Originally Posted by lestatdi
Have anyone tried the m10s and then the sennheiser momentum or yamaha 500 pro? I rly dont know what i should buy... I listen a lot of metal music and hiphop sometimes.
I have listened to all 3, but I only own the M-100 and therefore have the most experience with them. From my short listens of the Momentums and the Pro 500 I can tell you that all 3 have a slight V or U shaped frequency response in that the mids are just a little less present than the bass and treble. They all have very good and clean bass response, which is necessary for portable headphones since they have to deal with loud urban or office environments. As for differences,
-Very lightweight. Trust me. They do not feel anywhere near as heavy you think they are.
-Beautiful build quality with. a classy, contemporary adult aesthetic.
-Does not fold up, but it includes a large case.
-Widest sound stage of the bunch with the most treble presence and sparkle. Ideal for crispy cymbal crashes and the like.
-Lots of good clean bass with deep sub-bass extension. Sub-bass is the kind of bass you feel more than hear.
-Rock solid build quality with a bold, industrial design.
-Folds up and comes with a form fitting case.
-Engaging, lush sound. Music surrounds you like the humid air in a dense rain forest and envelopes you in your own personal sound space.
I don't remember much about the Pro 500 since I listened to it so long ago, so I think any sound comparisons would be inaccurate. I will mention its other features, though, and someone else can fill in the blank.
Pro 500s, $400:
-Similar design to the Beats by Dre Studios, but are heavier and sturdier. It is also not burdened with the need for a battery in order to play.
-Build is solid and the design seems youth oriented given its structure and color choices.
-Folds up and comes with a case.
I'd say based on your music preferences, I would rank them for music types like this:
Metal=Momentum HipHop=M-100 Both=Pro 500