Sennheiser PXC 480, headphones to isolate you as you want

Sennheiser PXC 480

Sennheiser PXC 480 Headphones

The Sennheiser PXC 480 are headphones that cover the ears completely and are closed , which already guarantees a certain isolation . But in addition to that they use the brand's own NoiseGard technology to cancel external noises , and minimize the annoyance of that ambient noise .

What if you want to be calm , without hearing ambient noise, but you don't want to put on music either? Well, the Sennheiser PXC 480 also help you: leave them on and with the NoiseGard active, but unplug the cable . You will not listen to music, and external noises will continue to be canceled thanks to the efficient system that detects and cancels them: you will therefore enjoy a surprising virtual silence, perfect for concentrating or resting .

What if you want to hear someone talking to you while you are wearing them? Well, you won't need to take them off: just press the remote control button on the cable and the voice microphone will send you whatever you want to hear, a stewardess offering you something to drink -for example- if you're on a plane. This function is called TalkThrough and it is intelligently implemented taking advantage of said microphone and remote control , which is usually used (also in the case of these Sennheiser PXC 480s ) to answer calls if we are listening to music from our mobile.

Sennheiser PXC 480 cable out

Logically for "active" functions these headphones need food, and in this case carry a battery that recharges via a micro USB port and gives to about 50 hours of use ; It takes about 3 hours to fully charge. Remember that they are not wireless headphones , that is, this battery is dedicated only to the active noise cancellation circuit, which works as we have indicated both while listening to music (or having a telephone conversation), and when we disconnect the cable and we only want silence .

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These Sennheiser are a wired version of the PXC 550 . As for the headphones themselves, they are, as we said, large (that is, they cover the ear completely) and with luxurious finishes : they have imitation leather ear cushions and the full headband is padded . Its internal dynamic speaker is capable of a wide frequency response, from 17 Hz to 23 kHz , and presents an impedance of 45 Ohms to the source. Despite having the battery and internal circuits, and a headband structure that allows them to be folded to carry them in a compact case, their weight reaches only 225 grams. The cable provided in the box is 1.4 meters long , and the sheath to store them (folded) is also delivered at the source. The price of the Sennheiser PXC 480 will be around 300 euros .

Sennheiser PXC 480 folded