Sennheiser's wireless noise-cancelling headphones know when to pause the music

Sennheiser PXC 550

Competing with the likes of the Bose QuietComfort 35s, Sennheiser has released its new PXC 550s into the wireless noise-cancelling arena.

As well as offering a Bose-beating 30 hours of battery life and NFC pairing, the headphones also feature a touch panel for controlling the headphones.

But the PXC 550's coolest feature is their ability to tell when you've taken them off your head, so no more missing a crucial moment in a song when you need to quickly take off your headphones to talk to someone.

NoiseGard noise-cancelling

Noise-cancelling duties are handled by Sennheiser's proprietary NoiseGard technology, and its CapTune app which provides a sound equaliser for use with the headphones.

The Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless noise-cancelling headphones will be available in the UK from mid-July for $399 (£329.99).