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post #391 of 2281

So I found Sennheiser Momentums online cheaper than NAD HP50. Damn. Too hard choices. I really like looks of NAD HP50, but I can't listen to them anywhere. I do have one Sennheiser headphones already and I really like them. Not that I can compare them to these.  I would really really like to get NAD HP50, but these Momentums are just way too cheap to pass by. 

 

Argh. What to do.. what to do..

post #392 of 2281
If you like the looks of Hp50 then that's an easy decision as they sound better overall than the Momentum, though they are a bit more laid back.
post #393 of 2281
How much warmer HP50 is compared to Momentums? I have warm speakers and I constantly find myself wanting to get rid of them. I also have HD598 which I find quite enjoyable but sometimes I wish they would be little warmer. I would like that my second headphones would be little warmer but not too much.
Edited by ssg1 - 12/9/13 at 3:50pm
post #394 of 2281
Be careful with "deals", we found fakes momentum out there.
Edited by squallkiercosa - 12/10/13 at 1:14am
post #395 of 2281
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Originally Posted by ssg1 View Post
 

So I found Sennheiser Momentums online cheaper than NAD HP50. Damn. Too hard choices. I really like looks of NAD HP50, but I can't listen to them anywhere. I do have one Sennheiser headphones already and I really like them. Not that I can compare them to these.  I would really really like to get NAD HP50, but these Momentums are just way too cheap to pass by. 

 

Argh. What to do.. what to do..

 

Owning both, I agree it's a very tough decision (thus I own both...;-))

 

 

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Originally Posted by PolkManiac View Post

If you like the looks of Hp50 then that's an easy decision as they sound better overall than the Momentum, though they are a bit more laid back.

 

With respect to "sound[ing] better overall", I'm not entirely sure.  Depends on the type of music, and the production.

I do agree that the HP-50's are more "laid back" - at the expense of some fine inner detail IMO.

Despite their odd shape, they're very comfortable (helped especially by the thick earpads).

They happen to be very good headphones. 

 

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Originally Posted by ssg1 View Post

How much warmer HP50 is compared to Momentums? I have warm speakers and I constantly find myself wanting to get rid of them. I also have HD598 which I find quite enjoyable but sometimes I wish they would be little warmer. I would like that my second headphones would be little warmer but not too much.

 

Not sure how to quantify the amount of warmness - I reckon that if you want headphones that are warmer than the HD598's,

and you like the look of the HP50's, you should buy the HP50's. 

 

IMO you should not buy the Momentum's simply because they're available for a great price -

unless it's a business decision and you're buying them for immediate resale.

post #396 of 2281

Not too much information on these cans on the web despite their jaw dropping praise from Innerfidelity. How do these cans compare to the Denon series cans (I know already that they isolate more and leak less)? I know they are slightly different since they are fully sealed while the Denons are vented/semi-open, but in terms of soundstage, imaging, and detail (let's forget really subjective stuff like bass, mids etc) how do these guys stack up to the D2k/5k/7k?

post #397 of 2281

Thanks for all the help! I just ordered NAD Viso HP50 Red. I felt that Momentums are boring and "safe" choice. I wanted something new and exciting. I did on another hand persuaded my gf to order Sennheiser Momentun on ear version. She has used only some cheap or bad headphones like Urbanears for the looks of the headphone. Once she saw me browsing for Momentums she fell in love with the looks of the black version. She didn't want over ear version because she has never used ones and she might be little claustrophobic. Also on ears are much much cheaper. Well, on ear versions are also really good headphones and definitely improvement over her old ones. 

 

Hopefully my NAD's will come this week. I am really looking forward for new experiences with these cans. 


Edited by ssg1 - 12/10/13 at 2:40am
post #398 of 2281

I have been using the HP50 with the Schiit Vali and the sound is heavenly..

post #399 of 2281

Well I decided to return the NADs and spend an extra 100 bucks on the P7 because I crave a little more bass. Plus, I'm a little upset at the construction of the 'phones–the metallic band that slots into the ear cup on the right side was slightly bent and nicked at the bottom.

post #400 of 2281

Could any ATH-M50 owners offer a comparison of those headphones with the HP50?  Like many HeadFiers, the M50s were my gateway to HeadFidom and I'm now considering upgrading.  

post #401 of 2281
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Originally Posted by Stochastic View Post
 

Could any ATH-M50 owners offer a comparison of those headphones with the HP50?  Like many HeadFiers, the M50s were my gateway to HeadFidom and I'm now considering upgrading.  

I have not listened to the M50 for some time, but from memory, the HP50 just does everything better across the range including a bigger soundstage and comfort.  IMO, the HP50 is absolutely a worthy upgrade.

post #402 of 2281
Bought a pair today. HP50 in black. Definitely the best of the closed headphones I tried at the store (I also go to Worldwide Stereo near Philly) vs P7 and M4U1, but maybe less crisp than HD650's. But I need closed phones for the train.
In testing at home against TH900 (ok 5x the price) I had a little buyers regret on the NADs, because they seem less accurate but it's only on certain songs and isn't that why we own more than one headphone? wink.gif

Setup: MacBook or iphone4s to Resonessence Herus and sometimes a JDS bbCmoy
post #403 of 2281

I'm selling mine in the classifieds, sound signature doesn't really work for me. Bit too laid-back and bass-lacking for me.

post #404 of 2281
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Originally Posted by EtymoticFtW View Post

Bought a pair today. HP50 in black. Definitely the best of the closed headphones I tried at the store (I also go to Worldwide Stereo near Philly) vs P7 and M4U1, but maybe less crisp than HD650's. But I need closed phones for the train.
In testing at home against TH900 (ok 5x the price) I had a little buyers regret on the NADs, because they seem less accurate but it's only on certain songs and isn't that why we own more than one headphone? wink.gif

Setup: MacBook or iphone4s to Resonessence Herus and sometimes a JDS bbCmoy

 

I'm pretty sure any 'buyer's regret' will vanish if you upgrade your amp (doesn't have

to be too big of an upgrade).  Assuming you're using a good soundcard and sourcing

from lossless files.  I'm finding that these headphones like power, and are demanding of

high quality input.  

 

(Not saying that they're as good as the TH900 or HD650 but at their price they're

excellent closed headphones and with the amp upgrade you'll really enjoy them.)

post #405 of 2281

I've had the HP50's now since Nov 5 2013, it's now December 16th.

I live in Calgary, AB but had to drive to Edmonton to purchase mine, nobody in town is carrying them.

In a nutshell, I'm crazy about "British" Sound. It's flat, accurate and never sounds strained.

 

I have a pair of Grado SR 60's which I bought just to keep the neighbours off my back at night and a superb pair of Shure SE535's.

Those are a significant bit pricier than the NADS.

 

In a word?

These don't sound anything like and American Headphone.

At all.

They open up a 'room' like nothing I've ever heard.

Imaging isn't so much IN your head as it is all around it.

 

They are uncanny. Pun intended.

I compared them, QUICKLY, to the KEF M500's back and forth over and over again and these feel, fit and sound very different.

The KEF's fall off your head if you tip it forward.

These don't.

I found the NADS dug about a teaspoon more detail out than the the KEFS but the fact that they were sealed, superb and would stay on your noggin' settled the decision, for me.

I bought them based on this REVIEW, that I'd only read the night before.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/i-love-these-headphonesthe-nad-viso-hp50

 

Cheers,

 

John

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