Sennheiser PXC 450 Noise Guard Review


Above average (B) 8 reviews 10/2010
60 opinions (Above average)
Product specification:
  • Type: HiFi Headphone
  • Design: Headphones
  • Extra Features: Noise- … more information

Magazine 48 (October 2010)
Place 2 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars

Value for money: 3 out of 5 stars

"Like silk slippers, these have quality and comfort in abundance. Clarity is pin-sharp and its noise-cancelling works wonders. They're a bit on the large side, but do fold up neatly. A great travel companion."

Place 2 out of 4
8 out of 10 points

Apparently, Sennheiser's NoiseGuard technology was developed for pilots and so its ability to block out engine noise is fittingly well developed. AV Review found the accessories bundle to be rather poor, but suggested that in light of the set's excellent sound quality, many people could very well overlook this small quibble.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
Magazine 10/2007
10 products tested
"excellent" (5 out of 5 stars)

"Simply the best noise-cancellers we've heard, with a Bose-bashing detailed, dynamic performance and extras like the sociable TalkThrough function. ..."

Single test
4 out of 5 points

"... these headphones are far from cheap, and they're probably not ideal for everyday listening. But if you regularly travel on long train or plane journeys, they could be a very worthwhile investment."
Single test
9 out of 10 points

"... from Sennheiser in our brief look and now getting a chance to look and listen further in a number of different situations we are happy to report back that the PXC 450s are very good. ..."

Single test
8 out of 10 points

Value for money: 7 out of 10 points

"... though there's nothing wrong with these headphones, the lack of meaty bass coupled with relatively high impedance and their sheer bulk means that they won't be everyone's cup of tea."
Single test
"excellent" (8,7 out of 10 points)

"... Audio quality is superb and the build quality will withstand the strains of constant use. If you're a frequent traveller who demands the highest audio quality, don't miss these beauties."
Single test
without final score

"It might have been a brief look, but from what we heard, we are very impressed with the new headphones from Sennheiser. ..."

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