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post #1606 of 3002
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Originally Posted by AzN1337c0d3r View Post

Why is the K550 universally better than the Momentums?

 

I'm not saying it is. What I am saying is the Momentum is highly colored with very accentuated lows and audiophiles generally favor neutral sounding headphones. I don't think anyone would say the Momentum is neutral, but people would say that about the K550, comparatively.

 

Still, no matter what the case is, what is ultimately better is what sounds better to you. k701smile.gif

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I came back to my room after having some dinner, and I encountered this wild animal thinking of chewing me cable

 

 

 

Bad, bad bunny.

post #1608 of 3002

Thanks all for the fit experience and pictures!

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Originally Posted by DrKrFfXx View Post

I came back to my room after having some dinner, and I encountered this wild animal thinking of chewing me cable

 

 

 

Bad, bad bunny.

 

The cups would DEFINITELY not fit over his ears.

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black or brown? I cannot decide.

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Brown. Stay classy. 

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Nothing "unclassy" about the black version... wink.gif

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Black is always more classy and hip if you are into that. Hope no one cares but I'm selling my mint momentums on the FS forums if anyone is interested in buying this great portable headphone!

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I see brown as the old school, retro, look. I see black as the new, futuristic, hip type look. Who knows, I'm just rambling on. smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by swmtnbiker View Post

Nothing "unclassy" about the black version... wink.gif

Red cable (a reminiscence from Beats on a Sennheiser headphone...) You might as well endorse them by some hip hop artist.
Edited by squallkiercosa - 3/18/13 at 9:25pm
post #1616 of 3002
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

... audiophiles generally favor neutral sounding headphones....

 

Still, no matter what the case is, what is ultimately better is what sounds better to you. k701smile.gif

Sorry, but that's a load of rubbish.

Audiophiles generally prefer whatever they prefer - which is exactly what your last sentence states very clearly. Do I sense some contradiction? biggrin.gif (don't worry I'm just teasing)

 

Although I agree that the Momentum isn't neutral, I would say the sound on the whole is quite natural, and the timbre is really excellent. A little thick at times, but mostly is sounds right.

post #1617 of 3002
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

I'm not saying it is. What I am saying is the Momentum is highly colored with very accentuated lows and audiophiles generally favor neutral sounding headphones. I don't think anyone would say the Momentum is neutral, but people would say that about the K550, comparatively.

 

Still, no matter what the case is, what is ultimately better is what sounds better to you. k701smile.gif

 

The Momentum is warm, that doesn't make it colored. 

 

The bass is slightly pushed up though, and slightly "bloomy". And the treble a bit laid-back. But the midrange tonality is very, very good. 

post #1618 of 3002
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Originally Posted by Lan647 View Post

 

The Momentum is warm, that doesn't make it colored. 

 

The bass is slightly pushed up though, and slightly "bloomy". And the treble a bit laid-back. But the midrange tonality is very, very good. 

 

The Momentum is beyond warm, IMO, with the lows highly exaggerated. Not to the point of calling it a basshead's can, but not far off either.

post #1619 of 3002
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Sorry, but that's a load of rubbish.

Audiophiles generally prefer whatever they prefer - which is exactly what your last sentence states very clearly. Do I sense some contradiction? biggrin.gif (don't worry I'm just teasing)

 

Although I agree that the Momentum isn't neutral, I would say the sound on the whole is quite natural, and the timbre is really excellent. A little thick at times, but mostly is sounds right.

 

From what I've gathered and read here, this is my perception. Now could it be wrong? Sure. I'm wrong all the time. Now that line I through up there, I know it's a bit black and white and very very generalized, but I've been told by audiophiles on this forum one a lot more than one occasion that it is generally the case. I could probably go back and find the posts where that was said. Now the second line in there, yeah, it is a contradiction. I threw it in there because I tend to believe it more than the "an audiophile must love this!" line.

 

Thoughts?

post #1620 of 3002
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

The Momentum is beyond warm, IMO, with the lows highly exaggerated. Not to the point of calling it a basshead's can, but not far off either.

 

I don't agree. Both measurements and my hearing tells me that overall, the Momentum is nicely balanced and on the neutral side. I've not spent enough time with the K550 to compare but the Momentum is closer to neutral than let's say the HD 800. Or the AKG K701. 

 

Many headphones today have a sound that's a bit on the colder side. Brighter and thinner headphones seem to be perceived as cleaner and more detailed by many. That was my impression of the HD 800 at first. But comparing them to STAX (my reference) the Momentum is closer than the HD 800. 

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