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Sennheiser MM 550-X BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES

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  • Invisible microphone for crystal-clear conversations
  • Direct cable option for use on airplanes, with an airline adapter included
  • Superb stereo sound neodymium magnets and patented duofol diaphragms for excellent sound reproduction
  • Sirs wow HD technology for wider, taller sound, with greater clarity and with a stronger bass
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Sennheiser MM 550-X TRAVEL Bluetooth Wireless Headset with Noise Cancelling

MM 550-X TRAVEL Bluetooth Wireless Headset with Noise Cancelling

The state-of-the-art MM 550-X offers both a superior sound quality in an ultra-comfortable ‘around-the-ear’ design. Say ‘goodbye’ to the frustrations of cable tangle when you are travelling and already have too much to carry! Now you can relax, listen to music or take a phone call at the touch of a button even when in noisy environments such as airplanes or trains. The closed ear-piece design combined with Sennheiser NoiseGard active noise-cancellation ensures that outside noise is effectively reduced by up to 90%. There is also a handy ‘TalkThrough’ button for clear conversations without removing the headset. What’s more while delivering fantastic sound with any Bluetooth audio device, it also features the CD quality apt-X codec to deliver CD quality audio with any apt-X audio devices.

  • Superb noise-cancelling to reduce the drone of background noise
  • Unique surround sound function for more immersive listening, great for films
  • Padded, ‘around-the-ear’ cushions for excellent soft fit – perfect for long flights
  • Easy management of tracks and calls with on-ear controls and microphone
Learn more about the MM 550-X TRAVEL

The MM 550-X was designed as a larger full-size headset for supreme comfort and for those with larger ear shapes. You can now experience excellent audio without having the inconvenience of becoming tangled up with your rucksack or when you need to answer your phone. The ear cups are sealed to block out distracting noise and prevent noise leaking out to interrupt others. And there’s even more - you don’t have to take off the headset to talk to the flight attendant or fellow passengers, the MM 550-X TRAVEL also features a new one-touch ‘Talk Through’ button so you can order your drink without struggling to remove the headset!

Features
Sennheiser MM 550-X TRAVEL Bluetooth Wireless Headset with Noise Cancelling
Folds easily into carry case for storage and transport
  • Sennheiser sound quality – hi-fi headphone drivers ensure superior dynamic range, detail and excellent bass
  • CD quality audio – featuring the apt-X codec, the headsets can connect wirelessly to any Bluetooth apt- enabled devices
  • Noise-cancelling clarity – NoiseGard reduces outside noise actively and lets users enjoy music in peace
  • TalkThrough – one press of a button turns on the external microphone so you can hold a conversation without removing the headset
  • Wireless freedom – Bluetooth 2.1 guarantees hands-free convenience without wires and the advanced A2DP profile delivers optimized hi-fi stereo sound
  • Blocks outside noise – due to closed on-ear headphone design, no sound leakage
  • Invisible high-performance microphone – for clear voice transmission
  • Option of connecting a cable – for going wired when you are on a plane or when the 10-hour battery runs out; an airline adapter is included
  • Easy headset controls – in one intuitive cluster. Simple call and music control – an in-line remote makes it easy to manage phone calls, to easily play/pause music* and change track* and to change the volume level
  • Wearing comfort – padded ear-cushions provide an excellent soft fit, even on long trips
  • Folds into a compact bundle for travel and storage - while the headband is metal-reinforced for durability
  • Flexible – replace the battery with a spare on long trips – or recharge it via the USB port on your laptop or the supplied lightweight wall charger with different plug fittings for Europe, the USA, the UK and Australia
  • Connect everywhere – to mobiles, laptops, MP3 players, or in-flight entertainment systems with an all-in-one headset solution

* Functions are phone and computer dependent

Did you know?

If you hold down the Bluetooth button when connected to an iPhone it activates the Voice Control so you can even select your tracks by name!

This is Sennheiser’s third generation of Bluetooth headsets and takes advantage of all the latest developments available in wireless technology.

The rechargeable battery is removable and should last for two years on average, depending on usage. It is called the BA 370 PX and is easily available. To fully charge the battery via USB or mains will take about 3 hours. You can then listen to music for a full 10 hours (8 hours if the noise-cancelling is switched on) or talk for 20 before having to re-charge!

To hear the full audio potential from your computer or audio device with a USB socket, Sennheiser recommends using the BTD 500 USB (a USB dongle accessory), to ensure the source is apt-X enabled

Sennheiser recommends this headset for...

... owners of the latest Bluetooth apt-X-enabled phones and laptops, such as more recent MacBooks, selected HTC or Samsung Galaxy music products, who would like to take advantage of their full audio capability. Also perfect for those wanting a high sound and build quality in a more convenient format.

Compatibility

The MM 550-X offers excellent compatibility with all Bluetooth apt-X-enabled mobile smartphone brands and computers.

