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Bose QC35 vs Sennheiser PXC 550

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I have the PXC 550 and have been using it for almost a month now. Linus forgot to highlight the brilliant Captune app for the PXC 550 where you can adjust how strong you want the ANC,turn the Voice prompt on and off or even change the spoken language,adjust the EQ (plenty other options under this),and even play your songs through its dedicated music player.

 

Also since these headphones are usually paired with a phone, why is there no mic test? You're missing so many things that could make this review a bit more in depth. 

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7 minutes ago, DLex said:

I wish this video was posted to floatplane. That's how I get around my company's youtube block. :(

It was! It was just posted like... a month ago lol. We've had a lot of Wednesday simultaneous releases recently, which pushed this video out by a long while...


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1 minute ago, nicklmg said:

It was! It was just posted like... a month ago lol. We've had a lot of Wednesday simultaneous releases recently, which pushed this video out by a long while...

I take it back! haha

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I have to say, I wish that this video had a disclaimer about the fact that you guys missed the Sony MDR1000X on this video. From everything I've heard, it's the better headphone for sound, AND ANC. I think it definitely would have been a good look.

 

(I assume that this video was made before those headphones came out though, as that's a pretty new headphone. I just feel like there should be a disclaimer in there about that...)


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I'm looking forward to owning a QC35 especially when a lot of tech reviews considered it as the benchmark for active noise cancellation for headphones. Very good comparison although I'm a little bit bummed that Linus didn't declared a winner.


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2 hours ago, KaminKevCrew said:

I have to say, I wish that this video had a disclaimer about the fact that you guys missed the Sony MDR1000X on this video. From everything I've heard, it's the better headphone for sound, AND ANC. I think it definitely would have been a good look.

 

(I assume that this video was made before those headphones came out though, as that's a pretty new headphone. I just feel like there should be a disclaimer in there about that...)

I'm going to 2nd this. This video feels incomplete without the Sony MDR1000X

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Made separate post about what I asked in the first comment, so I just took it out.


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7 hours ago, atrash said:

Linus forgot to highlight [insert relevant feature]

Seems like that's just standard Linus these days


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The German Tech Website Golem.de just published an article about active noise cancellation Headphones.

Including Sennheiser MB 660 / PXC 550, Bose QC 35, Sony MDR-1000X, Teufel Mute, Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC and Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2.

It's quite a read but i can recommend it.

 

German:

http://www.golem.de/news/anc-kopfhoerer-im-praxistest-mit-der-schnoeseltaste-seine-ruhe-finden-1612-125072.html

 

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https://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.golem.de%2Fnews%2Fanc-kopfhoerer-im-praxistest-mit-der-schnoeseltaste-seine-ruhe-finden-1612-125072.html

 

 

Model overview from Golem.de :

Model Sennheiser MB 660/PXC 550 Sony MDR 1000X Bose QC 35 Teufel Mute Audio Technica Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2
Price (€) from 369 399 from 329 130 270 250
Weight 225 g 275 g 234 g 240 g 305 g 289 g
Bluetooth yes yes yes no no yes
Battery life according to manufacturer up to 30 h up to 30 h 20 without, 40 with cable bis 40 h 30 h up to 24 h
Charging time 3 h up to 3 h 2,25 h external charging 4 h up to 3 h
languages 6 only English 11 no statement no statement 12
active damping 30 dB up to 30 dB no statement no statement 14 dB at 50-500 Hz no statement
Can be used when loading? yes only with cable no   yes yes
operation Switches and touch panel Switches and touch panel Switches Switches Switches Switches
Multipoint yes yes yes no no yes
NFC yes yes yes no no no
Instructions PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
Specifications PDF Webseite Webseite PDF Webseite PDF
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On 12/14/2016 at 0:46 PM, atrash said:

I have the PXC 550 and have been using it for almost a month now. Linus forgot to highlight the brilliant Captune app for the PXC 550 where you can adjust how strong you want the ANC,turn the Voice prompt on and off or even change the spoken language,adjust the EQ (plenty other options under this),and even play your songs through its dedicated music player.

 

Also since these headphones are usually paired with a phone, why is there no mic test? You're missing so many things that could make this review a bit more in depth. 

I am looking for a pair of headphones right now, will you mind to give me some input? I am debating on 4 with the Sony 1000x, Sennheiser Momentum Wireless, Sennheiser PXC 550, and the Bose QC 35. I've basically pretty much eliminated the QC 35 as of right now. I am aware that the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless does has the best audio quality but I am willing to sacrifice that little audio quality for other features. What do you think? Is there a reason why you chose the PXC 550 when the Momentum Wireless and the 1000x are in the same price range? Your advice would help me a lot.

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I have been a big bose fan for while now and i am super happy with these headphones. I think they sound great I couldn’t ask for more though I would love to try the PXC550 where could I try them?

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Hello everyone. I just bought the PXC550 and Linus was right, the caring case that comes with the headphones doesn't protect the headphones that much. I will like to buy an extra caring case, any options?

 

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