Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Adjust Sound via CapTune App

The PXC 550 wireless headphones from Sennheiser are designed to deliver the highest levels of audio fidelity without the limitation of cables.


Coming from the pro audio world, long-time headphone manufacturer Sennheiser has developed a large following of professional and enthusiast users. Recently the company announced its latest gadget for business travelers: the new PXC 550 Wireless headphones

Sennheiser says the PXC 550 Wireless headphones are designed for travel, delivering up to 30 hours battery life as well as a personal listening experience through the use of its companion CapTune app. 

“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.”

Sennheiser's NoiseGard hybrid adaptive noise cancellation improves the PXC 550's listening experience in less than ideal environments. In addition, the headphone's earcup-mounted touchpanel and voice prompt system allow users to easily select their listening settings. Other features include sensors that automatically pause music and calls when the headphones are taken off.

The headphones are also compatible with Sennheiser's companion CapTune app.

Sennheiser says the CapTune app features four presets for adjusting sound. It includes a customizable Director mode that can be dialed in by using the app and a SoundCheck function to allow users to A/B test different app setups. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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