Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sennheiser PXC300 Noise Cancelling Headphones Review by Jeff Roy

If you are anything like me and like to travel, you may have noticed that annoying background noise. It usually comes in the form of a constant noise in the form of a jet, car, bus, or train engine depending on how you travel. And if also like you enjoy your travel entertainment whether it be music or movies, the constant noise and get to you. Up for review today is an answer to that problem. It is the Sennheiser PX300 noise cancelling headphones.

When it comes to electronics, I tend to go with the tried and true. For that reason I have been a user of Sennheiser and their quality products for many years. The PX300’s followed along with the reputation and deliver on what they claim. It is difficult to cancel ALL of that unwanted background noise. I have not come across a product that does. But the NoiseGard Advanced technology in the PX300’s is supposed to take away up to 80% of it. From my experience on the plane, it seemed right on the money. In technical terms, it is up to 15db. I have some many brands advertise noise cancelling <200>

With an MSRP of $179.95, not only are they good to reduce the noise of your surroundings but they are also a good sounding set of headphones. The closed, supra-aural minim headphones design has a frequency response of 8-21,500 Hz. The literature I saw said it has deep powerful bass, and while I tend to be a bit of a “bass head,” the bass was not boomy and overbearing, and seemed sufficient. The PXC300’s also had a good deal of realism to them. They were a tad on the bright side, but that is how most individuals like their music. The soundstage was good as well as the imaging. I enjoyed the level of resolution they provided. Both male and female vocals sounded great, and piano sounded very natural. I listen to everything from classical to new age, to reggae, to heavy metal. I was pleased with how they handled everything I through at them. They are lightweight and comfortable, and in combination of good sound performance I would be able to wear them for long periods of time.

I am glad to see Sennheiser’s reputation still precedes them. The construction quality is very good. The noise cancelling feature works great. And their sound quality as headphones is also very good. If you are in the market for noise cancelling headphones, I would put Sennheiser on your short list. I thoroughly enjoyed them. For more info and complete specs, feel free to check out their website at