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Sennheiser HD448 VS. Sennheiser Momentum?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hello all!

I am a fellow Head-Fier looking forward to getting a relatively major upgrade on my over-ear headphones. I currently have the Sennheiser HD448, but I am looking into the Momentum. A person mentioned that the earcups for the Momentum are quite small, so if anyone has BOTH of these headphones, mind doing a comparison and telling me your results? Thanks much!

 

--Audio Aficionado

post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 

Not urgent, but would be great if someone could sate my curiosity described above? Thanks!

post #3 of 12

Momentum is much better.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

Great, thanks for replying! But, I was rather asking for an earcup size comparison. Can someone provide me with that?

 

--AudioAficionado

post #5 of 12

My bad, the HD 448 cover the ears quite well, and the Momentum are small over ears and don't surround my ears completely but they're still much more comfortable than HD 448 anyway.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

My bad, the HD 448 cover the ears quite well, and the Momentum are small over ears and don't surround my ears completely but they're still much more comfortable than HD 448 anyway.

 Great, thanks for the feedback McNuggetsPie! I was also wondering if you could provide me with how well the Sennheiser Momentum's passive noise reduction/isolation is, when compared to the Sennheiser HD448, or in your case, the HD 449.

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by AudioAficionado View Post

 Great, thanks for the feedback McNuggetsPie! I was also wondering if you could provide me with how well the Sennheiser Momentum's passive noise reduction/isolation is, when compared to the Sennheiser HD448, or in your case, the HD 449.

Sorry I can't really remember what the isolation is like of the momentum, so it's hard to compare, but both are pretty average for closed headphones, as momentums earpads are small, and HD 448 is very loose.


Edited by McNuggetsPie - 5/1/13 at 12:42am
post #8 of 12

Hi!

 

I have just auditioned the Momentums (and own the 448s). The sound is great, I feel the 448 have slightly better isolation, I can see the Momentums being uncomfortable for some as they are quite small. The HD448 is for me the perfect size but of course nothing beats the 598 for comfort.

 

Anyhow. I liked the sound of the Momentums but wasn't quite sure if the sound quality really was that much better than the one of the 448/449. However, I needed a pair of open on-ears so I walked out the shop buying a pair of 239s

 

Hope that helps.

K

post #9 of 12

HD 239? Aren't they closed

post #10 of 12

No the 219, 229 are the 239 are of the open variety.

 

And looking back the Momentums were better for sure than the 449s however, 3x better, hmmmm. But with the offer at Amazon UK for just 2x the price of the 449, it's getting very tempting. VERY...

post #11 of 12

Wait aren't HD 219 and HD 229 closed

post #12 of 12
Yes
What I meant to say. The 219 and 229 are closed. The 239 are open.

Cheers,
K
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