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post #2431 of 3359
I completely agree, very good soundstage, considerably better than the SE535s I had previously been using on my commute. The ear up size is just right for me, so very comfortable as well.
post #2432 of 3359

Soundstage wise, I think many people have complain of the lack of space in this headphone. it feels congested, I completely agree, But I think they intend to make the listener feel to be there with the performer. As a Musician, this headphone sounds exactly as how I perform with other people on-stage unlike other headphones that gives you the feeling of 20th row seat, or at the further back of the concert hall.  Afterall, it's a personal preference. But I do like this headphone a lot. The only complain is the highs that is so recessed.

post #2433 of 3359
Just curious i the difference between the black and the brown momentum's are purely just on looks. I've heard a weird rumour that the black ones sound different.
post #2434 of 3359
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

Just curious i the difference between the black and the brown momentum's are purely just on looks. I've heard a weird rumour that the black ones sound different.

 

They're the same headphone. 

post #2435 of 3359
I was having trouble choosing my headphones (finally setting a portable rig up) between the K550 and the Momentum at my Magnolia. Grabbed the Momentum. Can't beat our discount. Haven't listened to them yet! Looking forward to it, wish my FiiO would hurry up and get here.
post #2436 of 3359

This was a bit of a disappointment. The Momentum seemed so perfect on paper: Good looks, quality materials, great sound, isolation and an affordable price tag. But they are so small! I'm 6'3, with medium ears, and they can barely fit inside the cups.

 
So what other headphones should I be looking at, that share the characteristics of the Momentum, but are truly over ear, with enough room to fit? I have been auditioning the ATH-M50 and Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro recently. They are both comfortable and good sounding, but a bit "plastic fantastic" compared to the Momentum. I also had a problem with an uneven balance in the Beyerdynamics. The vocals are more present in the left than in the right speaker (yes, the bass ports were at the same settings).

 

Recommendations?

post #2437 of 3359
Take a look at the Sony mdr-1r
post #2438 of 3359
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Originally Posted by PolkManiac View Post

Take a look at the Sony mdr-1r

 

I have been reading some reviews on them, and they have been mixed, like this one: "The build of the headphones is typically Sony, feels very good, but it is plastic." So not on par with the Momentums, as far as I can tell.

post #2439 of 3359

If you have a unfixed budget in mind, take a look at the Bang & Olufsen H6 - but the bass is a little light for some people - I found it an extremely good listen, quite neutral and good detail/texture.

To put this in context, I own the Momentum because I have small ears.

 

Also wait a few days and try to find the Bowers & Wilkins P7 for audition - should be a lot better than the previous P5 and P3.... but so far only on paper. 

post #2440 of 3359
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Originally Posted by Fush View Post
 

 

I have been reading some reviews on them, and they have been mixed, like this one: "The build of the headphones is typically Sony, feels very good, but it is plastic." So not on par with the Momentums, as far as I can tell.

 

It does not sound as good as the momentums either. Probably a notch down in terms of refinement.

post #2441 of 3359
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Also wait a few days and try to find the Bowers & Wilkins P7 for audition - should be a lot better than the previous P5 and P3.... but so far only on paper. 

The P7 looks promising!

post #2442 of 3359
The Mad Dogs...
post #2443 of 3359
+1 not a true portable though.
post #2444 of 3359

just curious but are the earpads replacable?? i saw some of the ones on display at best buy and its looking pretty bad.

post #2445 of 3359

sorry for the double post but does sennheiser sells replacement earpads? 

 

i'm eyeing the black one the red and black looks amazing

 

if a white come comes out with orange innerlinnings that would be sweet!

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