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post #3286 of 3294
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

Yet the majority call this kind of treble veiled, muffled or rolled-off. 
I'm not disagreeing with you, I just disagree with 'louder = better'.

I listen a bit on the louder side, but I agree that loudness and quality are two different things and are not joined at the hip.

post #3287 of 3294
I realy like it the Momentums from sennheiser

REGARDS NOMAX
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anyone compared the momentums to its bigger brothers hd600/650?

congrats nomax!
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Originally Posted by volly View Post

anyone compared the momentums to its bigger brothers hd600/650?

congrats nomax!

 

 

While I can't compare them directly to the HD600/650, I can compare them to the HD598 (which is pretty darn close). I am going to assume you know the characteristics of a closed-back vs an open-back design so I will just stick to the basics.

 

Bass: The Momentums have more sub-bass resonance, due to the closed-back design, but surprisingly not by that much. Both however are pretty similar in overall quality and quantity for mid and upper bass. Overall the bass response on both is very neutral, but can hit hard when the track calls for it. Never muddy or overbearing.

 

Mids: Both are incredibly smooth and detailed, especially for vocals. However the Momentum loses out to the HD598 when it comes to the finer micro-details and are not as forward even though their frequency curves are almost identical. Tracks of lesser quality (high compression) sound far better through the Momentums as the HD598s are very revealing and will slap you across the face with ugly if presented with a poor quality source.

 

Treble:  HD598 wins hands down. While the Momentum's treble has plenty of sparkle and great extension, overall it has a laid back presentation. The HD598's treble in comparison is crisp, detailed, very neutral, and more forward than the Momentum. Both headphones do not accentuate sibilance nor add any harshness to vocals.  Both are very non-fatiguing yet exciting.

 

Soundstage/Imaging/Transparency: While the Momentums perform above par on all three, it simply cannot match the HD598. Open-back FTW!

 

Hope this helps. Happy listening!

 

 

:beerchug:

post #3290 of 3294
At the risk of oversimplification, I will now compare the sound signatures of the Sennheiser line. The HD 439, the Momentum over ear, and the HD 650 share a similar rich thick sonic signature.

The HD 239 and the HD 600 share a similar punchy neutral signature.

The 598 and the 700 share a similar wide soundstage treble tilted sound. The 700 of course sounds higher end with none of the grain that some notice with the 598. That grain never bothered me or kept me from enjoying the 598' I think at it's current price, it is fabulous.
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The 700 of course sounds higher end with none of the grain that some notice with the 598. That grain never bothered me or kept me from enjoying the 598' I think at it's current price, it is fabulous.

 

While I will not argue that the HD700 sounds higher end, what is with this 'grain' people keep talking about with the HD598? I know what grain is, and it bothers me more than accentuation of sibilance, yet I simply do not hear it, ever, with my HD598s.

 

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post #3292 of 3294
thanks guys, both very informative. I hear the Moe's are similar to the 650's but cannot confirm. besides the Moe's, I only have the hd202's which I love.

but the Moe's are my everyday headphones by a long shot!
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Originally Posted by volly View Post

thanks guys, both very informative. I hear the Moe's are similar to the 650's but cannot confirm. besides the Moe's, I only have the hd202's which I love.

but the Moe's are my everyday headphones by a long shot!

Vaguely similar but the HD650's are much better unless you need isolation. I have HD600's as well as Momentums and given a choice I will always  reach for the HD600's, unless I must have isolation. For a closed back the Momentums have a decent sound stage, but the HD6x0's are far better in this regard.

They both have bass, the Momentums on ears have more but the quality of the HD600's or 650's bass is much better. IMO, the 600's also win in all other areas of SQ.

Given a choice between HD650's and HD600's I would go with the 600's. I compared them side by side, numerous times and got the 600s. Nether of these are suitable for use outside of home or a similar location. Forgetting about the bulky case, the Momentum on Ears could find portable use, one just has to figure out how to carry them about.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Vaguely similar but the HD650's are much better unless you need isolation. I have HD600's as well as Momentums and given a choice I will always  reach for the HD600's, unless I must have isolation. For a closed back the Momentums have a decent sound stage, but the HD6x0's are far better in this regard.

They both have bass, the Momentums on ears have more but the quality of the HD600's or 650's bass is much better. IMO, the 600's also win in all other areas of SQ.

Given a choice between HD650's and HD600's I would go with the 600's. I compared them side by side, numerous times and got the 600s. Nether of these are suitable for use outside of home or a similar location. Forgetting about the bulky case, the Momentum on Ears could find portable use, one just has to figure out how to carry them about.

Just the very comparison I was looking for, either the HD600/650 will be my next headphones thanks to the Moe's!

 

Credit to the Moe's thou for being an excellent little package but looking forward to the bigger brothers non the less.

 

Cheers StanD!

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