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post #46 of 395
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Why on earth would they let you put it on your ears but not listen to it???

Oh wait. You mean the physical display didn't let you plug the cable in?
That is right. It was at Future Shop store and the Sennheiser display demo was unplugged for their demo track and no cable was available.
post #47 of 395
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

More Bass then Beats???
No way are these 3 times bassier than Beats.... Not a chance. Totally exaggerated!

Listen and judge for yourself.
post #48 of 395
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

No way are these 3 times bassier than Beats.... Not a chance. Totally exaggerated!

Listen and judge for yourself.

Slow down cowboy. I was just quoting somebody else. I sure hope they are not that bassy.

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Originally Posted by iSennheiser

...( probably 3x more bassier than Beats studio) ... "
post #49 of 395

For those who'd know: how would the on-ears compare with the M-80s?

 

I think the styling is fantastic, and it being significantly cheaper than the OG Momentum is also a bonus. However I've read the impressions from the other on-ear thread and it seems the baby Momentums sound nothing like the daddy? If it's got V-shaped sound I'll probably skip these, I've been wanting to pick up something more neutral and might just go for the new DT-1350CCs instead.

post #50 of 395
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

Slow down cowboy. I was just quoting somebody else. I sure hope they are not that bassy.

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Originally Posted by iSennheiser

...( probably 3x more bassier than Beats studio) ... "
Firstly, I didn't write that you did. I just quoted what you asked and I answered. In his earlier post, actually he said Beats Studio to which I responded,
"I've only heard any Beats models on retailers test displays and everyone I've listened to have much more bass than the on-ears. Does the Beats Studio have a lot less bass that other models?"
But you either missed or ignored that. And I chose to clarify with my opinion that the on-ears bass is nothing like Beats.
It's pretty simple really. If you like neutral cans these may not be for you. But although warm they still have nice balance and decent clarity. They are fun to listen to and the bass they do have is definitely not overpowering like the couple Beats I've heard.
post #51 of 395
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Originally Posted by bedlamite View Post

For those who'd know: how would the on-ears compare with the M-80s?

 

I think the styling is fantastic, and it being significantly cheaper than the OG Momentum is also a bonus. However I've read the impressions from the other on-ear thread and it seems the baby Momentums sound nothing like the daddy? If it's got V-shaped sound I'll probably skip these, I've been wanting to pick up something more neutral and might just go for the new DT-1350CCs instead.

 

I actually got a pair of the M-80's today (swapped from a MDR-1R) and had a brief comparison. They are immediately very different. The M-80 is very rich with lusher vocals and a smoother top end. The On-Ear is more aggressive by far, with distant sounding vocals from the mid scoop. My preference is very much for the M80's sound. Build quality and comfort are similar with both.

post #52 of 395
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

I actually got a pair of the M-80's today (swapped from a MDR-1R) and had a brief comparison. They are immediately very different. The M-80 is very rich with lusher vocals and a smoother top end. The On-Ear is more aggressive by far, with distant sounding vocals from the mid scoop. My preference is very much for the M80's sound. Build quality and comfort are similar with both.

Ooh you let go of your MDRs? I love my pair!

 

Thanks for the M80/On-Ear observations, I'll still seek these out for an audition but it looks like I'm going for the Beyers. 

post #53 of 395
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

Firstly, I didn't write that you did. I just quoted what you asked and I answered. In his earlier post, actually he said Beats Studio to which I responded,
"I've only heard any Beats models on retailers test displays and everyone I've listened to have much more bass than the on-ears. Does the Beats Studio have a lot less bass that other models?"
But you either missed or ignored that. And I chose to clarify with my opinion that the on-ears bass is nothing like Beats.
It's pretty simple really. If you like neutral cans these may not be for you. But although warm they still have nice balance and decent clarity. They are fun to listen to and the bass they do have is definitely not overpowering like the couple Beats I've heard.

I got it now. Sorry if I didn't initially and thank you for providing your experience with the OE Momentum. You probably right that they are not for me because I prefer balanced signature smily_headphones1.gif
post #54 of 395
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Sweet... wink.gif
post #55 of 395

Well, I finally had a chance to have a quick audition with these bad boys, thoughts below:

 

- Nicely portable, lovely construction. The alcantara reeks of class.

