Find us on Facebook
More keeppies by Review Summary
Sennheiser PXC 250 II Collapsible Noise-Canceling Headphones by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

You are considering to buy this product but can not go over hundreds and thousands of reviews? This is just because there are too many of them. Would you like to have review summary with all positives and negatives presented on a single page? Here you are! We have developed a unique algorithm summarizing thousands of user reviews and presenting you with a product report. We hope this report will be useful in your decision. Enjoy!

Top of the page

Sennheiser PXC 250 II Collapsible Noise-Canceling Headphones
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 202 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 7.9%

Buy on Amazon

Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable5.0   above average
Compact5.0   average
Design5.0   above average
Light5.0   above average
Travel4.8   above average
Size4.4   above average
Weight4.4   average
Price4.3   average
Quality4.1   average
Sound4.1   average
Noise4.0   average
Noise-cancellation3.3   below average
Battery2.9   mediocre
Fit2.5   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Battery

Battery:
"Using an inline external battery and controller box was a miserable idea."
_
"The big plus is that even if battery is dead, earphones still work (except for the noise cancelling)."
_
"I like that the noise cancellation runs about about 50 hours on a single AAA battery, and that the headphones work even when the battery is dead."
_
"As many who own this model will attest, after normal adult use the battery compartment cover will fail, and the earpieces will deteriorate."
_
"(I'm very careful with all my toys and there was never any abuse of the switch or the headphones- they're always in the pouch when not in use, etc).I was hoping that PXC-250II will not have the same issue, as the in-line battery compartment with the switch was redesigned completely from the original PXC-250 and only uses one AAA battery now, but I've already had at least one pair with a failed switch."
_
"I bought these for airline travel and they look and sound great, noise reduction and volume control is fantastic, and unlike those BOSE headphones, if the battery dies, you can still actually use them."
_
"However, they exclude perhaps 80%, quite adequate, of ambient noise, strikingly noticeable when you flip the cancel switch (nice that you have that on off option--requiring an AAA battery to power the noise canceling, but the set still works conventionally without it)."
_
"Battery life is excellent and would recommend it if you need something that is light in weight for more comfort while traveling or relaxing."
_
"While I do recommend this headset, just remember it takes AAA batteries, so always have a spare one in your bag."
_
"My 2nd pair after a dozen years w 1st ones -- Excellent sound, size, features, Case, & only 1 battery needed."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Cable

Cable:
"The construction is a bit shoddy as the cable broke internally after 1 year of use."
_
"My only complaint is the that the length of the cord leading from the device to the volume controller nc switch is about 6 inches to short to comfortably have the device in my gym shorts pocket and the controller clipped to my tea shirt collar"
_
"In under a year of gentle but frequent use, the cord failed and sound cut out in one of the earphones."
_
"It's now less than a year after that replacement and the cord has failed again."
_
"I've had earlier versions of the PXC 250 that I had to replace because the cord broke."
_
"The problem I have with battery compartment is that the cables now run from both ends of the battery compartment which makes it very difficult for me to put the battery compartment in my jeans pocket."
_
"On the PXC 300, the cords went in and out of the same point on the battery pack and I could put it comfortably in my pocket with enough cord to comfortably reach my ears."
_
"PRO:lightweightsmall carrying casedo a relatively decent job on noise canceling, yet BOSE is way betterCONS:- the cable that plugs into the seat output can break easily (is not designed as an L, but like an I, so when you are sitting on a long haul an happen to move you can break it very easily)- folding them is very tricky"
_
"Very comfortable and I like the volume control on the cord."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Comfortable

Comfortable:
"They are very light and comfortable--good for extended periods in an airplane."
_
"These are great for travel - having had earbuds in the past, and sore ears about 2 hours into the flight I was looking for a set of headphones that were comfortable, good sound, good noise reduction and not so big I had to bring another carry on.....and these are perfect."
_
")Good quality sound, extremely comfortable."
_
"compact, easy to use, comfortable, the sound quality is great."
_
"To my experience, the Sennheiser PXC 250 II phones give a great value for comfortable wear, adequate noise cancellation, and very good sound quality."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Compact

