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Sennheiser PXC 250-II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 531 reviews of Sennheiser PXC 250-II. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and noise isolation. The price and portability also get good opinions. The treble quality and reliability get less positive opinions.

sound, portability, price, noise isolation, usability

reliability, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser PXC 250-II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sennheiser PXC 250-II


alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Sennheiser PXC 250-II from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the price and noise isolation. The usability and portability also get good views. Opinions about the design and reliability are mixed.

sound, portability, usability, noise isolation, price

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser PXC 250-II Foldable Closed-Back Stereo Mini On-Ear Headphones with Noiseguard Active Noise CancellationSennheiser PXC 250-II Foldable Closed-Back Stereo Mini Headphones with Noiseguard Active Noise Cancellation

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sennheiser PXC 250-II


alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 user reviews of Sennheiser PXC 250-II from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the comfort and noise isolation are on the whole positive. The price and sound also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the treble quality and reliability.

portability, sound, price, noise isolation, comfort

durability, reliability, treble quality

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser PXC 250 II Noise Cancelling HeadphoneSennheiser PXC 250 II Collapsible Noise-Canceling HeadphonesSennheiser PXC 250 II Collapsible Noise-Canceling Headphones

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Sennheiser PXC 250-II


We've seen Sennheiser's NoiseGard noise cancellation technology before, in the excellent—and extremely pricey—PXC 450 NoiseGard ($450, ). Now the company brings you the PXC 250-II, an on-ear headphone pair that, at $259.95 (list), is more affordable...

Effective noise cancellation. Can be used in passive, non-noise canceling mode. Solid audio performance at moderate volume levels

Distorts at higher volume levels on bass-heavy tracks. Large noise cancellation/battery compartment on cable. Runs on a standard (not rechargeable) AA battery

For $260, Sennheiser's PXC 250-II is a good pair of noise-canceling headphones, but if you can afford them, more expensive pairs, like Bose's QuietComfort 3, deliver much better performance.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Sennheiser PXC 250-II


Fold up a bit better than their predecessors, but otherwise remain the same

Great frequency response, low distortion; Lightweight, comfortable design

Isolate poorly, active cancellation or not; In-line controls seem poorly designed

PXC 250-IIThe PXC 250-IIs are a great set of portable headphones. They’re comfortable, not much heavier than a pair of sunglasses, and offer excellent audio quality for $150. Their main downside is their design isn’t always conducive to portability....

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jesse Corbeil (

Sennheiser PXC 250-II Travel Headphones


Are these headphones as good as the claims or is Sennheiser relying on reputation?

Do you prefer on-ear headphones or in-ear buds? Sennheiser, the German uber-brand, is well-known for its pro and consumer audio products, as well as for its breathtaking (and expensive) Neumann microphones. Now, the company has updated its...

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sennheiser PXC 250-II


Highly portable, compact design, good detail

Unequal dynamics, noise-cancelling average

Sleek, compact and portable, but uneven dynamics take away the fun

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Karl Hodge (

Sennheiser PXC 250-II review


It's an irony that the most expensive phones in the entire round-up are also the smallest in form factor. With lightly padded speakers around 2.5cm in diameter and a headband under a centimetre wide, Sennheiser's PXC 250-IIs are fully portable travel...

If portability were our main concern, these would be the phones we’d choose. They’re very lightweight and unobtrusive, with delightful styling. And the sound they generate is terrific, too: that’s in no small part thanks to the active noise-cancelling...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (

Sennheiser PXC 250-II review


The PXC 250-II is an update to an old Expert Reviews favourite. As with the original PXC 250, the PXC 250-II are a lightweight pair of folding on-ear headphones, supplied with a soft pouch and aeroplane adaptor and backed by a two-year warranty. The...

Excellent sound quality, highly effective noise cancelling and a light, comfortable design easily justify the high price.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.


I think the system is probably a good base, and as I got mine brand new from an estate sale, I can't complain for the price I paid. I'm looking for new ones because after 2 years of use, the foam on the ear pieces is starting to separate from the...

They are well made, and very compact, they fold up and go in a case that's maybe 4x6x1 inches. They are lightweight, and comfortable, battery life is decent. Sound reproduction is pretty good, but it I'm not sure if they are the most powerful drivers...

Noise cancelling... um... sorta... if you have them on your head, and you don't have them turned on, it's actually louder than if you had nothing on at all. I'm not sure how they accomplished that feat, but it's true. While they are pretty good and...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ell_dee (

Wife won\'t give them up!


My wife lost her first set travelling to Florida, she thinks someone lifted them from her bag which was open on the seat for 30 seconds. But, one should not wrongly accuse. She did not even want to try my Bose QC2\'s,she wanted the Sennheiser\'s back!...

Comfortable","Compact Design","Easy To Use","Great Sound Quality","Improved carry case


Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Light Rail Rider (

Excellent headphones for the price


These noise canceling headphones are perfect for me. When riding the light rail train, I can still hear the announcements while listening to music on my blackberry at a comfortable volume, the sound quality is excellent and the built in volume control...

Comfortable","Compact Design","Easy To Use","Excellent value","Great Sound Quality

Fold up seems delicate","Not for big heads

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Chronopoulos (

Sennheiser - Noise Cancelling Headphones (PXC 250-II)


I commute to and from work on the train every day. The noise canceling ability of these headphones is great. I can just barely hear the hum of the train if I focus on it, and have a hard time hearing the conductor screaming out stops (good thing I live...

They do exactly what the description says they will. Audio quality is great. Mids are pronounced and bass is amazing for headphones. As far as comfort goes, I forget I'm even wearing them as soon as I put them on

The cord has a controller in the middle for the noise canceling and volume controls. It's a little big, but has a clip on the back so it's not too bad

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: Yes

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Product Type:Mini Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Mini / Leightweight