Originally Posted by Koolpep
So Sennheiser is clearly not aiming at the young hip hop crowd. But the more settled over 25 years crowd. I think they have a different target audience. And it was about time that they fight back and don't let beats take over the fashion headphone market.
The tactile experience of a Momentum is really a lot better than what you get from any beats headphone so far.
I had a field day today, listening to Momentums, a friends 25 Alu, Amperior the whole day. Lovely day!
I disagree with your opinion that Momentums tactile experience is a lot better than beats entirely.
I own the Momentum David Bowie Ltd Edition over the ear cans and many beats models to which the beats studio x by Alexander Wang is easily comparable, with new standard Studio's not far behind.
Don't get me wrong - the Momentums are fantastic and beautifully presented, but they are competing in the fashion headphone buying market along with beats by the Momentum and doing something that beats have done from day 1 in regards to presentation of product.
Opening a pair of beats is a pleasure in itself - the box is velcro fastened with separate compartments for cables, instruction/warranty info and of course the headphones, all housed in a very attractive and sturdy color box - opening the Momentums reminded me of opening beats.
As for the headphones themselves, they are both individually very nice, the Momentums have leather covered headband and ear cups with a metal headband (aluminium) but aren't collapsable like the beats which seem to use a hard plastic covering a aluminium frame headband and use what certainly appears to be leather ear pads, though I'm not 100% sure, but are both are equally as comfortable and stylish IMO.
The Momentums and Studios both feel you are holding a luxury product of substance in your hands.
(I'm not suggesting poster this is in reply to is beats hating particularly, but my comment refers to how beats is generally trashed here and elsewhere with little regard)Edited by cb3723 - 5/20/14 at 8:18am