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I compared the Skullcandy Aviator along with the Sennheiser Momentum in the store with my mobile phone.

 

They were the best 2 sounding headphones in the store, and imo they were in the same league, they only did different things better.

 

Sennheiser Momentum had: larger, more spacious sound, better imaging, instrument separation and detail.

 

Skullcandy Aviator had: A LOT more clarity, and same timbre, but also a little harsh on bright recordings.

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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post


I compared the Skullcandy Aviator along with the Sennheiser Momentum in the store with my mobile phone.

They were the best 2 sounding headphones in the store, and imo they were in the same league, they only did different things better.

Sennheiser Momentum had: larger, more spacious sound, better imaging, instrument separation and detail.

Skullcandy Aviator had: A LOT more clarity, and same timbre, but also a little harsh on bright recordings.


Can you compare the bass quantity between the two? Which is better for Rap/Hip-Hop? How do they compare to the X1?
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Can you compare the bass quantity between the two? Which is better for Rap/Hip-Hop? How do they compare to the X1?

Aviator had more bass, but less tight though. Aviator had around the same amount of bass as the X1. 

 

Aviator is the better one for rap/hiphop.

 

Well, straight from my phone the Aviator sounds definitely clearer than the X1, and timbre is slightly more realistic than the X1. Aviator is slightly more harsh though because of the treble.

 

X1 has better soundstage, imaging and separation than both the Momentums and Aviators from my phone. Momentums got slightly more detail than the X1 from my phone.

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Aviator had more bass, but less tight though. Aviator had around the same amount of bass as the X1. 

 

Aviator is the better one for rap/hiphop.

 

Well, straight from my phone the Aviator sounds definitely clearer than the X1, and timbre is slightly more realistic than the X1. Aviator is slightly more harsh though because of the treble.

 

X1 has better soundstage, imaging and separation than both the Momentums and Aviators from my phone. Momentums got slightly more detail than the X1 from my phone.

Sennheiser momentums have come down in price now but have they got the bass that you are looking for?

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Sennheiser momentums have come down in price now but have they got the bass that you are looking for?

Not really. I like a bit more bass quantity and clarity.

 

If the Aviators had the same separation, imaging and detail, as the Momentums, and they would be VERY slightly less bright, than that would be a very good headphone.

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Not really. I like a bit more bass quantity and clarity.

If the Aviators had the same separation, imaging and detail, as the Momentums, and they would be VERY slightly less bright, than that would be a very good headphone.
Designing a headphone with bass elevated starts to become looser and less clear after about 7 dB. You can tighten the impact a bit with a dedicated amp, but the decay will still be longer. Some people just like that sound though, it's a matter of taste.

If you really wanna know what a large bass-weighted frequency response sounds like, use an EQ to reduce everything else and crank up the volume. From where my brain interprets the average volume level from, bass like that just is too much, I seek even bass/mids (maybe a bit of treble lift) but good extension into subbass and great "holographic"-level detail, THAT excites me
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I was joking when I asked that...
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I was joking when I asked that...

 

Hmm, I actually read it as a serious question as well. You do try out new cans quite often. :p

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But seriously though, I think the Aviator is HIGHLY underrated. They sound clearly better than the Shure SRH-840 and Sennheiser HD558 for example.

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I have my reasons for sarcasticly asking those questions... and the Aviators and Momentums aren't why tongue.gif
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I have my reasons for sarcasticly asking those questions... and the Aviators and Momentums aren't why tongue.gif

 

Because you're a sarcastic smartass? That's why I do things like that. :p I'd rather be a smartass than a dumbass.

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Thread Starter 
The Aviator is so bad, it wont even reach my ears properly... lol, it doesnt extend down enough for my head shape/size.
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MLE what's your opinion about Q701 vs MA900, which one is better for fps? Or other better recommendation. No basshead.

Thx
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Thread Starter 
I prefer the MA900 for it's more all rounder nature, while for sound whoring, the Q701 is better, just hate the headband, so much. I would suggest getting a newer K702 over the Q701 instead. Which then you can also buy some K712 pads, for a more all rounder, warmer sound for the K702 (giving you options for more soundwhoring with standard pads or more fun and warmth with K712 pads, which will be better than the MA900.)
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/14/14 at 6:15pm
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For me, the MA900 was the more easy-going headphone. Both are good, but I liked the excitement and extension of the Q701.

Giving these DT880 a run... Pretty neat, great with surround cues
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