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Old 12-01-2011, 05:21 PM
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Default Sennheiser Hd 598 vs B&W P5 on Sony NWZ-X1060/Samsung Galaxy S2 cell/Pioneer elite ho

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I'm very interested in getting the B&W P5 headphones or the Sennheiser HD 598 for the above equipment. What is very important to me is sound quality(clean/Warm)NO Thumping Bass) at a low volume they are loud enough(Efficient)do not have to crank up volume to get min. volume.

My music of choice is classic rock/80's/ and my music source is Cd's.
I will record all my CDs to PC in Wav format and than download to S2/X-1060 in 320Bit rate.
So far I'm leaning towards the HD 598


S2
Audio Formats/mp3/wav/eAAC+AC3/Flac
Sony Nwz-X-1060
Audio Formats/aac-lc(non-drm)linear pcm/mp4

B&W P5
Specs./Freq response 10HZ-20khz

Sensitivity/115db/mw
Impedance 26ohms
Max input power50mw



Sennheiser HD598

Specs/Freq Response 12-38,500 Hz

Sensitivity 112db

Impedance 50ohms


I would appreciate your feedback on the P5/HD598 and is 320(Mp3) a good bit rate any any other feedback about the P5s.

Last but not least I know very little in regards to Getting Cd music onto my Pc in Wav and than transferring music to either X1060 or S2. I'm using Vista and have Windows media player installed on PC. The apps. that have been recommended are Mediamonkey Gold/DB poweramp and Winamp media player?


Thanks for your time and help

Greg
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:57 PM
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The two cans you are considering are fundamentally different because the P5 is closed whereas the HD598 is open. They sound very different, although they both more or less satisfy your needs. The P5 has slightly more thumping bass than the HD598 and this is probably caused largely by its closed design.

For encoding mp3s, 320kbps is probably a waste of space, VBR V0 will produce the same results sonically. It is best if you just install Foobar2000 and ABX various bitrates yourself though.
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