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.
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 .
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 .