Originally Posted by nicholars
Yes the momentum (just) fit around my ears... If I was wearing them as on ears I would think they would probably sound bad....
I was just agreeing with you that £260 is a bit steep but I think they would be good value at £180 as an overall product, anywhere from £60-£140 is just silly because they are clearly better than any other headphones in that price and also they look nice and are built very well.
Now what I will say will sound weird, but I do think Momentum's are worth these £260. What's more I did never say that they aren't. What I did say is that some portion of this price is their style and build quality, but it is still a value, and that does matter. I compared their sound to HD570 (worth around £120) and HD215 (selling at around £70), but I never meant to say that Momentum's sound quality is bad or not worth the money. What I did say was that HD215 do have great sound quality, and probably they are very much under-priced. I just connected them to my PMA720, and I also tried Momentum's and other HD570's and I just stick with HD215's. It doesn't matter. It is the matter of my personal taste. It's just that HD215 have very good sound, but wait, they are studio headphones, so they must sound good.
As to Momentum's, they sound incredible in general. I would never expect this type of headphone to sound even close to this. I have heard some other headphones (the well known brand) and they were very, but very far far away from what Momentum's have to offer. Honestly, I do think that Sennheiser does really good job. They are specialists. When I listen to HD215 I have that feeling that they didn't even know how good headphones they are selling for how low price. With Momentum's the story is similar. The overall sound quality is amazing, and definitely worth money, but what I have pointed out is the fact that in my opinion it is not true that Momentum's have good sub-bass. In my opinion their sub-bass is illusive, but this is only my opinion. I don't really care if that is truth, or not, I like them a lot anyways. If I were to recommend or not I would simply ask "are you ready to spend £260?". if the answer is yes, then go for it. Momentum's are definitely something you need to have in your headphone library - if you are real audiophile off course.