Sennheiser 450BT

Sennheiser 450BT

Sennheiser 450BT

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.2/10
CALLS: Fair6.9/10
GAMING: Very Good8.8/10
TV: Very Good8.1/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.9/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.0/10
AIR TRAVEL: Excellent9.3/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Excellent9.1/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The Sennheiser 450BT headphones, released in early 2020, are a good option if you're seeking high-quality sound with the convenience of both wired and wireless connectivity. They have closed-back, over-ear design, are foldable for portability, and are priced in the lower midrange. With a good comfort score, these headphones may be suitable for long listening sessions, and their very good build quality makes them a durable choice. Active noise cancelling is included, enhancing the experience in noisy environments such as air travel, where they're rated as best for use. The 450BT also offers aptX Low Latency, optimizing them for video content by minimizing delay, though they might not be the top choice for exercise, given their form factor. Notably, the microphone quality is very good, which is a plus for calls and meetings, and they offer a long battery life of about 27.5 hours. They come with an app that provides an equalizer and audio controls, boosting their versatility. However, if your primary use is gaming, these may not be ideal due to potential latency issues with wireless headphones in general. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Very good microphone quality
  • Active noise cancelling included
  • Foldable for better portability
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Music performance only fair
  • Not suitable for exercise
  • No wireless charging
  • Moderate weight

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.8
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Gaming:
4.7
The Sennheiser 450BT is considered good for gaming primarily because it supports AptX Low Latency, which minimizes audio delay for a synchronized gaming experience. Additionally, the integrated microphone quality is rated as very good, ensuring clear communication during gameplay.
TV & Video:
4.4
The Sennheiser 450BT headphones are great for watching TV and videos because they support AptX Low Latency ensuring the audio syncs well with the visuals, and they offer a very good soundstage which enhances the feeling of being in the middle of the action. Additionally, they can be used wirelessly or with a wired connection, providing flexibility in how they are connected to your devices.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Calls:
4.0
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Portability:
4.0
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Music:
3.2
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.
Exercise:
3.1
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$114
Brand
Sennheiser
Release Date
February 1, 2020
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.2/10
Phone Calls Score
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7/10
Gaming Score
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8.9/10
TV and Video Score
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8.1/10
Exercise Score
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6.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
27.5 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
2.3 Hours
Bluetooth version
5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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9.1/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Weight
240.4 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
0

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Lily Katz | March 2022
"The Sennheiser HD 450BT is a very good pair of headphones for the price, noise canceling is good and sound quality is great—quite rare at this price point. Like any product, this headset isn’t without its faults."

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