Sennheiser Introduces PXC 550 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones with up to 30 Hours Battery

July 6 2016, 04:00
Sennheiser just turned up the ante on the wireless headphone market with its new PXC 550 wireless noise cancelling model with Bluetooth 4.2. Designed for travelers seeking the ultimate way to travel, the new Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless combine Sennheiser’s renowned high-quality sound and up to 30 hours of battery performance in a sleek wireless design. The German company also combined personalized listening experiences on the move using Sennheiser’s companion app, CapTune.

“With the PXC 550 Wireless we have crafted a premium headphone that brings Sennheiser’s leadership in high-quality audio to address the travel needs of the most discerning and demanding set of customers,” says Dr. Christian Ern, Head of Portfolio Management Select, Sennheiser. “For business travelers, a headset has to be everything from a precision tool for staying connected to the buzz of work life, to an oasis of peace that allows perfect focus. And when savoring precious leisure time, those accustomed to demanding more will accept nothing short of brilliant audio quality. With the PXC 550 Wireless there’s no need to compromise when on the move.”
The PXC 550 Wireless is built to meet the demands of the frequent traveler with long-haul battery performance of up to 30 hours. Even with the NoiseGard hybrid adaptive noise cancellation engaged, the PXC 550 Wireless can span the world on a single charge. The PXC 550 Wireless’ intuitive, earcup-mounted touch control panel and voice prompt system allows for a convenient selection of settings, automatically pausing music and calls when the headphones are taken off.
The enhanced user experience starts with effortless NFC pairing for high-quality Bluetooth audio transmission and the possibility to tailor sound according to the user’s preference. The PXC 550 Wireless features four presets for adjusting sound and one customizable Director mode that can be tailored with ease using Sennheiser’s companion app, CapTune for iOS and Android.

CapTune, Sennheiser’s first sound personalization app is free to download and combines both a premium quality music player and a powerful sound tuning app that gives users greater sonic control. Permitting precise adjustments with the equalizer and featuring the unique SoundCheck with which users can tune their music’s sound by A/B-testing different set-ups, CapTune features a specially developed plug-in for the PXC 550 Wireless to allow personalization of adaptive noise cancellation, audio prompts, and the activation of Smart Pause.

Speech clarity during business and personal calls is ensured by a beamforming array with three microphones, no matter how noisy the environment, while NoiseGard hybrid adaptive noise cancellation allows travelers an ideal private space for relaxing or staying focused on work. Sennheiser’s NoiseGard technology ensures uninterrupted listening by seamlessly monitoring and adapting to ambient noise levels – whether on a plane, train or a noisy street – to provide the exact level of suppression needed.
Class-leading ergonomics, lightweight design and high-quality materials make the sleek PXC 550 Wireless extremely comfortable even for the longest of listening sessions. Its earpads have been designed in accordance with Sennheiser’s dedicated research into ear shape ergonomics for supreme comfort. And when the journey is done, the fold-flat, collapsible design allows the PXC 550 Wireless to discretely fold away into the provided travel case.

Sennheiser’s new PXC 550 Wireless, which is priced at $399 USD, will be available on Sennheiser’s online shop and on Amazon as well as globally at Duty Free retailers from mid-July.
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