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post #2161 of 3219
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

 

Sure they do. And they are way overpriced for what you get.

 

What then... What do they do significantly wrong compared to other headphones in the £200 price area. What headphones objectively have as good performance across the whole frequency? Name one headphone at £200 that has as even response from 10hz > 20khz without being too bright. For my preferences the Momentum have an almost perfect frequency response.


Edited by nicholars - 6/14/13 at 8:37am
post #2162 of 3219

Enjoy them then.

 

They are nice sounding but I find them a bit congested and homogenized, esp in the bass. And physically, they are very insubstantial and the pads smash your ears in. Only babies ears could fit inside. I have none of these (or other) problems with the KEF M500. PSB M4U1 also works better for me.

post #2163 of 3219

PSB's look interesting, I used to have some PSB speakers and they were good... I am surprised that the KEF headphones are not WORSE comfort than the Momentums from looking at them, but my ears do just fit inside the Momentum pads and they have enough depth so they are OK for me.... Maybe you do not like the Momentums because you were using them as on ear headphones, I think they are supposed to be used as normal headphones not on ears... The only things that make me think about swapping them for other headphones is I would like bigger pads and bigger soundstage.


Edited by nicholars - 6/14/13 at 9:07am
post #2164 of 3219

Can anyone suggest any headphones which are better than these? I am still looking to see if there is anything else better for the money.... So far I have tried the Logitech UE6000 and V-moda M-100, I tried the MDR-1R in the shop as well...

 

Is there anything better for <£250 with a bigger soundstage and cups?

post #2165 of 3219

Keep in mind of course, that I am speaking from my own preferences re sound and comfort.

 

Since I cannot get all of my ear inside the Momentum pads, I am always wondering what part I should put in biggrin.gif

I guess they end up half on-ear/half around-ear. To me, this would have to cause a variance in perceived sound quality/frequency response.

 

The KEF sits right on the ear but has such a light clamping force and soft pads that I don't think anyone would find them less than extremely comfortable.

post #2166 of 3219
The DT1350 is definitely more neutral. I would argue that they are the better reference closed cans.

However, I can't seem to take the Momentums off my head (except to replace them with the LCD3s). There are not many good closed cans other than the Fostex line IMHO. I certainly like the DT1350 and Momentums more than the high end closed Ultrasone cans.
post #2167 of 3219
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Keep in mind of course, that I am speaking from my own preferences re sound and comfort.

 

Since I cannot get all of my ear inside the Momentum pads, I am always wondering what part I should put in biggrin.gif

I guess they end up half on-ear/half around-ear. To me, this would have to cause a variance in perceived sound quality/frequency response.

 

The KEF sits right on the ear but has such a light clamping force and soft pads that I don't think anyone would find them less than extremely comfortable.

 

This would explain why you do not like the sound then, my ears fit inside the pads and I can wear them like normal headphones, get a proper seal etc. Although they are a bit too tight I would prefer if they were 30% bigger.

post #2168 of 3219
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Can anyone suggest any headphones which are better than these? I am still looking to see if there is anything else better for the money.... So far I have tried the Logitech UE6000 and V-moda M-100, I tried the MDR-1R in the shop as well...

 

Is there anything better for <£250 with a bigger soundstage and cups?

MDR-1R. Best portable closed can you can buy. InnerFidelity agrees. Much bigger soundstage and full sized cups.

post #2169 of 3219
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Can anyone suggest any headphones which are better than these? I am still looking to see if there is anything else better for the money.... So far I have tried the Logitech UE6000 and V-moda M-100, I tried the MDR-1R in the shop as well...

 

Is there anything better for <£250 with a bigger soundstage and cups?

 

Why do you like momentum better than shure srh 840 (saw it at your signature)? I would like to hear your opinion.

 

Sorry for my off topic reply.

post #2170 of 3219

Hmm I had the 840 a few years ago... They are a bit bright and analytical for me... I guess this is because they are designed to be pro monitor headphones whereas the Momentums are consumer headphones.

post #2171 of 3219
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

MDR-1R. Best portable closed can you can buy. InnerFidelity agrees. Much bigger soundstage and full sized cups.

 

Hmm I am not sure they do agree because it says this at the end :

 

Summary Sony MDR-1R


With it's very good looks, very good comfort, good sound quality, and very attractive price, I find myself compelled to put these versatile headphones up on the Wall of Fame as the best all around portable,around the ear headset.

 

Better sound is available with the Sennheiser Momentum, but fit problems with larger than average ears and head size make it difficult to recommend broadly. And people looking for solid, punchy bass would be better off with the V-Moda M-100. Both, however, are more than $100 more expensive than the Sony MDR-1R.

 

 

Might give them a try anyway although the lack of sub bass and slightly crazy frequency response makes me think the Momentum are probably better (except for the cup size and possibly soundstage)

post #2172 of 3219

ok thank you ;-)

post #2173 of 3219
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

 

Hmm I am not sure they do agree because it says this at the end :

 

Summary Sony MDR-1R


With it's very good looks, very good comfort, good sound quality, and very attractive price, I find myself compelled to put these versatile headphones up on the Wall of Fame as the best all around portable,around the ear headset.

 

Better sound is available with the Sennheiser Momentum, but fit problems with larger than average ears and head size make it difficult to recommend broadly. And people looking for solid, punchy bass would be better off with the V-Moda M-100. Both, however, are more than $100 more expensive than the Sony MDR-1R.

 

 

Might give them a try anyway although the lack of sub bass and slightly crazy frequency response makes me think the Momentum are probably better (except for the cup size and possibly soundstage)

 

From the article: "With it's very good looks, very good comfort, good sound quality, and very attractive price, I find myself compelled to put these versatile headphones up on the Wall of Fame as the best all around portable, around the ear headset."

 

Yeah, sound is slightly better on the Momentum. I agree with that. But the 1R is the best overall package. They agree. I agree.

post #2174 of 3219

I notice a lot of MDR-1R on ebay for about £100..... I might give them a go because they are half the price of the momentums... I have a feeling that the lack of sub bass will be a problem for me though testing against the Momentum, M-100 and UE6000. Do you use them for electronic music?

post #2175 of 3219
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

I notice a lot of MDR-1R on ebay for about £100..... I might give them a go because they are half the price of the momentums... I have a feeling that the lack of sub bass will be a problem for me though testing against the Momentum, M-100 and UE6000. Do you use them for electronic music?

I can use the 1R for anything. I think they are more general purpose than the Momentum. Again, I like the Momentum sound better, especially for beaty music. I'm sure I would like them better for electronic music as well.


Edited by roguegeek - 6/14/13 at 1:01pm
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