Sennheiser HD 450BT Review

The Sennheiser is well known for its great-sounding noise-canceling headphones, and their latest, the Sennheiser HD-450BT, it offers a cheaper alternative to the previous models, such as the Momentum, a 3 Wireless controller, and class-leaders, such as Sony, T-1000XM3. With a minimalist design and a built-in noise reduction, these fully collapsible headphones are in-ear, wireless, are designed for travel. But how can they compete against their more expensive competitors? This is the The Sennheiser HD-450BT a Review.

The Sennheiser HD-450BT Review: Design

These over-the-ear headphones come in a black-and-white and color variations, we tried the white model, it has the cool silver-gray with a touch of modern detail in the head. They have an elegant look, if you don’t look as good as the brand-new Sennheiser Momentum In 3 and a Wireless headset for some of the low-profile design, can be a little bit lower. However, if you prefer, is a bad design, these cans are more likely to be right up your alley.

The Sennheiser HD-450BT is fully collapsible and can easily be stored in its pouch when not in use. The credit goes to the fold-out design; they take up minimal space in your bag, making it ideal for travel. Compared to the Momentum of the 3 headphones, for the construction of the new cans, it feels less than high quality and less durable construction of the plastic can even be described as a feeling of weakness. The construction of the new in-ear headphones is not as sturdy or high quality as that of the short-term Momentum, the 3 headphones, and the plastic construction sometimes feels a fragile.

Whereas, the lower the quality of the construction is reflected in the lower price, it would not be reasonable to expect a more luxurious finish in the money. An advantage of the plastic-like design is that the HD-450BTs feel very light and comfortable to wear during long listening sessions. The in-ear headphones are generously padded, and they do not lead to the establishment feel comfortable with in the ear and in ear headphones.

In the lower part of the right ear cup, you’ll find a USB-C charging port, 3.5 mm jack, the buttons for playing your music and voice calls, and a special button to call your voice assistant of choice, whether it is Siri or Google Assistant.


The pairing of the headphones with the devices, it was very easy, thanks to Bluetooth, a 5.0 bracket. Gamers will be pleased to know that these tin cans, in addition to the different codecs, such as aptX, AAC, SBC, supporting aptX Low Latency, so you don’t have the annoying delay between what you see on screen and what you hear over the stereo. When you watch the video on our smartphone, we do not find any latency issues, either.

The It was originally intended HD-450BT is working the way it was originally intended application of a Smart Control, which allows you to change the settings for the equalizer: it’s a neat touch that will appeal to those who like to customize the sound to your headphones. Unlike the Sennheiser Momentum 3-Wire, no, there is no option to switch between noise-cancelling modes, you can turn on the noise reduction, turn it on and off using the power switch on the right earcup.

We believe that the reduction of the noise, which worked well enough, though it seemed to be the best at locking in a low, rumbling noise coming from the high-pitched sound. For example, when it is used in the open air, and they have done a great job of turning off the sound of a strong wind blowing through the trees, but even so, we were able to the sirens in the distance, in the area of security, which is not a bad thing).

The Sennheiser HD-450BT Review: Performance

Sennheiser is a winner in the sound editing for the HD 450BTs detailed and accurate without sounding too dull and boring, these headphones impart a fantastic blend of high-fidelity sound with a warm, friendly, fun-to-listen-to-the-low frequency range. The combination of controlled (but warm), low and tight, the lively treble it was, of course, when you hear Kendrick Lamar’s all Good; it is flowing, dissonant vocals, has created a challenge in the harmonic background, which was cut with large bows, and the echo of the drums.

The Sennheiser HD-450BT a Review

With the move to the King Kunta gave the eyes a chance to show off the lower frequencies with depth, and the sponge-like lines on the bottom that hold the cartoonesque knick-fated guitars and toe-tapping energy. Because we wanted to test out the Sennheiser HD-450BTs into something a little more mature, we have chosen to Joanna Newsom’s Sprout and the Bean. The dash instrument displays the full range of these headphones, with the rumbling bass notes, and the drip of the high-frequency range.

Listening to this song, we have found that the headphones can handle all of your temporary, changes the dynamic a lot as well. For sure, you are going to be more dynamic, and a soundstage over a wide range of Dynamic, 3-Wire, but the hard drive 450Bts sounds clear enough to bring out the hidden detail in your music. We found that the headphones struggle a little bit busy, the average frequency of heavy tracks, such as The National Sea of Love. We would have liked to hear more of the higher-end of the song, and I thought some of the power of the guitar is lost in the mix.

If you wanted to nitpick, we would also have preferred a more open sound from these headphones; they have a more gloomy feel compared to the Dynamic, 3-Wire.

The Sennheiser HD-450BT Review: Battery Life

With 30 hours of battery life (that is, with active noise reduction enabled), and the Sennheiser HD-450BTs it can take up to a Sony T-1000XM3, and the microphone is Noise-Canceling Headphones, the 700 can beat a Sony T-1000XM3 with a significant, up to 10 hours of the bank. In addition to this, it is so much better than the 17 hours offered by the more expensive, the Sennheiser Momentum is 3 the Wireless.

Pricing and Availability

The Sennheiser HD-450BT is available for pre-order at $199/£159 – it works out around AU$280, but we’re still waiting for official pricing and availability for Australia. It is significantly more expensive than the best of the 2020 headphones, the $349/£300/AU$499 and the Sony T-1000XM3, and the previous model of the brand, the Sennheiser Momentum 3 and the Wireless comes in at $339/£349/AU$599.

The Sennheiser HD-450BT Review: Conclusion

Overall, we were very impressed with the Sennheiser HD-450BT, especially in the form of a sound, its well-balanced profile that should appeal to audiophiles, and bass hunter. The service life of the battery, and connectivity are both perfect, and the noise reduction works well enough, although you may be able to find these headphones don’t completely block out all external noise. Our biggest nightmare is the finest touch to the construction of these cans, although they are more expensive than the Momentum, 3 Wire, us $199/£159 is still a lot of money in order to pay for the headphones – and, for that reason, we think that it’s fair to expect a more premium build touch.

That being said, they seem to be very good at it, and if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the Sony T-1000XM3, the Sennheiser HD-450BTs is a great option for you. Also, check out our list of the Best Headphones To Buy Now

Eight The Total Score

Great sound, good noise-cancellation, and a comfortable (and fully-collapsible) are joined together, they are a suitable and cheaper alternative to the Sony T-1000XM3.


  • Sounds great
  • The fit is comfortable
  • Worthy of notice?


  • The sound could be more open