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post #376 of 3208
I did a quick a/b listening test at J&R this afternoon with my Sennheiser Amperiors, iPhone and TTVJ amp. The first thing I noticed, besides being smaller than what I expected, was how light the headphones were, lighter to me than the Amperiors and with less clamping force.They shared a similar sound signature, but I preferred the smoother upper mids and highs of the Momentum, the Amperiors highs can be a bit too much at times. The Amperiors were slightly louder and had tighter bass, while the Momentum had a wider soundstage and more pronounced bass.
Edited by retrophonic - 10/8/12 at 4:21pm
post #377 of 3208

Its the beats pro head again here... should I buy this?

post #378 of 3208

as a classical music fan, im actually really looking forward to the bass.

 

i find the bass on many neutral cans thin when compared to what it sounds like in real life.

post #379 of 3208
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Originally Posted by sneaglebob View Post

Its the beats pro head again here... should I buy this?

If you like portability and a light pair of headphones, yes.

post #380 of 3208
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Its the beats pro head again here... should I buy this?


check out the new UE6000 first, I bought both, A/B'd and returned Momentum; loving the UE6000

post #381 of 3208
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check out the new UE6000 first, I bought both, A/B'd and returned Momentum; loving the UE6000

So it will sound better? I heard that the SQ for the Pro's are around 200 USD worth so I'm confused. I trust the momentum more although UE is very well known and trusted here.

post #382 of 3208
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So it will sound better? I heard that the SQ for the Pro's are around 200 USD worth so I'm confused. I trust the momentum more although UE is very well known and trusted here.

Could you please restate this sentence as I don't understand what you are saying here?  I am not commenting on how respected the manufacturers are, just how they sound and IMO the UE6000 is a superior sounding headphone that happens to be 40% less cost than Momentum.

post #383 of 3208
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Could you please restate this sentence as I don't understand what you are saying here?  I am not commenting on how respected the manufacturers are, just how they sound and IMO the UE6000 is a superior sounding headphone that happens to be 40% less cost than Momentum.

In other words, I feel that buying both will be more of a downgrade.

post #384 of 3208
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In other words, I feel that buying both will be more of a downgrade.


I agree the differences are more preference than quality and buying both would be redundant.

post #385 of 3208
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I agree the differences are more preference than quality and buying both would be redundant.

In the end, I always ask, Do both sound better than beats pro?

post #386 of 3208
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Could you please restate this sentence as I don't understand what you are saying here?  I am not commenting on how respected the manufacturers are, just how they sound and IMO the UE6000 is a superior sounding headphone that happens to be 40% less cost than Momentum.

Haha. UE600 has noise cancelling and an amp built in. Not sure how that amp affects HQ external amping. It's also heavier, bigger, and of less 'exotic' materials than the Momentums. Headphones is not just about sound, it's also about comfort, styling, and in this case, portability. 

 

If you are thinking JUST about a superior sounding headphone, I dare say the Mad Dogs might be a superior candidate at a similar price range.

post #387 of 3208
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In the end, I always ask, Do both sound better than beats pro?


IMO, Momentum- too different to say one is better; UE6000, absolutely yes.

post #388 of 3208
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Haha. UE600 has noise cancelling and an amp built in. Not sure how that amp affects HQ external amping. It's also heavier, bigger, and of less 'exotic' materials than the Momentums. Headphones is not just about sound, it's also about comfort, styling, and in this case, portability. 

 

If you are thinking JUST about a superior sounding headphone, I dare say the Mad Dogs might be a superior candidate at a similar price range.

Regarding amping, it is a non-issue for me as I only use these in passive and took the batteries out.

 

I am more about sound than fashion, but don't fault anyone with different priorities in headphones. 

 

The UE 6000 is bigger, but not heavy and extremely comfortable, IMO MORE comfortable than Momentum since Momentum is a supra aural that is presented as circumaural.  The UE 6000 provides a full ear-shaped cushy seal with perfect clamping force for me.

 

I am in full agreement with you that Momentum has far superior build quality, materials, design and overall aesthetic appeal.


Edited by Craigster75 - 10/9/12 at 4:34pm
post #389 of 3208
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IMO, Momentum- too different to say one is better; UE6000, absolutely yes.

What do you mean "too different"?

post #390 of 3208
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What do you mean "too different"?


IMO, Midrange accuracy and detail is superior on Momentum;  Bass is deeper and more impactful with Beats PRO.

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