Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sennheiser PXC 450 - Beat this Bose

Sennheiser pxc450 noise cancelling headphoneAhhh... what wouldn't I give for that perfect serenity, listening to my favorite tunes while I'm on the plane above the heavens. Sounds really good eh? Well it's doubly good when you have a great noise canceling headphone. One of the hottest such headphone is the Sennheiser PXC 450. It's a high end, active-noise canceling headphone specifically designed for air travel.

These headphones are made from high quality material (hence the high end price tag - around $400) and sports a high end microphone. It comes with a new algorithm called NoiseGard 2.0 which effective attenuates noise by about 23dB or 90%. That's very cool. The ear pads are designed in such a way that there is also a passive noise cancellation in the unit. The unit requires 2 AAA batteries to operate. Pretty much what other standard active noise cancellation headphones demand these days I would think.

Mounted on the rear earcup are a set of volume controls, a noise-canceling on-off button, and a TalkThrough button. Using the TalkThrough function allows you to quickly hear what is going on in your immediate environment without removing your headphones. The microphone picks up and sends all environmental sound to the headphone drivers.

As with most Sennheiser-made headphones, they fold flat for easy storage. The over-sized earcups will fit almost anyone. Also included in the package is a zippered transport case, an airline double-mono in-flight entertainment adapter, and a 1/4" adapter.

You can get your own PXC 450 right here:

Sennheiser PXC 450 NoiseGard Active Noise-Canceling Headphones

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