I recently used the Sennheiser PXC 250 Headphones and here is brief account of my experience. The Sennheiser PXC 250 uses something called a noise guard that actively cuts out outside noise using noise compensation this is done with a small device that connects to the headphones and requires 2 triple A batteries and that cuts out all the noise around you.
This is very light and compact it folds so that it would easily fit in your pocket. The ear cups are especially compact. The ear cups have a leather cushion feel for added comfort and also to provide an effective seal for noise suppression.
High resolution sound is produced because it has a duo fold diaphragm that not only cuts out outside noise but also gives you crystal clear sound. Just what Sennheiser is renowned for, high quality sound output. The ambient noise reduction is very impressive. Almost totally blocks out constant background noise like an airplane engine noise or the clatter of a noisy shopping center. You will still hear sudden noise like the honking of a car horn, police sirens or a baby crying. But even these noises sound distant.
You have a standard plug that comes with this but it has 2 adapters so that it can be easily plugged into your PC, TV, gaming console etc and the second one is a two-pronged adapter for in-flight movies so that when you travel you can watch movies on the plane with out having to pay the usual $5 – $10 to watch it.
This also comes with a belt pouch so that you can easily carry this around with you.
Verdict – Very effective noise canceling and very comfortable to wear. Compact and easy to carry. The sound quality was great especially in the mid range. The high and low end bass were lacking a bit. But at this price the sound was almost as good as other headphones twice the cost of this one. This would definitely rate as a strong buy as the new Sennheiser PXC 350 is out and you can easily pick up a bargain one of the PXC 250’s now.
Here are few customer reviews of the Sennheiser PXC 250 Active Noise Canceling Headphones;
These work well, especially for the money. One of the few headphones out there that can make an iPod sound good….By R Morrison
These phones are great. If You’re looking for noise canceling headphones, give these a try. The sound quality is excellent, they do a great job of blocking out ambient noise…By Saul Jaramillo
Great overall value. The best set of headphones I have ever owned. I spent almost three times as much in the past for headphones that can’t compare… By Duwayneh