Compact:
"compact, easy to use, comfortable, the sound quality is great."
_
"For a compact set of headphones, I think that these are a good value."
_
"great sound, very compact"
_
"The good part is that they are very compact, which is great for flying."
_
"Small, compact, fits in briefcase, sounds good and makes the flight much more tolerable by reducing all the flight noise."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Design

Design:
"(Not for the heavy base lover) Noise cancelling is very good for an on ear design."
_
"these headphones have a good design, are light yet hold to the head and are comfortable."
_
"Battery pack is on the wire, which fits in fanny pack, pocket, pocketbook, etc... does not add weight to head piece.7.Excellent design; folds up, in half, for easy storage in case.8.Great carrying case.9."
_
"I like over the ear design, and Sennheiser has a great and comfortable product."
_
"And while the sound quality (very nice) and noise-reduction (good enough for on-the-ear fold-up headsets) match the quality of the PXC 300, the PXC 250 II is poorly designed and much less durable."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Fit

Fit:
"While I found the sound quality and fit to be great, as expected, I was disappointed to find that the PXC 250-II's weren't loud enough to work on a plane."
_
"They didn't fit comfortably on my head, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't work for you."
_
"( I cannot comfortably wear those that fit into the ears.)"
_
"Garbage sound and uncomfortable fit."
_
"This will drag your headphones from your ears adding to the fit problem."
_
"The big downside is that they fit too tightly on my head, which causes discomfort after several hours."
_
"While I found the sound quality and fit to be great, as expected, I was disappointed to find that the PXC 250-II's weren't loud enough to work on a plane."
_
"Was going to go with Bose but I like the compactness of these as it fits well into my computer bag."
_
"Small, compact, fits in briefcase, sounds good and makes the flight much more tolerable by reducing all the flight noise."
_
"They use just one battery and fit well in the case."
_
"- Comfortable : The ear pad cushion is very comfortable and fits snugly."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Light

Light:
"They are very light and comfortable--good for extended periods in an airplane."
_
"I was impressed with the light weight and comfort and also the noise cancelling ability."
_
"Battery life is excellent and would recommend it if you need something that is light in weight for more comfort while traveling or relaxing."
_
"these headphones have a good design, are light yet hold to the head and are comfortable."
_
"The noise cancellation works very well and they are light enough to wear comfortably while jogging indoors."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Music

Music:
"Might be good for listening to a lecture but not good for music."
_
"Also the cable from the battery compartment to my cellphone is not long enough, so it is inconvenient for me to play with my cellphone and listen to my music at the same time."
_
"Good plane sound reduction, music quality good."
_
"however when using them for classical music I was less than impressed with lacking clear highs and everything seemed to be blended tougher there was no definable qualities to the instruments that you would enjoy on Bose or even studio sony or AKG headphones."
_
"you will be able to watch TV, listen to music and block out engine noise (Plane, Car or Train)You don't have to blast the volume to hear."
_
"I am a choir conductor, I play upright bass (and other instruments), and I also do sound tech work, so I know a thing or two about natural sounding musical balance and good bass response, but this is definitely an acoustic music bias."
_
"Many people seem to love to disparage Bose, and I agree that the music reproduction has exaggerated bass, but their QC15's are brilliant at noise cancelling, coming as close as any headphone has to creating the sound of silence."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Noise

