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m50s, m-100, or sennheiser momentum

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 

noobie here with the case of the spins.

There is so much info and though I thought I had settled on the M50s I seem to be getting buyer's remorse before having bought anything

 

I'll be amping these with a fiio e17 as I think it'll be a good starter amp/dac

 

I'm leaning towards the Vmoda m100's as it seems like they have the support of a lot of people here on the forums, it seems however that these are a little bass heavy, which is fine sometimes, but I'd like something more detailed

 

The momentums seems to be great all around, they look good, but the cups apparently run on the small side

 

And finally the m50s on price alone is what got me, on top of great all around performance based on reviews I've read

 

I listen to most music, lately been in a folky/ alt rock/ phase, but most anything else.Except pop, and very, very, few selected country

post #2 of 34
Cut M50 out of your list. If you can afford M100 or Momentum.
V-Moda M-100 are more empasized in bass where as Momentum had a warm sound signature...eh? smily_headphones1.gif
post #3 of 34
Thread Starter 
Any particulars why I should forget the m50's?
post #4 of 34

The m50s Clamping force makes them uncomfortable to wear after an hour or two, no detachable cable, just ok sound compared to other headphones in the m100 and momentums. Something more natural in their price range are the Mad Dog headphones. Amped they can sound really hi-fi IMO. 

post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by KCxSmacker View Post

The m50s Clamping force makes them uncomfortable to wear after an hour or two, no detachable cable, just ok sound compared to other headphones in the m100 and momentums. Something more natural in their price range are the Mad Dog headphones. Amped they can sound really hi-fi IMO. 

+1 ! M50 are great for beginners and looking for headphone in that price range. Since you are able to afford better ones, why not go for Momentum if you are looking for warm and audiophile sound. M100 are excellent in bass & sparky highs with slightly laid back in mids. 

post #6 of 34

They are not in the same price range.

M50 is not quite comfortable.

post #7 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys.
So the ath m50s are out I think. Leaning towards the sennheisers. Will I get that much more out of them by using an amp/dac being that they are low impedance?
I've never used headphones with an amp setup, so I don't know the difference really until i try it. In a likeliness I'll be getting one anyway (that whole sorry about your wallet thing is true)
Now, any help in trying to explain $300+ for headphones to significant others...
post #8 of 34

If you can spend $300 I would also look at the AKG K550/K551.

post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

If you can spend $300 I would also look at the AKG K550/K551.

This is a good suggestion too!

 

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Originally Posted by Phoenix07013 View Post

Thank you guys.
So the ath m50s are out I think. Leaning towards the sennheisers. Will I get that much more out of them by using an amp/dac being that they are low impedance?
I've never used headphones with an amp setup, so I don't know the difference really until i try it. In a likeliness I'll be getting one anyway (that whole sorry about your wallet thing is true)
Now, any help in trying to explain $300+ for headphones to significant others...

Its not all about impedance. Have a read on this: http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-impedance explains a lot

 

cheers

post #10 of 34
Thread Starter 

ok, so, momentums or k550s????


Edited by Phoenix07013 - 12/11/12 at 4:53am
post #11 of 34
Momentums all day.
post #12 of 34
If you have larger than average-sized ears, momentums and m100's aren't for you and maybe you should consider the k550 or ue6000.
post #13 of 34
Thread Starter 

i'm a little retentive, and an insomniac, so i've stayed up all night reading up reviews, opinions, I just wish I could find somewhere near by to try them on

somewhat leaning towards the momentums, only worried about cup size....

post #14 of 34
They are great. If they fit. Do you have large ears?
post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

If you can spend $300 I would also look at the AKG K550/K551.


In that case why not K701/k702 ? You can find them on ebay for that price...


Edited by musiclife - 1/14/13 at 9:46am
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