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post #3031 of 3347
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Originally Posted by skazz View Post

 They still exert more pressure than I'm used to, but I'm willing to give them time to loosen and soften up. 

No need to wait - just stretch out the headband a little. That's the best thing about metal headbands. 

Enjoy!

post #3032 of 3347
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

I'm gonna listen to them in a short time again, see what I think of them now I'm used to the more smooth sound signature of the JVC's.

 

What was the source material? I can't stand harsh-sounding headphones and Momentums do not sound harsh at all.


Edited by obsidyen - 5/2/14 at 10:02am
post #3033 of 3347
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What was the source material? I can't stand harsh-sounding headphones and Momentums do not sound harsh at all.

Blackberry smartphone from 2011, and song was a 320 kbps mp3 that sounds good on my other headphones.

post #3034 of 3347
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Blackberry smartphone from 2011, and song was a 320 kbps mp3 that sounds good on my other headphones.

I understand. Maybe it was something else?.. Cable or perhaps damaged driver etc. You should try another one.

post #3035 of 3347
This was posted in the deals discussion, but it's time-sensitive and deserves more attention!
Momentums for $225 from www.sonicelectronix.com with the code 48HEAD! This weekend only
post #3036 of 3347
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

No need to wait - just stretch out the headband a little. That's the best thing about metal headbands. 

Enjoy!

 

Thanks for the tip. I have tentatively tried that. Not entirely successful so far, though... They exert enough pressure on the upper parts of my ears that I feel it start to pinch after 30 mins or so, but any more stretching feels like it would reduce the seal and stability.

 

I'm still very happy with the sound signature, however. They really are a big step up from my Apple IEMs for use with my iDevices.

 

The treble roll-off is nicely judged and doesn't prevent them from resolving well, but I have one question: since these are my first closed headphones I am wondering if the lack of "airiness" of the sound compared to the open backed headphones I've tried is due to the treble roll-off, inherently due to closed backs providing a slightly more congested and less spacious sound, or something which will improve during "burn-in". Any answers?

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No you'll never get that warm airy smoothness from a closed can just isn't going to happen.

The momentum I think are without doubt "the choice" for a portable though.

post #3038 of 3347
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No you'll never get that warm airy smoothness from a closed can just isn't going to happen.

The momentum I think are without doubt "the choice" for a portable though.

+1

post #3039 of 3347

sale on amazon for $200, time to try this out!

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sale on amazon for $200, time to try this out!

That's for the on ear, not over ear. They are very different as the on ear is far from neutral. I own the over ear and auditioned the on ear several times. The on ear has gobs of bass but the mids a pushed back and the treble ramps up a bit which is generally not to my liking. Compared to Beats and that type of can, IMO these are far better sounding.

Right now, the over ear is running $300 on Amazon.

If you can handle pink, the on ear is $140 in that color. :rolleyes:


Edited by StanD - 5/8/14 at 8:57am
post #3041 of 3347
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

That's for the on ear, not over ear. They are very different as the on ear is far from neutral. I own the over ear and auditioned the on ear several times. The on ear has gobs of bass but the mids a pushed back and the treble ramps up a bit which is generally not to my liking. Compared to Beats and that type of can, IMO these are far better sounding.

Right now, the over ear is running $300 on Amazon.

If you can handle pink, the on ear is $140 in that color. :rolleyes:

that pink is definitely a nice shade =) you'll stand out for sure. very hipster!

post #3042 of 3347
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

That's for the on ear, not over ear. They are very different as the on ear is far from neutral. I own the over ear and auditioned the on ear several times. The on ear has gobs of bass but the mids a pushed back and the treble ramps up a bit which is generally not to my liking. Compared to Beats and that type of can, IMO these are far better sounding.

Right now, the over ear is running $300 on Amazon.

If you can handle pink, the on ear is $140 in that color. :rolleyes:


Actually the sale was for "over the ear". they are back up to $300 now though. It was a one day sale only on the "black ones".

post #3043 of 3347
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Originally Posted by turbo87 View Post
 


Actually the sale was for "over the ear". they are back up to $300 now though. It was a one day sale only on the "black ones".

 

Cool, so did you buy one?

post #3044 of 3347
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

 

Cool, so did you buy one?


Yeah, I did :normal_smile : Only problem is that they will be shipped in 1 to 3 weeks. I can wait. Will be using these with the DX90. Hopefully they will pair up well.

post #3045 of 3347
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Yeah, I did :normal_smile : Only problem is that they will be shipped in 1 to 3 weeks. I can wait. Will be using these with the DX90. Hopefully they will pair up well.

congratulations!

 

I am sure you will love them. Never seen the DX90 in real life, but would love to hear this DAP too. Seems to be really nice. With the low output impedance they should pair well.

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