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Sennheiser PXC 450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and bass quality are generally positive. The noise isolation and comfort are also mentioned favorably. The mids quality and reliability get critical reviews.

sound, comfort, noise isolation, bass quality, build quality

value for money, reliability, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser PXC 450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Sennheiser PXC 450 NoiseGard 2.0


Sennheiser as a company, has been around for years, and is definitely not a novice in making high-end headphones. If there are a pair of headphones you can compare the PXC-450 with then it would be Bose's QuietComfort 3. However, the PXC-450 outruns...

I have had a lot of people come to me relating after sales service stories of products like these, and I can only sympathize since it's a lot of money you will be shelling out for this. So I got a company spokesperson to say this, "The original...

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Sennheiser PXC 450


Meet the Sennheiser PXC 450s, a set of mid-range active noise-cancelling over-ears that are not only super-comfortable, but block out a decent amount of outside noise. While they may not appeal to the most discerning audiophiles, they will absolutely...

The PXC 450s are a decent set of cans.

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Sennheiser PXC 450


The Sennheiser PXC 450s are an all-around, decent set of active noise-cancelers.

At the end of the day, the PXC 450s are a decent set of cans.


Staff Recommended

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Sennheiser PXC 450 Noise-Canceling Bluetooth headphones


The freedom of wireless on your longest journeys

Superb quality transmitted over Bluetooth. Complete noise-cancellation. These headphones are comfortable to wear

The headphones are on the large side, bordering on massive, which means they are a bit hard to carry around

The awesome PXC 450 returns with Bluetooth connectivity. Now you can enjoy superior quality Bluetooth streaming from your PXC 450 BT headphone set.


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Sennheiser PXC 450


If you spend a lot of time traveling solo, this headset would make a perfect new companion. These noise-canceling headphones are perfect for listening to music or audio books in noisy environments such as airplanes and train stations. We also...

The Talkthrough feature lets you pause the music and active noise canceling without turning off the headphones

These noise-canceling headphones are bulkier than most of the other products we reviewed

The Sennheiser PXC 450 headphones are durable and provide the best audio experience of any other noise-canceling headsets.

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Amazon review summary for Sennheiser PXC 450


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sennheiser PXC 450 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser PXC 450 Travel Headphones - Frontgate

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No low end


I currently own Sennheiser HD 555 which sound great but they are open back headphones and don't cut the room noise at all. I was hoping moving up to a better model would have the same or better sound quality but I was really disappointed with these.

The noise cancelling works pretty well which is why I gave these 2 eggs. The mid and high end sound ok but is tinny

After trying these out in multiple devices and listening to different types of classical and rock music I was very disappointed with the low end. It just doesn't exist. I'm not after bounce my brain around type of bass, but you need something there to...

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Great phones


I got these as a replacement for my Bose QC2s and I can say with certainty that these are better in every way. The sound quality is beautiful and the noise cancelling is amazing. Only downsides I can think of with these is the slight lack of bass and...

Incredible audio quality. Very comfortable, able to be worn for hours on end. Easily portable. Noise cancelling works like a charm

Bass isn't as pronounced as I hoped it would be and the battery doesn't last very long at all when noise cancelling is enabled. Other than that, can't think of any cons for these cans

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Excellent headphones - a great purchase


Great sound cancelling, and with the bypass the fidelity is excellent

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound

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Higher price for better sound quality


It was so excited to receive Senheisser PXC 450. The noise canceling of it is great, but some high frequency noise still remain. I admit I didn\'t expect such a high sound quality like this. The Impedance of it is a bit too high to connect to a...

Great Sound","Noise Cancelling

High Impedance","Little Current Sound

Product Specifications

The PXC 450 is a circumaural high-end travel headphone set with NoiseGard 2.0 technology and TalkThrough function for the best possible attenuation of ambient noise. The PXC 450 enables an unprecedented sound experience for people on the move, thanks to its adaptive baffle damping in combination with the patented Duofol diaphragms, which prevent unwanted partial oscillation and thus guarantee a highly natural, lifelike sound quality. Users of a PXC 450 who wish to communicate with their neighbors can do so without taking off the headphones: when the TalkThrough function is activated, professional quality microphones mounted on the outside of the headphones pick up all acoustic signals in the immediate vicinity. Unwanted background noise, such as the sound of the engines on a plane, is filtered out electronically to a great extent, so that only the neighbor's voice is passed on through the headphones into the user's ear in top audio quality. The PXC 450 is foldable. Volume control integrated in the headphones and a single-sided detachable and replaceable cable ensure maximum convenience for the user.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:8 - 28000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser PXC

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty