Sennheiser HD 4.40 Around Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - Black
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- Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX technologies to deliver exceptional wireless sound quality
- Intuitive ear cup mounted controls for changing tracks and for making calls via the integrated microphone
- Up to 25 hour battery life and is supplied with connecting cable for battery free listening
- Compatible with most smartphones & tablets.Height: 7.8 inch / 19.8 centimeter
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 3.9 x 10.2 inches. Connectivity Technology: Wireless; Battery Type: Li ion Polymer Battery
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Meet the Sennheiser HD 4.40BT Wireless
The new Sennheiser HD 4.40BT Wireless offers exceptional sound for every day listening with mobile devices. The comfortable closed-back, around-ear headset is powered by proprietary Sennheiser drivers that deliver a well-balanced, amazingly detailed sound with dynamic bass. Bluetooth wireless technology ensures hassle-free pairing and reliable transmission with smart devices. Its elegantly minimalistic design with foldable headband has been crafted from robust, high-quality materials to meet the requirements of the street.
- Did you know? Founded in 1945, Sennheiser has a tradition of developing one of the world class audio components. Sennheiser conceives and engineers 'in house' to insure reliability, durability and our renowned signature sound.
Signature Sennheiser Sound
Proprietary drivers used in the HD 4.40BT Wireless deliver detailed and well-balanced sound with satisfyingly dynamic bass. Listening sessions are pure joy – no matter the genre.
The HD 4.40BT Wireless is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 featuring aptX codex compatibility providing wireless freedom of movement and exceptional sound quality.
Great Wearing Comfort
Soft leatherette covered ear pads provide exceptional wearing comfort for long listening sessions.
Instant Pairing via NFC
Hassle-free Bluetooth connection is accomplished using Near Field Communication (NFC) with compatible smart devices.
Side-swiveling ear cups and a robust foldable headband design insures the HD 4.40BT Wireless can be easily and compactly stored in its supplied protective case.
Intuitive ear-cup mounted controls make adjusting volume, changing tracks, and managing incoming calls via the integrated microphones a breeze.
|HD 4.40BT Wireless||HD 4.50BTNC Wireless||PXC 550|
|Wearing Style||Around Ear||Around Ear||Around Ear|
|Transducer Principle||Dynamic, Closed||Dynamic, Closed||Dynamic, Closed|
|Connectivity||Buetooth 4.0 / NFC Pairing||Bluetooth 4.0 / NFC Pairing||Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Cable with Remote|
|Frequency Response||18 – 22,000 Hz||18 – 22,000 Hz||17 – 23,000 Hz|
|Impedance||18 Ω||18 Ω||Active: 490 Ω / Passive: 46 Ω|
|Sound Pressure Level (SPL)||113 dB (Passive: 1 kHz /1 Vrms)||113 dB (Passive: 1 kHz / 1 Vrms)||110 dB (1 kHz / 1 Vrms)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||<0.5% (1 kHz / 100 dB)||<0.5% (1 kHz / 100 dB)||<0.5% (1 kHz, 100 dB)|
|Battery Life||Up to 25 Hours||Up to 25 Hours||Up to 30 Hours|
|Weight (Headphones)||7.9 oz. (225 g)||8.4 oz. (238 g)||8 oz. (227g)|
|In the Box||HD 4.40BT Headset / 1.4 m Audio Cable / 3.5 mm Angled / Gold-plated Plug / USB Charging Cable||HD 4.50BTNC Wireless Headset / 1.4 m Audio Cable / 3.5 mm Angled Plug / USB Charging Cable / Carry Case||PXC 550 Wireless Headset / Cable with Remote / Carry Case / USB Cable / IFE Adapters / Manuals|
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|Headphones Form Factor||Over Ear||Over Ear||Over Ear||Over Ear||Over Ear||Over Ear|
|Item Dimensions||7.08 x 3.94 x 10.25 inches||7.68 x 7.09 x 3.07 inches||7.08 x 3.94 x 10.25 inches||6.54 x 3.62 x 7.13 inches||6.10 x 2.60 x 7.60 inches||8.66 x 4.33 x 9.84 inches|
|Item Weight||1.11 lbs||0.58 lbs||7.84 ounces||0.80 ounces||—||0.68 lbs|
|Special Features||noise-isolation||Hi-Res Audio, Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation, BassUp Technology, Crystal-Clear Calls, Foldable, Noise Cancellation, Volume-Control||noise-cancellation||Noise Cancellation, Wireless, Built-in Microphones, Comfortable Over-ear, Hi-Fi stereo, Deep Bass, Lightweight, 30 Hours Playtime, Travel on the plane||Foldable, Lightweight,; Foldable, Lightweight,; Foldable, Lightweight,; Foldable, Lightweight,; Foldable, Lightweight,||Microphone, wireless, Volume-Control|
The HD 4.40 BT is a wireless headset employing Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX technologies to deliver exceptional wireless Hi Fi sound. It features NFC for simple pairing of compatible devices. This new headset offers ease of use and convenience thanks to intuitive ear cup mounted controls for changing tracks and for making calls via the integrated microphone. Wearing comfort is assured by their ergonomically designed ear pads. The HD 4.40 BT has excellent battery life, letting listeners enjoy wireless sound for up to 25 hours. A battery free listening mode is also possible via a supplied detachable cable. Note for good sound quality and best wearing comfort adjust the ear pad location on the headband to properly match the size of head. Wear the headphones so that the headband runs over the top of your head. Adjust the location of the ear pads by moving the ear cups up and down of the headband slider until ears are comfortably covered by the ear pads, you feel even gentle pressure around your ears a snug fit of the headband on t.he head is ensured
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But first, let me comment on their sound quality. I’ve tried the Bose QC35, Sony MDR-1000Xs, Sony MDR-XB950BTs, Skullcandy Crusher Wireless, and the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2. These headphones perform stellar in the sound quality department. Clear crisp highs, full mids, and plenty of bass. But the most fun I have with these their sound stage. With the HD 4.40BT, you get a broad sound stage with great separation. If you’re looking for a great sounding pair of headphones at $150, you’ve found them. These are the least expensive of the lineup I’ve tried and yield a sound quality on par or better than all of the headphones I’ve tried at more than twice the price.
The phone call quality is okay on the Sennheiser HD 4.40BT. Sometimes I get callers telling me that I sound fantastic and sometimes that I have digital “reverby” artifacts. Unfortunately, I can’t get consistent results. I do know that when I switch to my phone during those complaint calls, I get good responses. So it’s definitely in the headset. It may be a futile effort to find a great sounding pair of headphones that has excellent call quality but I’m trying. For now, the search continues.
The noise isolation capability is not that great. I can clearly here ambient sound, voices, and the like while listening to music, even somewhat loudly. Fortunately, however, these do not leak much sound which is a huge bonus. Due to the less-than-ideal noise isolation, I may try out the Sennheiser HD 4.50BT instead. Since those feature noise cancelling.
The HD 4.40BTs fold for compact storage, which is very nice. I wish the ear cans also rotated flat as with other headphones I’ve tried. But I mostly like the rotated ear cans for comfortably wearing the headphones around your neck when you need to temporarily have them removed. Fortunately, the HD 4.40s are very comfortable around the neck without this option. I think it’s their wide headband that accounts for this. Overall the foldability is nice. These come with a soft pouch so you’re not going to get any protection from a case with the HD 4.40BTs, but at their price-point, the company had to skimp somewhere.
The controls are okay. And if you’re familiar with Sony MDR-XB950BT controls, you’ll find these pretty similar. There is one significant difference however, the Sony’s feature a multi-function button that is pretty tall, which makes it easy to accidentally skip or rewind your music instead of pausing. This is due to the leverage that their button height has. This potential issue is not an issue on the HD 4.40s because the multi-function button has a very low profile. Consequently, the buttons low profile makes it a bit more difficult to find and press for phone calls and pausing music, especially since the bezel around the ear cup that has nearly the same height as the low profile multi-function button. The volume rocker is placed low on the ear can which I find a little too low. I think an improvement to the design would be to move the power button to the front of the can and allow more spacing and better positioning of the volume rocker and play/pause multi-function button. Overall, they’re a solid set of buttons that work well to control calls and music.
The ear pads, as mentioned in other reviews, have small openings and while I don’t have very large ears, the ear pad openings do press on either the top or the bottom of my ear depending on how I position them. This is in contrast to the Bose QC35s which have a large opening that fit my ears comfortably without touching. Despite this issue, the ear pads on the Sennheisers are soft and the headsets light enough to make them comfortable. However, I find myself having to tweak the fit ever time I use them. The comfort tolerance is so tight that you have to really fuss with the fit to get them where you can wear them for hours without some discomfort. It’s possible to find the sweet spot, but you need narrow ears, a narrow head, and a bunch of finicky trials to make them fit nicely comfy. There is a noticeable amount of ear pressure after wearing these for over an hour so they’re not the most comfortable headphones you can find. I wish Sennheiser would have made the ear openings bigger because the suppleness of the ear pads is great. There is minimal padding in the headband which will apply pressure to the crown of your head after about an hour of wearing these. In summary, larger ear pad openings and a more heavily padded headband cushion would make these extremely comfortable. As designed, they’re not.
The LED light on these does not illuminate when the headphones are on. While I thought this would be a bonus, especially when using them in a dark room, believe it or not, I miss a flashing or glowing LED. Glowing LED lights help let you know if a device is on, which may help you avoid unnecessary battery drain. With the HD 4.40s you’ll have to either look at your device to confirm whether they’re on or not, or you’ll have to simply try to play audio through them to test if they’re on.
One last little disappointment is the 2.5 to 3.5 mm headphone cable. I have a few standard 3.5mm cables lying around and would like to keep those in different places for convenient use with my headphones. One in the computer bag, one at the office, one at home, etc. Unfortunately, you need a special cable with the HD 4.40BTs.
If you’re looking for a good pair of headphones that sound great, have decent comfort, prevent sound leakage for using them in work environments, and have adequate voice call quality the Sennheiser HD 4.40BT may give you everything you want. Overall, feature and sound-wise these headphones top the Bose QC35, Sony MDR-1000X, Sony 950BT, the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2, and the Skullcandy Crushers. While they're not perfect, they do have some solid performance in the features they offer.
★SOUND: The Sennheiser signature sound is there and it is superb (great soundstage too), with a some extra bass to make things more interesting for the average consumer, but nothing overwheming.
★BATTERY: 25 hours. Enough said.
★DESIGN: They are (nearly) all-black, minimalist and sleek.
★CONNECTIVITY: NFC and bluetooth with aptx, awesome.
★BUILD: Yes they are plastic-made, but they feel very sturdy,flexible and durable.
- Sound changes a little (almost unnoticable) when the headphones are connected via bluetooth vs wired (but this is very common).
-COMFORT: Over-ear for small and medium ears (like mine). On-ear for large ears (depends on how you snug them). The earpads are fluffy. Used them for long sessions without problems. Do not use the headband too tight to your head, it can get very unconfortable up there.
- CONTROLS: The buttons and slider to control your music on your right earcup only work when you are using your headphones via bluetooth. BUMMER...
What you expect first and foremost from Sennheiser is great sound quality and the HD4.40s certainly do not disappoint. Clear crisp high and mid with punchier bass than in my other Sennhieser headphones, hd558s are open back so bass isn't expected. These are warm I truly love the sound for listening to music of any type and they serve well for podcast as well.
The build quality is solid and not the most premium but for the price it's expected and they do feel and look good and are strong, Sennhieser typically uses premium materials and the surfaces all feel great just not a lot of metal or leather. Although the leather earcups are better than my Bose and Sennhieser Momentums. I do like how they fold up to easily fit in my bag.
Wireless is the main reason I bought these because I wanted a great sounding over ear headphone and I knew Sennhieser wouldn't let me down and they've blow me away. Range is great and the battery lasts for days with 24hr use advertised. If you are using them for bursts they are gonna last along time which is huge for me.
I'd tell you to go buy these if you want a very nice sounding over ear Bluetooth headphone I can't see how these would let anyone down. I'll update if anything changes.
UPDATE: So I fully charged the headphones when I first got them and I've used them for over 8 hours of use with days in standby and I'm not kidding the batter is still at 97%. Really incredible battery life, amazing sound for the price. They sound much better than my Bose Soundtrue 2 and those cost more and aren't Bluetooth although the Bose are more compact. I'm so impressed with the battery life his far. Will update further in a few weeks.
One negative thing that has happened is that the Sennhesier brandin in the top band has completely worn off. It isn't scratched there, no damage it just wore off over time. Pretty sad even though it's not a big deal. I won't take a star off for it I but I think Sennhesier overlooked what they used to print that branding with.
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Assuming that you’re on a similar journey yourself at the moment, you’ll have no doubt discovered that there’s a simply bamboozling amount of headphones available to buy here on Amazon - and half of them are from manufacturers you’ve probably never even heard of, right? That was the predicament I found myself in too, but fear not - I have done the research so you don’t have to.
After reading a heap of reviews on headphones, and with a maximum budget of £80, I narrowed my search down to the AKG Y50BT, Marshall Major II, Plantronics Backbeat 500, Lindy BNX-60, Skullcandy Hesh 3 and the Sennheiser HD440BT. From there, things got very tricky as they were all very well reviewed, but I managed to narrow it down further to a head-to-head between the Skullcandy and Sennheiser ones.
As you might have guessed, I ended up plumping for the Sennheiser HD400BT’s in the end as they got glowing reviews from just about everywhere, so I clicked on the ‘Buy’ button and, as ever, they arrived the very next day thanks to Amazon Prime.
>>>WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
As you’d expect for an £80 set of cans, they come in a very nice box. It opens from a clip on the bottom and the headphones themselves slide of it on a plastic tray, along with a 3.5mm traditional audio-jacked cable, a USB to micro-USB charging cable (but no charger), a soft carrying pouch and a set of three instruction books.
I’m always dismayed when I see plastic bags, trays and unnecessary packaging when I’m unboxing things. If you’re reading this, Sennheiser boffins, couldn’t you have made the tray out of cardboard or, even better, provided the headphones in an actual carrying case rather than provide a soft carrying pouch which feels like a bit of an afterthought? We need to paying attention to these things these days!
When I removed my HD440BT’s from their box, the first thing that struck me was just how robust they felt. Sennheiser are renowned for the quality of materials and attention to detail on their products, and it really, really shows in these - there's a nice weight to them (they're not heavy though) and they just feel really solid and dependable. The folding mechanism they have is also worthy of praise because it doesn't in any way feel flimsy; it just feels smooth and well engineered.
I love how they look, too. I’m really not one for the glossy, brightly coloured shiny headphones that some people seem to favour and I felt drawn to these because they’re very understated, with no shiny chrome bits, big logos or flashing lights; they’re all about the matte black and the only thing that gives any clue to their pedigree is the subtle Sennheiser logo above each of the earpieces. Very classy. I also like the fact that they’re compact and don’t protrude too far out from the ears and make you look a bit gonky like some headphones do.
The minimalistic approach continues with the controls and ports at the bottom of the right earpiece, where you’ll find the power button, a multi-function slider button, the volume controls, a 3.5mm audio jack port and a Micro-USB port. None of these have any writing on them, which I think is pretty cool.
In terms of comfort, upon my first inspection of the headphones, I thought the padding on the earpieces looked very sumptuous and soft, with the pads themselves being made out of memory foam and protein leather. The bottom of the headband was a cause of concern to me, however. Although it has some padding on it, it wasn’t as sumptuous as I’d expect to find on headphones at this price point, so I initially had a worry over how comfortable these would be to wear.
>>>ARE THEY EASY TO CHARGE?
Yup. These headphones can be charged using any old Micro-USB cable. In fact, once I’d unboxed and examined them, the first thing I did was plug them in and charge them up. An orange LED illuminated on the right earpiece to let me know that they were charging and it took a couple of hours for this to go out, indicating that they were good to go. Easy peasy.
>>>ARE THEY EASY TO PAIR?
As with any new Bluetooth device, you’ll need to pair these headphones with your audio device before you can listen to music through them. Since the majority of people will no doubt be connecting these to their smartphones, Sennheiser has made this task incredibly simple. If you take the look at the side of the left earpiece, you’ll see an NFC logo. Yep, that’s right - if your phone has got NFC capabilities, you can pair it to these headphones by simply tapping it against them, which is super cool, really convenient and works a treat. Of course, if your phone does not have NFC, you can pair them together using the traditional Bluetooth way, which is very simple to do.
>>>HOW DO THEY SOUND?
Ah, yes - without doubt the most important thing when it comes to headphones is how they sound, innit?! I’d read some good things about how the HD440BT’s sounded, so I excitedly popped them onto my ears once they had charged fully and cued up some music via the Amazon Music Unlimited app.
DISCLAIMER: I should probably mention at this point that I’m not a audiophile and don’t have a set of £500 headphones to compare these to, but I do have a good ear for quality sound. I’ve got a pretty eclectic taste in music too, so I tried to listen to a few different genres to see how they sounded. First of all, I had a listen to the pop track (or as poppy as my tastes dare to venture) ‘Break it to me’ from Muse’s new album ‘Simulation Theory’. It opens up with a nice guitar riff and I was very impressed when the drums started - it was immediately apparent that the HD440BT’s were capable of pumping out some seriously powerful bass as the drums and bass synth in the song sounded simply fantastic; really deep, punchy, dynamic and engaging - but not to the point where it swamped everything else. Once the vocals began, they cut right through the bass with strong mids and impressive clarity and everything in the song sounded incredibly tight. Impressive… Most impressive!
Next up, I had a listen to the track ‘Spider/Waves’ from the brand new album ‘Bi/Mental’ from Le Butcherettes and was actually blown away by how good it sounded. The clarity and control over the audio from these - particularly when listening to something that’s well mixed and mastered - is quite breathtaking and I listened, grinning and somewhat slack-jawed, as the beautiful bass, drums and moog in the song punched my ears with meaty slabs of bass while the ethereal guitar echoed resonantly - and Terri’s crystal-clear vocals cut right through everything, totally unimpeded. I was definitely coming to agreement with the reviews that I’d read about these headphones sounding great.
Now for something a little more challenging - I fired up the track 'Eldrich’, the title track from Parius's album ‘The Eldrich Realm’, which is a very loud and fast paced metal track with some surprising depth and orchestration. It's also a very well mixed track and again I found myself pleased to hear how well these headphones dealt with the sonic assault that this track imposed on them - they didn’t get muddled or swamped and were able to keep a tight rein over things. I’ve heard some headphones really struggle with tracks like this and these just breezed through it perfectly.
Finally, something far more relaxed and delicate - ‘Scheherazade: The young prince and the young Princess’ by Rimsky Korsakov. This is a beautiful classical piece and I was super impressed by how these headphones dealt with it. They’ve got a beautifully rich tone to them when listening to classical, with that added bass kick really adding power to the low end, and the mids and highs dealing perfectly with the nuanced elements in it.
I’d read that these headphones worked best with rock, pop and metal, but upon listening to a few more tracks through them, I’m pretty certain that the majority of people (or at least the ones who are not complete audio snobs) will agree that pretty much everything sounds good coming through them. I love the powerful bass that they’re capable of, but what impresses me even more is the fact that it’s balanced so well that it doesn’t interfere with the mids and highs and makes just about anything you play through them sound great.
>>>ARE THEY COMFORTABLE?
So far, yes. There’s a good deal of adjustment in the headband and the earpieces rotate, so it’s pretty easy to adjust them until they feel right.
Unlike my last headphones, which sat on the top of my head and used it as a support for the soft headband they had, these Sennheiser ones are designed differently and actually clamp onto the ears so they don’t really rely on the headband that much for support, which probably explains why it’s not as padded as some are.
When it comes to the earpieces themselves, I was surprised to see how small the aperture in them was. Although they appear to sit on the ears, they’re actually designed so that your ears fit into the aperture, which works very well for my ears, but I would imagine that it could be bothersome and possibly uncomfortable for those who have larger ears. I use my headphones mostly for when I’m on public transport, which means that I’ll wear them for an hour at the most going to and coming from work, and during those periods I’ve found them to be very comfortable. I do suspect that they’ll make my ears toasty warm during the warmer months, though - so I might report back here as to whether I find that a problem or not.
>>>ARE THEY NOISE CANCELLING?
Well… No. If you’re after proper noise cancellation, you’ll need to go for the Sennheiser HD450BT’s which have got ‘NoiseGard’ active noise cancelling and are about double the price. Thankfully, because the HD440BT’s sit quite tightly on the ears and have wonderfully soft earpieces, they do a very good job of isolating the sound from the outside world anyway. When I’m sitting on a packed Edinburgh tram and there’s lots of people chatting and there’s generally a lot of noise, I have to say that I’m completely oblivious to it with these on my ears.
>>>ARE THERE ANY DROP OUTS?
Not so far, no. The Bluetooth/ApTX connection to these from my phone (a Huawei Mate 10 Pro) has been really strong and stable and I’ve been able to roam around Edinburgh city centre without experiencing any issues with these dropping the connection or stuttering - which is something that absolutely plagues lesser headphones.
>>>IS THE BATTERY LIFE GOOD?
Actually, I can’t answer that yet - I’ve been using them for a week so far and after charging them when I first got them, they’re showing absolutely no sign of needing charged yet. According to Sennheiser, they should be good for 25 hours of battery life, which is very impressive and means that I should only need to charge them every couple of weeks. I’ll come back here with an update to let you know if that’s the case.
UPDATE 09/03/19 - I've now had my Sennheiser HD4.40's for a month and after using them every day for approximately two hours and the odd listen when at home (and also having a week's holiday where I didn't use them at all), I finally had to charge the, for the first time yesterday - so it's fair to say that the Battery life on these is nothing short of INCREDIBLE. In fact, by my calculations it's actually better than expected, which is a pleasant surprise.
Although I was upset when my old set of headphones kicked the bucket, I’m sort of reaping the benefits now because these Sennheisers are superior in pretty much every single way. They look great, feel very well designed and constructed, sound FANTASTIC and tick pretty much all of the boxes for me, so I would have no hesitation in recommending these if you’re looking for a good set of cans that won’t break the bank.
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apertura scatola originale facile e veloce, da manuale.
faccio notare la mancanza di un classico librettino d' uso , sostituito da 3 grandi fogli piegati con cura multilingue con disegni molto chiari e utili.
sono a corredo anche due cavetti: uno per la carica con attacco mini Usb e uno per ascolto con un telefono portatile ecc.
prima operazione da fare è controllare che tutti i sigilli siano integri a conferma trattasi di prodotto nuovo di fabbrica.
verificare eventuali imperfezioni sui cuscinetti di pelle e altre parti della cuffia.
appena si spegna la luce rossa della funzione di carica, si accende un led azzurro.
la batteria è carica.
accendo lo Smart tv , attivo la funzione Bluetooth contemporaneamente allo schiacciare del tastino di accensione sul lato dx del padiglione della cuffia, in basso.
il riconoscimento è superlativo.
dopo 5 secondi indosso la cuffia e sintonizzi il canale tv dedicato alla musica.
ascolto ogni genere di musica da oltre 40 anni.....sia con diffusori da pavimento, made in GB
sia con cuffie made in USA aperte , chiuse, dinamiche, planari ecc
queste Sennheiser sono una piacevole delizia.
di solito leggo con scetticismo tante recensioni e poi si soffermo sulla lettura di qualche amico che descrive una situazione contro corrente......che ho notato spesso e volentieri è la più vicina alla realtà.
con scetticismo ho lette anche quelle di questa onestissima cuffia chiusa dinamica.
amici il suono elaborato da questa HD 4.40 è
trasparente ricco e definito nei minimi dettagli sonori.
quando sono presenti i bassi profondi questi sono restituiti fedelmente.
quando non ci sono ...non vengono riprodotti artificiosamente.
le voci sono calde ricche intellegibili e chiare.
quelle femminili sono reali così come la restituzione delle noti che emettono i violini nell'ascolto di concerti solisti.
tutto questo unitamente a una indossabilità della cuffia con qualche riserva.
stringono un po' i padiglioni sulle orecchie pur essendo morbidi ed ecologici come materiali.
i cuscinetti sono un po' piccoli per circondare grandi orecchie.
dettagli subordinati alla qualità audio eccellente.
mi piace scrivere opinioni sincere a seguito dei miei acquisti riusciti e non.
io consiglio al 100% l'acquisto di questa piccola creatura artistica.....
se pensate che questa lunga e noiosa....spero non troppo ......mia descrizione del prodotto sia stata apprezzata da qualcuno di voi, vi chiedo di cliccare utile .
grazie a tutti voi.
io ho pagato questa cuffia scontata e in offerta sotto i 100 eu
ma anche pagandola di più il mio giudizio complessivo non cambierebbe l'eccellenza.
aggiornamento del 26 ottobre 2018
con soddisfazione sto utilizzando questa cuffia quotidianamente a tarda ora per non disturbare parenti e vicini con audio del TV.
confermo che l'ascolto di dialoghi e spettacoli musicali è molto appagante e divertente.
la fatica di ascolto , anche dopo diverse ore di uso, è minima e non accuso fenomeni di sudorazione o altro.
i padiglioni sono morbidi e ben si adattano anche a un portatore di occhiali come me.
confermo la validità e la scelta d'acquisto fatta.
ciao a tutti.
The cushion for earpads are on the softer side compared to the m50x. I got big ears. My ears are not completely covered by either of the headphones but definitely much better than the sony 450. I can watch a full movie without sweat and pain.
The headband is made of plastic good quality though. There is very less padding on the underneath of headband that touch our head. M50x got much better padding on the headband. Both are comfortable and the headband can be adjusted for both.
M50x are way better in this criteria. Sennheiser can be folded and comes with a pouch. But the earpads cannot be swivelled like the m50x.
Battery performance is awesome. I am a lite user and uses the headphones for approximately 2 hours a day. I am yet to change it again. It must be good as they claim 25 hours. The sound is more neutral and there is bass for the songs that got bass. But the m50x got much better bass. I like both of them. I know I cannot compare both these headphones directly as they belong to two different classes and price point.
Go for it if u r not a bass heavy person and like to hear all sort of music and movies. My wife who uses m50x commented that she like the ghazals more in sennheiser and rock songs in her m50x
Hope my review be useful to those looking for a new headphone.
EDIT: I forgot to mention a few things, will add them in.
Phew, I have a lot to say about these headphones, so buckle up.
Let's start with the build quality. Now, a lot of reviewers have said that the ear pads are small. That is true, however, I find them to be sufficiently comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. I have a slightly larger than average ear size for both women and men, at about 60-65 mm tall and I believe 35-40 mm wide. My ears are very comfortable height-wise, but the way these headphones are designed, they envelope the back on your ear, and if your ears are especially wide, they press onto your tragus. So for me, that's the point of discomfort, but I'm more than happy with the overall comfort to compromise giving my ear breaks every now and then. The headphones will also press against your lobule, but usually that's the softest part of the ear so you likely won't feel the pressure. My earrings hang out on the bottom and while it looks a bit silly, it doesn't affect comfort at all. The ear pads are made of a very soft material, and the memory foam is fantastic. The only comment here is that the pads do get oily, but it's easy to wipe them clean. The headband at the top that touches your hair is made of rubber, and it's minimal padding, but it's very wide and should fit everyone fine. The headphones are light too, so unless you have a very sensitive head you won't notice the weight. With this design, the headphones are a bit loose, so not good for exercise, but they won't fall off your head even if you lean forward. You'll have to shake your head pretty violently for them to fall off, the rubber does a great job of sticking to your hair and the ear pads are essentially holding on to your ears. You can also hear your hair rub against the pads, a little annoying but not too bad. The hinges did creak when I first got them, but after some use they seem to have stopped. Overall, solid build quality, headphones seem to be made very well and has no visible defects or weak points. They look beautiful with the minimalist design. They're small enough that you can comfortable wear them around your neck as well. The included cables are acceptable, the charging cable is higher quality than the 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm cable, which is honestly flimsy, but it doesn't really matter because I probably won't use them unless the Bluetooth breaks (knock on wood, hopefully won't happen for a long, long time).
