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post #1951 of 3219
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

The only one i can think of that has similar sound signature to Momentum is Senn HD650 (which is better, wider/bigger/more airy sounding). And that only if you don't mind with open cans and having higher impedance (which may require amp to make them sing). I would say momentum is being the HD650's small-closed version.

 

Well I need a closed can.  The Denon D600 is similar, with just slightly more sub-bass (perhaps slightly too much since I LOVE the Momentum sound), but they're much too loose fitting so hinder movement and isolation somewhat.

 

Any idea how the Sony MDR-1R will compare?

post #1952 of 3219

Actually my R1 will be arriving within next week...until then i can not give you a definite answer. However...according to a friend of mine, both has different sound signature. The Momentum is cleaner and more relaxing sound with a delicious low bass, while the R1 is tend to be more to a fun sounding headphones with more emphasize on the mid bass. But that was what my friend told me. The fitting comfort, R1 is well known being the most comfortable headphones for the size and i believe they are more comfortable than the Momentum.

post #1953 of 3219
Try the HD 558's or vmoda cans.
post #1954 of 3219
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

Actually my R1 will be arriving within next week...until then i can not give you a definite answer. However...according to a friend of mine, both has different sound signature. The Momentum is cleaner and more relaxing sound with a delicious low bass, while the R1 is tend to be more to a fun sounding headphones with more emphasize on the mid bass. But that was what my friend told me. The fitting comfort, R1 is well known being the most comfortable headphones for the size and i believe they are more comfortable than the Momentum.

 

I'm not excited to hear that I'll be losing sub-bass, but I'll let my ears decide.  I ordered them as well so hopefully they'll be here soon.

post #1955 of 3219
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

Try the HD 558's or vmoda cans.

 

I read everywhere that the V-Moda M-100 is a basshead phone and this turns me off.  I don't want to have to EQ anything so I don't think it'll work out.

 

I'll check out the HD 558 though, as I've seen it in stores locally (which returning easy).

post #1956 of 3219
You should also try the Denon ah-d 340's they are more neutral sounding and pretty cheap.
post #1957 of 3219
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

You should also try the Denon ah-d 340's they are more neutral sounding and pretty cheap.

After my experience with the Momentum I'm staying away from on ears.  I do like the Denon sound though.  Perhaps the 1100?

post #1958 of 3219
No you definitely dont want to do that! The 1100's are very bass heavy and very loose. I love Denon and controlled bass. My favorite can is the 7100, which most audiophiles think has too much bass and sub base (even though its controlled), but the 1100's were ridiculous! Since you dont care for a lot of bass that much and dont want an on-ear, I recommend AKG K551 or the shure 440 or 840. Good luck!
post #1959 of 3219
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

No you definitely dont want to do that! The 1100's are very bass heavy and very loose. I love Denon and controlled bass. My favorite can is the 7100, which most audiophiles think has too much bass and sub base (even though its controlled), but the 1100's were ridiculous! Since you dont care for a lot of bass that much and dont want an on-ear, I recommend AKG K551 or the shure 440 or 840. Good luck!

 

Well I have the D600 and enjoy the sub bass.  Too bad they're so loose on my head; it ruins any movement, the seal, and isolation.  The momentum has slightly less bass, but it's tighter and punchy so I think it's perfect.  I tried the AKG 550 and bass was anemic but it was a very flat sounding headphone.  Ugh... the search is exhausting.

 

I'm pretty sure I'm getting it down to V-Moda M-100 and Sony MDR-1R even though I've heard neither yet.  I'm losing quite a bit of money returning all these phones though.

 

Edit: I can't keep track of which threads I'm posting on so sorry if I repeat myself. lol


Edited by Dratta - 5/19/13 at 4:29am
post #1960 of 3219
Im telling you try the Shure srh 840 its sounds like it may be perfect for you. I can relate to the exhaustion of the search. Good luck.
post #1961 of 3219

mdr-1r are pretty similar too, but i didn't get a chance to a/b, just auditioned the 1r

 

shure-840s I own, and they sound NOTHING like the momentums. at all.


Edited by gnewylliw - 5/19/13 at 11:10am
post #1962 of 3219
The srh840 is crisp and sharp sounding, the momentums are relaxed and laidback sounding.
post #1963 of 3219
You made me doubt myself for a minute and I had to check...I guess we disagree on what sharp is because I definitely dont consider the 840 a sharp headphone by any means. For me it was on the warm side of neutral. But I also consider the momentum overly dark and dead.
post #1964 of 3219
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

You made me doubt myself for a minute and I had to check...I guess we disagree on what sharp is because I definitely dont consider the 840 a sharp headphone by any means. For me it was on the warm side of neutral. But I also consider the momentum overly dark and dead.

Well i guess sharp is the wrong word to use actually....
More of sparkly i guess?
Also i may have mistaken the SRH840 for the SRH940 which is more sparkly.
Something like the SR325i however i would consider sharp.

We probably have a different preference as i thought the momentums were a little dark but not overly so.

post #1965 of 3219
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Originally Posted by gnewylliw View Post

mdr-1r are pretty similar too, but i didn't get a chance to a/b, just auditioned the 1r

 

shure-840s I own, and they sound NOTHING like the momentums. at all.

 

Agreed. The SRH840 sounds absolutely nothing like the Momentum. The SRH840 a far more neutral headphone and, unlike the Momentum, can actually be used for critical listening. The SRH940 is league above either of them as well.


Edited by roguegeek - 5/19/13 at 5:15pm
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