Noise:
"However the noise cancelling component is failing."
_
"They're actually more comfortable than Bose, although the noise suppression isn't quite as good."
_
"The active noise cancellation is not as effective as heavier, non-foldable headphones, but for buyers looking for a compact, lightweight, and comfortable product, these headphones are a great choice at the advertised price."
_
"Have never liked the feel of the large over ear noise cancellation like Bose or similar and wanted a compact version."
_
"This is my experience:1) The noise cancelling is not good, I can still here the TV my husband watches, nothing to compare to Bose.2) Left ear speaker only works when the noise cancelling is on and it the sound disappears every few minutes and returns only when I knock on that speaker."
_
"The noise cancelling feature was not good."
_
"I ended up using my normal work-out over-ear Sennheisers that were not noise canceling but were way more comfortable."
_
"I tried using on a flight and not only were they uncomfortable, the noise canceling feature dint do much to block out any ambient noise."
_
"I highly recommend these headphones if you are looking for noise cancellation during everyday tasks, but look elsewhere if you fly a lot."
_
"The noise cancelling works well for me, and I enjoy the sound."
_
"I would note that they don't provide as much noise cancelling as over the ear headphones, but they are easy to pack and travel with."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Noise-cancellation

Noise-cancellation:
"The noise-canceling was not very effective on a 13 hr."
_
"Not as comfortable nor as noise-canceling as I expected."
_
"The noise-canceling is not as good as the much larger Sony but it works for me."
_
"Noise-canceling is OK, but not as good as with over-the-ear headphones like the Bose QC15 or Panasonic's RP-HC series."
_
"The noise-canceling is not as good as it discribes."
_
"These headphones were exciting due to their travel friendly size and noise-canceling feature but didn't live up to my expectations."
_
"Sennheiser has a great and deserved reputation for headphones and the noise-canceling works very well."
_
"They are, I think, a great value for noise-cancelling headphones."
_
"While noise reduction is not as complete as traditional large noise-canceling models , Sennheiser PXC 250II has noticeable, good noise canceling properties that make a huge difference while flying."
_
"And while the sound quality (very nice) and noise-reduction (good enough for on-the-ear fold-up headsets) match the quality of the PXC 300, the PXC 250 II is poorly designed and much less durable."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Price

Price:
"I wound up with the Bose QC 20i, not because I loved it a ton, but because they solved a lot of problems for me, thus making them worth the money."
_
"Not perfect but at the price point more than serviceable."
_
"The sound is ok, but not good enough to justify the price."
_
"The price is excellent."
_
"Nice for the price"
_
"After seeing the price of these and reading the reviews, I thought they sounded too good to be true."
_
"These Sens are very good for the price and are my go to when travelling."
_
"Excellent noise canceling for the price."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Quality

Quality:
"While I found the sound quality and fit to be great, as expected, I was disappointed to find that the PXC 250-II's weren't loud enough to work on a plane."
_
"Sound quality is very good, but not as good as the Sennheiser earbuds that I own."
_
"The noise canceling does provide some relief to background noise but the audio quality is really disappointing from a Sennheiser product."
_
"Ultimately, I was disappointed in the sound quality."
_
"- quality: sound quality was good, but not good enough to warrant this high of a priceIn closing, if you are looking for a portable travel headset to use on train or airplane rides - these are most definitely not for you."
_
"While I found the sound quality and fit to be great, as expected, I was disappointed to find that the PXC 250-II's weren't loud enough to work on a plane."
_
")Good quality sound, extremely comfortable."
_
"compact, easy to use, comfortable, the sound quality is great."
_
"To my experience, the Sennheiser PXC 250 II phones give a great value for comfortable wear, adequate noise cancellation, and very good sound quality."
_
"Sound quality is fine and noise reduction is adequate."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Size

Size:
"Overall: small problems with the new model and small improvements from the previous model."
_
"I considered an over-the-ear Bose headset, and while their sound was good, and it is marginally better in blocking out sounds, the cost, size and weight were excessive for me."
_
"I've also found that the spring tension is high even for my small head to the point of becoming a bit uncomfortable if worn for extended periods, so that may be a factor if you have a fat head ;-) I paid $150 for mine around 4 years ago and they're still going strong, and I wrap the cords up any which way now."
_
"The PXC 240 II fold up pretty small."
_
"1) They fold up pretty small to drop into your bag purse, 2) you can toggle noise canceling on and off so if you run out of battery you can still use them as regular headphones AND they take a AAA battery so you can always swap out the battery rather than needing to find a place time to charge."
_
"They are comfortable, small and lightweight."
_
"Would go for a full size headphones to achieve max comfort next time."
_
"These headphones were exciting due to their travel friendly size and noise-canceling feature but didn't live up to my expectations."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Sound

