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Sennheiser HD 450BT review – SoundGuys

Good noise canceling headphones can cost a small fortune, but the Sennheiser HD 450BT disrupts that model. These headphones afford active noise canceling (ANC) and great sound quality for just $150. The battery life is enough to power you through plenty of roundtrip commutes, which is no small feat when ANC is involved. Even still, the HD 450BT is a budget noise canceling headset, so let’s see if the price pardons its shortcomings.

Editor’s note: this Sennheiser HD 450BT review was updated on March 1, 2022, to add a Controls section, add the Shure AONIC 40 to the Alternatives section, expand the ANC section, and include a disclosure box.

Who should get the Sennheiser HD 450BT?

Sennheiser’s mid-range noise canceling headphones are good but not the best.

  • Commuters will appreciate the HD 450BT active noise canceling (ANC) headphones. While the ANC isn’t the best on the market, it audibly reduces background noise.
  • Remote workers can also take advantage of the noise canceling and excellent battery life. There’s even a microphone for conference calls, though its quality is only okay.
  • General consumers should consider this well-rounded headset that offers a bit of everything for a reasonable price.

What’s it like to use the Sennheiser HD 450BT?

The ear pads are removable and don’t leave much room for large ears.

Sennheiser headphones never struck me as intuitive, and the HD 450BT falls in line with that schema. The cluster of onboard controls is overwhelming at first glance, and it took me a moment to realize the front-most button, between the USB-C input and microphone, controlled power status. Once I got used to the haphazard layout, it operating the headset was fine.

The oval ear cups have an ergonomic shape, but there isn’t much room for average to above-average ears to fit comfortably. Some users have even reported that these headphones fit more like on-ears than over-ears. While this is annoying, it makes the headset more portable than the expensive Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700. You can always replace the ear pads, though, which is good news for tinkerers or anyone who wants an upgrade from synthetic leather.

You can EQ the sound in the free Sennheiser app.

When I first wore the headset, I thought the fit was borderline painful because of the clamping force and how a hotspot formed at the top of my head. After a week of continuous use, the headset loosened and I’ve since been able to wear it for hours at a time—this is severely shortened when wearing glasses though.

Ear cup rotation is minimal, which doesn’t affect comfort but does limit transport options. Some headsets give you the option to stow headphones flat and balled up, but your only option with the HD 450BT is to fold the ear cups toward the headband. This works well with the provided case, but I missed the option to just flatten the headphones and slide them into my bag.

How to use the HD 450BT controls

The playback controls took some getting used to.

Here’s a quick list of controls so you don’t fumble around as much as I did.

  • Tap and hold the power button for two seconds to turn the headset on/off.
  • Press the power button once to toggle noise canceling on/off.
  • Press the voice assistant button (closest to the headphone yoke) to talk to your virtual assistant.
  • Slide the switch back (located just below the voice assistant button) to skip back a track.
  • Slide the switch forward to skip to the next track.
  • Press the switch like a button to pause or resume playback.
  • Press the volume rocker up or down to adjust media output.

For calls you have two options:

  • Depress the switch button once to answer or end a call.
  • Press and hold the switch button for two seconds to place a call on hold.

Does the Sennheiser HD 450BT stay connected?

The headphones are fine for short commutes but may not be the best for long, crowded flights.

I never experience any lag when streaming videos from my Samsung Galaxy S10e or MacBook Pro. The HD 450BT supports Bluetooth multipoint, so you can connect two devices to the headset at any given moment. This is great, but I experience similar issues with Bluetooth multipoint on the HD 450BT as I do with the Sennheiser PXC 550-II. When my laptop and smartphone are connected to the HD 450BT, text and email notifications aren’t pushed from the secondary source device to my headset. The only event that notifies the headset is an incoming call.

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The Sennheiser HD 450BT uses Bluetooth 5.0 and supports plenty of Bluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, and aptX Low Latency. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, you’ll be able to stream consistent audio to the headphones. If you subscribe to a streaming service like Tidal or Amazon Music HD and want to take advantage of FLAC files, you can always use the included 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable.

How long does the Sennheiser HD 450BT battery last?

