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The PXC 550 Wireless headphones.
Speak without interruption, listen without interference Sometimes you just need to get away from the hustle, bustle and stress of the world for a little while. The latest generation of travel headphones helps to do just that with active noise cancellation that fades out the noisiness of airports, trains and fellow passengers. Now it is time for an upgrade. Manufactured by German audio specialist Sennheiser, the PXC 550 Wireless offers high-performance ANC and up to 30 hours of battery life, while delivering the high-quality sound that the company has become renowned for over the past seven decades. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: SENNHEISER
After its modest beginnings in a farmhouse in Wedemark near Hannover, Germany, in 1945, Sennheiser set out to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company is driven by the vision to shape the future of audio. Numerous patents and awards – including an Emmy, a Grammy, a Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Engineering Emmy‘s® Philo T. Farnsworth Award – bear witness 18 | Issue 52 | July 2017
to Sennheiser’s innovative drive. This is embodied by four research and development centres worldwide as well as by the Innovation Campus at the headquarters in Wedemark. Opened in 2015, the facility is the audio industry’s largest and most modern centre for innovation. In the same year, Sennheiser launched what is now considered to be the best headphones in the world – the HE 1. Hand-crafted in Wedemark, the HE 1 delivers exceptional spaciousness and a frequency range that extends far beyond human hearing.
With the PXC 550 Wireless headphones, the audio specialist translated its innate spirit of innovation to the travel segment, demonstrating Sennheiser’s expertise in the field of noise-cancelling headsets. The headphones are a particularly fitting solution for discerning business travellers who need their headphones to provide both an oasis of calm, which allows perfect focus in a busy environment, and a working tool that allows travellers to stay connected on the move. Just like the best business travel experience, Sennheiser’s PXC 550 Wireless headphones anticipate the user’s every need, letting them travel in supreme wireless comfort and free from distractions. The PXC 550 Wireless is built to meet the demands of the frequent traveller with long-haul battery performance of up to 30 hours. Even with Sennheiser’s NoiseGard™ hybrid adaptive noise cancellation
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