Next, let's talk about the Bluetooth. So first thing, NFC and Bluetooth pairing are both extremely simple and easy to use. Once they're paired, using them is painless. It pairs quickly with no extra work on my end, and the range is great for my uses. No complaints. The only thing to note is if you're using them on more than one device, for me I've had a few glitches. Things such as EQ not working, or not being able to use the headset in Skype calls. I had to reset the pairing history by turning them on pairing mode and holding the multifunction and power button for a few seconds. That fixed all my issues, and I haven't had issues since. EQ stays working once it's paired, but I always make sure to check it when I've just turned them on, because sometimes it connects so quickly my phone doesn't realize it. Turning Bluetooth off and on on my phone usually solves the problem. But do note that this might just be my phone and not the headphones, I'm just putting this out there in case anyone is having the same issue. Now on to the buttons and functions on the headset, I find them very easy and intuitive to use. I like them very much and have no complaints. They work on an app-to-app basis, and it basically links to whatever app you're playing sound through. For example, if I'm using them on my music player I can use the function buttons to skip, pause, fast forward, etc, but once I switch to Youtube, then the buttons affect Youtube. If I want to go back to my music player, I have to manually play music first before the functions switch to my player. Not a problem, really, just something to note if you're wondering why your function buttons aren't working. I think it's a genius implementation, considering all the Bluetooth gear I have used link to only the phone's default music player, which is a disadvantage because I don't always like using my default player. Watching videos is acceptable, there is a slight delay and it's barely noticeable, doesn't bother me at all.
Alright, next, let's talk about my setup. If you've read this far, congratulations! Thank you for reading, and I hope my review is helpful. I always make a point to write extensive review for headphones, because it's my hobby after all (audiophile but not audiophool I hope) so I am decently versed in audio quality. I'm running this off my android phone, with aptX installed(I am also a techie so I took advantage of the aptX compatibility and flashed that onto my custom ROM). They sound good even without the codec, but I do recommend you have an aptX compatible device to use the headphones to its fullest potential. I've also installed BlackPlayer, because my default audio player crackles and pops when playing higher quality files (I'm playing mp3 files at 320kbps, ripped from CDs). And before anyone asks, yes there is an audible difference between 128kbps and 320kbps, but it's not obvious on all songs. Some songs sound fine at 128kbps, others sound significantly better at higher qualities. I didn't bother getting flacs because they take up too much space and I can't discern the difference normally, much less when I'm on-the-go. So if you're ripping music, 128kbps to 320kbps would be fine. I'm also using my phone's EQ (since BlackPlayer's EQ isn't compatible with my device) because there's a harshness on the upper-mids at about 1kHz that hurts my ears. Without EQ, my ears get tired fairly quickly, and I cannot listen for longer than half an hour. I highly recommend EQ'ing these headphones lower. I don't usually like to use EQ, but with these headphones I have to, so I tried to change it the least possible: -3db at about 1kHz and around 10% virtualization, which isn't noticeable on the majority of songs, but make certain instruments such as the guitar sound a bit more natural. I'm also not a huge mid-bass fan (the thump), but my EQ can't tone that down so the amount of bass is subject to your preference.
And finally, sound quality. They're good. Very good. For the price point, I've more than satisfied, and I don't mind having to EQ it to get it to the right setting, especially because for me, everything is higher than what I normally prefer, so it's very easy to EQ it down. If I had to EQ it up I wouldn't be happy, but in this case we're good. Bass is high in quality and both quantity. Mids are decent in quality, upper mids should be EQ'd down. Treble is fine, but I prefer my treble to be a bit subdued so if you're a fan of Beyers you might not be happy. Call quality is acceptable, callers can understand me just fine, though obviously the quality is nowhere near how good music sounds with them.
All and all, I like them. I like them a lot. I finally have a portable setup I can use whenever I want to, doing whatever I want to as well, because it's so easy to transport and use. Sound quality is superb for the price, it costs less than 20% of my normal setup and sounds at least 50% as good. Last thing to note is that if you're looking for absolute silence, this isn't the headphone for you because even though it isolates sound to an acceptable level, they're not perfectly quiet. Otherwise, I cannot recommend them enough if they fit your use case.
+ comfortable but your mileage may vary
+ stays on your head but not good for exercise
+ very portable and folds in either side
+ beautiful minimalist look
+ strong Bluetooth connection, easy pairing
+ multifunction buttons work on an app-to-app basis
+ aptX compatible
+ latency is barely noticeable, I can watch videos with no complaints
+ can comfortably wear around neck
- pads can get oily but easy to wipe clean
- hinges might creak and make squeaky noises until you break them in
- you can hear your hair rub against the pads, little annoying but not too horrible
- needs EQ if your ears are sensitive like mine, -3db at 1kHz should do it, % virtualization is optional
- quality and quantity of bass is high. sub-bass (the rumble) is almost too much, but the mid-bass (the thump) is slightly too much for my ears. Is technically more of a pro since EQ down is better than EQ up.
