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Anyone willing to loan a Momentum out? Or maybe a temp swap for M80's?

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Finally got to hear them today and I am mightily impressed! They sounded better than either the DT1350s and HD25-II. Heck, I'm even tempted to pick up a pair. Super comfortable (even with glasses, something the DT1350s were pretty poor with), great light construction and they sounded really, really good!

 

They are now my favourite portable (non-IEM) headphone. 

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Way To Go

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Finally got to hear them today and I am mightily impressed! They sounded better than either the DT1350s and HD25-II. Heck, I'm even tempted to pick up a pair. Super comfortable (even with glasses, something the DT1350s were pretty poor with), great light construction and they sounded really, really good!

 

They are now my favourite portable (non-IEM) headphone. 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Finally got to hear them today and I am mightily impressed! They sounded better than either the DT1350s and HD25-II. Heck, I'm even tempted to pick up a pair. Super comfortable (even with glasses, something the DT1350s were pretty poor with), great light construction and they sounded really, really good!

 

They are now my favourite portable (non-IEM) headphone. 

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Finally got to hear them today and I am mightily impressed! They sounded better than either the DT1350s and HD25-II. Heck, I'm even tempted to pick up a pair. Super comfortable (even with glasses, something the DT1350s were pretty poor with), great light construction and they sounded really, really good!

 

They are now my favourite portable (non-IEM) headphone. 

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post #1416 of 3359

I just sold my Momentum, keeping the DT1350 (which already survived several others) and the HD25...

Must be that horses/courses thing ;-)

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I just sold my Momentum, keeping the DT1350 (which already survived several others) and the HD25...

Must be that horses/courses thing ;-)

Are the DT1350 on ear? Why'd you sell your momentums? I sold My HD25 to pay for my momentums.

 

The HD25 sound great but the Momentums have a bigger fuller sound. On ear headphones get really uncomfortable after a while. I will say nothing delivers bass like on ear headphones do. It's really punchy and tight.


Edited by trunolimit - 2/17/13 at 8:17pm
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So today I was prepared to pick up the Momentums. Headed over to the Apple Store and got to A-B them with the UE9000s. The Sennheisers are great headphones no doubt. I really enjoyed them. But that said, the earcups were still on the smallish size for me. And with my glasses it can be a problem for long term comfort. As well, I was looking for a more "all-in one" portable headphone for on the go or around the house. Suffice it to say, I picked up the UE9000s instead.

 

Both are great headphones, but the UE9000s offer noise cancelling for when I'm flying, wireless functionality, and SQ wise I gave them an edge over the Momentums (in passive mode that is).


Edited by MacedonianHero - 2/17/13 at 8:30pm
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

So today I was prepared to pick up the Momentums. Headed over to the Apple Store and got to A-B them with the UE9000s. The Sennheisers are great headphones no doubt. I really enjoyed them. But that said, the earcups were still on the smallish size for me. And with my glasses it can be a problem for long term comfort. As well, I was looking for a more "all-in one" portable headphone for on the go or around the house. Suffice it to say, I picked up the UE9000s instead.

 

Both are great headphones, but the UE9000s offer noise cancelling for when I'm flying, wireless functionality, and SQ wise I gave them an edge over the Momentums (in passive mode that is).

Until we get some Bluetooth 4.0 headsets I'm not sold on the idea of my music over bluetooth. I've got a phone full of FLAC files and it would be a total waste. On top of that there is always a present hiss in the background when you put electronics in the ear cups. Not to mention those are 500+ headset.

 

PS how do they compare to the Senn MM 550-X


Edited by trunolimit - 2/17/13 at 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by trunolimit View Post

Until we get some Bluetooth 4.0 headsets I'm not sold on the idea of my music over bluetooth. I've got a phone full of FLAC files and it would be a total waste. On top of that there is always a present hiss in the background when you put electronics in the ear cups. Not to mention those are 500+ headset.

 

PS how do they compare to the Senn MM 550-X

 

FWIW, I can't really hear much of a difference via bluetooth vs. wireless. Its that good. Tyll's review mentioned the same thing here:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/surprisingly-good-logitec-ue6000-and-ue9000

 

I'd recommend you give them a try. 

 

To get us back on track, the Momentums bested the DT1350s (my previous favourite portable headphones). smile.gif


Edited by MacedonianHero - 2/17/13 at 9:44pm
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I currently listen to mine hooked up directly to my 2012 Macbook Air. I primarily stream music from Rdio which I believe uses 192kbps LAME encoded mp3s (I was not able to tell a difference between this and MOG's 320kbps mp3s). 

 

While the Air outputs enough power to drive the headphones way beyond tolerable listening volumes, I'm wondering if getting an amp/dac, such as an E17, would be a good investment for improving sound quality, or if the difference would be negligible. If an amp/dac is worthwhile, I would prefer it to be portable (for bringing to and from work) and cost under $150.

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I currently listen to mine hooked up directly to my 2012 Macbook Air. I primarily stream music from Rdio which I believe uses 192kbps LAME encoded mp3s (I was not able to tell a difference between this and MOG's 320kbps mp3s). 

 

While the Air outputs enough power to drive the headphones way beyond tolerable listening volumes, I'm wondering if getting an amp/dac, such as an E17, would be a good investment for improving sound quality, or if the difference would be negligible. If an amp/dac is worthwhile, I would prefer it to be portable (for bringing to and from work) and cost under $150.

Audioquest Dragonfly. I've owned one and it really takes the momentums to a different level. Really opens them up and improves the imaging/instrument separation. I had one, but recently traded it in the for sale forums, but I'm really thinking of buying it again because of the portability/sound quality. 

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Originally Posted by RootsRockReggae View Post

Audioquest Dragonfly. I've owned one and it really takes the momentums to a different level. Really opens them up and improves the imaging/instrument separation. I had one, but recently traded it in the for sale forums, but I'm really thinking of buying it again because of the portability/sound quality. 

It looks like those run for about $250. I'm looking for something around $150 or less.

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What do you think of pairing the Momentum with the e07k?

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Originally Posted by trunolimit View Post

Are the DT1350 on ear? Why'd you sell your momentums? I sold My HD25 to pay for my momentums.

 

The HD25 sound great but the Momentums have a bigger fuller sound. On ear headphones get really uncomfortable after a while. I will say nothing delivers bass like on ear headphones do. It's really punchy and tight.

 

Yes, the DT1350 is on-ear. And initially not very comfortable, though to my experience it does get better with usage.

 

I found the Momentums bass a bit too loose and emphasized for my taste, I prefer the tight but really bottomless presentation of the DT1350. Also treble on the Momentum was to polite in my opinion, overall giving a warmer sound signature than I'm looking for.

 

Keeping my HD25 for DJing though, still the best headphone for that: clear sound and a very robust construction... Nice, punchy bass but unfortunately it emphasizes the upper bass a bit too much for me. On the other hand I don't need subbass for beat matching.

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