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One thing I should also mention that the music also plays a big part in headphones comparison. Most of the newer music seems to be very limited in dynamic range and sounds really digital on all headphones. It's a shame really.

 

Does the Accudio app only work with local music files? Have they updated with iOS7 UI yet? I was waiting for them to update the app before buying it.

 

For testing I was trying out lossless tracks (with little d/r compression) and HDtracks (down sampled to 16/44). Rush, The Who, The Eagles, Type-O Negative, Opeth, Epica, KMFDM, C.C. Colette, various Chesky demos.

 

As for Accudio, although they update the list of headphones, they actual app seems to be locked into the drab original iPhone style. It's fully functional, but rather 'boring' compared to the sleek look opt iOS 7. The App itself uses both local files and files on storage, meaning it will play FLAC, and it will output full 24/96 if connected to a proper external DAC/amp (been eyeing a FiiO E17 myself) otherwise will resample down to 16/44. But hey, for $5, you can't go wrong because the balanced settings are worth it. D/L the free version (locked to 1 headphone choice but if you delete and re-d/l you can choose again) and give it a whirl.

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Edited by Bansaku - 6/16/14 at 2:06pm
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I am wondering if anyone has used any custom cables? Does it make any differences?

 

I've ordered this one:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pure-Solid-Silver-99999-Sennheiser-Momentum-HD598-HD558-HD518-upgrade-cable-/181398504188

 

Will burn it in for a week and then review it with a bunch of my office audiophiles. Will let you know the results. 

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Which sound better the Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear or the Sennheiser HD8DJ?
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wow the over ear momentums sound amazing. been a/bing them with their little brothers the on ears. the on ears are more "fun" sounding and it appears that the on ears actually have the same or even wider sound stage than their older brothers but id have to say the over ears are almost perfect. they reproduce anything and everything i threw at them so far in staggering detail and naturalness (if thats even a word) and theres enough bass in there to keep things interesting (it is north of neutral)

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wow the over ear momentums sound amazing. been a/bing them with their little brothers the on ears. the on ears are more "fun" sounding and it appears that the on ears actually have the same or even wider sound stage than their older brothers but id have to say the over ears are almost perfect. they reproduce anything and everything i threw at them so far in staggering detail and naturalness (if thats even a word) and theres enough bass in there to keep things interesting (it is north of neutral)
Which do you prefer more The Sennheiser Momentum over ear, V Moda M100 or V Moda XS?
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Which do you prefer more The Sennheiser Momentum over ear, V Moda M100 or V Moda XS?

its only my first day with the over ear momentums, so take everything i say here with a grain of salt (it might just be "new toy" fever)

 

but i actually like the momentums more than either vmodas if i had to rank it it would be momentum> m100> xs just in terms of sound only ( i no longer have the m100s or the xs with me now so this just by memory)

 

the xs and the momentums both have a more balenced sound sig but neither are considered perfectly neutral for me both have a bass boost. a very similar one on the FR graph but what i hear is different. i find the momentums having a tighter bass and less punchy and in your face that the xs seem to have. the treble the momentums easily best the xs with far more clarity and detail while being just as smooth as the xs. midrange id say the xs edges out the momentums just a bit though just purely on the beautiful vocals (female especially) but the momentums are in no way lagging behind, but overall the mids are more neutral not favoring vocals over instruments.

 

the m100s are a completely different beast, its a very v shaped response and very tastefully done imo. i still miss it to this day. the bass is much more than the momentums. but still very tight but does seem to flood into the mids more often than the momentums. id say the treble is a draw. the m100s have more sparkly treble but friendly. while the momentums have a more delicate laid back treble while being very articulate ( i wish for a bit more sparkle though). midrange both are articulate but the m100s as many stated are laid back (if you like that its very competent midrange) i personally like my mids either neutral and natural or if forward if its as tastefully done with the xs.