- not that isolating, should be fine for commutes but you will likely hear quiet background noise
- might have to buy hard case, soft case included is nice but not very protective
- call quality is okay, decent for phone calls
- audible hiss on quiet tracks
However, there are a few things which can make them a bit awkward.
First is that for some reason, every time the track changes, you change the volume, or do basically anything else which interacts with the media you're playing, the headphones give a little beep to acknowledge it, even if its just a case of "track has ended, play next track".
Second, the headphone jack to use them with a wire (such as on a plane) is 2.5mm instead of the more standard 3.5mm, something that isn't obvious to look at as the port is sunk into the body of the headphones (that isn't actually a bad thing, as it makes the port less likely to be damaged by movement, but it makes it unobvious that the size is different). This was particularly annoying as I had a jack lead that I've been using for a while ready for a flight tomorrow. Went to plug it in, couldn't and had to go scrambling around to find the 2.5mm to 3.5mm lead which came with them.
Third, where most headphones kick their low power notifications in at about 5-10% power, these kick in at 30% (which is very strange as they actually have a very good battery life, so when the low power notification kicks in, you have a good couple of hours left). Once it does, they start playing a little chime in your ears every 20-30 seconds and periodically say "recharge headphones" over what you're listening too. Which is more than a little annoying when you know that there are 2-3 hours left to run on them. They could easily have set it for 5% and it wouldn't have been a problem.
Because of those features, I've only rated them 3* overall. If you want a decent set of headphones, you can do a lot worse, but without those silly design choices, they'd easily have been a 5*.
J'ai acheté ce modèle pour ma femme car elle piquait tout le temps mon BOSE QC35.
Mais vu le prix du BOSE on a trouvé un compromis, ,on achète un casque moins cher et on partage les biens. Un coup à toi un coup à moi.
Nous écoutons surtout des morceaux MP3 sur PC ou smartphone, ceci pour placer la qualité de son que nous écoutons.
Je dois dire que dans ces conditions nous ne voyons pas une énorme différence entre mon AC35 et son HD 4.40. Très bien , elle ne me le pique plus. Il serait presque plus agréable à écouter.
Ce modèle qui est en promotion actuellement devrait satisfaire presque tout le monde écoutant du MP3. Si on passe au CD ou si on écoute sur une bonne chaine hifi, la différence devrait aller au Bose, mais pas sûr.
Disons que pour l'instant, dans nos conditions d'écoute, la différence effective que je vois entre ce HD4.40 et mon QC35, c'est une économie de plus de 200 euros.
Donc je valide ce casque à 100%
Révision d'évaluation le 12-08-2018.
J'ai essayé ce casque sur PC ASUS ROG 501, ASUS FX753VD-GC261, IPHONE SE, SAMSUNG S8, SAMSUNG NOTE 4. Tout allait bien.
Aujourd'hui je viens de changer de téléphone et j'utilise un Samsung S8+. impossible de faire une connexion bluetooth.
Essayé de nouveau sur le S8, connexion immédiate.
Essayé de nouveau sur le S8+, ce sont les même commandes que pour le S8. Connexion impossible.
Je ne sais pas ce qui se passe mais je ne veux chercher pas à comprendre plus. La connexion devrait passer sur tous les appareils disponibles de la famille sans se prendre la tête.
Je retourne ce casque avec regret car je maintiens toutes mes évaluations laissées auparavant. La qualité de son reste toujours formidable...quand ça marche. Une étoile en moins pour ce désagrément.
Merci Amazon pour le service après vente qui n'a fait aucune difficulté pour reprendre ce produit sans frais de retour.
Según google, el tamaño medio de una oreja en hombres adultos es de 63mm x 40mm (en mujeres, algo menos). El hueco de estos auriculares es de 58mm x 34mm (milímetro arriba o abajo), así que hay que estar por debajo de la media para que realmente cubran la oreja, como se supone por las especificaciones.
Reconozco que ya había leído esta crítica en otras páginas, pero viendo que Sennheiser los definía como circumaurales en las especificaciones de su web, pensé que no sería para tanto, además tampoco soy orejotas. Y no va a hacer pirulas el fabricante en las especificaciones, ¿no?
Pues sí. Fue sacarlos de la caja y primero de todo, extrañarme del pequeño tamaño del espacio para la oreja. Casi me cabía, pero no del todo, con lo que el dolor estaba asegurado conforme pasase el rato, ya que los uso durante sesiones largas. Además, hacían bastante presión. Pero no solo eso: la diadema es muy fina, apenas está acolchada y se clava en la parte superior del cráneo. Ya había visto en youtube a uno que se tenía que poner una toallita envuelta en la diadema para aliviar la presión, y pensé que era un exagerado. Pues no, no lo era. Incómodos no: incomodísimos.
Ya puestos, probé a ver qué tal se oían, solo fue un minuto así que no sabría decir gran cosa, aparte de que se supone que el sonido no se asienta del todo hasta que tienen cierto rodaje, pero en general no sonaban mal, no me atrevo a decir más. Aunque al no englobar del todo la oreja, el sonido también sufre, comparado con el tipo de auriculares realmente circumaurales a los que estoy acostumbrado.
Fueron a la caja de nuevo, me fastidia devolver cosas pero con esto no podría adaptarme.
Como curiosidad, he visto que en amazon, están definidos como circumaurales en la parte de los gráficos y fotos, pero en la lista detallada de especificaciones figuran como supraaurales (que se ajusta más a la realidad).
