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So I just picked up a set of Momentums and was wondering if I should've picked up the 1Rs instead. From the descriptions I've read in this thread, it sounds like the two have similar sound signatures, but the Momentum beats the 1R in terms of detail, extension, and speed whereas the 1R has the edge in comfort and soundstage. Does that sound about right?

 

I felt like the soundstage on the Momentum was closed in and congested compared to the 1R. The Momentums were comfortable to me but the 1R was even more comfortable. The Momentum did sound more detailed. If you are interested in soundstage the akg k545 might be a good option for you. The k545 is pretty much a compact version of the k550, but with several improvements. They are supposed to have an even bigger soundstage than the 1R while also having tighter bass and slightly better detail. Not sure about the comfort though. 

 http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Closed-Back-Over-Ear-Headphones-Compatible/dp/B00FYM92KI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392874798&sr=8-1&keywords=k545

I have been considering selling my 1R and buying the k545.

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Originally Posted by Ikarios View Post

So I just picked up a set of Momentums and was wondering if I should've picked up the 1Rs instead. From the descriptions I've read in this thread, it sounds like the two have similar sound signatures, but the Momentum beats the 1R in terms of detail, extension, and speed whereas the 1R has the edge in comfort and soundstage. Does that sound about right?
I disagree with the statement that they have a similar sound signature.they're both pretty mainstream, don't you have some stores nearby where you can demo both?
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Recently went to Best Buy and could try myself the MDR-1R with my Samsung Galaxy phone, they are loud and they give an amped flat sound, the mids were very loud and clear. The leather pads are, very comfortable and the drivers are not pointing straight to the ear.

 

But I felt disappointed when I saw that the headband was made of plastic and hollow just with some metallic paint in the surface. I had a previous experience with an oldest SONY model the MDR-V500, the earpiece that was hollow like the MDR-1R earpiece started breaking until it split in two parts. :(

 

I went back to Best Buy and found the same 1R headphones now in the discount basket the store places in the entrance, even the discount I was not really excited to get them.

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Today I tried out the Sennheiser Momentum, Sony MDR-1R and the Shure SRH-840.

 

I liked the signature of the 1R the most, those forward mids really got me engaging in my music. The problems I had with them were: lack of detail, lack of air in the sound, too unrealistic sounding, too little bass and subbass for my taste.

 

Can someone recommend me a headphone that has the same signature of the 1R, only with those problems adressed? I have a maximum of 500 euro to spend out.

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I just bought these cans yesterday for around $170 here in Dubai, $30 cheaper than the newer 10r's (which is around $200, depends on the store).. I was really surprised about the price, because it's cheaper than it's younger sibling, and it's a new pair. I got the brown and silver color.

 

Regarding with the sound of these headphones, it's quite good (how can I say,,,it's dark, & flat sounding), and for the price I paid for these set, I'm really satisfied. By the way, I'm not using any amp, just using my Xperia mobile & Neutron Music Player.

 

On a side note, 2 months prior, an electronics store here has sold quickly some 3 pairs of sennheiser momentums for around $220 only..damn it's cheap..:blink:

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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Today I tried out the Sennheiser Momentum, Sony MDR-1R and the Shure SRH-840.

 

I liked the signature of the 1R the most, those forward mids really got me engaging in my music. The problems I had with them were: lack of detail, lack of air in the sound, too unrealistic sounding, too little bass and subbass for my taste.

 

Can someone recommend me a headphone that has the same signature of the 1R, only with those problems adressed? I have a maximum of 500 euro to spend out.

 

You're looking for closed portable headphones in particular? I would say the NAD HP50 is a good upgrade from the 1R, keeping the same relative flatness and improving on extension and detail especially. I've also heard good things about the Focal headphones and they seem like they'd be a similar signature but I've never heard any of them so I won't comment further.

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You're looking for closed portable headphones in particular? I would say the NAD HP50 is a good upgrade from the 1R, keeping the same relative flatness and improving on extension and detail especially. I've also heard good things about the Focal headphones and they seem like they'd be a similar signature but I've never heard any of them so I won't comment further.

No, it doesn't matter what kind of headphone it is, it needs to be atleast comfortable.

 

So the NAD has kind of the same signature (forward, thick mids, smooth treble and emphasized bass) like the 1R, only better extension and more refined overall?

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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

No, it doesn't matter what kind of headphone it is, it needs to be atleast comfortable.

 

So the NAD has kind of the same signature (forward, thick mids, smooth treble and emphasized bass) like the 1R, only better extension and more refined overall?

 

I don't own the NADs any longer so unfortunately I can't give a direct comparison, but I really liked the NADs based on their overall neutrality, warmth, slightly emphasized mids, and extension/detail. I'm not sure if you'll find the emphasized bass you're looking for but the bass was very quick and hit pretty hard, just not terribly "rumbly". You may find that you prefer it this way. The NADs were definitely my favorite closed headphone in the $300 and under bracket but I prefer a more neutral sound. I would say they're closer to an improved Momentum than the 1R but the two are not that dissimilar.

 

Hope someone else can chime in and either back me up on this comparison or counter me.

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