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post #16 of 19

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 19
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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 19

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 19

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...

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