Resumiendo: con orejas pequeñas, cabeza tirando a estrecha y para sesiones de escucha no muy largas, igual cumplen. Para el resto, me parece una mala elección si buscas unos cascos circumaurales. Le pongo 1 estrella porque no es de recibo que el fabricante te la intente colar así.
● Uses aptX Codec, but I did not find any noticeable sound difference from SBC Codec (used by most bluetooth
● Headband is small in width with almost no padding. Even though the headphones are lightweight , the headband
might make it seem heavier, especially when used for a prolonged duration.
● Earcups measure 6cm X 3cm. My ears are approximately 6cm X 4cm. This meant a part of my ears are to be folded
in, to fit within the earcups or be left out, to be more of a “On Ear” headphone experience. Even with really good (not
the best cause Sony’s MDR XB950 series has the best earpads from the ones I have ever used), the “On Ear”/Folded
Ears experience was really, really uncomfortable for me. I had to return it. Please measure your ear size before
● The small earcups will mean a tight fit for people with small ears. That would result in really good noise isolation and
sound quality and clarity. Those of you out there with small ears have no idea how blessed you are.
● If battery dies or you just want to go wired, you can plug in the included 3.5mm AUX cable. You can even screw it in to
make sure it does not come out accidentally.
● The folding mechanism is really great. It collapses the headphones into a really small space making it sooo easy for
transportation. Also, as seen in the pictures, either of the cups can go under the other, so even more convenient.
● NFC is there. Nowadays most budget phones don’t have NFC, but if yours has it, be sure to use it and impress your
Overall, I would say, If your ears are smaller than 6cm X 3cm, definitely go for this. The light weight combined with the portability, soft earpads, good noise isolation and battery life of over a day makes it at par with Sony Headphones which costs almost double of this.
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Purtroppo dopo due mesi di utilizzo il prodotto ha smesso di funzionare correttamente senza alcun motivo.
Sulla confezione del prodotto viene assicurata una garanzia di 2 anni presso la Sennheiser, peccato che sia irraggiungibile dai contatti proposti su Amazon (il sito è inesistente e il numero di telefono suona a vuoto, l'unico modo per arrivare alla Sennheiser è attraverso il loro sito che, purtroppo, è americano e il loro servizio resi non spedisce oltreoceano.
Mi ritrovo così con un prodotto difettato e con nessuna possibilità di sfruttare la garanzia, infatti Amazon dopo due mesi non permette di restituire il prodotto.
- They sound great.
- Lots of battery life, this is the main reason I got them. I've used them all day and the battery is still full.
- More than enough volume for me.
- Although they aren't ANC they do block out a lot of sound.
- Locked in wired mode if bluetooth or battery fails. I had old headphones without a lock-in wire and they would constantly get pulled out.
- The headphones feel well built and are light. I'm not afraid to throw them around a bit and worry about them breaking.
- I get some interference when in Bluetooth mode but this might just be an issue with my PC and bluetooth device.
- Start to feel a bit tight after several hours of use. They may bed in and feel better after some use.
- Oily marks and finger prints are left on the outside and ear pads.
- I can't change the frequency settings through my PC to DVD quality instead of CD quality, I think they are locked in to this. There is a certain game that requires this. Not really a big deal for most people I guess.
By default, the sound quality isn't particularly good but with an equaliser I adjusted them to a sound I liked - Things just seem a bit unbalanced with the EQ disabled. There's an audible hiss whenever there's something connected but not playing sound or playing something very quiet which is annoying but most audio will drown it out easily.
These headphones make a beep whenever you adjust the volume or change music track which is significantly more irritating than expected. I'm somebody who regularly changes volume while listening to music so it's normal for me to have to endure 20 or so beeps every time I listen to a song; in addition, the beep lowers the audio volume of whatever you're listening to so you can hear the beep better - it's just plain annoying and not once has the beep actually been useful for anything whatsoever. Amusingly, if you use the on-screen software volume slider on iOS (and presumably anything else with a slider for volume) the headphones consider each tiny motion as a volume change and will actually queue up the beeps. Just for fun I managed to make it beep approximately 100 times in a row by sliding the volume up and down - It sounded like a blunt malfunctioning smoke alarm. PLEASE give me a way to disable this 'feature'.
The quality of the hardware buttons is.. okay. I feel like I've got to press the buttons harder than I should to get them to register. For an expensive pair of headphones, it's a bit disappointing.
When the headphones are charging, you can't use them via Bluetooth any more and have to use the included wire which is just a regular aux cable but with a screw-on connecter at the headphone end so you'd probably need to get a Sennheiser branded replacement if you lose it. It's pointless using them while charging though as there's a huge amount of hiss added by the charging circuit but luckily the battery life is great so I've not yet needed to charge and listen at the same time.
The headphones seem fairly durable but not overly so and they're very comfortable in my opinion. Compared to some unbranded Bluetooth headphones a friend of mine got for £20, the audio quality and battery is only slightly better and these headphones support AptX for low latency listening but I wouldn't say that's worth a 4x price increase. I'm actually somewhat envious of the £20 headphones as they don't beep or hiss and can be used while charging.
I want to like these headphones, but they just seem cheap and badly designed. It's really disappointing as Sennheiser usually makes good products but in this instance I think you're paying for the brand. I recommend you look elsewhere unless these are half price.
EDIT: After less than 1 year of owning these headphones, the charging/pairing LED has stopped working. This just furthers my opinion that these are cheaply made and low quality. For that reason, I can't give these headphones anything higher than 1 star.