I don't want to sound contrarian or like I'm playing devil's advocate, but what i am not getting is, how are these going to compete vs the Beats line?
1. Most of the people that are buying Beats are sold for the "bass thing", so if the Momentum are not bass heavy how its going to compete with the Beats? The "yea, but the sound better" argument is ok, but there are a lot of headphones at this price range, and even cheaper ones, that sound better, the Beats Crowd dont care about them. they want the "bass and looks" thing.
2. Asthestics, the Momentum is more "refined" more "upsacle" i am not seing a bunch of school kids with these phones in school. IMHO the Beats gots that "cool" factor.
Dont get me wrong, i have a Beat Pro and it s&cks, and there is no doubt in my mind that the Momentum is a better headphone in every aspect over the Beats, but it looks way to "refined", not something you will trow to your back pack and use at school if you are a kid (and i am not a kid).
The new Sony XB series ir more in the line of competing against the Beats.
Edited by rickdohc - 9/19/12 at 9:15am