Sennheiser PXC 300

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Sennheiser PXC 300

I just purchased -- yes purchased a Sennheiser PXC-300. You see I was sent the PXC 250 for a review and I loved it. Sennheiser asked for it back and as a result I literally suffered on my next plane trip. I can't explain how much more relaxed and alert I was after using Sennheiser's noise-canceling headphones on the plane. Usually I get things like headsets for free. My office is actually littered with them as I review them when time permits. I didn't even ask for a review unit of the PXC-300... I was so quickly addicted to noise-canceling that I ordered a pair online as soon as I learned they were available.

The PXC300 is better than the PXC-250 from a noise canceling perspective. The new model has NoiseGard Advance which is the marketing term for something that sounds great. I love the headset because it is just big enough to cover the ears yet small enough to not seriously slow you down or fill your laptop case. Covering the ears is important as it is part of the noise-reducing process.

If there is a drawback it's that the headset doesn't have the robust bass punch I would like. When you turn the noise-canceling on however, the music is severely colored which I happen to like. The bass does get a bit more punch in this mode. It's as if you turned a preset equalizer to the dance music mode.

I have used the headset to listen to dance, pop, classical, and Latin music. It has reproduced the music with aplomb in every case and IMO is a good value at around $200 which is what I paid. At $150 or less it's an amazing deal.

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