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Poll Results: Which headphone is the best from your experience? (Please use thread for comments, follow poll rules)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 8% (6)
    AKG K167 Tiesto
  • 8% (6)
    AKG K267 Tiesto
  • 4% (3)
    Audio Technica ATH-WS99
  • 0% (0)
    Denon AH-D400
  • 5% (4)
    Denon AH-D600
  • 7% (5)
    Logitech Ultimate Ears UE6000
  • 2% (2)
    Logitech Ultimate Ears UE9000
  • 2% (2)
    PSB M4U 1
  • 2% (2)
    PSB M4U 2
  • 23% (16)
    Sennheiser MOMENTUM
  • 13% (9)
    SONY MDR-1R Series (Wired/BT/NC)
  • 0% (0)
    SONY XB900
  • 1% (1)
    Velodyne vTrue
  • 0% (0)
    Velodyne vFree
  • 22% (15)
    V-MODA Crossfade M-100
  • 1% (1)
    YAMAHA Pro Series (400/500)
67 Total Votes  
post #151 of 211
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

Say WHAT?

 

They look even worse now with the faded brown and dark blue! Can't they just make the pads black or something? They look horrible!

 

Heh... I'm not a fan of the blue accents, but I'm digging the brown/aluminum color combo and materials.  They do appear to be unnecessarily bulky, but that could just be the fault of the photography.

post #152 of 211
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Originally Posted by Curly21029 View Post

 

Heh... I'm not a fan of the blue accents, but I'm digging the brown/aluminum color combo and materials.  They do appear to be unnecessarily bulky, but that could just be the fault of the photography.


If they have Velodyne subwoofer bass with capable mids and highs, I almost don't care how they look.

post #153 of 211
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


If they have Velodyne subwoofer bass with capable mids and highs, I almost don't care how they look.

 

Me too.

post #154 of 211

The VTrue looks a lot better when you see it built than in concept drawing. I would have used black on the leather, but as it is I like the design.

post #155 of 211

The initial pics/drawings were pretty hideous.  The new pics make it look pretty hi-end even with the odd color choices though I wonder why it includes a carry bag rather than a hard case.  If the sound is as enjoyable as the vPulse (subjective, obviously), I am interested.  On the other hand, at $399 it has some formidable competition.

post #156 of 211

Tyll uploaded his video review for the Momentum. Seems to be a very good headphone.

 

 

Momentum vs M-100 (faded curve is M-100)

700

 

Momentum vs UE6000 (faded curve is UE6000)

700

 

The Momentum's 300 Hz square wave response looks the best of the 3 headphones, which might indicate it's a better contender for midrange-focused music genres.

700

post #157 of 211

I noticed Tyll gave the M-100 the wall of fame for basshead headphone. If it wasn't for the complaints of discomfort, I would've pulled the trigger on them already. Still, I'm curious about the K267.

post #158 of 211
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


If they have Velodyne subwoofer bass with capable mids and highs, I almost don't care how they look.

 

I've just sent an email to the authorized dealer in Portugal. Really interested in trying the vTrues. Let's see ; )


Edited by miow - 12/2/12 at 10:19am
post #159 of 211
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Originally Posted by erod View Post

I noticed Tyll gave the M-100 the wall of fame for basshead headphone. If it wasn't for the complaints of discomfort, I would've pulled the trigger on them already. Still, I'm curious about the K267.

i was going to get the m100 as their sound signature fits my needs however the k267 swivel flat and fold, which makes them much more compact
post #160 of 211
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Originally Posted by erod View Post

I noticed Tyll gave the M-100 the wall of fame for basshead headphone. If it wasn't for the complaints of discomfort, I would've pulled the trigger on them already. Still, I'm curious about the K267.

I'm really curious about the K267 as well.

 

Tyll's review of the Momentum makes me curious to try it out even though people who have heard both the M-100 and the Momentum seem to like the M-100 more, despite its more recessed midrange, more "sibilant" treble, and overwhelming bass response for accurate listening sessions.

post #161 of 211
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I'm really curious about the K267 as well.

 

Tyll's review of the Momentum makes me curious to try it out even though people who have heard both the M-100 and the Momentum seem to like the M-100 more, despite its more recessed midrange, more "sibilant" treble, and overwhelming bass response for accurate listening sessions.


I think the M-100 and Momentum are going for the same market.  For me, M-100 vs. Momentum = smooth vs. harsh.

post #162 of 211

Anyone know how the m100's and the momentum's sound with radiohead? I listen to both alternative rock, indie rock, and edm. I already know that the M100's function better with electronica, but how is it with bands like Radiohead, muse, and Arcade fire? 

post #163 of 211
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I'm really curious about the K267 as well.

 

Tyll's review of the Momentum makes me curious to try it out even though people who have heard both the M-100 and the Momentum seem to like the M-100 more, despite its more recessed midrange, more "sibilant" treble, and overwhelming bass response for accurate listening sessions.


I think the M-100 and Momentum are going for the same market.  For me, M-100 vs. Momentum = smooth vs. harsh.

Yeah that's what worries me a little. In the comments section for Tyll's Momentum video review, he stated multiple times that the Momentum is a bit better than the Amperior with a smoother treble. I'm not sure I like the "a bit better" part since I don't like the Amperior.

 

That being said, the frequency response curve seems to indicates very little treble harshness as there is actually a treble valley at ~4.7 KHz and the typical large 10 KHz spike is missing, indicating a smooth treble response similar to an HD650 or LCD-2, which Tyll absolutely loves.

post #164 of 211
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Originally Posted by DarthUnnamed View Post

Anyone know how the m100's and the momentum's sound with radiohead? I listen to both alternative rock, indie rock, and edm. I already know that the M100's function better with electronica, but how is it with bands like Radiohead, muse, and Arcade fire? 


I don't listen to those bands specifically.  All I can say is that I auditioned both with a variety of music and felt the M-100 was superior with EVERY genre.  For me, that includes pop, EDM, modern and classic rock, adult contemporary, 60's, 70's and 80's pop/rock.

post #165 of 211
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

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Originally Posted by DarthUnnamed View Post

Anyone know how the m100's and the momentum's sound with radiohead? I listen to both alternative rock, indie rock, and edm. I already know that the M100's function better with electronica, but how is it with bands like Radiohead, muse, and Arcade fire? 


I don't listen to those bands specifically.  All I can say is that I auditioned both with a variety of music and felt the M-100 was superior with EVERY genre.  For me, that includes pop, EDM, modern and classic rock, adult contemporary, 60's, 70's and 80's pop/rock.

And that's why I'm curious about the Momentum. >.>

Tyll commented in his YouTube comments:

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[Tyll]: I'd probably take the Momentums, but if you're into EDM the M-100s rock.

 

From my experience, alternative rock sounds OK with the M-100. The vocals get a bit overshadowed by the bass at times, especially in Pearl Jam's albums, and the highest notes of cymbals are quiet, but it's passable. Imaging for binaural albums isn't too spectacular in my honest opinion, as I've mentioned with Pearl Jam's Binaural album.

 

I dunno, I suppose it depends on personal tastes, but I don't think rock is the M-100's strong point due to the large increase in bass that veils the lower-mids and the quiet upper-treble. I'm not technical in terms of music-talk, but people, including Tyll, have stated that the highest octave (whatever that means) is lacking with the M-100's. This might be the upper-treble that I'm referring to. confused_face_2.gif


Edited by miceblue - 12/2/12 at 2:33pm
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