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post #91 of 97

Whoa. I didn't say all that. I'm sure you're trying to illustrate a point. Just not sure what it is.

post #92 of 97
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Whoa. I didn't say all that. I'm sure you're trying to illustrate a point. Just not sure what it is.

 

Sorry m8.... i was confusing i know.... i already edited the post..... XD

post #93 of 97

No further thoughts on the K550 vs the 1R and the Momentum?  I was curious to continue reading this thread as I'm considering all three of those phones right now.  They're all available for less than $200 used and I'm curious for more thoughts.

 

For me personally, I am looking for a portable to use when I'm not at home with my Q701 (with bass port mod).  Given that I really adore my Q701, I suspect the AKG and Momentum will be more to my liking sonically (less bass getting in the way of the fine details).  Since I'm not looking for an on-ear, the Momentums may not work out for me.  That leaves the K550...

post #94 of 97
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No further thoughts on the K550 vs the 1R and the Momentum?  I was curious to continue reading this thread as I'm considering all three of those phones right now.  They're all available for less than $200 used and I'm curious for more thoughts.

 

For me personally, I am looking for a portable to use when I'm not at home with my Q701 (with bass port mod).  Given that I really adore my Q701, I suspect the AKG and Momentum will be more to my liking sonically (less bass getting in the way of the fine details).  Since I'm not looking for an on-ear, the Momentums may not work out for me.  That leaves the K550...

K550 sound more artificial. I haven't tried them since I got my Q's though. The K550's are also really huge, I don't really see that as portable. YMMV with the fit of the Momentums. Just my opinion, I didn't really like the K550's too much. 

 

edit; K550's are close to the size of the Q's

 

Momentum is the best sounding out of all of them to me. 1R comes very close, bringing some emphasis to bass and mids. I believe the one with the most isolation are the Momentums. 


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 4/17/14 at 7:15am
post #95 of 97

You know, I did a LOT more research last night and I've decided the K545 is a lot more competition for these than the K550.  They're actually portable for one.  For another, it sounds like their sound signature is improved and they have a removable cable.  Anyways, thoughts on the K545 (vs the other two) would be awesome.

post #96 of 97
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You know, I did a LOT more research last night and I've decided the K545 is a lot more competition for these than the K550.  They're actually portable for one.  For another, it sounds like their sound signature is improved and they have a removable cable.  Anyways, thoughts on the K545 (vs the other two) would be awesome.

I believe I have tried them, yes they sound better than the K550 imo, and are much more portable than the K550. I didn't demo them for long at best buy, but they were the 2nd best sounding they had for demo, 1st being the Momentum On-Ear. But they are totally opposite sound signatures. I'm surprised nobody really owns the K545. Probably because of the price. 


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 4/17/14 at 9:32am
post #97 of 97

FWIW, I listened to the Momentums and the MDRs today.

Source was my iPhone 5 and music ranged from jazzy vocals to a mix of electronic/acoustic folk to hard kicking industrial dub step.

I also listened to the B&W P7.

 

The MDRs were nice and gave a fairly up front sound. They were nice and articulated everything well enough without any major issues at all.

The Momentums allowed me to sit further back from the performers and also hear the nuances of the venue acoustic better. The Momentums sounded bigger BUT, didn't initially seem to deliver the outright detail that the MDRs delivered. Listen though, and it sure is there. It's just not shoved at you.

I prefered the Momentums.

Why?

Their sound has a delicacy about it and I could get carried away by the music easier with these.

The allowed the different feelings of different genres to show through.

They were a much more musical headphone despite not being as accurate perhaps. 

The MDRs on the other hand 'forced' me listen to the music and I felt 'on edge' even with laid back music.

The MDRs looked nice but they didn't have the classy build or materials like the Senns.

The B&W was like the MDR but better - cleaner, more detail and less veiled again, seemed easier to drive, bigger stage, better made.


Edited by Winno - 5/14/14 at 2:46am
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