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Edited by nicholars - 6/14/13 at 5:15pm
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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.

Sorry to burst your bubble:

 

"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."

 

I agree that the MDR-1Rs are better for those with larger ears. But that said, my ears aren't on the small side and I find the Momentums very comfortable for very long times.

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i prefer the ue6000 to the PSB, PSB is slightly harsher in the highs..

and the Tiesto167 over the Sony MDR 1R, the Tiesto is more even up and down,

the SONY sounds alittle hollow/perforated in the mids, Tiesto is smoother.

 

I would choose between the tiesto167 n Momentum amongst the 6.

Tiesto is cooler soundiing, Momentum brighter. 

 

PS:  ABove just my quick buy-dunbuy impressions when i A/B/C/D/E/F them on my RooCoo dap on lazy afternoon. 

post #2179 of 3518

Are the 267 worth the extra money? I might try them.

post #2180 of 3518

i havent heard the 267,,,, its bluetooth? 

Enjoyed bluetooth freedom when i had the ue9000.

Just so darn afraid the electronics wont last the warranty period..

so it HAD to go. lol

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Sorry to burst your bubble:

 

"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."

 

I agree that the MDR-1Rs are better for those with larger ears. But that said, my ears aren't on the small side and I find the Momentums very comfortable for very long times.

 

How are you bursting my bubble?

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What I notice about the Momentums and most sennheisers is that somehow they just sound "right", the tone of them sounds natural, whereas most lesser known brands just somehow cannot match the transparency and natural sound, therefore they sound somehow "wrong", lack transparency and just sound fake.

 

Currently I have the UE6000, M-100 and Momentum, the only pair that I keep thinking stuff is happening like the door bell ringing when it is actually the music from the headphones is the Sennheisers. I think the engineers at Sennheiser really are some of the best in the world.

 

Other brands may sound initially more exciting or better in some ways but Sennheisers always seem to have the most realistic tone and the music sounds like the actual music that was recorded as opposed to the headphones playing them. Headphones like the M-100 just sound artificial and even a bit tacky in my opinion. The UE6000 are good for the money but they sound like the music is coming from the headphones, not the studio it was recorded in.

 

Other brands I think just sound "right" are Dynaudio, Shure, Sennheiser, and pretty close behind are Denon Dxxxx series. Biggest disappointment I have purchased recently would be the V-moda M-100... They sound like a gimmicky, fake sound compared to the Momentums which represent the whole track being played as it was recorded as opposed to sounding like car stereo with some tweeters and a subwoofer.


Edited by nicholars - 6/15/13 at 2:30pm
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

What I notice about the Momentums and most sennheisers is that somehow they just sound "right", the tone of them sounds natural, whereas most lesser known brands just somehow cannot match the transparency and natural sound, therefore they sound somehow "wrong", lack transparency and just sound fake.

Currently I have the UE6000, M-100 and Momentum, the only pair that I keep thinking stuff is happening like the door bell ringing when it is actually the music from the headphones is the Sennheisers. I think the engineers at Sennheiser really are some of the best in the world.

Other brands may sound initially more exciting or better in some ways but Sennheisers always seem to have the most realistic tone and the music sounds like the actual music that was recorded as opposed to the headphones playing them. Headphones like the M-100 just sound artificial and even a bit tacky in my opinion. The UE6000 are good for the money but they sound like the music is coming from the headphones, not the studio it was recorded in.

Other brands I think just sound "right" are Dynaudio, Shure, Sennheiser, and pretty close behind are Denon Dxxxx series. Biggest disappointment I have purchased recently would be the V-moda M-100... They sound like a gimmicky, fake sound compared to the Momentums which represent the whole track being played as it was recorded as opposed to sounding like car stereo with some tweeters and a subwoofer.

I agree with everything.
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

i prefer the ue6000 to the PSB, PSB is slightly harsher in the highs..
and the Tiesto167 over the Sony MDR 1R, the Tiesto is more even up and down,
the SONY sounds alittle hollow/perforated in the mids, Tiesto is smoother.

I would choose between the tiesto167 n Momentum amongst the 6.
Tiesto is cooler soundiing, Momentum brighter. 

PS:  ABove just my quick buy-dunbuy impressions when i A/B/C/D/E/F them on my RooCoo dap on lazy afternoon. 

Which are better/nicer to EDM - AKG K167 or K240 Mk II ? Also there is this older K240M and K240DF - does anyone know how they compare?
post #2185 of 3518

Probably the K167 but the Momentums are even better for EDM, listening to "Big bud - Blue velvet" on the Momentums ATM and it sounds amazing.... The thing which is really impressive about these is the balanced sound while at the same time not sounding bright or excessively harsh. Listening to the same song on the M-100 it is just this sort of car stereo sound and half of it is missing, whereas on the Momentums everything is there.


Edited by nicholars - 6/15/13 at 8:21pm
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To which DAP are you guys pairing the Momentum?

 

I'm using Sony Z1060 and recently acquired the Sony Xperia Z but I don't really wanna use it as music player due to battery concerns. I haven't even tested it in depth.

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I'm still using my 80GB ipod classic from 2007. 

But I only charge it about once a week as I pair it with a PA2V2 which keeps the ipods power consumption even lower. 

 

I've had the PA2V2 for nearly a year and I swear I've only charged the AA batteries (2700 mAh) inside twice. I use it almost every day for an hour. 

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

I am actually finding the Momentums to be really good for genres like EDM and Dubstep, Trance etc. I am suprised because I was expecting them to be good for genres like classical and rock and not as good at EDM. Cannot wait to get my V-Moda M-100 through if they are supposed to be much better than the momentums for these genres!


I bought Momentums primarily for EDM. I didn't want some exaggerated bass, that's not what EDM is about. You need tight, balanced bass as well as quality mids and treble. So I'm very happy with Momentums regarding EDM. That said, they are also amazing for stuff such as Daft Punk's new album, Random Access Memories.

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I just made this video review of the MOMENTUM:

 

 

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Edited by Windsor - 6/18/13 at 10:59am
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Originally Posted by obsidyen View Post


I bought Momentums primarily for EDM. I didn't want some exaggerated bass, that's not what EDM is about. You need tight, balanced bass as well as quality mids and treble. So I'm very happy with Momentums regarding EDM. That said, they are also amazing for stuff such as Daft Punk's new album, Random Access Memories.

 

Yes I agree 100% the M-100 give you bigger bass and a sort of gimmicky V shaped sound (missing a load of detail as well) whereas the Momentums can be EQ to have a decent amount of bass as well as having excellent midrange and treble detail as well. In my opinion the Momentums are FAR better headphones than the M-100.

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