We enabled Bluetooth and noise canceling while subjecting the headset to a constant 75dB(SPL) output, and the battery lasted 27 hours, 2 minutes. This falls slightly short of the listed 30-hour battery life but is still exceptional and more than necessary for the typical listener. Once the battery is drained, they’re easy to top up via the included USB-C cable. Fast charging is absent, so you’ll need to set aside two hours to fully charge the headphones.

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Is the Sennheiser HD 450BT noise canceling good?

Passive isolation is quite good, and noise canceling performance is okay.

The Sennheiser HD 450BT is a mid-tier active noise canceling headset that renders low-frequency noises half as loud with ANC enabled as when you disable ANC. While this change is audible, you can absolutely get better performance with other headsets that cost just a bit more like the Sennheiser PXC 550-II. When using the headset outside, wind and noise from passing cars were less pronounced but both sounds remained distinctly audible.

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Passive isolation performance does a great deal of heavy lifting as far as blocking the midrange and treble frequencies. This is because it’s very hard for ANC to block out unpredictable sounds like speech and your run-of-the-mill clangs and pangs, which often fall above 1kHz. To get the most out of the noise canceling technology, you should make sure the headphones are snug and don’t leave any gaps between your head and the ear pads.

Hold up! Something’s different:

Some of our picks’ frequency response and isolation charts were measured with our old testing system. We have since purchased a Bruel & Kjaer 5128 test fixture (and the appropriate support equipment) to update our testing and data collection. It will take a while to update our backlog of old test results, but we will update this review (and many others!) once we’re able with improved sound quality measurements and ANC performance plots. These will be made obvious with our new chart aesthetic (black background instead of white).

We’ve also made a big improvement to how we demonstrate the microphone performance of products we review. We now use a standardized test setup that plays back pre-recorded phrases from a calibrated artificial mouth in our test chamber, either with or without simulated background noises, simulated reverberant spaces, or artificial wind. This means that samples from every product can be directly compared, which makes it far easier to make meaningful comparisons between products in terms of the raw speech quality or the product’s ability to reject noise.

These new mic demos will be made obvious in each new sample which begins with the phrase, “This is a SoundGuys standardized microphone demonstration …”

Thank you for bearing with us, and we hope to see you again once we’ve sorted everything out.

How does the Sennheiser HD 450BT sound?

The drivers ever so slightly amplify bass and upper-midrange notes.

Sound quality is Sennheiser’s strong suit whether it’s releasing over-ear headphones or true wireless earbuds. You can always trust Sennheiser to, at the very least, make a product that sounds great with all genres of music. Sennheiser keeps to its roots with a few minor deviations to make for a more engaging but still pleasant sound. The slight bump from 20-100Hz makes bass notes a tinge louder than mids, but not so much louder that vocals are hard to discern. Another emphasized range occurs from 450Hz-3kHz, which is where the most important instrumental notes fall.

Lows, mids, and highs

In Domic Fike’s song Babydoll, the electric guitar riff repeats throughout the intro until 0:32. Clarity is unchanged when the drums kick in at 0:11, which is good news for anyone who values instrumental detail beyond percussive sounds. Fike’s vocals are a little difficult to hear toward the end of the song when he’s singing the lyrics, “I can’t move on babydoll, waiting on calls…” As he says the words “move on,” the kick drum slams down and makes it difficult to perceive the consonant sounds of -v and -n.

The HD 350BT (left) looks nearly identical to the noise canceling Sennheiser HD 450BT (right), but the 350BT is more comfortable due to a looser headband design.

Cymbal hits recur through the song and are easy to distinguish from the rest of the instrumentation. It sounds a little quieter than I’m accustomed to hearing, especially when Fike is singing concurrently, but that’s only noticeable because of my great familiarity with the song. Most all listeners will enjoy how the headphones sound, and if you want to make minor adjustments, you can within the Sennheiser app.

Can you use the Sennheiser HD 450BT for phone calls?

You can use this headset for phone calls in the same way you can use a spoon to dig holes: it gets the job done, but most would grab a shovel if given the chance. Oddly enough, the dual beamforming microphones amplify bass notes which deviates from typical headset microphones. Take a listen and judge for yourself.

Sennheiser HD 450BT microphone demo:

How does the microphone sound to you?

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As of December 3, 2021, a total of 2,188 readers have rated the above mic sample as somewhere between “okay” and “good,” which rings true to our evaluation.

Should you buy the Sennheiser HD 450BT?

