Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
Bowers and Wilkins P3
Philips Fidelio L1
Which is the best? Any help is appreciated.
Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear - good allrounder, balanced sound with a slight fun tilt (a bit of bass and treble emphasis compared to neutral)
Sony MDR-1r - mids-forward, moderate midbass hump, laid back subbass and even more laid back treble, so somewhat dark sounding, but excellent soundstage given the lack of treble presence
Bowers and Wilkins P3 - midbassy, lackluster subbass extension, dark, congested, lacks clarity - the worst of the bunch
Philips Fidelio L1 - haven't heard it but if it's anything like the X1, roughly neutral except for bass emphasis, with good clarity
Extension means capable of producing the lowest or highest audible frequencies, the opposite of rolloff. Subbass extension means it can play low into the 20-80hz range.
This might help: http://www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary
If you listen a wide range of music i say the momentum. Not very big, relaxed sound signature (No piercing highs, no elevated bass) However i read in threads that the momentum has little earpads to be over ear for some people.
If your ears are 65mm tall, the odds are you will be able to fit your ears in the Momentum, and they will be comfortable.
The Momentums ARE quite laid back - but they have enough 'speed' to play all genres well.
If your ears are bigger than 65mm. the other one to go for is the Fidelio - that's more 'lively' than the Momentum and a good all-rounder - it actually has quite a similar sound signature to the Momentum.