I just made this video review of the MOMENTUM:
Edited by Windsor - 6/18/13 at 10:59am
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.
That album in 24/88 through my DragonFly sounds amazing and it one of my reference recordings right now, great sound and a great album and I don't really like Daft Punk's previous work!
Yes, it's a great album. I like most of their work, but indeed RAM is very different compared to their previous albums. RAM is more 70s-80s electronic disco whereas previous albums could be considered house.
Also the mastering is just amazing. I admire the work the mastering engineer did here. Compared to one of the most poorly mastered albums, Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto, difference in mastering quality is worlds apart. It just shows how much Daft Punk cares about true music.
Ps: I have the 88.2/24 bit version from Hdtracks.
Thanks dablues! :)
Random Access Memories is a great-sounding album. It's the most I've enjoyed a new album in a long time - probably time to spin it again!
I was just listening to a couple of songs out of RAM album, and it sounded a bit muffled maybe? probably to give it a kinda old feeling to the recording or am I making stuff up? Although vocals on get lucky sound very engaging sound wise.
The sound of any recording can depend on your rig and your state of mind in the moment (I talk a bit about that in the video I posted above). That said, I did listen to RAM a few hours ago and thought it sounded quite full and warm sounding, vintage yet modern, a bit like the MOMENTUM.
What I don't understand is why the Momentums thread has ~2000 posts and the V-Moda M-100 thread has almost 16'000 posts.....
Maybe it is just me but to my ears the Momentums are MUCH better headphones than the M-100.... Even for the genres which the M-100 are good at, the momentums sound better to me. And the Momentums are good all rounders as well which the M-100 are definitely not.
I am genuinely puzzled about the popularity of the M-100 compared the the Momentums. Maybe people just appreciate big bass and a treble spike over being able to hear the whole song? I am a bit of a basshead and the Momentums can be EQ to provide good bass... Whilst also having good mids and full treble response (as opposed to about 50% of it missing)...
The M-100 however you are literally missing about 50% of the original recording behind a massive treble spike and bass. I guess it is a lot of the younger members which are hyping up the M-100 so much.... I am only 28 so not exactly old but still this puzzles me... I like headphones like the Denon D2000 etc. but to me the M-100 just do not even sound very good....
Yes I'm tired and didn't really wanted to listen to anything right now, but all your praises to the recording made me wanna listen to some Daft Punk.
Gonna try tomorrow with fresh ears. My set up is just a humble Walkman Z1060 + Momentum. I did spend some bucks on that set up but it is probably torn apart by what you guys could have in hands.
Me too! I like it on many levels....
listening to that album now after your recommendations... It sounds good with the Momentums..
Is it just me or are the Momentums really excellent headphones? Ok so they are a little small and the soundstage could be better but other than that I am not sure I remember any headphones that I have heard which are so balanced without being bright and also so good through the whole frequency range and such good all rounders with pretty much every genres from electronic to classical.
I think these are pretty under appreciated on head-fi... Only 22 reviews and not many posts on the Momentum thread...
Pretty easy explanation really. The M-100 thread started nearly twice as long ago. On top of that, V-MODA made an effort to involve Head-Fi members in the development of the headphone. Pretty reliable way to get some thread participation around here.