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post #2431 of 3329
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

I just bought some DT880s yesterday while waiting for these to come out. I think I prefer the clarity and signature of the Beyers, but it's too early to tell. Compared to my HD280s though, they sound fantastic. Maybe I'll pick up a pair of these in a month and see which one I prefer. I certainly like the looks of the MOMENTUM more.

 

Hey yokken... Did you end up buying a pair of the Momentum's in the end? How do they compare to the DT880s?

post #2432 of 3329
After listening to Momentum for 4months, I can conclude that this headphone give you the feeling of performing together on-stage with the singer or orchestra(as a conductor). The imaging is very accurate and realistic tough you might get a congested sounding(not an issue to me) but don't get me wrong this headphone sounds BIG. You will only understand the beauty of this headphone if you take this out on-the-go such as on the commute or walking at the seaside, you will feel like you're listening to an open-backed headphone (similar to HD600&650) on-the-go, you just feel like not wearing anything but a Concert Hall on your head. That's my impression of Sennheiser Momentum, my only complain is their small earcups and that's very annoying!
post #2433 of 3329
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.
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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 #2435 of 3329
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 #2436 of 3329
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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 #2437 of 3329
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 #2438 of 3329

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 #2439 of 3329
Take a look at the Sony mdr-1r
post #2440 of 3329
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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 #2441 of 3329

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 #2442 of 3329
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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 #2443 of 3329
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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 #2444 of 3329
The Mad Dogs...
post #2445 of 3329
+1 not a true portable though.
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