Meet the Range

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MM 400-X
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MM 500-X
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MM 450-X TRAVEL
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MM 550-X TRAVEL
Wearing Style Closed-Back (Sealed) ‘On-Ear’ Closed-Back (Sealed) ‘Around-The-Ear’ Closed-Back (Sealed) ‘On-Ear‘ Closed Back (Sealed) ‘Around-The-Ear’
Supported Profiles A2DP + AVRCP + HSP + HFP, Codec: SBC, apt-X A2DP + AVRCP + HSP + HFP, Codec: SBC, apt-X A2DP + AVRCP + HSP + HFP, Codec: SBC, apt-X A2DP + AVRCP + HSP + HFP, Codec: SBC, apt-X
Noise-Cancelling No No Yes Yes + Surround Sound Function
Weight 105 g 179 g 105 g 179 g
Charging/Listening/Talk Time 3 Hours /10 Hours/20 Hours 3 Hours /10 Hours/20 Hours As MM400-X + Listening Time With Noise-Cancelling Reduces to 8 Hours As MM 500-X + Listening Time With Noise-Cancelling Reduces to 8 Hours
Frequency Response (Headphones) 15–22,000 Hz 15–22,000 Hz 15–22,000 Hz 15–22,000 Hz
SPL 107 dB 107 dB 107 dB 107 dB
Range Up to 10 m Up to 10 m Up to 10 m Up to 10 m

Box Contains

1 Sennheiser MM550-X TRAVEL Bluetooth headset
USB wall charger for the US,EU,UK and AU
USB Charging Cable
In Flight adapters (3.5mm double mono jack/6.3mm gold adapter plug
Audio Cable
Carry Case
Quick set up guide
User Manual


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Customer Reviews

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jon White on 17 Feb. 2013
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For the first time in 30 years of buying Sennheiser headphones, I find myself having to return a pair of Sennheisers for a refund. I'm a big Sennheiser fan; I currently have the HD 595 for the Hi Fi, the HD 380 Pro for work, the MM 450-X when mobile, and the PX 100-IIi as a spare. I've owned many others over the years.

I um'd and ah'd for several weeks before deciding to take the plunge and buy the MM 550-X, having mainly been influenced by the excellence of the MM 450-X - I wanted a larger version of the 450 with the same functionality.

First impressions
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When they arrived, I paired them with the BTD 300i APT-X adapter plugged into the iPad and fired them up. Setting up Bluetooth devices is simple, as long as you look at the instructions first. I thought the sound was a little hollow immediately, but I just thought they'd need to be run in a bit. I thought the build quality was excellent, and they are very comfortable. I imagine they could be worn all day without discomfort.

NoiseGard: noise cancellation
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I carried on experimenting with with the settings on different music types, and with different settings on and off, and the results were always the same: with NoiseGard turned on, the sound quality is more like AM radio; it was as if the life had been sucked out of the music. The only near-acceptable configuration for noise cancellation is when using a wired connection. This completely misses the point for travel headphones: many users will want to use them without wires, and having a wired connection prevents the use of the headphones for calls. In each case, NoiseGard seems to hollow out the sound, a bit like boosting mid-range frequencies while leaving bass and treble slightly down.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 6 Feb. 2013
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Best place to start with these headphones is the price point, its a little high but you do get exactly what you pay for.

The sound quality is excellent and the issue with volume actually is not a problem, at least not for anything I have used the headphones on, through bluetooth I simply max the volume on my phone / bluetooth dongle and then use the volume control on the headset, and the headphones actually hurt my ears on full volume I am forced to lower it down slightly. (I have sensitive ears but these are no means quiet.)

Wired the headphones run in two modes, wired passive (Battery on charge / turned off.) In this mode the audio is passive and though great quality the volume is limited by the power of your device attached and thus i found for phones and similar the volume though fine could not get loud enough and none of the extra features such as noise guard functioned. (However it does tell you this in the manual and was expected.)

Wired + power, turning the headphones on so they are active rather than passive allows the volume to reach ear hurting levels once again, and the sound is beautiful, you can now use the noiseguard feature and the SRS feature and the sound quality even with eveything enabled is amazing. (Sound quality is best without noise guard and srs, but in a noisey environment they are very useful and work brilliantly.)

Talking on the headset works wonderfully well and the headset itself is very light and covers your ears fully. The sound is the best I have heard over bluetooth reguardless of using APT-X or not, though when using the better codec the sound quality is just as good wired or wireless and these are an amazing peice of kit, so long as they are used properly.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. HAIGH VINE VOICE on 9 Nov. 2012
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Having used a Sennheiser MM450 headset for over 18 months I leapt at the chance to try its bigger, updated brother the MM 550-X. These over-ear "full cans" look very similar to the 450s - same style buttons, in fact the same controls full stop, and the same battery, and don't weigh too much more either. In the box with the headphones is a nice carry bag containing some instructions (booklet and CD), USB charging lead, mains charger with a selection of adaptors, audio adaptors and a stereo cable. Again, similar to the MM450, and the similarities don't stop there.

Physically the 550s look good and feel like they have the same good build quality of the MM450, and having use the MM450 for as long as I have I found that the way it pairs, and the way the controls work, were identical (barring new features of course). The electronics have been updated, and these headphones also support a kind of surround sound (SRS Surround Simulation) as well as noise cancellation and hands free calling.

Before we get started using the headphones I'm going to cover the controls. They look a bit daunting to start with as there are seven buttons on the right earpiece that provide everything you need to work your headset. Sennheiser have clearly done some careful research here as it is easy to work out which button is which by touch.

The five buttons on the side control power, volume and next/previous functions. The central power button doubles, no, trebles up as play/pause when listening to music, and answer/hang up when calling while the two buttons on the bottom manage bluetooth, noise cancellation and other auxilliary functions via long and short pushes.

So once you've charged the battery, hold down the power button and the while plastic around it will flash blue.
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