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Sennheiser HD 450 BT Review: Awesome Affordable Wireless Headphones

If you’re looking for an excellent headphone to upgrade to, the Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s are another fabulous headphones to hit the market.

And these headphones are another great alternative from the Sony WH-1000XM3’s or the Bose 700 headphones, which are some of the top headphones in the market.

With the headphones decent price range, the Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s will deliver you the sound performance and the high-quality bass needed for better music and multimedia immersions.

These Sennheiser headphones are new to hit the market, so before investing in the Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s, let’s dive into its design, features, and performance.

Specifications

  • Frequency response (Microphone): 80 Hz to 6,000 Hz (-3 dB)
  • Transducer principle (Microphone): MEMS
  • Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, AVRCP, A2DP
  • Frequency response: 18 Hz to 22,000 Hz (-10 dB)
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 108 dB (1 kHz/0 dBFS)
  • THD, total harmonic distortion: < 0.3 % (1 kHz, 100 dB)
  • Transducer principle: Dynamic, closed
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Battery Life: 30 hours music playback via Bluetooth with ANC activated
  • Audio codec: SBC, AAC, AptX, AptX Low Latency
  • App support: EQ and updates via Sennheiser Smart Control
  • Weight: 238 g
  • Comes with: 1x Audio Cable, 1x USB-C Charging Cable, 1x Carry Case, 1x Quick Guide, 1x Safety Guide.

Headphone Design

The design looks aesthetically pleasing; you’ll be able to get these headphones from either black or white.

Also, the headphones are pretty durable, with a beautiful, high-quality plastic finish to the overall headphone design. Making the headphones look elegant and very beautiful, which you can admire from a distance.

And if you’re looking for very light headphones, then the Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s are it. They weigh approximately around 240 grams and is very lightweight compared to the Sony WH-1000XM3’s and the Bose 700 headphones.

With the Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s weighing at 240 grams, they are very lightweight; you’ll be able to wear these for prolong hours of use with comfort.

After you’re done using the Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s, you’ll be able to easily fold the headphones in place, and store the headphones in the impressive-looking pouch, which is also included with the headphones.

Wearability and Comfort

In terms of wearability, the Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s were very comfortable during hours of use and didn’t feel any discomfort in the facial, nor the head region.

The earpads are pretty comfortable; however, the ears tend to build up a bit of sweat and heat; the pads are not the best of quality; however, they were pretty decent.

There is no auto-pause of an auto-off button when you fold the ear cups to put away; however, this shouldn’t be a significant issue, you can push the power on and off button in this case.

Buttons

Located on the right side of the ear cup, you’ll be able to find the buttons which consist of Google’s Voice Assistance, track/music controller, Bluetooth, active noise canceling, and power on and off switch.

When testing out the buttons, they feel intuitive to control and is easy to configure. The convenience of the buttons is excellent if you’re ever exercising, or if you’re busy, you can intuitively control the buttons quickly, and you’re set.

Battery Life

You’ll be able to use the Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s for 30 hours at most, which is great if you’re traveling on long trips or if you’re always on the road.

You’ll be able to charge the headphones through using USB-C ports, which are fantastic for fast charging as well.

Incase if the headphones’ batteries are out, you can use the wire that it comes with, and you’ll be able to listen to the headphones without any issues.

BlueTooth 5.0

The Bluetooth feature works excellent and crisp, without any lagginess. However, there was a bit a lag synch delays; however, it wasn’t noticeable significant.

It also uses ACC and AptX for its codec, making the sounds extra clean and crisp while using BlueTooth.

Features and Performance

Active Noise Canceling Feature

The active noise canceling was great and on point. You can activate the ANC by pushing the button located on the right side of the ear cup.

The headphones use the NoiseGard feature, which reduces ambient and outside noises significantly for better sound immersion.

But when testing the headphones when ANC was on, the majority of the outside noise was suppressed, including loud voices and furniture moving.

Compared to the ANC to the Sony WH-1000XM3’s and the Bose 700 headphones, the ANC performed decently well. But the top headphones had a significant advantage here.

However, with a reasonable price range, you’ll get some decent ANC with the Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s.

Sound App

The Sennheiser HD 450 BT’s do come with a sound app that you can use in your mobile devices with ease and is very user-friendly as well.

The app lets you control the sound configurations and sound profiles that you can select when listening to certain media or listening to your favorite tunes, which is very easy and convenient to control.

Sound Performance

The sound performance was on point and sounded crisp and have sound clarity.

With bass, the bass was felt, and the headphones provided an excellent bass performance while listening to EDM and pop music.

The bass will give you a more immersive experience with your favorite tunes and jams.

The Pros

  • Sound performance and bass performed great
  • Lightweight headphones, which is excellent for prolong uses
  • 30 hours of battery
  • ANC was on point and blocked out the majority of the outside noises for better immersion

The Cons

  • Would be nice if the headphones had more choices of colors

Conclusion

The Sennheiser HD 450 BT‘s are decent and have a great price range if you’re rolling on a budget.

Compared to the top brands, the Sennheiser HD 450 BT performed great, when it came down to sound performance and wearability.

Overall, if you’re looking for fabulous performing headphones but are a bit tight on the cash, then the Sennheiser HD 450 BT would be your best bet.

You can also check out some of the best active noise canceling headphones, such as the Sony WH-1000XM3’s or the Bose 700 headphones

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