Sound:
"While I found the sound quality and fit to be great, as expected, I was disappointed to find that the PXC 250-II's weren't loud enough to work on a plane."
_
"Playing games the sound never sounded so good, and in fact I've heard some parts of game sounds I could not hear before on my old cheap headset."
_
"The airline adapter I received was faulty, the right side didn't produce sound."
_
"The neutralization of ambient sound is not as good as with the Bose phones, but adequate to appreciate the difference in audio."
_
"Sound quality is very good, but not as good as the Sennheiser earbuds that I own."
_
"I enjoy the robust natural sound that Sennheiser headphones provide, so I turned to the PXC 250-II headphones when it came time to replace an old pair of Audio Technica noise-cancelling headphones."
_
"While I found the sound quality and fit to be great, as expected, I was disappointed to find that the PXC 250-II's weren't loud enough to work on a plane."
_
"The noise cancelling works well for me, and I enjoy the sound."
_
"I bought these for airline travel and they look and sound great, noise reduction and volume control is fantastic, and unlike those BOSE headphones, if the battery dies, you can still actually use them."
_
"I did not think the overall sound nor bass response was nearly as good as many reviewers indicated."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Travel

Travel:
"If you're looking for headphones for sitting at your desk at work or similar, then I probably wouldn't recommend these, but for travel headphones I'd give them an A++, they're a perfect solution in my mind, and as you can tell I feel kind of bizarrely passionate about them."
_
"I would note that they don't provide as much noise cancelling as over the ear headphones, but they are easy to pack and travel with."
_
"I bought these for airline travel and they look and sound great, noise reduction and volume control is fantastic, and unlike those BOSE headphones, if the battery dies, you can still actually use them."
_
"These are great for travel - having had earbuds in the past, and sore ears about 2 hours into the flight I was looking for a set of headphones that were comfortable, good sound, good noise reduction and not so big I had to bring another carry on.....and these are perfect."
_
"These headphones were exciting due to their travel friendly size and noise-canceling feature but didn't live up to my expectations."
_
"The compact size makes it a great for travel."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Volume

Volume:
"My only complaint is the that the length of the cord leading from the device to the volume controller nc switch is about 6 inches to short to comfortably have the device in my gym shorts pocket and the controller clipped to my tea shirt collar"
_
"I would flip the battery pack over and slide it inside a belt loop to hold it in place, but then the volume knob would rub against my belt and the volume would decrease incrementally--very annoying."
_
"Love the adjustable volume control and they keep working if for some reason the battery dies."
_
"I bought these for airline travel and they look and sound great, noise reduction and volume control is fantastic, and unlike those BOSE headphones, if the battery dies, you can still actually use them."
_
"My only complaint is the that the length of the cord leading from the device to the volume controller nc switch is about 6 inches to short to comfortably have the device in my gym shorts pocket and the controller clipped to my tea shirt collar"
_
"Nice update, like the addition of a volume control and that it needs only one battery."
_
"Very comfortable and I like the volume control on the cord."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Weight

Weight:
"Then try folding this thing then putting the dead weight in a neat slim package like the old not noise cancelled version..."
_
"I considered an over-the-ear Bose headset, and while their sound was good, and it is marginally better in blocking out sounds, the cost, size and weight were excessive for me."
_
"I was impressed with the light weight and comfort and also the noise cancelling ability."
_
"They are comfortable, small and lightweight."
_
"lightweight with good noise canceling capabilities very easy to fold into carrying case"
_
"Battery life is excellent and would recommend it if you need something that is light in weight for more comfort while traveling or relaxing."
_
"These comfortable, lightweight and compact headphones are perfect for air travel."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon
Comments: