Having fun ABing the Momentum w/ the DT770 LE.
Huge favor: Can anyone do a side by side picture (and maybe one stacked) comparing the Beyer DT Bag (which comes standard w/ many of the Beyer Headphones but not the LE, sadly) with the Momentum case. I'm factoring which I like the best and portability is definitely a concern. I'm pretty sure Momentum will win out on the portability, but if I'm only talking a couple inches difference, I'd like to know..
Right now, the Momentum's mids are more engaging, warm, inviting and detailed than the DT770 LE. The DT770 is a more overall encompassing sound, more similar to live music w/ its bass presentation. The DT770 is no slouch without an amp, but amping seems to tighten up the bass and maybe bring forward the mids a bit (w/ the C421 OPA2227). The Momentum has an addicting clarity but you can feel the music more with the DT770 LE. Bringing cost into consideration, the difference between the two is enough to leave funds for a portable amp for the DT770, though not quite the C421. (Though having a portable amp kind of makes the whole set up less portable; I like that the Momentum is ridiculously easy to drive.) Currently, its a tough call. I look forward to listening to both more. Overall, Its been a very enjoyable two hours after I woke up not being able to sleep. I think I'd be happy with either. Were the Momentum case slimmer and more compact, it would be a slightly easier sell, imo, as the one stop answer to a portable headphone; the size of the case leaves me questioning if its worth to got a bit bigger and lug around the DT770 LE.