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post #3616 of 4558
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Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post


I can't believe you like Momentum over HD598. Wow

 

Yeah, the HD598 is technically better; however, I ranked the headphones by current enjoyment and use ^^

 

Some 7 months ago I only had the Sennheiser CX300-II, Momentum and HD598, and the HD598 was by far my favourite.

 

However, after listening to some more headphones, I discovered my true sonic preferences and the HD598 kinda lost its magic. It didn't have quite the clarity I want when listening to heavy metal, nor the bass impact I want when listening to electronic and pop. So it became a dead weight for me (it's now borrowed to a friend btw)

 

The Momentum, on the other hand, is still quite fun to listen.

 

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

The only advantage of the Momentum over HD598 is bass.

 

 

Well, some bass impact is important to me.

 

To my ears the Momentum midrange is smoother (tough it get congested more easily), and it also have a much taller soundstage, which I often find more enjoyable than the horizontally wide, but vertically compressed, soundstage of the HD598.

 

I should add that my HD598 have a unusually huge dip in the 7500 Hz area (like, some 15 db or more). I think it makes it sound duller than it should.

 

Overall, I just think the Momentum is more fun. That is all.

post #3617 of 4558
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Originally Posted by fabiobueno View Post
 

 

Yeah, the HD598 is technically better; however, I ranked the headphones by current enjoyment and use ^^

 

Some 7 months ago I only had the Sennheiser CX300-II, Momentum and HD598, and the HD598 was by far my favourite.

 

However, after listening to some more headphones, I discovered my true sonic preferences and the HD598 kinda lost its magic. It didn't have quite the clarity I want when listening to heavy metal, nor the bass impact I want when listening to electronic and pop. So it became a dead weight for me (it's now borrowed to a friend btw)

 

The Momentum, on the other hand, is still quite fun to listen.

 

 

Well, some bass impact is important to me.

 

To my ears the Momentum midrange is smoother (tough it get congested more easily), and it also have a much taller soundstage, which I often find more enjoyable than the horizontally wide, but vertically compressed, soundstage of the HD598.

 

I should add that my HD598 have a unusually huge dip in the 7500 Hz area (like, some 15 db or more). I think it makes it sound duller than it should.

 

Overall, I just think the Momentum is more fun. That is all.

it's all about fun! When fun starts taking a backseat to analytics and utmost accuracy, then you start losing out on what the artists originally intended for the music..for it to be fun and for you to lose yourself in the art. My Roland RH-200 are the least technically capable of all the cans I've owned in the mid tier range, but I wouldn't trade them for their incredible fun factor. Oh and they do have technical merit. Like TF 10's supersized. 

post #3618 of 4558

From what I own currently:

 

1. Hifiman HE-6

2. Audeze LCD-3

3. JVC-Victor HP-DX1000

4. Koss Portapro (w/ L-Cush mod) -- I really love this! one of the best headphones for the cost

5. Alessandro MS1i (need L-cush mod)

 

IEMs:

 

1. Sony MDR EX1000

2. VSonic GR07

 

Wish to add and currently interested: Sennheiser HD800, AKG K812, Mr. Speaker Alpha dog

post #3619 of 4558
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Originally Posted by cggkevin1976 View Post
 

1. HE-400

2. HD595

3. AKG 240 MKII


Amended after new purchase

1. HE400

2. DT880

3: HD595

 

Dropping the 240.

 

Kevin

post #3620 of 4558

Combination of owned and currently own:

 

1. HD600

2. Modded T50RP

3. AD900x

4. AD700

5. Razer Barracuda

6. Creative Fatal1ty

7. Apple Earpods

8. Others not worth mentioning

 

Soon to be k712 or he-500 at the top of that list...

post #3621 of 4558

#1: Grado SR225i - Great for rock/soft rock, which is what my collection mostly consists of.

#2: JVC HA-S680 - Pretty bassy, but it doesn't overpower everything else and it is pretty good for dubstep/drum and bass, which is what the rest of my collection consists of.

