Beyerdynamic’s new wireless on-ear headphone is here. Meet the Aventho and learn how it shapes up to the competition, the Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless headphone, in our “Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Vs Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless Review.”
Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Vs Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless Review
Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Vs Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless Review – Packaging
Beyerdynamic Aventho sits in a small heather grey pouch inside of a slim, colorful box. Sennheiser’s Momentum HD1 Wired on-ear headphones are nestled inside a much larger case that is lined with soft fabric, though, more stiff and durable in comparison. Inside both cases you’ll find detachable cables, charging cables, and their respective quick start guides.
Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Vs Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless Review – Fit/Feel
Looking at both of these headphones on the table, I can see that Aventho is smaller, overall. The headband is thinner, the ear cups are small and circular. The frame is also shorter, but heavier in comparison weighing in at 0.52 pounds and the Sennheiser HD1 at 0.46 pounds. This, by no means indicates that the Sennheiser headphones are more comfortable, in fact. The snug fit of the Aventho’s is more favorable on my head. It feels like my cranium is getting a hug. The circular ear cups sit perfectly on my small ears and the soft leather with just enough cushion makes me fee like I can wear these for long periods of time with my glasses on. Sennheiser’s ear cups are also comfortable. They are oval-shaped and lined with soft fabric. The padding is comfortable, but I prefer the plushier leather feel. If your ears easily overheat then you’ll probably prefer the soft fabric of the Sennheiser HD1 headphone. In fact, the HD1 is probably a better fit for those with larger ears. Aventho’s ear cups are also able to swivel from left to right and up and down, but the entire frame is not collapsible. However, I think this is okay since the headphone is so small it can easily fit in a messenger bag. But, I’d also understand if you expected more from a $449 on-ear headphone. Sennheiser HD1 is collapsible, but on the flip side, the ear cups do not swivel from side to side. You’ll just have to decide which one of these details are better suited for your liking.
Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Vs Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless Review – Features
Both of these headphones are wireless. Woohoo! Beyerdynamic Aventho runs for about 30 hours over Bluetooth 4.2 on a full charge while Sennheiser HD1 yields about 22 hours of playtime employing Bluetooth 4.0. Aventho is a bit more efficient in that is takes 2 hours to reach a full charge while Sennheiser requires 3 hours. This makes sense as the Aventho is a new release and the HD1 has been out for quite some time. In terms of connectivity, both headphones are able to easily connect to your smart device. When it comes functionality, Aventho is modernized with smart controls built into the earcups – simply tap or slide to answer calls, pause or play your music, and switch back and forth between tracks. Sennheiser’s HD1 plays up to their vintage aesthetic and is equipped with traditional buttons for answering calls and switching tracks in addition to a button for adjusting the volume.
Aventho wireless is also equipped with special personalization technology called MIY (Make It Yours). The MIY app basically calibrates your hearing and then plays back audio optimized for your ear. MIY really does work and it’s cool to hear music tailored to my ear. Sennheiser HD1 is $399 and while it does not contain a personalization feature it is built with premium noise cancelling technology that can attenuate up to 20dB. Whoa! I feel the MIY feature is definitely what skyrockets the price of Aventho to $449. So it’ll be up to you to decide whether you prefer personalized wireless sound or attenuated wireless sound.
Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Vs Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless Review – Sound
Aventho offers rich sound that extends through the bass line. The bass and sub-bass are very rich and maintain their lush quality even throughout the low-frequency range. The midrange is quite nice and full. The spacing between the layers of music makes the upper mids and the sub-bass shine while still sounding part of a cohesive sound. Guitar strings and treble claps are very detailed and pronounced, but not so technical that these elements are not fun to listen to. The same can be said for the vocals, whether gravely lows or salient highs, the delivery is beautiful. Sennheiser does just about the same, but the detail in the depth of the bass and treble claps aren’t as pronounced as Aventho. While offering a warm and robust sound, it lacks in the clarity and crispness I find in synths, treble claps, and acoustics in Aventho. TBH, Sennheiser’s highs feel ever so close to becoming bright – straddling the line if you will. This is something I never really noticed until directly comparing it to the Aventho.
Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Vs Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless Review – Overall Performance
Both of these headphones provide truly stellar sound and great connectivity. Aventho’s got a nice small frame and is modernized with touch controls, a longer run time, and the ability to have your music tailored to your ear making me feel like Aventho is for those who want a seamless and snug listening experience. Sennheiser HD1 features physical buttons and noise-cancelling technology that is superior to most on the market. If you’re looking to tune out a noisy environment, this is definitely the better selection.
If interested grab Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless at Audio46 or Amazon. The same can be said for Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear. It’s available for the lowest price at Audio46 when using discount code “majorhifi” during checkout. It is also available on Amazon.
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Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless Vs Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear Wireless Review – Specs
Impedance: 32 ohms
Frequency Response Range: 10Hz-40kHz
Battery Life: 30 Hours
Charging Time: 2 Hours
Sennheiser HD1 On-Ear
Impedance: 28 ohms
Frequency Response Range: 16Hz-22kHz
Battery Life: 22 Hours
Charging Time: 3 hours