Originally Posted by kameenadesi
I needed to buy a headphone for my wife. A few days ago I ordered the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear (Red color) for an awesome price. It was a blind buy, and at $109.99 plus shipping, i jumped on it!!!
But then i read some comparisons vs other competitors in it's price range and category/type (on-ears), and i started to get buyer's remorse.
I took a trip to Best Buy the next day and tested all their On-Ear lineup of headphones, but unfortunately Best Buy's setup was horrible, meaning all the headphones sounded muffled and with background static.
So in order to just test the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear the PROPER way, i bought the box and tried them in the store for 15 minutes. I opened the box after purchasing and tried it at the cash register, hehe. It cost me $216 after taxes. (Im really surprised how you found them for $129 at Best Buy, jasonb) The one i purchased at Best Buy was also Black color.
I tested two tracks, trance of course. One track had vocals, the other didnt. I thought they sounded great right out of the box. Volume had to be at 80% on my iPhone 5, at 90% is where my ears started to hurt from sibilance in treble.
Besides that, I could REALLY feel the music(euphoria), head bopping, fully immersed. Loved it! NO complaints about:
mids/vocals, soundstage, bass, isolation.
My ONLY issue with the 15 minutes of testing was with the lower treble peak, which reminded me of the aweful experience i had with the Sony EX1000.
At moderate volume levels, and at the price that I paid online, the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear is superb!!!
I returned the black momentum on-ears after 15 mins...just wish I tried a new V-Moda M-80, Sony MDR10R, and B&W P3/5 fresh from the box, but maybe next time...
thats a bit loud, and their treble is rather extended to my ears and having some sparkle to it. i use them straight off my ipod touch at 6/16 on the volume and they suffice more than enough juice. they don't really isolate but i think thats a trade off for breathability and comfort of the alcantara.
Originally Posted by jasonb
Agree. If you can, try to play with some EQ if your device allows it. Even just bringing the bass down to a reasonable level (about -6db from about 125hz and down) makes them sound a ton better.
i can sorta see that happening but for eq, i have this thing where i would only tone down (for the moe, the bass) and u can't up whats not there (thats the mids). not that the mids aren't there, their too recessed for my ears. makes vocals soo far back (at least 2-3 rows back or so).
even when i used the accuio (i think thats how you spell it) it does bring down the bass ( i slightly prefer it over the stock sound) but i hate using eq and the app (its so glitchy). so i'm sticking with the stock music app on my ipod touch 4th gen. the bass does and doesn't impress me its a bit too much, but i had couple of friends compared them (the moe) with their over ears plus the amperiors as well.
a lot of them preferred the moe (these are non-headphone enthusiasts) so i can see the appeal the moe has on the general public. the widely emphasized bass, while reaching as deep as it does (they didn't notice its tightness or anything) and it has quite nice highs for an on ear and really good soundstage width (though diffuse).
thats only on sound (sennheiser really hit it out of the park with everything else really for an on ear headphone) styling, comfort, portability, colour, premium build.
missing isolation for a portable can though (especially since its advertised as a close back)