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Momentum VS MDR-1R?

post #1 of 97
Thread Starter 

Hello again, i would like to read different point of views about this

 

i mainly hear : Hard Rock - Classical - Pop - Electronic - Soft Rock

 

my source is an iPod, MacBook Pro (with Audirvana) i have no AMP or DAC and i dont think ill get one soon.

 

 

The momentums are in 350 USD while the MDR-1R are in 240 right now in amazon.

 

wich one is better overall and in case that momentums are better, do they worth the extra 100$ ?

 

PS: im not trying to start a fight or anything, i just need help, please be respectful with any opinion :)

 

These are the specs to compare, i have a normal size head and a little bigger ears than usual

 

Sound quality:       Momentums or Sony?

Comfort:                   Momentums or Sony?

Stylish                 Momentums or Sony?

Build Quality            Momentums or Sony?

Quality-Price               Momentums or Sony?

 

 

Thanks !


Edited by santtosz - 1/10/13 at 10:01pm
post #2 of 97

SQ: don't know

Comfort: 1R, since the Momentum is almost on-ear for most people. 1R pads seem super thick as well.

Stylish: 1R for young people, Momentum for older guys I guess. At least that's what the manufacturers intended.

Build: 1R is almost all plastic, Momentum has some stainless steel and high quality leather. So Momentum.

P/P: 1R is cheaper, but that doesn't really say anything. At 240 I'd go with 1R and never look back.

post #3 of 97

Sound Quality: Sennheiser Momentum. [Better balance]

Comfort: Sony MDR-1R

Stylish: Sony MDR-1R

Build: Sennheiser Momentum

Quality Price: Sennheiser Momentum

 

My vote goes to Momentumfor your needs & better overall tonal balance.  atsmile.gif

 

Just my 2 cent smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by BillsonChang007 - 1/10/13 at 11:01pm
post #4 of 97

I've got both right now. I'll probably do a comparison, but that'll take some time.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Sound Quality: Depends

Comfort: Sony MDR-1R

Stylish: Sony MDR-1R

Build: Sennheiser Momentum

Quality Price: Sennheiser Momentum

 

Sound Quality: Sony MDR-1R has flat sound overall with less bass than Momentum and better control. As for mids, 1R has better balance while Momentum has warm sound. 1R highs stand out ted better. Both has great details but 1R has better instrument separation. Since you have L-size ears, MDR-1R has better fit as I find Momentum earcups are too small 

 

My vote goes to MDR-1R for your need atsmile.gif

 

Just my 2 cent :) 

 

No, no, no. MDR-1R has quite a bit more bass than the Momentum, even though the Momentum is somewhat bassy.

 

Momentum sounds more flat, and more natural. Momentum also has better control. DEFINITELY more balanced overall.

 

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Originally Posted by LinkPro View Post

SQ: don't know

Comfort: 1R, since the Momentum is almost on-ear for most people. 1R pads seem super thick as well.

Stylish: 1R for young people, Momentum for older guys I guess. At least that's what the manufacturers intended.

Build: 1R is almost all plastic, Momentum has some stainless steel and high quality leather. So Momentum.

P/P: 1R is cheaper, but that doesn't really say anything. At 240 I'd go with 1R and never look back.

 

Although the build is all plastic, it actually feels and looks really good.

post #5 of 97

Probably because Momentum has less controlled bass that makes me though it has plenty of bass eh? xD

post #6 of 97
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Probably because Momentum has less controlled bass that makes me though it has plenty of bass eh? xD


 Say what?

post #7 of 97

I think, you are right. I see you have 4 HD650? what's that for? xD

post #8 of 97
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

I think, you are right. I see you have 4 HD650? what's that for? xD

 

Well, it's not really about being right or wrong. I was just hoping you'd rephrase your comment because I didn't understand.

 

I've *had* 4 of them. They've all been sold by now. (Not all at once, of course). wink.gif

 

Back on topic, OP I saw your edit. Here's my take.

 

Sound quality: Momentum    

Comfort: MDR-1R (long shot)

Stylish: Depends  

Build Quality: Momentum

Quality-Price: MDR-1R (long shot)            

post #9 of 97
Thread Starter 

Well thanks to all of you, momentums it is, i already have them since like 2 weeks ago but i could return them, im not an audiophile and i dont know alot of quality but i think the momentums sound awesome, but as i saw the post of MDR and their price drop i decided to think about it cuz 100 $ is 100$ :P but i will keep them :)

 

Thanks to all of you, you really helped me ! :)

post #10 of 97
For $100 hmmm...maybe an amp? FiiO E11? XD sorry about it biggrin.gif
post #11 of 97

You made the the right choice. Anyone who thinks the R1s look or sound better than the momentums is on crack. Plastic and fake leather DO NOT look better than brushed metal and real leather.

post #12 of 97
Couldn't agree more about that but the comfort on the Momentum are more like on-ear instead of over-ear...that's the only thing I do not like about redface.gif
post #13 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Couldn't agree more about that but the comfort on the Momentum are more like on-ear instead of over-ear...that's the only thing I do not like about redface.gif

That is true, the Momentums are really only semi-over-ear. I sort of tuck my ears inside them which gets a little uncomfortable after a couple of hours. But they are new, they'll get better once the clamping force settles a bit. 

post #14 of 97
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post

You made the the right choice. Anyone who thinks the R1s look or sound better than the momentums is on crack. Plastic and fake leather DO NOT look better than brushed metal and real leather.


I happened to own both at some point and formed the opposite opinion, on both sound and look, may be not as strong as yours  rolleyes.gif but nonetheless Momentum is gone and MDR-1R stays.

Technically they are both quite capable cans, whether you like one signature over the other is a matter of personal taste.

One indisputable thing is that Sony with true circumaural cups are much more comfortable than on ear Momentum, same goes for soundstage spaciousness, everything else is just a matter of opinion.

 

Here's a good review comparing both and some other portable cans, the reviewer in fact preferred Momentum but it was a close call and he ended up just keeping both.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/639948/review-closed-portable-circumaural-around-ear-headphone-comparison-m50-z1000-tma-1-s-momentum-ue6000-mdr-1r


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 1/11/13 at 3:41pm
post #15 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


I happened to own both at some point and formed the opposite opinion, on both sound and look, may be not as strong as yours  rolleyes.gif but nonetheless Momentum is gone and MDR-1R stays.

Technically they are both quite capable cans, whether you like one signature over the other is a matter of personal taste.

One indisputable thing is that Sony with true circumaural cups are much more comfortable than on ear Momentum, same goes for soundstage spaciousness, everything else is just a matter of opinion.

 

Here's a good review comparing both and some other portable cans, the reviewer in fact preferred Momentum but it was a close call and he ended up just keeping both.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/639948/review-closed-portable-circumaural-around-ear-headphone-comparison-m50-z1000-tma-1-s-momentum-ue6000-mdr-1r

To my ears, straight out of an iPod, the Momentum was objectively superior, better detail, separation and soundstage.

The Momentum is also objectively superior in terms of the materials used. I  find it really bizarre that people would prefer the look of the cheap plastic and pleather of the Sony. 

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