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post #1 of 12
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Hey Guys...

I'm new to your community.. Although i've been reading your forum for quiet  a while before i sign in....

I love to listen to music but never had a good pair of headphones..So now i decided to get one but cause of my lack of knowledge i'd like to have your advice.. I've was into the dre looks but i was reading from everywhere that we are talking bout overpriced piece of garbage and after my personal contact with an hd solo pair i hated them (i wouldnt pay more than 30 bucks for such an audio).

So i did my homework and reached to choices like momentum or the b&o h6.. I read very good reviews for momentum but i found an h6 review only here. I would like to have more choices to make so i would be very happy to hear from you... Except for the audio performance (which is the most important) i would like the pairs that u propose to me to have a detachable cable (i have a dog who chews everything so i think its very important) and also a remote with mic cause i think most of the time i will use my headphones on my mobile device and mac... I mostly listen to rock pop and classic music.... 

post #2 of 12

hi!

 

I'd say stay away from the B&O H6, they are a bit of a design item and are priced a bit too high.

the Momentum are really nice and comfortable, with a slightly warm sound with quite good balance.

 

if you're looking for a warmer sound like the two you mentioned, there are plenty of good options...

... however, as you intend to use them on the go, you want a portable friendly closed-back phone I'd say.

and detachable cable really narrows it down a bit more too.

 

so really, I'd say the momentum is your best choice. comfortable, good sound, sturdy but very light.

there is also Sony MDR-1R which is a bit cheaper but not really as good. a bit more balanced in the midrange but also a bit of a mid-bass emphasis which I did not personally like, though it wasn't overpowering either. even more comfortable and look really cool too. though not as good sound quality as the Momentum.

post #3 of 12

Denon AH-D600 has all the cables you're looking for. Also you could get an AKG K702/Q701 and replace the detachable mini XLR cable with a shorter one with a mic. I've seen those cables on ebay but have no idea about their sound/durability/reliability.

 

Both of these headphones have very different sound signatures. The AKG K702/Q701 is an open headphone, somewhat light on bass, warm with great mids, super-revealing and detailed highs. The D600 is a closed headphone with strong bass, clear highs and recessed mids.

post #4 of 12

Hello!

 

Is bass important to you? If it is not, you can look into the PSB M4U1 for its neutrality and natural sound. I find the Momentum to be lacking in soundstage for classical music although it has nice timbre. 

 

If you need something bassy, feel free to take a look at the V-Moda! It's very sturdy as well

 

hope this helps!

Billson :D

post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by alkisros46 View Post

Hey Guys...

I'm new to your community.. Although i've been reading your forum for quiet  a while before i sign in....

I love to listen to music but never had a good pair of headphones..So now i decided to get one but cause of my lack of knowledge i'd like to have your advice.. I've was into the dre looks but i was reading from everywhere that we are talking bout overpriced piece of garbage and after my personal contact with an hd solo pair i hated them (i wouldnt pay more than 30 bucks for such an audio).

So i did my homework and reached to choices like momentum or the b&o h6.. I read very good reviews for momentum but i found an h6 review only here. I would like to have more choices to make so i would be very happy to hear from you... Except for the audio performance (which is the most important) i would like the pairs that u propose to me to have a detachable cable (i have a dog who chews everything so i think its very important) and also a remote with mic cause i think most of the time i will use my headphones on my mobile device and mac... I mostly listen to rock pop and classic music.... 

The H6 is a fairly okay choice, but personally I think you get just as good design and sound (havn't compared directly) for less with the sony mdr-1r. The h6 is a very thought through headphone, though. It has a slight u-shaped sound sig, but it can still seem a little lifeless and boring at times, I didn't find the sound to be very expressive.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys..really helped me.. Well i checked all these pretty stuff... First the akg and denon i think its not very comfy for a mobile headphone to carry arround and personally i dont like the looks of them at all... The mdr i think its 1 step behind the other competitors...

Bassy  headphones for me its not headphones so v moda is out of the question.... Now the psb stuff... I read so nice reviews on them.. And has all the features i 'd like plus they fold up... they seem great headphones... On the other side the momentum and h6 are prettier with the h6 stuff being a state of art in my opinion... The sad thing is that i dont know if i can test them.. Although there is an b&o store close but the other 2 i dont know where i can find them....

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by alkisros46 View Post

Thanks guys..really helped me.. Well i checked all these pretty stuff... First the akg and denon i think its not very comfy for a mobile headphone to carry arround and personally i dont like the looks of them at all... The mdr i think its 1 step behind the other competitors...
Bassy  headphones for me its not headphones so v moda is out of the question.... Now the psb stuff... I read so nice reviews on them.. And has all the features i 'd like plus they fold up... they seem great headphones... On the other side the momentum and h6 are prettier with the h6 stuff being a state of art in my opinion... The sad thing is that i dont know if i can test them.. Although there is an b&o store close but the other 2 i dont know where i can find them....

How about buying it from Amazon with return policy?
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

Well my friend i m from Greece and if i order from USA except for the shipping which will be around 40 bucks, there will be an extra tax for clearance nad all these if the seller sends worldwide... 

Say hello to the third world :P

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

I also found the focal spirit ones fit me in my list... And the price is very low.... Any suggestions?

post #10 of 12
I've heard it compared to the k550 as an equal.
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post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by alkisros46 View Post

I also found the focal spirit ones fit me in my list... And the price is very low.... Any suggestions?

I personally do not like the sound quality of the Focal Spirit One at all! I would rather go for the MDR-1R / SRH-840. Comfort can be an issue as well to me.

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #12 of 12

I heard the Momentum recently and I thought that it was quite good, but it was quite warm. 

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