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post #3211 of 3323
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Originally Posted by Sal1950 View Post
 

Please folks I'm about to puke reading all these posts on the trama over what color to get, the style, will they go with the color of my pants, misplaced sewing etc, etc, etc.

Can we please get back to discussing sound quality, tech issues, etc. This isn't GQ or some chicks fashion magazine.

*troll-mode activate*

No. :mad:

post #3212 of 3323

Has anyone actually tried those with hi-end gear? I wonder how they'd compare when facing HD800, for example... I know they're up a completely different alley and all, but curiosity tickles me.
 

post #3213 of 3323
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

I think there's been a recent price reduction, check it out, ah the temptation.

your are correct! 

 

There's been a price reduction of $50 in Australia for all there ipod touch range. 

 

16gb: A$249

32gb: A$299

64gb: A$349

 

I ended up purchasing a 5th gen iPod Touch 32gb in space grey on Ebay for a winning bid of $214 (including postage). The seller bought it as a impulse buy and he/she has only opened it to check whether it works (like it wouldn't lol)  but he/she hasn't even used any of the accessories so as far as I know  it's essentially brand new :)

 

I also bought a pair of Yamaha HPH-MT220's on catchoftheday.com.au for $117 :) so I saved around $118 on not buying the Sennheiser momentum's and instead going for the MT220's and I putting the rest towards the ipod touch. instead :)


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post #3214 of 3323
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Originally Posted by koshtramba View Post
 

Has anyone actually tried those with hi-end gear? I wonder how they'd compare when facing HD800, for example... I know they're up a completely different alley and all, but curiosity tickles me.
 

I find it easily makes a good outdoor counterpart to my indoor-only HE-500. 

Sure, it doesn't have the same air, soundstage and fine details... well... they're entirely different sound signatures and presentations, but when I'm on the move I'm never in an environment where I'm truly listening to the music... mostly just hearing it; but I'm never left wanting for more. 

Only if it's a super-dull recording I might want a bit more treble, but I would usually consider these 'bad' recordings because they sound fairly dull on other headphones too, but this is also subjective.

post #3215 of 3323
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

I find it easily makes a good outdoor counterpart to my indoor-only HE-500. 

Sure, it doesn't have the same air, soundstage and fine details... well... they're entirely different sound signatures and presentations, but when I'm on the move I'm never in an environment where I'm truly listening to the music... mostly just hearing it; but I'm never left wanting for more. 

Only if it's a super-dull recording I might want a bit more treble, but I would usually consider these 'bad' recordings because they sound fairly dull on other headphones too, but this is also subjective.

I found these headphones to be lacking clarity on neutral to slightly dull recordings.

 

They have amazing clarity however on brighter recordings.

post #3216 of 3323

When you say "lacking clarity" you make it sound like the detail is missing. I never feel these lack clarity, only some treble volume, sometimes.

post #3217 of 3323
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

When you say "lacking clarity" you make it sound like the detail is missing. I never feel these lack clarity, only some treble volume, sometimes.

Not the detail, the treble volume indeed, which makes them sound slightly dull quite often.

post #3218 of 3323

I suppose this is greatly dependent on the music one has and listens to. 

In my quest for portable-closed back headphones, one of my biggest obstacles was peaky treble in too much of my music (which is mostly a variety of rock, although I do listen to whole bunch of other genres too) and the Momentum just solved this problem.

post #3219 of 3323
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

I suppose this is greatly dependent on the music one has and listens to. 

In my quest for portable-closed back headphones, one of my biggest obstacles was peaky treble in too much of my music (which is mostly a variety of rock, although I do listen to whole bunch of other genres too) and the Momentum just solved this problem.

Yeah, the Momentums are awesome for treble happy songs.

post #3220 of 3323

So guys these seem some awesome cans, but what if I wanted something similar priced, with similar sound quality, but in a not-portable more big-ears big-head friendly package?

post #3221 of 3323
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Originally Posted by depleted View Post
 

So guys these seem some awesome cans, but what if I wanted something similar priced, with similar sound quality, but in a not-portable more big-ears big-head friendly package?

Have you heard/auditioned the Momentums?

post #3222 of 3323
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Originally Posted by depleted View Post
 

So guys these seem some awesome cans, but what if I wanted something similar priced, with similar sound quality, but in a not-portable more big-ears big-head friendly package?

 

MrSpeakers Mad Dog 3.2 is similarly priced. The Mad Dog Pro is a bit more expensive but is slightly better still. 

 

Never tried the Mad Dog Pro but owned the Mad Dog 3.2 and Momentums (twice)... the Mad Dog 3.2 was brilliant. Momentum was good. If portability was not important, the Mad Dog 3.2 was unbelievable for the price. 

 

Amps I used with the Mad Dog 3.2 - ECP Audio Torpedo and Burson Soloist SL. Torpedo was very good. Soloist SL was amazing with it. Best mid-fi stuff I ever bought. 

 

I've since moved on to more expensive stuff but I still have happy memories of the Mad Dog 3.2 setup. 

post #3223 of 3323

But that's a problem if he needs amps.

It's no longer a 'similar price' to the Momentum.

post #3224 of 3323
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

Have you heard/auditioned the Momentums?

 

Yes, but the on-ear ones. The sound was warm and I know inferior to the over-ear, but kinda like the signature.

 

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Originally Posted by atsq17 View Post
 

 

MrSpeakers Mad Dog 3.2 is similarly priced. The Mad Dog Pro is a bit more expensive but is slightly better still. 

 

Never tried the Mad Dog Pro but owned the Mad Dog 3.2 and Momentums (twice)... the Mad Dog 3.2 was brilliant. Momentum was good. If portability was not important, the Mad Dog 3.2 was unbelievable for the price. 

 

Amps I used with the Mad Dog 3.2 - ECP Audio Torpedo and Burson Soloist SL. Torpedo was very good. Soloist SL was amazing with it. Best mid-fi stuff I ever bought. 

 

I've since moved on to more expensive stuff but I still have happy memories of the Mad Dog 3.2 setup. 

 

Thanks! Sadly I forgot to say I'm in Europe, can't find Mad Dogs here..

post #3225 of 3323

I am in Australia. 

 

Just get it shipped direct to you from US.  :)

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