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Sennheiser MM 550

Sennheiser MM 550
alaScore 87

584 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 584 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the noise isolation and portability are generally positive. The usability and comfort also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the value for money.

sound, comfort, usability, portability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Sennheiser MM 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 584 reviews)

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Sennheiser MM 550-X


It's not the best at noise cancellation, but the high-end Sennheiser MM 550-X scores as a comfortable, great-sounding pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Stellar sound quality in wireless mode. Brilliantly designed controls. Very comfortable. Rugged, folding design

Very expensive. Noise cancellation performance, while solid, isn't class-leading. Audio quality takes a big hit when noise cancellation is activated

The TalkThrough function takes the audio recorded from the tiny mics and actually pumps it in the earcups. This way, you can hear what's going on around you without removing the headset, while still filtering out more distant background noise. You...

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Sennheiser MM 550


The Sennheiser MM 550 has great features, but we expect much better sound quality for this kind of money.

iPod playback ; SRS WOW HD ; Great Sound

Very expensive

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Sennheiser's Bluetooth Cans Take Travel in Stride


Noise-canceling headphones that handle the rigors of the road while offering solid sound quality.

Slick design. Compact and foldable. Loaded with travel features for different listening environments

Nonstandard cord could be a hassle to replace. Closed design and tight grip may cause ear fatigue during long listening sessions. Steep price tag


Editor Choice

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Sennheiser MM 550 Noise Cancelling Travel Headphones Review


With Bluetooth Technology

This is a headphone that is incorporated with a Bluetooth feature that works effectively with the notebook or iPad. Additionally, it also supports the iPhone by offering a relatively seamless switch between listening to music and taking or making calls

With the Sennheiser MM 550 Headphones, there is a detachable cable that makes the switch from the Bluetooth in a simple automatic manner. This is a feature that makes the headphone to have a relatively easy effect on the airlines. It is charged with...

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Grows on you..the more you use, the more you love!


Highly recommended. Loaded with extremely useful features. Wireless/bluetooth function sets it apart from the rest of premium headphones out there. Sennheiser did a good job researching usage model for these headphones. These work like a regular...

Bluetooth synch (sound/phone), sound quality, battery life, USB charger, light weight, build quality, works without battery if used with audio cable, around ear design will keep ears warm in cold weather

Peak Volume level, may become uncomfortable if worn >2 hrs, cheap carrying case

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Amazon review summary for Sennheiser MM 550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 user reviews of Sennheiser MM 550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Headsets on

sound, comfort, portability, usability, size

value for money

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

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser MM 550 Travel Bluetooth Wireless Headset (Black/Blue)Sennheiser MM 550-X Wireless Bluetooth Travel Headphones

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Best wireless on the market hands down.


I have 5 sets of headphones and these are the best.

Clear Sound","Durable","Lightweight

No Cons At All

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What I've been looking for.


Bought these for $380. I have not used these to test calls. Does more than I originally thought with my iPod. Pressing the bluetooth button while it's active will activate the voice recognition program (Siri for later devices) and will use the built in...

(This is a review for the Sennheiser MM 550 headpones, not the MM 550-x.) ; Comfort: Wore these MM 550's for 5 hours with no breaks (With glasses on as well) and approx. 10 hours total in one day. No noticeable discomfort once they're adjusted...

Make sure to charge these fully before using the first time, mine were at 1% juice and died after about 10 minutes ; Noise cancellation may suddenly stop working for 1~3 seconds rarely when at mid-low battery. Although not a big deal since it only...

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Pricey, but when you consider the extras you're getting, and the price you'd pay for a set of good cans with an amp to do them justice, I'd say these are appropriately priced.

Expectations met. You could get better audio quality for the same price with a wired set, but for Bluetooth these are remarkable. Probably the best wireless headphones on the market. These make wired beats studio headphones sound like cheap buds in...

Not so hot with SRS

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Weak - Buy the ANC7b from Audio Technica


If you\'re getting this for travel think again. Get the much cheaper Audio Technica ANC7b for $129. I thought it would be nice to go wireless on the plane. I got a bluetooth adapter for the armrest and also listened to music over bluetooth on my...


Poor Sound","Poor Value","Too Much Ambient Noise

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm: No
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control:No / Yes
Noise Cancellation: Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control:No / Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Connection:Wired/Wireless / Wireless
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Headband / Headband Headset