For $129, this is a very good headset, but you could get a great one for a bit more.

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 and may even be hard to justify when the Sennheiser PXC 550-II costs just a bit more. The PXC 550-II is much more comfortable, has a better mic, and offers more effective ANC that can be adjusted within the app. If someone in your life has below-average to average-sized ears, though, the Sennheiser HD 450BT could be the perfect gift, and at $125 USD it’s not the most expensive gift either.

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Sennheiser PXC 550-II vs Sennheiser HD 450BT

Let’s not waste time: the Sennheiser PXC 550-II is better than the HD 450BT in virtually every way, save for the price. Even then, the extra $50 affords superior noise canceling, a great microphone array, and more comfortable, spacious ear cups. Battery life is excellent, and we recorded just under 22 hours of playback on a single charge. Charging the PXC 550-II is the worst part of the experience because it has a microUSB input instead of USB-C. It doesn’t support fast charging, so you’ll need to set aside a couple of hours for a complete top up.

You can connect the PXC 550-II to two devices at once, and it remembers eight connections for quick re-connecting.

The Sennheiser PXC 550-II combines tactile button controls with touch gestures for comprehensive control. This hybrid system is much easier to use than the crowded buttons and sliders found on the HD 450BT.

Both headsets use Bluetooth 5.0 firmware and support the same Bluetooth codecs for high-quality streaming. If the battery dies on either headset, you can always revert back to wired listening; each pair of Sennheiser headphones has a 2. 5mm headphone jack. Another similarity is that they each have a dedicated button for smart assistant access.

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Unless you need the modern comfort of a USB-C charging input, the Sennheiser PXC 550-II is the better value.

What should you get instead of the Sennheiser HD 450BT?

The headphones have hinges so you can fold them to toss in your bag and the earcups can rotate 90 degrees.

The Sony WH-1000XM4 costs more than double the Sennheiser HD 450BT but is worth considering if you’re in it for the long haul. Sony’s headphones use AI technology and are the best noise canceling headphones available. Battery life, while shorter than the Sennheiser HD 450BT, is very good and fast charging is supported. There may be fewer Bluetooth codecs supported by Sony’s headset, but it has LDAC which, when consistent, streams at a higher rate than aptX.

Alternatively, there’s the Shure AONIC 40 which is a good middleground option between the HD 450BT and Sony WH-1000XM4. Like its more expensive sibling the AONIC 50, the AONIC 40 is a sturdy headset with great sound quality and an intuitive, feature-packed app. For $249 USD, it’s a bit pricy but you get SBC, AAC, aptX, and wired connectivity options along with USB-C passthrough audio. The ear pads are very comfortable and the battery life is above average (nearly 37 hours).

Monoprice’s headset supports aptX HD and AAC.

Don’t want to spend so much on a pair of wireless noise canceling headphones? Check out the Monoprice BT-600ANC, which has very good noise canceling, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX, AAC, and SBC support, and great battery life all for less than $100 USD.

Listeners who don’t need ANC may want to consider the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT2. This headset models after the wired ATH-M50x with its large 45mm dynamic drivers and chunky headphones. Audio-Technica forgoes the first-generation’s aptX support for the higher quality LDAC codec. One of the best things about the ATH-M50xBT2, however, is its insane battery life.

Should you get a pair of Sennheiser earbuds instead of the HD 450BT?

Sennheiser Smart Control brings a lot of features to the table.

If you don’t want all the bulk of a pair of headphones, consider the Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless or the CX True Wireless earbuds. These headsets look very similar to one another, with the Plus variant offering active noise canceling and supporting more high-quality Bluetooth codecs. If you don’t need any of that, save a buck and get the CX True Wireless instead.

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Frequently asked questions about the Sennheiser HD 450BT

The Sennheiser HD 450 BT is definitely a good headset for people with smaller heads and ears, but whether or not it will fit your head can’t be guaranteed. We typically recommend something by Puro Sound Labs, such as the PuroQuiet headset, for listeners with smaller heads who want active noise canceling headphones. This company designs headphones for children, but the cans themselves don’t have the garish designs you find on other kids headphones so they’re perfectly suitable for adults too.

While the AKG N60NC Wireless are a really good pair of on-ears, they’re still a pair of on-ears. This means that they rest on your ears instead of completely covering them. While we didn’t mind this in our full review it’s definitely something that you want to keep in mind as not everyone enjoys the way on-ears feel on the head.

