Originally Posted by money4me247
i have not heard the hd25s, but i had the momentums & the k550 at the same time, and I personally preferred the k550s. once you get used to the lower bass quantity levels, you really notice that the k550 has a lot very resolution, detail, and clarity. you can really pick up a lot of micro-details that you've never noticed before if you have a good source. the bass of the k550 is really excellent imo, really tight with great texture and deep extension. they just have less amount of bass than what the average person is used to nowadays. i think the k550 are pretty neutral and balanced.
Originally Posted by roguegeek
Beyond the incredibly bad fit and seal issues, I was really impressed with the K550's sonics when I first heard it, but the more time went on, the more it just didn't agree with me. That's one that I would say take a little bit of extra time evaluating.
I had my eye on the k550's for a while but i never felt like spending 140 euros on a headphones for home use (specially when i had also the hd598 as a contender to make the choice even harder...)...
...Then suddenly this hapened:
88 euros total, they deliver in my house and i still have 15 days to try them and return them if i dont like them....
It was impossible to resist..... I hope they arrive till fryday....
One things for sure.... i had a box of k550's in my hands tonight in another store (unfortunately no unit for display as usual) and even though they may not suit me sonnically, they are freakin beautifull and seem like a great built can..... like a momentum meets the transformers....... XD
So its pretty easy.... If i like them for the the price it will be steal, if i dont they will go back.... but at this price i had to order them...... :)
About the 1r's i am probably going to sell them by the end of the week..... i like the style, i like the build despite the creaking and the rattling, i love the soundstage, but all in all i get more fun with my hd25's because they sound much clearer.
They were cheap, i purchased the 1r's for 70 euros. No box of course and some tiny marks but still 70 euros was very cheap..... i could keep them since they are indeed a very nice portable....But in the end...... that warm, colored signature and those muffled voices..... not for me.... much better with eq but still no WOW factor like the one you get on the momentums (at least for me...)...
It was fun while it lasted though.....
Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 1/20/14 at 4:59pm