#3: JVC HA-S600 - Way too bassy, I ended up stripping these for parts last month.

post #3622 of 4558

1. Ultimate Ears UE6000

2. V-Moda Crossfade M80

3. Shure SRH440

post #3623 of 4558

Updated list to include a couple of recent purchases:

 

 

Beyerdynamic T1
AKG K702 (Annie pads)
AKG K550

Beyerdynamic DT1350

Sennheiser PX100
Martin Logan Mikros 90
Sony MDR-7550
Vsonic GR07 MKII
T-Peos H-100
Sennheiser PX100II
Sennheiser PX200
Sennheiser MX760

post #3624 of 4558

No particular order in the rank levels

 

First level

 

Stax Lambda 507

Sennheiser HD800

Fostex TH900

 

Second level

 

Audeze LCD2.2

Beyerdynamic T1

Ultrasone Signature DJ

Mr Speakers Alpha Dog

Hifiman HE-500

Grado RS1i + PS500

Heir Audio 4.ai

 

 

Listening preferences (no order)

Metal (Doom, Black, Death, Thrash, Traditional, Power, Industrial), Prog rock + metal, post rock+metal, Hardcore punk, punk, Emo (90's oldschool), Trance, House, Dubstep, Chillstep, Electronic ambient, Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, Reggae, New Wave, Pop (old and mainstream), Jpop, Kpop, Spanish pop, Jrock, Soundtrack - Movie, Game, Anime , classical, Jazz (fusion, slow, romantic female vox), Instrumental guitar, flamenco, acoustic live gigs

 

Looking at: Oppo PM-1, K812, LCD-X

 

Materialism at its worst :evil: 


Edited by Roronoa - 12/19/13 at 11:14pm
post #3625 of 4558

Well, now that I have a Beyerdynamic MMX 300, which is apparently a DT770 32-ohm with a good mic attached...the second place on my list is now getting quite contested.

 

The Sony MDR-MA900 still wins out in overall comfort and soundstage, but the MMX 300 easily bests it in treble reproduction (not like that's difficult for me) and not leaking sound out...plus that mic is actually of decent quality for VoIP and makes for a gaming headset that doesn't suck, albeit overpriced at MSRP. Then again, the MA900's overpriced at MSRP too; I got 'em both for around the $150 mark with shipping.

 

Of course, the original Stax SR-Lambda still beats both of those and everything else I've heard hands-down, but it also demands far more in terms of amplification like all electrostatic sets do...and regrettably, I don't own it or the SRM-T1 anymore, just the "beater" set, but that's the way things go when you need money fast.

post #3626 of 4558
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post


This has now changed to (with 2 new additions) -


joint 1st - Sennheiser HD598/HifiMan HE-400/Yamaha HPH-200

Joint 2nd - Koss Sportapro on KSC75 clips/Grado SR80 (modded)

3rd - AKG K240 DF (would be near the top if they had more bass presence)

4th - Koss KSC75 on Sportapro headband

5th - Koss Portapro

6th - Beyerdynamic DT231 Pro

7th - KRK KNS-8400

8th - JVC HA-S400 (modded)

I don't understand why the Yamahas don't get more attention, they are shockingly good headphones, regardless of price. I'm struggling to fault them at all, except maybe a tad small soundstage and very slightly bass heavy, which is something many people want in a portable and quite surprising for an open backed headphone (surprising in a good way for most people).

In addition to this list, here's my new IEM list:

 

1st - Superlux HD381F

 

2nd - JVC HA-FX67

 

3rd - Sony MH-1C (If I ever used them, which I don't due to the terrible cable)

 

4th - Pioneer SE-CLX60

 

Just waiting on a pair of Xiaomi Pistons too...

post #3627 of 4558

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250 ohm

Grado SR225i

Sennheiser IE4

Sennheiser HD280Pro

Sennheiser cx275

Pioneer SE-CL721-K

Sennheiser HD428

Logitech H390

post #3628 of 4558
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Originally Posted by cggkevin1976 View Post
 


Amended after new purchase

1. HE400

2. DT880

3: HD595

 

Dropping the 240.

 

Kevin

 

I'll play the "new purchase" game:

 

HD800

Beyerdynamic T1
AKG K702 (Annie pads)
AKG K550

Beyerdynamic DT1350

Sennheiser PX100
Martin Logan Mikros 90
Sony MDR-7550
Vsonic GR07 MKII
T-Peos H-100
Sennheiser PX100II
Sennheiser PX200
Sennheiser MX760

 

Dropping:

AKG 702

AKG k550

 

Trading:

T1 for T5p

 

Dropped:

Momentum after Mikros 90 purchase.

post #3629 of 4558

Current headphones :

 

1/ HD700

1/ HD600

3/ Soundmagic HP100

4/ Mad Dogs 3.1

 

HD700/HD600 depending on what I'm listening to, I think HD700 is a better headphones but HD600 is a better all-rounder.

post #3630 of 4558

Cans:

 

1. PX100 Drivers in Walnut Cups

2. SR225s in Ebony Cups

3. Koss KSC75 (hiflight mods)

4. Panasonic HTF600

5. Koss Portapros

 

IEMs:

 

1. Dunu DN1000

2. TDK BA200

3. Sennheiser CX215

4. Philips SHE3580


Edited by JoeDoe - 1/3/14 at 6:48am
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