Noise canceling performance is very similar between the Sennheiser HD 450BT and Sony WH-CH700N, but the Sennheiser headphones do a slightly better job of canceling out low-frequency noise. The default frequency response varies between the two headsets: Sony de-emphasizes bass, while Sennheiser amplifies low-bass and upper-midrange notes. Both mobile apps allow you to EQ the sound to your liking.

Both headsets have completely plastic exteriors, though the Sennheiser HD 450BT seems a tad more durable. Ultimately, the headsets are very similar. If you prefer mic quality get the Sony WH-CH700N, and if you value ANC performance, get the Sennheiser HD 450BT. Alternatively, you may also want to consider the Sony WH-CH710N, which feature modern comforts like USB-C charging and a sleeker design.

Unfortunately, with some Bluetooth headphones, you can hear electrical interference from the integrated amplifier. This shouldn’t be audible during music playback. While our purchased unit did not have this latent “hissing” sound, users have reported it. To remedy the issue, reset your headphones. If all else fails, contact Sennheiser support.

Sennheiser HD 458BT review: Wireless Headphones


Joe Hanlon

Managing Editor

December 16, 2020

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Our verdict: Sennheiser HD 458BT review

Don’t let the stiff plastic construction or dull colour palette deter you, the Sennheiser HD 458BT over-ear headphones sound great and have solid noise cancelling which, if you think about it, is all that really matters.


Great, even sound quality

Good noise cancelling

Thick comfy earcups


Nondescript design

Crammed in physical controls

What we like about the HD 458BT

The Sennheiser HD 458BT headphones are a great example of what Sennheiser does really well. In a market where aesthetics are just as important as performance, the 458s won’t be winning any beauty pageants, but instead these cans lean towards a great sound at a reasonable price.

Our review units are the HD 458BT headphones (pictured) which are actually identical to the  HD 450BT headphones, but introduce a new metallic red colour variant: something the Sennheiser website refers to as a ‘remix’. This isn’t the sort of design twist that warrants an entirely different product name, but that’s by the by. For all intents and purposes, this review is equally relevant for both models.

Of course, the sound that the headphones produce is far more important than colour options, and it’s here that the HD 458s really shine. The sound is loud and warm and immediately impressive. It lacks the sharpness you get from other comparable models, which I personally miss when listening to music that I like, but this is a sound that most people will love.

Sennheisers Noisegard active noise cancelling tech works well too, and is as good as similar ANC features in headphones made by Bose or Sony. Plump ear cup cushions and a tight fit help too, with the headphones offering solid noise isolation even before you power them up.

Priced at just under $300, the HD 458BT’s land squarely in the middle of what you can expect to pay for over-ear headphones (if you exclude Apple’s ridiculously expensive Airpod Max cans from consideration). This is a great price for the quality of sound you get for your money.

What we’d change about the HD 458BT

It’s a credit to Sennheiser that all of the points in our ‘cons’ column are design related. Without further labouring the point, the headphones aren’t eye catching. Even the red trim does little to make this design memorable. Worse still, the plastic build feels a bit cheap and the headband offers the bare minimum of padding. Sennheiser doesn’t include a hard shell case with the HD 458BTs, just a flimsy zip bag.

All of the headphone’s controls are on the underside of the right side cup, and it is a strip of confusingly similar plastic nubbins and sliders. It has taken me the entire review period to memorise what each button does and what it feels like to press without being able to see what I’m doing. A more user-friendly design would split these controls across both headphones.

This may sound like nitpicking, but the headphone market is jampacked with great options, so you may find yourself leaning towards a pair with all of the extras and matching audio.

Conclusion: Is the Sennheiser HD 458BT worth it?

The Sennheiser HD 458BT headphones are a great buy if sound quality and noise cancelling are your priorities, and let’s face it, they should be. The lacklustre design disguises the excellent sound quality, which is a shame, but it shouldn’t stop you from having a listen to these great-sounding headphones.

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Build Quality, Package Contents, Appearance and Usability

Sennheiser HD 458 BT’s case is predominantly matte plastic, making it less visible to wear, smudges and fingerprints. The headband, like the ear pads, is made of synthetic leather. There is a little play in the hands, but nothing critical.

