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Originally Posted by bixby View Post

you mean the m16 is more accurate and reliable, right?

I think it's more along the lines of the M16 works better in the best of conditions. No mud or dirt or any element you can name to interfere with the gun and it'll run amazing. But bring it to a jungle, you may run into some problems.

 

And while the AK47 is a good gun, it is inferior to the M16 in the way of being top quality, while it works better in harsher conditions and can come through at the worst of times when you need it most.

 

Both are amazing, but two different uses. Pretty good analogy if you ask me.

 

Do you guys find that running these things with something like a Fiio E17 they sound better or not much of a difference?


Edited by Kbman - 2/3/14 at 10:20pm
post #632 of 1026
As a portable can connected to a smartphone, I haven't yet found an equal to these. They have a perfect blend of punchiness, immediacy & excitement balanced by warmth, clarity and refinement. They dont lack in either subbass or treble extension either & image well for their soundstage size so its hard to fault them technically. Other, newer cans I've tried like the Beyer T51p, or circumaurals like the B&W P7, Bang & Olufsen H6 or NAD HP50, may be better in individual attributes such as treble refinement or soundstage size, but overall cannot provide the same level of engagement with the music mixed in with naturalness of Sennheiser's midrange & fast, meaty bass.

At least thats my experience driving them from a Galaxy Note 2 with Neutron Player.
post #633 of 1026
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Originally Posted by Kyle 491 View Post

As a portable can connected to a smartphone, I haven't yet found an equal to these. They have a perfect blend of punchiness, immediacy & excitement balanced by warmth, clarity and refinement. They dont lack in either subbass or treble extension either & image well for their soundstage size so its hard to fault them technically. Other, newer cans I've tried like the Beyer T51p, or circumaurals like the B&W P7, Bang & Olufsen H6 or NAD HP50, may be better in individual attributes such as treble refinement or soundstage size, but overall cannot provide the same level of engagement with the music mixed in with naturalness of Sennheiser's midrange & fast, meaty bass.

At least thats my experience driving them from a Galaxy Note 2 with Neutron Player.

Better than the hd25 and than the over ear momentums? (I have both by the way..…ive been thinking of getting the amperior and selling the momentums though.... I lobe them but the confort kills me.... Not the hs25s are much better but ar least they seal perfectly)
post #634 of 1026
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Originally Posted by zeitfliesst View Post
 

Just received the Oyaide cables. After wrestling with them for a while, I got them installed and it's looking and sounding good. At first I didn't realize that the connectors had a "hot" side and a "cold" side so at first I tried to force them in the other way and then realized that it was the other way around. I was worried that I might have broken it but it seems to be working fine.

Mind to post mini review or impression. Wondering if it's a big or small changes in the SQ.

 

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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post


Better than the hd25 and than the over ear momentums? (I have both by the way..…ive been thinking of getting the amperior and selling the momentums though.... I lobe them but the confort kills me.... Not the hs25s are much better but ar least they seal perfectly)

I'm interested with Momentum on ear previously but I read even a guy with a small ear having problem with the ear cups. And Momentum is less energy and bass than Amperior. I think I read this previously at Momentum thread. Maybe Momentum vs Amperior will help.

post #635 of 1026

They are slightly more refined than the stock HD-25 Adidas edition that I had, even after changing out the steel cable for a SPC copper cable on the HD-25, but a bit heavier and less comfortable due to added clamping force. As for the Over-ear Momentums, they sound better when I amp them or listen to them on my home rig, especially in terms of the bass, it clears up and tightens. From my Note 2, the Amperior sounds better because the bass is under better control & more impactful (also helped by the on-ear design vs the over-ear). You can look at the bass distortion characteristics on Inner fidelity to see what I mean.

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserMomentum.pdf

 

and

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserAmperior.pdf

post #636 of 1026

Kudos to SENNHEISER for giving such a quality and durable BUILD on the Amperiors (and the HD25's)

 

I was playing with a bunch of headphones at BESTBUY this weekend, and all the Sennheiser cans (priced at >$100) felt so cheap, plasticky, fragile.  

post #637 of 1026
Waiting for my refund check so I can snag a pair of these before they go extinct...I'm curious about the HD26 too, but gonna jump on the Amps while the deals are still good.
post #638 of 1026
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Originally Posted by Kyle 491 View Post

They are slightly more refined than the stock HD-25 Adidas edition that I had, even after changing out the steel cable for a SPC copper cable on the HD-25, but a bit heavier and less comfortable due to added clamping force. As for the Over-ear Momentums, they sound better when I amp them or listen to them on my home rig, especially in terms of the bass, it clears up and tightens. From my Note 2, the Amperior sounds better because the bass is under better control & more impactful (also helped by the on-ear design vs the over-ear). You can look at the bass distortion characteristics on Inner fidelity to see what I mean.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserMomentum.pdf

and

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserAmperior.pdf

To you wich is the better headphone? The hd25, the amperior or the over ear momentum?

