Meet Sennheiser's Shiny New PXC 550 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

If you're a "discerning traveller", the new Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless headphones might be right up your alley.

With high-quality sound and up to 30 hours of battery performance, you can personalise your listening experience on the move using Sennheiser's companion app, CapTune.

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Sennheiser says new PXC 550 Wireless headphones "anticipate your every need" (whatever that means) and the NoiseGard hybrid adaptive noise cancellation doesn't suck more battery power than you need for a whole day.

There is an intuitive, earcup-mounted touch control panel and voice prompt system to select settings, while the PXC 550 Wireless can automatically pause music and calls when the headphones are taken off.

The headphones feature NFC pairing for high-quality Bluetooth audio transmission, which can be "tailored precisely" according to preference. There are four presets for adjusting sound and one customisable "Director mode" that can be tailored via CapTune, a free app on Android and iOS that is both a music player and a sound tuning app.

You can make precise adjustments with the equaliser, and use the "SoundCheck" feature that does A/B-testing of different set-ups. You can also personalise adaptive noise cancellation, audio prompts, and the activation of Smart Pause.

Sennheiser's NoiseGard hybrid adaptive noise cancellation promises uninterrupted listening by seamlessly monitoring and adapting to ambient noise levels — whether on a plane, train or a noisy street — to provide the exact level of suppression needed.

An ergonomic, lightweight design and high-quality materials make the sleek PXC 550 Wireless extremely comfortable even for the longest of listening sessions, Sennheiser promises. And when the journey is done, they fold flat into a travel case.

You'll be able to pick up a set from mid July, with local pricing to be confirmed. As soon as we can get our hands on a pair we'll pop up a full review.

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