Package for such a price is digestible, but nothing more. There are two cables: analog – with a 3.5mm jack for listening to music over the wire, as well as type-C for charging (thanks for not micro-USB in 2020). Whether it is possible to play music from a phone / PC on it, I personally did not check. There’s also a fabric zippered carry case that will certainly protect your headphones from scratches and dirt, but it won’t save them from the heaps of hard stuff you might have in your backpack. Hard case for headphones, if necessary, can be purchased separately.

Headphones look extremely modest and ordinary, besides, I do not understand the moment of choosing the red color in the decoration of the bowls. With it, the headphones look like most of the notorious “gaming” models, so I would prefer to have either an all-black case or a gray / brown color as an accent. (Later it turned out that red accents are such a feature of this particular model. Sennheiser HD 458 BT are released in limited quantities and do not pretend to be on the market for a long time.)

Concerning comfort, everything is contradictory. The ear cushions are soft, but personally I didn’t have enough depth and width. The headband is also not the thinnest, but the burning sensation in the crown area appeared after the twentieth minute of listening, so I had to move the headband a little every 20-30 minutes in order to relieve tension. In terms of power reserve, the sliders are also small, because even for me, with a relatively average head, it was necessary to use the penultimate division, that is, if you think that your head is larger than average, then you may be uncomfortable wearing these headphones. Trying on purchase is highly recommended.

Assembly: 7/10

Appearance: 7/10

Comfort: 7/10

Fitment: 7/10

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90 004 Connection stability and connection speed at the highest level, even despite the fact that my main devices use the slightly outdated 4.2 protocol, while this model supports the fifth version. For the same reason, I was unable to test Qualcomm LowLatency. AptX is available, but the slightly more advanced AptX HD is no longer available.

Battery life at the highest level – along the way, this is the rare case when the manufacturer claimed 30 hours of listening from a full battery charge and did not lie.

Noise cancellation, like most headphones in this price segment, I’m more than satisfied. When you put them on, you already hear a conditional third less sounds, and after turning on the ANC, another twenty percent is added – as a result, about half of all low-frequency noise is eliminated. I personally did not notice any significant damage to the sound quality.

Management seemed overcomplicated to me for the first 2-3 days, but then I got used to it and calmly used it blindly. I won’t talk about the purpose of each button now, but I’ll say that I liked the implementation of switching tracks – this is a kind of toggle switch with three positions, the extreme ones, in fact, are responsible for switching tracks, and pressing in the center position works like a pause.

· There is a Sennheiser Smart Control proprietary application through which software updates are carried out. There is also an extremely simple three-slider equalizer (the one that looks like an animated graph is better not to remember at all) with the ability to create custom presets. Other features, for example, reassigning the functions of controls and controlling the level of noise reduction, you will not find here, alas.

Connection stability and quality: 9/10

Battery life: 9/10

Noise cancellation: 7/10

Ease of use: 8/10

Audio 900 03

Devices: Meizu 16th and iPad Pro 2018 11”.

Resources: Deezer Premium/HiFi (MP3 320kbps + FLAC).

The bass is a bit punchy, with good speed, medium depth and resolution. The mids are generally good, both vocal and instrumental. HF without much stretch and with acceptable resolution. There is no sibilant. The volume is good, the sound picture is also not bad – the central picture and the rear direction are walking, but this is a fairly common claim to many headphones on my part.

The highs don’t have any extreme resolution, but they don’t sound overly artificial and rattling like many headphones in this price range. Mid frequencies really liked the vocal part, timbre and brass. All other instruments are also good, but for some reason I liked wind instruments more. Separation and division into layers is also at a fairly high level.

Bass: 7/10

Mid: 8/10

Treble: 7/10

Volume: 7/10

Sound picture: 7/10

Music recommendations

By the nature of the sound, this model is not selective in relation to any particular genres and directions, so +/- all tracks will sound good .

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  • Number of microphones?
    2 vs 1.18
  • Charging time?
    2h vs 2.69h

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Sound quality

has active noise cancellation (ANC)

✔Sennheiser HD 458BT

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, resulting in less ear fatigue because you don’t have to crank up the volume to drown out background noise. Ideal for use on airplanes and morning transport.

lowest frequency

Lowest frequency at which the device produces sound. The lower the low frequencies are set, the stronger and richer the bass.

highest frequency


Highest frequency at which the device produces sound. The higher the high frequencies are tuned, the cleaner and more collected the treble.

driver block size

A driver is a component that plays sound in a device. The larger the drivers, the more powerful they are and can reproduce lower bass.


