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post #946 of 3347
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

So I guess we need an alternative explanation as to why some (like me) find the Momentum to be very very good while others think poorly of it. The Momentum is a pretty balanced sound to begin with.

I recently won a pair of Momentums from Razordog (Thanks Razordog!) and had some mixed thoughts on their sound right away and thought I would wait a while to burn them in and get used to their sound.  Still not fully satisfied I thought might as well try the standard (non-ipod) cable, and guess what, to my ears the mids are more forward with reduced mid-bass bloat, now that's better. Similar comments on cable effects reported in the new sony MDR-R1 thread as well. Might this be the explanation? Only problem is now I don't want to use the control cable with my ipod.

post #947 of 3347

Hmm I have always been using the Momentum with the non-ipod cable on my iPad as well as other setup. I will try later tonight if the cable make that much of a difference.

post #948 of 3347

I'm using the ipod control cable and have no problems. Maybe the cable is damaged or there is some other issue?

post #949 of 3347

Ok newbie question here.  I have the momentums and I use them with my iPod classic and fiio e7.  I also use them with a dragonfly DAC when listening to music on my laptop and it sounds at least 10 times better with the dragonfly (vs the E7).  Is there a portable amp and or DAC that can match the quality of the dragonfly?  Thanks guys :)

post #950 of 3347
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Originally Posted by RootsRockReggae View Post

Ok newbie question here.  I have the momentums and I use them with my iPod classic and fiio e7.  I also use them with a dragonfly DAC when listening to music on my laptop and it sounds at least 10 times better with the dragonfly (vs the E7).  Is there a portable amp and or DAC that can match the quality of the dragonfly?  Thanks guys smily_headphones1.gif
The portable dac worked with IPC would be very expensive, for example HP-P1...in terms of a portable amp, C421, pico slim, I heard these amps are significantly better than those Fiios out there.
But without a dac, no matter what amp you use, the general signature of IPC will remain the same. So what I want to say is that if u like the sound of dragonfly DAC that much. It would be extremly hard to find a amp with IPC that could produce the sound matching your expectation.
post #951 of 3347
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Originally Posted by guyuemuziye View Post


The portable dac worked with IPC would be very expensive, for example HP-P1...in terms of a portable amp, C421, pico slim, I heard these amps are significantly better than those Fiios out there.
But without a dac, no matter what amp you use, the general signature of IPC will remain the same. So what I want to say is that if u like the sound of dragonfly DAC that much. It would be extremly hard to find a amp with IPC that could produce the sound matching your expectation.

 

Thanks for the info (wow! HP-P1 is expensive!)  So with a headphone that is as easy to drive as the Momentum, it is better to have an amp/dac combo instead of just a stand alone amp?

post #952 of 3347
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

@adhoc
What u saying is exactly the same with my jaben friend. The sound of this is like small hd650 with excellent bass.I wonder how is the sound compared to amperior. I am planing to get one either this or amperior. To me amperior is more appealing in design wise especially in blue colour. If sound different not much..i might get the amperior smily_headphones1.gif

Hi, sorry if I'm mistaken, but are you Mr. Yono?

 

Just like others wrote, basically Momentum and Amperior are different. For me, to describe Amperior is just imagine HD25-II with smoother treble, while Momentum is like a clean HD650 but with smaller soundstage. bigsmile_face.gif

post #953 of 3347
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Originally Posted by RootsRockReggae View Post

 

Thanks for the info (wow! HP-P1 is expensive!)  So with a headphone that is as easy to drive as the Momentum, it is better to have an amp/dac combo instead of just a stand alone amp?

The audible improvement would come primarily from the DAC, so yes, the combo is probably your best bet.  

post #954 of 3347

if anyone has both the hd598 and the momentum, could u test if momentum's cable can be used for hd598, and vice versa?? thanks a lot..

post #955 of 3347
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Originally Posted by redwarrior191 View Post

if anyone has both the hd598 and the momentum, could u test if momentum's cable can be used for hd598, and vice versa?? thanks a lot..

 

 

No go.  The Momentum cable seems to fit in the HD598, but sound cuts in and out.  HD598 does not fit in Momentum, due to barrel being too large.  The actual plug appears to be the same size.  

post #956 of 3347

i see.. thanks a lot.. i thought i'll be able to use the momentum's cable to replace my 598 long and bulky cable.. oh well...

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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

 

 

No go.  The Momentum cable seems to fit in the HD598, but sound cuts in and out.  HD598 does not fit in Momentum, due to barrel being too large.  The actual plug appears to be the same size.  

post #957 of 3347

Bought the Momentum today. 

 

I am impressed by the way it looks, feels and sounds. 

 

For me it seems that the "apple" audio cable sounds lower in volume and misses some detail in de mids compared to the "normal" cable. Lets burn these babies in!

post #958 of 3347

I went and demoed them for a fourth time and gave up on them. Bass is still mucky but the main problem is the pads. Are they supraural or circumaural? Some peoples ears will fit inside, some will get part of the ear in and others will have to settle for the Momentum sitting on their ears. So that makes three different sound possibilities. Who needs it..

post #959 of 3347
I got a Fiio E17 to pair with my momentums and maybe it's just my ears, but I'm not noticing a huge noticeable difference in sound quality. I'm thinking about returning the E17 or maybe just selling it here. Anyone else try the momentums with E17, or any other amp/DAC that they feel made a noticeable difference?

Thanks guys smily_headphones1.gif
post #960 of 3347
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

I went and demoed them for a fourth time and gave up on them. Bass is still mucky but the main problem is the pads. Are they supraural or circumaural? Some peoples ears will fit inside, some will get part of the ear in and others will have to settle for the Momentum sitting on their ears. So that makes three different sound possibilities. Who needs it..

Do the pads fit you? Who cares about everyone else, your ears are presumably done growing...
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