I'm not a bassheavy. I like clarity, thick, n fuller in midrange n vocal.so momentum suited me?
But then I also concern about the bass speed n impact e.g. at double pedal drum in rock music. Will I be disappointed with momentum in that section?
When I had the momentum, I didn't specifically listen for the bass speed & impact, but they are very technically capable performers with great clarity, so I doubt they will have any issue with that.
You may also want to look into the new offerings: NAD Visio HP50 ($300) vs Kef M500 ($300) vs AKG K545 ($200). I haven't heard em, but user dweaver compares the AKG K545 favorably against the momentum & HP50.
I just sold mine 2 days ago.... i really loved the but after 3 pair of momentums i never found a pair that could provide me a good seal/fit.....
i have 180 euros.....
what now guys.... ? Whats as good as the momentums....? Gosh i loved that resolution..... ;(
I finally got a pair of my own (thank you santa) and am delighted.
I'm just wondering, what took Sennheiser so long to make them? At last someone on the board must have said "we should make such an urban thing". Then they have too much pride in their products and fame to come out with an ordinary bass-pumping wow-ing sound and they have too much of an earnest attitude to not find the best designers. It's impressive how they managed to get such a sound out of cans that are targeted for use by mobile devices (meaning lower impedance, lesser power, mp3/aac files). They managed to open a new source of material suppliers, apparently (or did they have leather and metal in other products?) They made a really gorgeous piece of design, both in sound and looks.
So if they can make this, why didn't they do that earlier?
And what else are they capable of?
I bought a pair of on-ears last week. Up until this purchase I've been listening to my music on a pair of HD 25-1 (85% of my listening time) and HD 600 (15% of my listening time) exclusively. I've owned both for about 8 years, a long time. I produce music as well. I've been using AKG K271 in my studio exclusively for almost 10 years. <---- These are accurate.
From what I can tell, after 4 hours of listening time... Momentums have either recessed mids or gain in the lows if compared to the above. I'm not hearing details I can hear using my HD 25-1. I want to give these a chance, but the stress on the lows is bothering me.
Yea, clearly, the marketing backing this product is aimed at young yuppies. These seem to be fashion accessories as much as listening tools. That's cool, as long as they sound good. Personally, I'm a listening tool guy.
I've been a working semi-professional DJ for 15 years. My HD 25-1 are working headphones. It's a psychological thing. I've heard 10s of thousands of songs on these headphones. My mind is anchored on their sound. I listen to a lot of techno myself. I've heard thousands of open and closed hi-hat, clap, cow bell, and cymbal arrangements in my life... these percussion sounds all land in the mid-range. Bottom line, these sounds aren't as clear on Momentums. I'm not saying Momentums suck, they don't. I will say they aren't as accurate as HD 25-1.
This is correct... The HD 25 series were designed for broadcasting and monitoring. Excellent for DJ use. See my above post. They do isolate well. They do block out club surroundings well (very loud and obnoxious atmosphere). While at my day job I often can't hear people speak to me with them on at low volumes.
Just want to share that we've launched the MOMENTUM Ivory at #CES2014. Here's the press release:
Sennheiser expands acclaimed headphone range with the launch of MOMENTUM Ivory
Las Vegas, 7 January 2014 – At CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the expansion of Sennheiser’s acclaimed headphone range is gaining pace with the launch of the new MOMENTUM Ivory. Joining the classic Brown and Black editions, the new MOMENTUM family member features ivory-coloured ear cups, richly offset with a tan leather headband and the iconic stainless steel headband slider. The lighter shade adds a new dimension to the pure, clean aesthetics of the MOMENTUM range.
Design for the senses – quality for individualists
Crafted from the finest materials, the MOMENTUM Ivory fuses understate design with uncompromising sound performance. An elegant headband slider of brushed stainless steel provides maximum comfort and adjustability; while the headband and the ear cups worked from soft and supple leather of the finest quality ensure ultimate wearing comfort. With the new colour version, Sennheiser reimagines its clean design in a lighter tone.
Beneath its luxurious exterior, the MOMENTUM Ivory embodies a refusal to compromise on sound quality. Audio specialist Sennheiser has taken technologies from its high-end headphone range to ensure a natural, authentic and richly detailed sound.
Perfect combination of sound and style
“The MOMENTUM family of headphones is going from strength to strength with the launch of this new edition of the MOMENTUM and the seven colours now available in the compact MOMENTUM On-Ear range,” said Magdalene Tan, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. “We have sought to achieve something new in the world of headphones by combining uncompromising sound quality with the finest materials, and a distinct, pure design. We’ve reimagined the concept of a contemporary, urban style with a classic, timeless feel.” A unique, uncompromising approach that has proved successful with both critics and discerning music lovers alike.
Smarter design for smart devices
The MOMENTUM Ivory includes a single-sided detachable cable with convenient in-line remote and microphone for Apple iDevices, for easy control of music playback and to make and receive calls on the go.
The MOMENTUM Ivory will be available through selected Sennheiser sales partners from January 2014.
Take a peek at our latest products: http://en-us.sennheiser.com/ces
Thanks for your feedback, Pedro. I'll be sure to forward it to the team!