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The electrical resistance of the device to waves passing through it. The lower the resistance, the easier it is to get louder sounds and the less power is required.

sound pressure level


Devices with higher sound pressure levels tend to be louder.

has a neodymium magnet

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those using ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and cleaner highs.

is passive noise isolating

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

Sealed device acoustically isolates your ears from the environment, and the sound is not heard by those around you.


Battery life

Battery life (when in use) as specified by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life, you will charge your device less frequently.

charging time

Time required to fully charge the battery.

Has USB Type-C

✔Sennheiser HD 458BT

USB Type-C has reversible connector orientation and cable routing.

has a battery level indicator

✔Sennheiser HD 458BT

The indicator shows that the battery level is low.

has wireless charging

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

Supports Qi wireless charging standard. To charge your device, you just need to place it on the charging pad.

battery capacity


Battery charge, or battery capacity, is the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. The higher the battery charge, the longer the battery life.

has battery

✔Sennheiser HD 458BT

The device’s battery can be charged and used again.

has a replaceable battery

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

In the event of a breakdown, the user can replace the battery




Headphone connection type.

Bluetooth version

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows you to transfer data between devices in close proximity using shortwave radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfer.

yes aptX Adaptive

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (from 279 kbps to 420 kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.

has aptX

✔Sennheiser HD 458BT

aptX is a codec used for Bluetooth wireless audio transmission. It is developed by Qualcomm and supports 16-bit audio at 384 kbps.

yes LDAC

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It supports a very high bit rate of 990 kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust the lower bitrate of 330Kbps or 660Kbps to improve stability.

Low Latency aptX

✔Sennheiser HD 458BT

aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio latency (such as when playing games).

yes aptX HD

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (with a bit rate of 576 kbps).

yes AAC

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

AAC is the codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250 kbps. Since psychoacoustic modeling is used, AAC can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.

maximum range (Bluetooth) bluetooth

The device can connect to another device at a long distance using Bluetooth/IR.


has a noise canceling microphone

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

These microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

has Ambient Sound Mode

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

When in Ambient Sound Mode, the microphones pass ambient noise just enough to still be heard. This comes in handy when you want to listen to music but be aware of what’s going on around you, such as when you’re running but still want to hear cars passing by.

Auto Ear Detection

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

Sensors can detect when the headphones are taken out of the ears, music playback is paused, saving battery power.

number of microphones

The more microphones a device has, the better it filters out background noise and improves the overall sound quality.

has a mute function

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

The device has the ability to mute/unmute the conversation directly from the device.

MPI number

Multipoint allows you to connect more devices via Bluetooth and easily switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without turning them off and on manually.

control panel built into the device

✔Sennheiser HD 458BT

The control panel is located on the device so you can easily access and control the volume control without interacting with the cable or other device connected to it.

can be used as a headset

✔Sennheiser HD 458BT

The headset is a single earpiece or a pair with a built-in microphone. Can be used for applications that require communication, i.e. Skype, voice chat games, mobile phones, etc.

has a control panel on the cable

✖Sennheiser HD 458BT

The cable has a control panel that you can use to control the device without interacting with it.


has a 3.5mm mini jack

✔Sennheiser HD 458BT

This audio jack allows you to connect to a wide range of devices using a standard 3.5mm jack.

Price match

Product Store Price
Sen nheiser HD 458r BT €127
kompatibel mit Sennheiser HD400S HD450SE HD458BT Headphones Ersatz €9.99
Leder Ohrpolster Kissen Sennheiser HD4.5… Leder Ohrpolster Kissen Sennheiser HD4.50BT BTNC 4,40BT 350BT 458BT Kopfhörer €28
6N HiFi DAC Type C Cable For Sennhe iser …6N HiFi DAC Type C Cable For Sennheiser HD350BT 450BT 458BT 400S Headphone Line €31
Sennheiser HD 458 BT (508968) €121
Sennheiser HD 458 BT (508968) €123
Sennheiser HD 458 BT (508968) €125 0207 €125
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