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Well, many people told me the HD600/650's were not that good for rock, which ones are better with it? Momentums or HD600?


Ive never heard the Momentums, so I cant say. Ive heard great things about them though.

 

Personally, I prefer open headphones - I never heard a closed phone that I liked enough to buy.

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Short video I made while you're waiting...smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks! Hahahaha
Edited by JuanseAmador - 12/28/12 at 10:51am
post #18 of 33

I am pretty much in the same boat as the original poster, and have narrowed my search down to many of the same brands and models discussed on this thread. I also am looking at the Momentums. The only question I have would be regarding comfort. I am a larger than average person (6'7" 245lbs) so obviously my head is larger than most.  Would the Momentums be comfortable for someone like me? What brands are known for their comfort?  

 

Also, anyone out there in the Atlanta area, that could maybe recommend a good local shop to possibly try out the headphones discussed here?


Edited by DeafAsABat19 - 12/28/12 at 10:55am
post #19 of 33
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I am pretty much in the same boat as the original poster, and have narrowed my search down to many of the same brands and models discussed on this thread. I also am looking at the Momentums. The only question I have would be regarding comfort. I am a larger than average person (6'7" 245lbs) so obviously my head is larger than most.  Would the Momentums be comfortable for someone like me? What brands are known for their comfort.  

Also, anyone out there in the Atlanta area, that could maybe recommend a good local shop to possibly try out the headphones discussed here?


Wow! Are you really 6'7"!!?? That's like 2 meters right?
post #20 of 33

Yep. Just over two meters.

post #21 of 33
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Yep. Just over two meters.

Well, the momentums seem pretty expandables.
post #22 of 33
If your ears are large enough, then I would say get the Momentums. They have the best overall sound of just about every over-ear portable headphones to date. Some people like the Momentums sound signature even more than the HD 600.
post #23 of 33
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If your ears are large enough, then I would say get the Momentums. They have the best overall sound of just about every over-ear portable headphones to date. Some people like the Momentums sound signature even more than the HD 600.

I've decided to get the HE400 as I always wanted
post #24 of 33

^^ Great choice!! Let us know what you think when you get them. 

post #25 of 33
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Thanks to all of you for your help! I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend more than $300 on headphones, to start. But I've decided it's worth it.
post #26 of 33
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Thanks to all of you for your help! I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend more than $300 on headphones, to start. But I've decided it's worth it.

 

It is, I'm sure the HE-400 won't disappoint, I know mine didn't wink.gif

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Thanks to all of you for your help! I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend more than $300 on headphones, to start. But I've decided it's worth it.

It is, I'm sure the HE-400 won't disappoint, I know mine didn't wink.gif

From what I have read, it is comparable to the LCD 3's bass and rock performance.
post #28 of 33

The Beyerdynamic DT880 are rated highly for the money according to the review on the front page of this site.  And you can get a pair at Amazon for $271,  $400 list orice.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024NK35S/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1NYZNV9WJTC0GQJDV0RM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

 

Hope that helps

post #29 of 33

Good choice on the HE-400's, it is also very good at your genres. I'd sya they do best at jazz and instrumental, but also very good on rock & reggae. I own the HE-500, which is better to me, but also way more expensive.

 

Funny nobody brought up grado, especially for rock?

 

You should know that the HE-400 does benefit a lot from a better amp despite its low impedance. My new tube amp has made the HE-400 as well as the HE-500 sing. I COULD be satisfied with the HE-400 and a proper amp, but not the HE-500 and a mediocre amp (for example the fiio e17 that i own). It just seems underpowered COMPARED to when it is properly amped.

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Good choice on the HE-400's, it is also very good at your genres. I'd sya they do best at jazz and instrumental, but also very good on rock & reggae. I own the HE-500, which is better to me, but also way more expensive.

Funny nobody brought up grado, especially for rock?

You should know that the HE-400 does benefit a lot from a better amp despite its low impedance. My new tube amp has made the HE-400 as well as the HE-500 sing. I COULD be satisfied with the HE-400 and a proper amp, but not the HE-500 and a mediocre amp (for example the fiio e17 that i own). It just seems underpowered COMPARED to when it is properly amped.

I don't want Grado's they are too thin for me, I love a good soundstage with punchy and clear bass great lows, mids and highs. That's pretty much the definition of the HE400's. The PA2v2 is a terrific amp based on what Gary told me, and what I have read. It can drive cans up to 300ohms and has a lot of power. I'll get it probably by february or march.
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