Originally Posted by bittered
Just bought some brown Momentum Over-Ears and I am not very impressed. When I turn the volume up full (or nearly full) then the treble starts to get hissy + clipped. Also I've found the vocals can be get quite muddy and lack the definition and clarity that I have experienced with other earphones.
It this normal? I've only tried them with my HTC One and Macbook Air, but they should easily have enough power to drive these low impedance momentums, right?
why would you need turn it up that loud in the first place? very likely to get hearing damage
plus they isolate really well for over ear cans so you really don't need to turn it up
lol i find most headphones clip past 90% anyway. thats why when amping most people that double amp put the volume at max 80-85% on the device or so while adjusting the volume on the amp from then on, to prevent clipping
their drivers are not meant to be pushed like that
especially since the momentums are low impedence pretty high sensitivity you should be fine off a macbook around 1-4 volume with itunes volume at 100%.
even on the iphone when i ran the momentums i had it no higher than 6/16 on the volume