These are great. I bought these because I fly a lot for work and they were definitely worth it. It works great for low frequency constant noises, like the hum of an airplane, or your lawnmower. I used to use earbuds and earmuffs to block out exterior noises, and these work about the same. I love the TalkThrough feature where you can clearly hear everyone around you. I am a cheapskate and I shopped and read a lot of reviews before pulling the trigger on these. You can also use the noise cancelling without any audio source if you want to sleep. And the battery lasts a very long time.
These do not fully cover the ear. They are shaped and angled awkwardly so that wearing them for more than 30 minutes causes irritation and discomfort. I believe the same discomfort would be for any size ears. Not worth it for the high tech. The older over ear versions of senheiser may have less tech things like bluetooth and on ear swipe controls, but they are way more comfortable and just as good canceling and sound.
These are fantastic. On a plane, once you start using these (or any sound canceling headphones, i suppose), you will not want to take them off. I never realized how noisy the cabin is. The battery seems to last forever. Only real disappointment is the case. They could not have made a cheaper case if they tried. If I lost them, I'd buy another pair.
The Sennheiser PXC 480 brings a premium experience to any journey. Drawing on a 70-year history of creating groundbreaking products, Sennheiser has brought its renowned audio expertise and exceptional sound quality to a pair of high-performance headphones made for those who like to travel in style. Excelling with special well-conceives features that are nothing less than first class.
Let Sennheiser’s renowned sound signature and engineering genius be your travel companions.
The PXC 480 offers you superior Sennheiser sound and audio technology fused together with an outstanding design in a high-performance travel headset.
Create your own audiosphere
You cannot always control the sound of your environment. But with the PXC 480 you can control if and what you will hear from it. Featuring Sennheiser’s NoiseGard™ Hybrid noise cancelling it will let you enjoy your favorite music even in the noisiest of surroundings. And it has another special treat in store: When you are not listening to music, NoiseGardTM can be used in passive mode to create an oasis of calm, by simply detaching the cable.
Give your ears the VIP treatment
The PXC 480 delivers Sennheiser’s signature sound quality. That means your music and movies are presented with exceptional clarity, delicate balance and gripping dynamics. The PXC 480 creates a rich soundstage for a really immersive audio experience for you to enjoy. To effortlessly stay in touch with the world the inline smart remote and high quality microphone make it convenient to use as a headset for clear phone calls. Furthermore, there is a TalkThrough feature that lets you hear and talk to people, e. g. the cabin crew, without removing the headphone.
Enjoy your mobile comfort zone
Comfortable, lightweight and crafted from high quality materials, the PXC 480 is a traveller’s headset in every detail. Its ear pads have been designed in accordance with Sennheiser's dedicated research into the ergonomics of the human ear for supreme comfort. An comfortable padded headband and rotating ear cups make long-haul listening a pure pleasure. And when the journey is done, the fold-flat collapsible frame lets you discreetly fold it away into the stylish, compact travel case.
Around the world on one charge
The PXC 480 delivers up to a stunning 50 hours of battery life on a single charge. This means you can travel around the globe in the comfort and tranquility ensured by noise cancellation. Even without batteries you don’t have to miss the superior sound of your travelling companion. The PXC 480 works perfectly fine passively, both as headphone and headset.
Accessories that add to your first class experience
The PXC 480 comes with: travel case, USB cable and IFE adaptors.