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post #16 of 27

I tried both out in a store (with all of the usual caveats) and came to the rapid conclusion that the Momentums sounded significantly better but that the Sony's were a lot more comfortable. So i boughts the Senns. I haven't been disappointed, I do think they're great. My ears are a little on the large side, so the fit isn't perfect, but I don't find the SQ to be affected. They still sound great several months on, and I am NOT disappointed when I swap between my HE500s and the Senns. I definitely made a good purchasing decision.

 

I was really impressed with the comfort of the Sony's however, they were like wearing a nice hat :-)

post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by warth0g View Post

I tried both out in a store (with all of the usual caveats) and came to the rapid conclusion that the Momentums sounded significantly better but that the Sony's were a lot more comfortable. So i boughts the Senns. I haven't been disappointed, I do think they're great. My ears are a little on the large side, so the fit isn't perfect, but I don't find the SQ to be affected. They still sound great several months on, and I am NOT disappointed when I swap between my HE500s and the Senns. I definitely made a good purchasing decision.

 

I was really impressed with the comfort of the Sony's however, they were like wearing a nice hat :-)

 

No doubt in my mind the 1R is among the most comfortable headphones ever made. Headphones like the SR-009 and HD 800 tend to disappear on the head after a while. The 1R disappears the moment you put them on; you barely even feel them.

post #18 of 27

I did a comparison a while ago.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sony-mdr-1r/reviews/8320

 

Note that 1R doesn't isolate that well if you plan on taking it out often. Hope that helped.

post #19 of 27

If I could say one thing, do your research pal, there are two Sennheiser Momentum's out, there are the absolutely stunning, warm and while not quite as lush as the MDR-1R they are still quite strong in the soundstage department ones that are over ear, then there are the weak and inferior, on ear ones...

post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sadisticsalmon View Post
 

If I could say one thing, do your research pal, there are two Sennheiser Momentum's out, there are the absolutely stunning, warm and while not quite as lush as the MDR-1R they are still quite strong in the soundstage department ones that are over ear, then there are the weak and inferior, on ear ones...

Yeah I almost fell for the on ear ones. I saw that they were 100 bucks on amazon and I did a mad dash to buy them. Until I realized that there are 2 versions.

 

I am in the same boat as the OP. I owned the momentums and loved them. I use the last gen ipod attached to an fiio e17 through LOD. I then came across the Kef M500. I sold the momentums because the Kef M500 are more comfortable have an awesome sound and are more portable. 

 

I lost my Kef and now I need to buy new cans. The question is do I go back to the momentums or go for the MDR. 

 

I was also looking at the Sennheiser HD598. they are around the same price range. 

post #21 of 27
HI!

I've got a question about durability of momentums.

The ear cups have got sliding mechanism. Isn't it loose? Especially after some time of using?




sorry 4 my English
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by 860lacov View Post

HI!

I've got a question about durability of momentums.

The ear cups have got sliding mechanism. Isn't it loose? Especially after some time of using?




sorry 4 my English

As a veteran user, after 2 years of use - no. 

Hope this helps.

post #23 of 27
Helps a lot.
One more question about cables attached to the ear cups. They seem a little weak. No problem with them?
post #24 of 27

MDR-1Rs to me:

 

No bass

Harsh highs

Awful comfort (my ears touch the drivers)

 

Build quality isn't very good, and the jack socket is rubbish.

 

I wouldn't get the momentum either, not for the extra 100.

post #25 of 27

Why u guys still talking 1R? Should compare it to the new and better 1A.

post #26 of 27
I have 1A smily_headphones1.gif
Maybe 1R is little more comfy than SM but for me it's a little. My eras are not very big (normal size probably) so for me Senns are ok.
1Rs have too much bass for me. I heard momentums and I prefer their sound. I just wanted to know something about senn durability.
At the beginning I was worried because pads on my SM are different (not the same shape - not perfectly even). I thought that is factory flaw but after watching few videos on YT i realised that every pad is different. So durability is for now everything I need to know smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by 860lacov - 12/18/14 at 2:52pm
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by 860lacov View Post

Helps a lot.
One more question about cables attached to the ear cups. They seem a little weak. No problem with them?

Again... I've snagged the cable quite a few times.... also my kids have snagged it while randomly hugging me and running away... 

but so far it feels as solid as the day I bought it... no loose connection or anything.

 

After 2 years though, it does retain some 'memory' shape. 

So if you fold or curl it in a certain way, it may start keeping that form... so I usually just curl it loosely or let it hang loose.

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