B and W P5 or Sennheiser Momentum for audiobooks?

Discussion in 'Headphone & Earphone General Discussion' started by NostraHistoria, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. NostraHistoria

    NostraHistoria New Member

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    I have narrowed down my choice to these two. Reviews have been good for both. However, I will be using them to just listen to audiobooks in a foreign language. So, I need them to be loud. Can you please help me with the decision? I am torn between the two. Both are excellent.

    Thanks in advance if you respond.
     
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    Both will do the job, but the Momentum is far more comfortable and durable.
     
  3. john-hifi

    john-hifi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi NostraHistoria,

    Considering that the Momentum On-Ears are only £169.96 they would be my choice! They are very comfortable, and their sound signature will suit audiobooks as they have great detail and clarity.

    Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
     
  4. rowlf

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    I would say Momentum lead in terms of musicality and natural sounding. Whenever I have tried the P5 it just sounded a bit too forward and coarse for me. Although on the looks department, the P5 do look very good.
     
  5. dalethorn

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    Thank you. The P5's peculiar advantage is the very slim earcups, which could be good for walking outdoors so the headphone doesn't bulge too much. But the ultra-slim earcups don't allow much room for sonic treatments, so it seems like a trade-off of one thing for another.
     
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