heard, Sennheiser's PXC450 offer a great choice for frequent travellers; just make sure you can charge the hefty cost back to your company.
Sennheiser HD 800
What’s Hot:Incredible sound quality, comfortable
The Final Word:Despite the price we were very impressed with the Sennheiser HD 800 headphones. They consistently handled every bass and treble note we threw at them, and the build quality is exceptional.
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