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Pros: (This is a review for the Sennheiser MM 550 headpones, not the MM 550-x.)
Comfort: Wore these MM 550's for 5 hours with no breaks (With glasses on as well) and approx. 10 hours total in one day. No noticeable discomfort once they're adjusted properly. Sealing pads also peel off if you ever need to replace them.
Wireless/Bluetooth: Hooks up to my iPod 4th gen fine. I'll be buying a blue tooth dongle soon for my computer/laptop to use with these and see how that fairs as well.
Wireless works well with said iPod, even with a wifi router connecting with various devices (Laptop, Wii, mobile devices) in our house at a time, Bluetooth from this still stays connected with my iPod fine. these start losing signal once I head downstairs across the house while it's upstairs near my modem still. (~30 to 40 feet through walls) however I do not have a reason to be this far away from a device unless I'm getting coffee or food.
Noise cancellation: Though I haven't had a noise cancelling device before, these block out ambient noises in my house and muffles other people's voices/shouts. Very useful for when my family is playing battlefield 3 or other games over mic near me, also works well while outside. tested on the amazing spiderman movie with our surround sound as well, did a good job reducing/cancelling out the movies audio. Adding some music, even at low volumes, drowns noises out easily or even makes it feel like any sounds that may get through are a part of the song.
Noise cancellation does work while it has a wired connection.
Audio quality: When noise cancellation is off these are on par (possibly a little better) with the quality my V-moda Phantom Chrome headphones I have. No complaints quality wise, though make sure you have 320kb/s+ music to take full advantage of these.
Cons: Make sure to charge these fully before using the first time, mine were at 1% juice and died after about 10 minutes.
Noise cancellation may suddenly stop working for 1~3 seconds rarely when at mid-low battery. Although not a big deal since it only seems to happen when first activating noise cancellation.
Quality and volume of audio drops slightly while noise cancellation is active.
When on a wired connection there is no extra jack for the microphone feature.
Other Thoughts: Bought these for $380.
I have not used these to test calls. Does more than I originally thought with my iPod. Pressing the bluetooth button while it's active will activate the voice recognition program (Siri for later devices) and will use the built in mic for you to talk to it. Now I can switch playlists from my music selection without pulling out my device.
Once connected once to my iPod, turning on the headphones will have my iPod connect to it within a couple seconds even if it's in sleep mode. When on a wired connection, it may be required to hold the blue tooth button to activate bluetooth again once the wired connection is ended.
May update this review after a month of ownsership.
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