Originally Posted by redrich2000
Ipod is perfect for the Momentums, they are specifically designed to be used straight out of an ipod or iphone.
For most listeners an amp is unnecessary. They only become necessary if you you are really concerned about sound quality or if you want to use a higher impedance headphone.
If you are new to all this I would just get the Momentum for now and not worry about an amp. You can always add an amp later if you decide you want to.
I really disagree... they work well with an ipod because they are efficient... but to me... they only sound decent that way... Still good... but not like $300 headphones.
Where as... when I use them with my iPod 5.5 + Fiio e11 Amp they sound really, really great. Most definitely better than any other closed headphones I've tried..
I think Sennheiser always keeps that mentality in mind....
Such as one of the reasons they've said they use a single driver for their IEMs... is because multi-driver IEMs run into issues with the sound quality when plugged into a quality amp.
Good listen by the way... I learned a few things about headphone design.
I think if you're not going to bother with an amp... there might be better options.... though the momentums are still pretty strong either way. I personally really love them with my amped iPod Video.