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post #1996 of 3376

I have been reading some really positive reviews about these headphones, but are they good enough to match the overall quality of the HD600s?

post #1997 of 3376
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Originally Posted by twbostick View Post

I have been reading some really positive reviews about these headphones, but are they good enough to match the overall quality of the HD600s?

Build quality, yes. Sound quality, no. But then again, they aren't designed to serve the same niche.

post #1998 of 3376
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Build quality, yes. Sound quality, no. But then again, they aren't designed to serve the same niche.

Do any sub-$400, un-amped headphones sound as good as the 600s?

post #1999 of 3376
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Originally Posted by archagon View Post

Do any sub-$400, un-amped headphones sound as good as the 600s?
HE400 maybe...?
post #2000 of 3376

I was under the impression that planar magnetic headphones most definitely need amplification.

post #2001 of 3376

They do. The he400 is one of the few don't require serious amplification. It can sounds decent some modest portable amps such as the fiio e17.

post #2002 of 3376
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

They do. The he400 is one of the few don't require serious amplification. It can sounds decent some modest portable amps such as the fiio e17.

 

You don't even need an amp if the internal amp of the device is decent. It certainly benefits, but it doesn't need it unless the device is underpowered. But don't expect to be able to run it at 50% of max volume. 

 

I have to say though, they scale really well.

post #2003 of 3376
Wow these sound great, can't wait to try some.
post #2004 of 3376

I own this and i really enjoyed the sweetness and smoothness but i think they need more punch, i also own sony mdr-1r which i think have better bass so if momentum got more bass i think it will be the best portable headphone up to date.

post #2005 of 3376
Try this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mnrHf7p0jM

and this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgaTQ5-XfMM

and that one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VqTwnAuHws

First headphones I ever had where piano and cello sound very close to real ones. I think this sound is worth these 300 bucks. I can easily imagine better sound, but I'd expect to pay way more for it.
post #2006 of 3376

It has been mentioned briefly before on this thread but are the momentums a lot better than the px 100ii.I obviously know that the 100s are open and will give a different sound sig.Is it worth shelling out the extra money as i got my last  px 100s for 23 pounds.

post #2007 of 3376
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Originally Posted by keepitsimple View Post

It has been mentioned briefly before on this thread but are the momentums a lot better than the px 100ii.I obviously know that the 100s are open and will give a different sound sig.Is it worth shelling out the extra money as i got my last  px 100s for 23 pounds.

My colleague at work has PX100II, and we did compare. Yes, Momentums are million miles ahead:) My colleague said: the level of detail in Momentums is just unbelievable.
post #2008 of 3376

I am impressed!  So far, it may be the winner in sound between the three.  A full comparison review to come.

 

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post #2009 of 3376
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

I am impressed!  So far, it may be the winner in sound between the three.  A full comparison review to come.

 

I tested the Momentum, ESW9,M80 and the MDR1.
I found the Momentum to be the best overall and the ESW9 the best for instrumental accoustics. The MDR1r was just a little bit behind them but ahead of the M80.

Also, looking forward to your review tongue.gif

post #2010 of 3376

Of the three, I like the Mommentums > Sony's > B&Ws.

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