If you’re like me, you find the hours spent on a plane, travelling between countries, a very strange block of time. Your normal routines are thrown 35,000 feet out the window, you end up eating a full meal at what you thought was 3 in the morning but is actually lunch time. Sometimes you lose a whole day, sometimes you gain a new one. I find the best way to deal with all this uprooting of normal life is by tuning out and just enjoying those hours up in the air. With Sennheiser’s PXC 550 Wireless Headphones, it’s never been so easy.
Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones
The PXC 550 are a beautiful pair of headphones; they have an overall clean and sleek look with a distinctly Sennheiser aesthetic. Though they’re an ideal pair for your daily commute or in the office, it’s during travel that they really come into their own.
In the world of headphones, the words ‘wireless’ and ‘freedom’ may as well be synonymous. Not dealing with cords, especially when travelling, is truly liberating. You can forget the clumsy wrapping of the cord when you have to leave your headphones in the basket as it goes through the security check. Not to mention the subsequent attempt at untangling them on the other side. Trying to find some semblance of comfort on the plane by reclining back is much easier when you’re wireless too.
The Sennheiser PXC 550s connect wirelessly with Bluetooth and NFC. Sound quality is impressive, making tunes sound crisp and expansive. The battery life of the headphones is equally as impressive; from a single charge you get up to 30 hours of use. That’ll easily get you through most tedious long hauls.
If cords are your thing though – and they have to be if you want to use your own headphones for the in-flight entertainment (IFE) system – Sennheiser still has you covered. The PXC 550s come with a cable and, conveniently, IFE adapters.
We all need to zone out from time to time. Never more so than on a plane. Between wailing children, incessant chatter from your neighbours, and just general ambient plane sounds, the concept of noise-cancelling has never been more welcome. The PXC 550 headphones feature Sennheiser’s own NoiseGard technology. This monitors sound levels around you and adjusts the level of noise-cancelling in the headphones. Even without NoiseGard enabled, the around the ear nature of the earpads in these headphones means a decent amount of external noise is already dulled quite a bit. This is ideal if you don’t like being completely disconnected from your surroundings.
Comfort & Convenience
Sennheiser claims the PXC 550 Headphones are one of the most lightweight in the world. Sans a cable, they weigh only around 227 grams; impressive for such a powerful device. An ergonomic headband and soft earpads round out the comfort, allowing the headphones to be worn for hours on end without trouble.
When you arrive at your destination, the work of the headphones is not quite done. They fold up and are easily stored in a compact travel case, so you can conveniently stow them away until they’re needed again.
The Wrap-Up – Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones
Despite the fact that it generally means you’re on your way to, or coming from a holiday, air travel isn’t always easy. Thanks to the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones, though, it can be a little bit more relaxing. They’re an excellent pair of headphones for travel, thanks to their convenience, comfort, and excellent noise-cancelling capabilities.
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