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post #1891 of 3295

I wonder if there is some sort of factory variation on these or do they really transform during the break in process? I ask this because after reading through this thread I hear some people making comments that they are disappointed that the Momentum is not more bassy. What? I heard them for the first time this weekend at a local meet. They have very punchy bass...of that there is no question. 

 

I heard a pair that was well broken in so maybe that is the difference. I saw a like new pair of these pop up today on the used forum and couldn't resist pulling the trigger. Looks like I'm in the club. biggrin.gif

post #1892 of 3295
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I wonder if there is some sort of factory variation on these or do they really transform during the break in process? I ask this because after reading through this thread I hear some people making comments that they are disappointed that the Momentum is not more bassy. What? I heard them for the first time this weekend at a local meet. They have very punchy bass...of that there is no question. 

Momentum's frequency response measures almost identical to the HE-500 from 1000Khz downwards: putting aside the HE-500's brighter (neutral) nature, to my ears the closed back design of the Momentum naturally creates a much bigger punchier bass. 

If there were more bass it would certainly lean even further away from neutral, which I think would ruin most acoustic recordings. 

 

Welcome to the club - bassheads need not apply.

post #1893 of 3295
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Momentum's frequency response measures almost identical to the HE-500 from 1000Khz downwards: putting aside the HE-500's brighter (neutral) nature, to my ears the closed back design of the Momentum naturally creates a much bigger punchier bass. 

If there were more bass it would certainly lean even further away from neutral, which I think would ruin most acoustic recordings. 

 

Welcome to the club - bassheads need not apply.

 

I would definitely throw the Momentum into the basshead-lite category. Lows are definitely emphasized a tad. Enough for me to not call it neutral, at least.

 

And all you've done is sell me even more on the HE-500. Thanks a bunch for that. beerchug.gif

post #1894 of 3295
The bass on momentum is plenty and gives a bit of a punch. But i would not call it a basshead. Basshead-lite maybe biggrin.gif but i find listening to this momentum is very pleasing. Though the bass is plenty and punchy but everything else i am still able to catch up quite cleary and no fatinque moment at all. The bass has some quality of it. Not like an over-bass hitting you hard with no direction. The M100 vmoda is more likely into bass head category. But for this momentum is more being a hifi headphone with plenty of bass.
post #1895 of 3295
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

I would definitely throw the Momentum into the basshead-lite category.

That should definitely be a technical term on headfi. biggrin.gif

Mostly because I think I fit into that category. 

post #1896 of 3295

i am defintevly a basshead, and still enjoy the momentums bass. as i like sub bass even more than mid bass, the great extension of the momentum fits my needs perfectly.

post #1897 of 3295
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

i am defintevly a basshead, and still enjoy the momentums bass. as i like sub bass even more than mid bass, the great extension of the momentum fits my needs perfectly.

This +1

post #1898 of 3295
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

That should definitely be a technical term on headfi. biggrin.gif

Mostly because I think I fit into that category. 

 

+1 I love the phrase and seems to describe me also.

post #1899 of 3295

It's like a phrase people use when they're almost too ashamed of being called a basshead. I think I was leaning that way for a while, but I definitely consider myself a treblehead at this point. (treblehead-lite?)

 

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post #1900 of 3295

Well, mine is still anemic.

Gonna send it back the Senheiser and get a new one.smile.gif

post #1901 of 3295

Anyone have any experience using these with a FiiO E07k? Thinking about picking up one for the laptop and possible for use with my HTC One.

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Originally Posted by kendelahoussaye View Post

Anyone have any experience using these with a FiiO E07k? Thinking about picking up one for the laptop and possible for use with my HTC One.
I have one. It's a great portable amp/DAC. Don't expect any improvements with the Momentum, though. It doesn't do much for the other than make them louder.
post #1903 of 3295

Hello fellow enthusiast!

 

Last week I received the momentums and got a little bit disappointed. I was expecting a lot from them, but they sounded dull. I noticed only sligt improvement from my creative IEM wich came free with my laptop. I have been burn in them for ~12h and starting to hear improvements. I really hope the bass will tighten up, because now it is all over the place basshead.gif

 

How long momentums require burn in to sound its best? And what is the best amp/dac or maby dap for them?

post #1904 of 3295
Did you drive it with an amp or unamped? I found though the impedance of momentum is low at 18ohm...but they do not sound good enough out from ipod only. The sound is kinda a bit overlaping between the bass and the midrange and give you a muddy sounding (but not a horrible one). From my experience...the momentum is not that picky in term of matching with an amp. This is one of the pros that i like from momentum. I have tried it with some of my amps and the sound is almost okay with anything. The bass is tighter and mids more appealing. I can not suggest you any specific amp you may try...but from what i have..the fostex hpp1 or apex glacier are the most suitable to go with.
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I am using international version samsung galaxy s3 which has 3.45 output impedance, maby this is the problem. Waiting for release of the fiio x3 hope it will improve the sound. smily_headphones1.gif  I tried s3 with pa2v2 but did not notice any improvements..
 

Very impressive amps, muzic4life, but I do not want to spend more $$$ than the price of the headphones normal_smile%20.gif

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