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post #2986 of 3325

I tried those out today. They are 300 euro's here in the Netherlands. Their sound signature reminds me a lot of the AKG K540, but to be honest with you, my 80 euro AKG K540 sounds more naturel than the Momentums. The Momentums got more detail and air though, but that's the only thing they're better at imo.

post #2987 of 3325

They need to make a bigger version of these for those with bigger ears. Sickest looking headphones.

post #2988 of 3325
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
 

They need to make a bigger version of these for those with bigger ears. Sickest looking headphones.

I agree. The size and dimensions of the ear-cups outweigh the acoustic signature. After all who wants to listen to music on headphones that are on-ear for the majority of the population.

 

I have average/normal sized ears and it becomes on-ear in my case.

post #2989 of 3325
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Originally Posted by Ordo Ab Chao View Post
 

I agree. The size and dimensions of the ear-cups outweigh the acoustic signature. After all who wants to listen to music on headphones that are on-ear for the majority of the population.

 

I have average/normal sized ears and it becomes on-ear in my case.

I didn't have a problem with the earcups, but the headband sat annoyingly on my head.

post #2990 of 3325
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Originally Posted by Ordo Ab Chao View Post
 

I agree. The size and dimensions of the ear-cups outweigh the acoustic signature. After all who wants to listen to music on headphones that are on-ear for the majority of the population.

 

I have average/normal sized ears and it becomes on-ear in my case.


I imagine that many of the customers who bought the Momentums are those that would also buy Beats by Dre. They don't really care about comfort, they just know it's supposed to sound better than Monsters and they look a lot better too. They've become more 'hip' than Beats. That's just a guesstimate of course.

post #2991 of 3325
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ordo Ab Chao View Post
 

I agree. The size and dimensions of the ear-cups outweigh the acoustic signature. After all who wants to listen to music on headphones that are on-ear for the majority of the population.

 

I have average/normal sized ears and it becomes on-ear in my case.


I imagine that many of the customers who bought the Momentums are those that would also buy Beats by Dre. They don't really care about comfort, they just know it's supposed to sound better than Monsters and they look a lot better too. They've become more 'hip' than Beats. That's just a guesstimate of course.

If you're talking about the on-ears Momentum, then I'd agree.

If you're talking about the over-ears Momentum, then I'd disagree.

post #2992 of 3325

Don't get me wrong, there are definitely a lot of people who bought them for their sound and premium build, but I can imagine many more bought them because they're fashionable. But that's really just a guess. I could be TOTALLY wrong.

post #2993 of 3325

I agree.

Sennheiser absolutely nailed it with styling. It's a shame that they seldom do get this right. 

I've seen a few Momentums on my daily commute through Frankfurt, but it's usually the 'business suits' that wear them.

post #2994 of 3325
In a way, that's not a bad thing. Better to see less Beats (and Bose for that matter) and more quality cans out there like the Momentums. This way the average consumer's world is opened up to better SQ, even if it was initially through liking the headphone aesthetically first.
post #2995 of 3325
Yesterday I put my hands on Moto G. I was trying to see if it supports USB audio. No lack with iDSD, but Pan Am worked plug-and-play even with built-in player. I was using Momentums. I started wondering how does the built-in DAC sound. When reconnected Momentums to phones audio out I realized how big is the gap between phone's DAC and external USB DAC (And Pan Am is not the best DAC in the world).

I just say that Momentum while sound very good with phones built-in DACs, they truly benefit from better gear, and the difference is significant.
Edited by koolas - 3/31/14 at 3:57pm
post #2996 of 3325

wow

post #2997 of 3325

imo my snasa clip and android sound absolute rubbish horrible gritty sound compared to xonar dolby headphone + e6 amp

weird because my sennheiser ie6 sound great through the sansa clip

post #2998 of 3325

Just got lucky and bought 2 Momentum Toro Rosso from a guy who attended the F1 VIP party in Abu Dhabi of the team. I paid a VERY good price and am now checking the headphones out.

 

First listen: Very pleasant, nice musicality, definitively not overpowering bass but just right...

 

Whoever tells me about the "Sennheiser"-sound can happily listen to my Sennheiser collection: HD25-1 (not II, got them as new old stock), Amperior, HD598, HD239, HD448. Every single one of them sounds very distinctly different.

 

Anyhow, so far I am really enjoying the Momentums. More than I thought :biggrin:

post #2999 of 3325
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post

Just got lucky and bought 2 Momentum Toro Rosso from a guy who attended the F1 VIP party in Abu Dhabi of the team. I paid a VERY good price and am now checking the headphones out.

First listen: Very pleasant, nice musicality, definitively not overpowering bass but just right...

Whoever tells me about the "Sennheiser"-sound can happily listen to my Sennheiser collection: HD25-1 (not II, got them as new old stock), Amperior, HD598, HD239, HD448. Every single one of them sounds very distinctly different.

Anyhow, so far I am really enjoying the Momentums. More than I thought biggrin.gif



Sweet!

btw...Go McLaren! biggrin.gif
post #3000 of 3325

Just bought a set of like new 'around the ear' Momentums off ebay for $200 shipped.

They were purchased as an upgrade from my Grado SR80i's and bought for their sound going by all the positive reviews I had read..

Nothing to do with their looks, I couldn't care less what they look like..

 

Anyway, been listening to my flac rips of CD's and a couple of HiRez downloads from HDTracks and I'm finding the sound amazing. Yes they do have a bit of prominent bass.

but I like the sound, bass is in no way is over done. Pink Floyd's The Final Cut is on the cue right now and I got a great big smile on my face.

Looks like these will be my reference phones for many years to come.

Sal

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