 

but the thing is with the m100s i find that the stock earpads are just not deep enough (my right ear sticks out a bit more> left) yea i'm weird like that. but oddly both the m100s and the momentums fit me in terms of size, which doesn't seem common on head fi =(. the momentum's earcups are deeper, right now my right ear is either just grazing the surface of the fabric over the driver or not touching it at all. (so very pleasant the over ears fit me)

 

i'll have to give them more time to listen to verify everything above. but thats my initial impressions! hope that helps! but what the m100s have over the momentums is the xl pads so if your ears don't fit you can grab the xl pads and i heard that their insanely comfortable so it seems like the thing to do anyway.

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its only my first day with the over ear momentums, so take everything i say here with a grain of salt (it might just be "new toy" fever)

but i actually like the momentums more than either vmodas if i had to rank it it would be momentum> m100> xs just in terms of sound only ( i no longer have the m100s or the xs with me now so this just by memory)

the xs and the momentums both have a more balenced sound sig but neither are considered perfectly neutral for me both have a bass boost. a very similar one on the FR graph but what i hear is different. i find the momentums having a tighter bass and less punchy and in your face that the xs seem to have. the treble the momentums easily best the xs with far more clarity and detail while being just as smooth as the xs. midrange id say the xs edges out the momentums just a bit though just purely on the beautiful vocals (female especially) but the momentums are in no way lagging behind, but overall the mids are more neutral not favoring vocals over instruments.

the m100s are a completely different beast, its a very v shaped response and very tastefully done imo. i still miss it to this day. the bass is much more than the momentums. but still very tight but does seem to flood into the mids more often than the momentums. id say the treble is a draw. the m100s have more sparkly treble but friendly. while the momentums have a more delicate laid back treble while being very articulate ( i wish for a bit more sparkle though). midrange both are articulate but the m100s as many stated are laid back (if you like that its very competent midrange) i personally like my mids either neutral and natural or if forward if its as tastefully done with the xs.

but the thing is with the m100s i find that the stock earpads are just not deep enough (my right ear sticks out a bit more> left) yea i'm weird like that. but oddly both the m100s and the momentums fit me in terms of size, which doesn't seem common on head fi =(. the momentum's earcups are deeper, right now my right ear is either just grazing the surface of the fabric over the driver or not touching it at all. (so very pleasant the over ears fit me)

i'll have to give them more time to listen to verify everything above. but thats my initial impressions! hope that helps! but what the m100s have over the momentums is the xl pads so if your ears don't fit you can grab the xl pads and i heard that their insanely comfortable so it seems like the thing to do anyway.
Interesting, let me know what you think later after you've used them for a while smily_headphones1.gif
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do the earcups rotate ?

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do the earcups rotate ?

Nope
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do the earcups rotate ?

 

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Nope

what do you mean, they do 0.0 

 

unless your just trolling

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what do you mean, they do 0.0 

unless your just trolling

That depends.. define rotate?
If turning around 180/360° ish then nope tongue.gif
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That depends.. define rotate?
If turning around 180/360° ish then nope tongue.gif

 

thats a good question! i think the original question should be clarified!

 

if its asking if the earcups rotate like the amperiors/hd25  or the beats mixrs (like dj on ear listening= nope!

 

but i meant that they rotate on an axis like on a ball joint so it conforms to the person's head! ala the the hate to use another beats reference but the beats solos or the beats studios 

 

like a bidirectional earcup i mean

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Today i received sennheiser momentum

I compared them to m50 and m50  seems to be louder at the same volume level.

99dB vs 110dB.

Did i receive a deffective pair of momentum?

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Today i received sennheiser momentum

I compared them to m50 and m50  seems to be louder at the same volume level.

99dB vs 110dB.

Did i receive a deffective pair of momentum?

Did you use the remote cable?

If so, try the other cable, that might make a difference.

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I tried both cables.no difference. Is there any problem with the remote cable? Should momentum sound much louder than m50 ?
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