Right now i have a paiir of over easr momentuma and hd25s, i love both in terms of sound and to be honest if i had to choose one i would not know wich one to pick (maybe the momentum)..... The proble is.... None of them is very confortable..... I was thinking of maybe selling the momentums and the hd25 and maybe get myselgf a pair of amperiors for outside use and a pair of hd598s for home use.... But i dont know since i only drive my headphones through portable devices like my nexus 7 or my 4th hen ipod touch with no amps.
I really love the sound of thw momentums but they will never be even near of over ear to me...

Is the amperior good to the point of making me sell my hd25s and get them? I was thinking it would be a improvement in terms of sound and confort because of the velour pads.....
post #639 of 1026

Hey Pedro,

 

I went through a similar debate when I had my HD25's....

 

I kept re-reading Ty's innerfedility review on the Amperiors, and it made it sound like they were a HUUUUGGGGGEEEE LEAP in sound quality over the HD25's.... 

 

and hey, maybe the graphs/numbers/charts show that they are, but I didn't find it to be an OOOHHH MYYY GOOOODDDDDD experience. Better than the HD25's?  yep, and a little different too. but not tttthhhhaaattttttt much.

 

If anyone disagrees, please let me know. I'm very open minded on this. After all I would like to believe that my Amperiors justified me selling my HD25's at a loss :)

post #640 of 1026

Drive Amperior from my Note 2, Xperia ZL and Fiio X3 without problem unamped. I think no problem for Nexus 7 and iPod.

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Trying to decide a good portable set of cans to use at the gym. Would the amperiors be able to fulfill my wishes? Does anyone use their amperiors when working out?

post #642 of 1026
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Originally Posted by LAmitchell View Post

Hey Pedro,

I went through a similar debate when I had my HD25's....

I kept re-reading Ty's innerfedility review on the Amperiors, and it made it sound like they were a HUUUUGGGGGEEEE LEAP in sound quality over the HD25's.... 

and hey, maybe the graphs/numbers/charts show that they are, but I didn't find it to be an OOOHHH MYYY GOOOODDDDDD experience. Better than the HD25's?  yep, and a little different too. but not tttthhhhaaattttttt much.

If anyone disagrees, please let me know. I'm very open minded on this. After all I would like to believe that my Amperiors justified me selling my HD25's at a loss smily_headphones1.gif

So what would you advise me LAmitchell? :-)
What about the confort? Big improvement? To be honest i like the all black look of the 25s and the strong steel cable.... :-D


Different but for good? Wjat are the differences in sound?

Do the cups get scratches easily?

Thanks m8.....
post #643 of 1026
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Originally Posted by Kbman View Post
 

Trying to decide a good portable set of cans to use at the gym. Would the amperiors be able to fulfill my wishes? Does anyone use their amperiors when working out?

 

It would be pretty hot if you do wear the Amperiors at the gym. Although, the double head band can keep them on your head pretty well during exercise.

I just use a Philip bluetooth headphone in the gym, no cable to tangle! Sound quality is just so so, loads of bloated bass, but hey, that is for the gym!

Why not! 

 

For anyone who are thinking of the HD26, think about an extra amp first. I bought the Amperior was because the HD25 is a bit power-hungry for small

devices. I can even drive the Amperior with the 1st Gen iPod nano with no problem at all. 

post #644 of 1026
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Originally Posted by justhandguns View Post
 

 

It would be pretty hot if you do wear the Amperiors at the gym. Although, the double head band can keep them on your head pretty well during exercise.

I just use a Philip bluetooth headphone in the gym, no cable to tangle! Sound quality is just so so, loads of bloated bass, but hey, that is for the gym!

Why not! 

 

For anyone who are thinking of the HD26, think about an extra amp first. I bought the Amperior was because the HD25 is a bit power-hungry for small

devices. I can even drive the Amperior with the 1st Gen iPod nano with no problem at all. 

HD25 vs amperiors? Ur impressions pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese...... :)

post #645 of 1026
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post


So what would you advise me LAmitchell? :-)
What about the confort? Big improvement? To be honest i like the all black look of the 25s and the strong steel cable.... :-D


Different but for good? Wjat are the differences in sound?

Do the cups get scratches easily?

Thanks m8.....

 

Hey Pedro...

 

Comfort.... bout the same

 

Improvement.... slight advantage on the amperior with a sweeter sounding treble

 

Looks.... yeah, I agree with ya: the ALL BLACK of the HD25's looks so good, and so does the one piece cable

 

Cups scratches.... my Amperior cups are a little bit scratched, yes

 

 

They're both sooooo close though in terms of pros/cons, I would get the cheapest one I could find, although if I had it to do all over again, I would get the HD25's for the above reasons :)

 

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