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The best (in most cases)
on May 24, 2011
I needed the best noise protection for flights I take to work on a BEECHCRAFT 1900D SERIES TURBOPROP which is a twin engine propeller driven 19 seat buzz bomb; so after reviews and owning the very compact PXC 250-II, which are suitable for the jet set, good for the cool look and accurate mid-range reproduction, they lacked the musicality and Bass response I craved. I purchased the Sennheiser PXC 450 NoiseGard Active Noise-Canceling Headphones. They are full sized cans but fold up into a bible sized case.
These guys really perform. With a realistic sound stage,and they actually define the source of the music well. you can hear the instrument position in the sound field. The Bass Mids and Top are all balanced well, and I was impressed with the nuances they brought out in songs. (I wished I had a better source than my iPod). the Noise Canceling was really, really good. the only time they wavered was upon takeoff where sitting between the roaring engines I was distracted by that ugly digital distortion for about 45 seconds till the engines were throttled back for the flight. The switches and button features on the headphones are intuitive, and easy to get used to. When I was on a CRJ jet the talk button when activated, was excellent to hear the Stewardess speak and was even surrealy hi-fi-ish. I am very happy with these headphones the extra coin I had to cough up is now well worth it.