Originally Posted by Syvere
Why are you so defensive?
Sorry if I seemed a little too hash or 'defensive'. I just got up (my day off) saw the post while having my smoke and coffee and thought 'Hey, I am heading down to the mall to pay a bill, why not do a shootout?', so I did. Having a pair of Aviators (I did like them...at the time) and loving my MOE I thought it would be fun to revisit, just for sh*ts and giggles. Lucky for me I was able to plug the headphones into my iPod (as opposed to using the demo switches) and used the balanced settings for the Aviators and Momentum using the Accudio App (seriously folks, GET THIS) for a fair comparison. Here is what I found.
Sound Stage: Momentum wins. Aviators are decent in width and height, but over all 360 sound goes to the Momentum.
Bass: Surprisingly they are both pretty good when balanced, with the Aviators sounding slightly more boomy and the Momentums having slightly greater extension.
Mids: Momentum has a silky smooth mid range that transition well into treble. The Aviators are smooth up until the upper mids where it starts to fall apart with a not so nice transition into the treble. Some power notes sound harsh.
Highs: Again, the momentum wins this. The Aviators do extend well, but the treble sounds more artificial and has a couple ungraceful dips in the frequency, some cymbals sound rough while the Momentum retains the natural metallic sound with a smooth roll-off.
Comfort: Hand down, Momentum!
Overall the Aviators did have a more 'forward' sound while the Momentums were more 'laid back'. Back in the day I never had the Accudio app (because it didn't exist) but I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Aviators took to the balanced settings. However, the Momentums sound more refined (one of the most disliked words here, I know) and natural.
Edited by Bansaku - 6/16/14 at 1:39pm