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post #256 of 1725
Not too much of a fan of the k550. It might be good for me lol.
post #257 of 1725
I say go for it :-). It is different enough you might be very pleasantly surprised.
post #258 of 1725

My replacement pair currently in the mail. Has anyone owned/listened to both the Sennheiser Momentum and the K545 and can compare them?

post #259 of 1725

Just went to my local best buy and they do not have these out to listen to. Wonder if I could get one of those "tester" pairs from AKG :wink:

post #260 of 1725

I just went and tried the Momentum today at Best Buy. I actually liked it more than I thought I would, except the pads were too small to go around my ears. I hope the K545 is better. I guess I'll find out on Thursday!

post #261 of 1725
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Just went to my local best buy and they do not have these out to listen to. Wonder if I could get one of those "tester" pairs from AKG wink.gif
I would send this pair to you but then I would have to go into mourning until they returned wink.gif. Seriously though, I never sell anything gifted like this. I have given some away but have never sold them. In this case though I am just counting my blessings as I feel like I have found something I have been searching for since I came to Head-fi. I don't expect everyone to have the same love for these as me but I won't deny how much I am enjoying them either.
post #262 of 1725
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I just went and tried the Momentum today at Best Buy. I actually liked it more than I thought I would, except the pads were too small to go around my ears. I hope the K545 is better. I guess I'll find out on Thursday!

That momentum is awesome. the k550 needs more than just a midrange bump to best it. However the soundstage of the k550 is better though it has been said to be smaller now with the k545.

post #263 of 1725
For what it's worth I was not a fan of the Momentum but I found it's fit uncomfortable which may have colored my judgement on how it sounded. I also only had it for a couple of days before I returned it to the store because I didn't want to risk having to keep it if I wasn't satisfied.
post #264 of 1725
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For what it's worth I was not a fan of the Momentum but I found it's fit uncomfortable which may have colored my judgement on how it sounded. I also only had it for a couple of days before I returned it to the store because I didn't want to risk having to keep it if I wasn't satisfied.

+1  It looks better than it sounds.  Same with the 1r.

post #265 of 1725
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That momentum is awesome. the k550 needs more than just a midrange bump to best it. However the soundstage of the k550 is better though it has been said to be smaller now with the k545.


I hope the K550 doesn't get a mid-range bump. I like it now as is right now as a more of a relaxing headphone.

 

I think with a mid-range bump it'll make the headphone too aggressive which doesn't go with the comfortable earpads :p

post #266 of 1725
Interesting I did this very minor tweak to the EQ at work and it added just a bit more sparkle making these a bit more like the K550 from memory. But I actually found it a bit straining after a while and turned it off. But man I was surprised that such a small tweak would be that noticeable. The K545 seems to be versatile as well.

Edited by dweaver - 11/13/13 at 12:21pm
post #267 of 1725
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

Just went to my local best buy and they do not have these out to listen to. Wonder if I could get one of those "tester" pairs from AKG :wink:

Out of curiosity, did you look in Magnolia or the main headphone section in Best Buy?

post #268 of 1725
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

Just went to my local best buy and they do not have these out to listen to. Wonder if I could get one of those "tester" pairs from AKG :wink:

Out of curiosity, did you look in Magnolia or the main headphone section in Best Buy?

 

Yup. The store I went to had the usual assortment of K550, momentums, etc. but the K545 wasn't out. Weren't employees around so I didn't ask if/when they'd have one out. 

post #269 of 1725
Oh, its versatility wont go unnoticed (since I always eq my cans).
post #270 of 1725

My Magnolia didn't have them either yesterday. In fact, they didn't have any AKG headphones on the listening rack. They had the Momentums (both types), an HD 558, the whole line of B&W, an M4U 2, and some expensive but terrible Denon. 

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