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post #3136 of 3319

I bought these on good faith. Tyll appeared to be liking them quite a bit.

 

I think these cans look nice, but the vocals are horribly colored.

post #3137 of 3319
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Originally Posted by uric View Post

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

Since there are other factors to consider that lie outside of common sense (like both companies might measure their headphones in different ways/environments) it is entirely possible that the headphone can be quieter than another with inverse measurements.

But if someone has a more scientific answer I would like to hear it, or if indeed the headphone is faulty (which I doubt).

post #3138 of 3319
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Originally Posted by Blinxat View Post
 

I bought these on good faith. Tyll appeared to be liking them quite a bit.

 

I think these cans look nice, but the vocals are horribly colored.

Maybe to your ears.

To mine, they're perfect.

post #3139 of 3319
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Originally Posted by Blinxat View Post
 

I bought these on good faith. Tyll appeared to be liking them quite a bit.

 

I think these cans look nice, but the vocals are horribly colored.

 

Hmm, I compared them to my beyerdynamic T90 and some other headphones (DT880, DT770, HD25, Amperior, M50) and I didn't find the Momentum to be colored in the vocals. 

 

So, am very surprised that you heard that. Anyhow, every ear is different.

 

Cheers,

K

post #3140 of 3319
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Originally Posted by uric View Post
 

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?

 

I just tested the two (Momentum over ear vs ATH-M50) briefly on my C5D in the office. The Momentum is slightly louder to my ears, though I did not measure it with a microphone. 

 

Cheers,

K

post #3141 of 3319
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Originally Posted by atsq17 View Post

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. 

Look forward to that. I have this copper one from Toxic Cables and it works beautifully.

post #3142 of 3319

Still waiting for it to arrive. Any day now I think. 

post #3143 of 3319
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Originally Posted by atsq17 View Post

Still waiting for it to arrive. Any day now I think. 

Will be interesting to hear your opinions on this silver cable as opposed to mine in the other thread.
post #3144 of 3319
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Originally Posted by Blinxat View Post
 

I bought these on good faith. Tyll appeared to be liking them quite a bit.

 

I think these cans look nice, but the vocals are horribly colored.

 

do you mean the over ears? 

 

i actually find the over ears a bit subdue on female vocals. it definitely favours male>female

 

but other than that i didn't find them coloured

 

the on ears do have some veiling i find in the mids. 

post #3145 of 3319
Yes over ears (sort of). I dont see them as forward or recessed the voices just dont sound natural to me.

Probably crazy but I would describe it as quaky green. Amperiors for example sound more natural blue to me. Sorry if I dont make sense biggrin.gif
post #3146 of 3319
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Originally Posted by Blinxat View Post

Yes over ears (sort of). I dont see them as forward or recessed the voices just dont sound natural to me.

Probably crazy but I would describe it as quaky green. Amperiors for example sound more natural blue to me. Sorry if I dont make sense biggrin.gif

Quaky Green. :-) LOL
post #3147 of 3319
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

 

Hmm, I compared them to my beyerdynamic T90 and some other headphones (DT880, DT770, HD25, Amperior, M50) and I didn't find the Momentum to be colored in the vocals. 

 

So, am very surprised that you heard that. Anyhow, every ear is different.

 

Cheers,

K


So how do they compare to T90s sonically? I have Momentums and I wonder whether I should sell my HD650s and buy other headphones (T90s and Fostex TH600/900 are on my mind). HD650s are like Momentum's bigger brother and personally I find Momentums to be more fun so I'll keep them.

post #3148 of 3319

I compared the Skullcandy Aviator along with the Sennheiser Momentum in the store with my mobile phone.

 

They were the best 2 sounding headphones in the store, and imo they were in the same league, they only did different things better.

 

Sennheiser Momentum had: larger, more spacious sound, better imaging, instrument separation and detail.

 

Skullcandy Aviator had: A LOT more clarity, and same timbre, but also a little harsh on bright recordings.

 

 

 

The reason I didn't buy the Aviator, is that, while they had VERY good clarity and realistic tone, they didn't have the detail or separation that belongs to their price range.


Edited by dakanao - 7/14/14 at 9:14am
post #3149 of 3319
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

 

Skullcandy Aviator had: A LOT more clarity, and same timbre, but also a little harsh on bright recordings.

 

The reason I didn't buy the Aviator, is that, while they had VERY good clarity and realistic tone, they didn't have the detail or separation that belongs to their price range.

 

You also forgot to add that the Aviators have a larger bass hump than the Momentums. It is something that is quite noticeable.

 

That's the reason I got rid of my Aviators, harshness in the upper mids and treble. Even after I applied a balanced EQ (at the time I did it manually) while the harshness subsided, the detail was lost. In fact, a more accurate comparison would be to compare the Aviators sound to the Atlas (the first headphone I kept after my Bose/Monster/Beats/Sony buy/sell stint since I gave away my Aviators).  I still stand by my last post on the 'Candies vs the Senns' in that the Momentum simply sounds more 'refined' to my ears, especially after a balanced EQ (a whole new monster).

 

Earlier this week I actually (finally) picked up a pair of Momentums for $180. First thing I immediately noticed was how freak'n light they are. The security cables they use in store really weighs these cans down. I knew they were light but wow. 

Quick comparison between the Momentums and Momentum On-ears. 85% similar in 'overall sound'. What is different? Here is a good analogy.Take a pair of loudspeakers and listen to them in a basement on a plush leather couch with hardwood floors. That is the Momentum. Moving the same set of loudspeakers into a low carpeted den and listening to them on a micro-fibre couch. That is the Momentum On-ear.

 

:beerchug:

post #3150 of 3319
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Originally Posted by Bansaku View Post
 

 

You also forgot to add that the Aviators have a larger bass hump than the Momentums. It is something that is quite noticeable.

 

That's the reason I got rid of my Aviators, harshness in the upper mids and treble. Even after I applied a balanced EQ (at the time I did it manually) while the harshness subsided, the detail was lost. In fact, a more accurate comparison would be to compare the Aviators sound to the Atlas (the first headphone I kept after my Bose/Monster/Beats/Sony buy/sell stint since I gave away my Aviators).  I still stand by my last post on the 'Candies vs the Senns' in that the Momentum simply sounds more 'refined' to my ears, especially after a balanced EQ (a whole new monster).

 

Earlier this week I actually (finally) picked up a pair of Momentums for $180. First thing I immediately noticed was how freak'n light they are. The security cables they use in store really weighs these cans down. I knew they were light but wow. 

Quick comparison between the Momentums and Momentum On-ears. 85% similar in 'overall sound'. What is different? Here is a good analogy.Take a pair of loudspeakers and listen to them in a basement on a plush leather couch with hardwood floors. That is the Momentum. Moving the same set of loudspeakers into a low carpeted den and listening to them on a micro-fibre couch. That is the Momentum On-ear.

 

:beerchug:

Yeah, the uppermid/treble harshness on the Aviator is pretty annoying on slightly too bright recordings.

 

But I wouldn't say the Momentum is more refined in terms of clarity. 

 

If we take clarity and timbre out of the question, than yes, they are more refined.

 

But it just suprised me that people were saying the Aviators sound decent, when in fact they beat A LOT of headphones around and above their price range if we talk about clarity and timbre.

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