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Headphones for work: low leakage, great sound for varied music types.

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Head-Fi people, I need some help!

 

I'm looking for a new set of headphones to use mostly at work. I currently use a pair of Skullcandy Lowriders, but thought I would treat myself to something a little more discerning as I'm spending more and more time behind my desk!

 

From looking around, both the 'Sennheiser Momentum' and the 'Bowers & Wilkins P5' have stood out as seeming to fit the bill. Does anyone have any other suggestions for other sets or experience with these and can advise which is better?

 

Obviously, sound quality is top priority, but as these are to be used in an office it would be great if there is as little sound leakage as possible.

 

Also, I tend to listen to a pretty wide variety of music, from Infected Mushroom to Tchaikovsky so versatility is required.

 

Cheers,

post #2 of 5

Heya,

 

Mr Speaker Mad Dog with SR007 Stax Pads.

 

Very best,

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks, but I think I would be sleeping on the sofa if I bought them!

 

Also, I have read that open backs leak a lot of sound. 

Does anyone know which of the two above is more comfortable? 

post #4 of 5
Hello!

Never get to try those P5 but the Sennheiser Momentum which I find it superior for office use. It let in some noise if you have L-size ears. As for sound, it has strong bass punch & might lead a little to the mids that sound warm & smooth. Highs are clear stand out better than most Sennheiser headphones that I had tried before. Soundstage are so-so. Details are great. All & all, I prefer MDR-1R that cost less better except for build quality.

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post #5 of 5

the p5 aren't very good. i like their build quality + design, but their sound isn't that great. its way to congested and bassy sounding. very colored with focus on the bass and mids, having treble rolloff, quite dark. 

 

the sennheisers are much much better.

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