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Sennheiser PX 210 BT Headphones
  • Sennheiser PX 210 BT Headphones
  • Sennheiser PX 210 BT Headphones
  • Sennheiser PX 210 BT Headphones
  • Sennheiser PX 210 BT Headphones
  • Sennheiser PX 210 BT Headphones
  • Sennheiser PX 210 BT Headphones
  • PX 210 BT Bluetooth Wireless Headphones


Our Score:


Sennheiser is no stranger to making quality wireless audio products, as evidenced by the RS 170 headphones. The PX 210 BT headphones bring that target of great-sounding, wireless audio to a more portable form factor, exchanging Kleer 2.4GHz wireless technology for the more ubiquitous Bluetooth in the process.

Sennheiser's engineers aren't daft, though. They know that the sub-band coding used by standard Bluetooth stereo headsets doesn't provide amazing audio quality. To counter this, the PX 210 BT use the apt-X codec - as also featured by the Creative ZiiSound D5 to great effect. Experience suggests, therefore, that the Bluetooth transceiver won't be a hindrance to these headphones performance. You'd certainly hope not, bearing in mind the £112 asking price.

And actually that's not the only cost to consider. If you want to get the best out of the PX 210 BTs, you'll need a transmitter able to broadcast using apt-X. We were supplied with a Sennheiser BT300i adaptor, which paired automatically, but no doubt third party alternatives will become available in due course. Obviously any device not supporting apt-X can still connect.

The design is cleverly portable, with the earcups twisting 90 degrees inwards, and then folding inside the headband, on hinges. A carrying case is provides in the box, so you don't have to just chuck the PX 210 BTs in a bag unprotected.

There's enough adjustability in the headband that even those with particularly small or large heads shouldn't have any problem getting a good fit. Both the headband and earcups are nicely padded, which helps make the PX 210 BTs comfortable to wear even for long periods. It's possible that the supra-aural design (where the headphones sit on the ear) won't suit some folks, but we had no complaints.

Usefully, and unlike some Bluetooth headsets, the PX 210 BT headphones also feature a headphone jack. Annoyingly this is of the 2.5mm variety, but a 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable is supplied, but it's great to be able to carry on listening to music if the battery conks out half way through a train journey.


May 22, 2010, 12:28 pm

Do you have any details of the Sennheiser BT300i adapter (or any other Apt-x enabled adapter)?

Can't find a price anywhere to factor into the verdict as suggested.

Geoff Richards

May 22, 2010, 12:50 pm

@gonzorv - it's Saturday morning so I can't check with Hugo, but I think "BT300i" is a typo, and it should read BTD 300i. As in BlueTooth Dongle 300i


Looks like it goes for £60-100 depending on the reseller. I'm sure Hugo will clear this up on Monday for everyone.


May 22, 2010, 2:21 pm

I know the audio quality demands it, but its such a shame you need the adaptor. Most people listen to their portable music on a device that already has bluetooth, to have to plug an adaptor in to use these is a bit sad. For my basic travelling headphones I use the TR reviewed http://www.trustedreviews.com/...

They may not have the best sound quality, but for convenience and ease of use you cant beat them, pair instantly with my BB as soon as they are switched on and the controls all work perfectly as well. No wires!

Digital Fury

May 22, 2010, 9:27 pm

Have you tested it with video sources? What kind of latency does it have?


May 23, 2010, 12:38 am

I've been using a pair of Motoroa HT820 bluetooth headphones for the last couple of years and have just bought a pair of MOtorola S9-HD - both for less than £25 each. For commuting these are fine with good clarity - and no wires and no adaptor!


May 24, 2010, 8:55 pm

So now you'll not only have to worry about how long your mp3 players battery will last but also how long your headphones will hold their charge. Isn't technology wonderful.


May 25, 2010, 10:07 pm

@Geoff: Thanks, I did do a cursory search both in Google and on the Seinheiser site but didn't turn up anything, a typo in the model number would explain this.

p.s. My name is also Hugo so your reply was quite confusing for me to read.

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