 

- Because of the alcantara folds on the earcups, isolation isn't the best. A little bit of environmental sound will still seep in, but it's nothing like the M-80 with its open air vents.

 

- Sound is quite disappointing. The 3X bass mentioned earlier is a clear exaggeration, but the bass does teeter on the verge of uncontrollability. Mids and treble are a tad recessed, but the bass is the dealbreaker here. It's certainly not a bad-sounding pair of cans, in fact the warm sound is pretty much in line with what you'd expect from the rest of the other 'lifestyle' headphones that's so popular these days. But like a_recording says, these shouldn't have been Momentum-branded.

post #56 of 395

EQ down the bass with poweramp on android made these quite enjoyable for me,

though it's still disappointing that sennheiser went the "MOAR BASS" route.

post #57 of 395

I have them for almost two weeks now. I somehow solved the "bass-problem" by burning them in for a couple of hours with some bass heavy music (daft punk) at a quite loud volume. They are still not bass shy, but much more controlled and much more precise.

Bass is even more controlled when I use them with my JDS C5, compared to my iPhone 4s.

I like them, especially at lower volumes. Nice contrast to my beloved Grado gr10s and HD 600s.

Reminding me in some way of a terrific old tube radio, which my grandmom was still using many years ago. Certainly not neutral (if that exists ...), but definitely fun to listen, not badly balanced at all, comfy, relaxing.

post #58 of 395
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See this is the puzzling and I suppose dilemma... Although I didn't take any burn-in process, I have about 30+ hours on them now and think the same as you. Yet there are many comments about heavy bass coming through. I don't doubt those reviewers for a moment so does this mean there is an inconsistent sound from these? In a way at least I got a good set. But I am disappointed if there is a true difference between sets because that could mean no one would know before buying what they are getting. But I hope that is not the issue at all and maybe more like just different perceptions between reviewers which of course does regularly happen. 

 

Funny thing is that I had a pair of original Momentums and I found them bass heavy and traded them as a result. Since then I do recall reading that my finding may have been related to the cups sitting ON my ears as my helixes would not fit inside the cups and some reported that may elevate the bass perception. And I found my first Amperiors too bass heavy too. Maybe something is happening to my enjoyment of warmer headphones over time and that I am more tolerant than I used to be. If you look through my headphone a IEM list, you'll see I have some fairly neutral phones even if some may still be warm to some folks, e.g. my HD600's and DT-250s. And I have some bass heavy phones like the Denon AH-D600 which are far more bassy than my Momentum On-Ears. So I do have some yardsticks to compare to. 

 

I think it will be interesting to see how over time others impressions pan out. Because, the compact form and comfort of these things is really good and for an on ear and right now I am quite happy to keep listening to mine rather than getting out my HD600s (still my favourite all rounder for SQ) which only suit me when everyone has gone to bed and I'm not being bombarded by extraneous noises through the open backs.

 

Right now, I'm still rating these a 8.5-9/10.  

post #59 of 395

Hello!

 

I'm new here on the forum and yesterday I got my pair of the Momentum OE's. They are my first pair of "high quality" cans and I'm not yet familiar with all the audiophilic stuff, so regard me as a newbie.

I had chance to listen these for a couple of hours and I'd definitely say these are quite bass-heavy cans. Sound quality is a clear step forward from my old HD439's, and most of the music I tested out sounded absolutely great. Some songs suffered a little bit from the bass, but maybe it will even out after the phones are properly "driven in." The OE's are also quite comfortable to wear, even though after an hour or so my ears started to feel a bit stingy. They have a firm grip on your head so you can definitely use these while exercising etc. The build quality seems sturdy compared to Sennheiser's other plasticky headphone frames. Also I wouldn't recommend buying these if you have a large head, I think my head is fairly average size and I had to adjust the speakers almost to the maximum position.

 

The price was a bit steep (200€), but I would definitely rate these a 9/10.

post #60 of 395

I currently listen to Allesandro MS1i.  I'm in the market for some closed cans for work because the MS1i leaks so badly.  I have some Senn HD 280's, but after the MS1i, I don't like them at all anymore, aside from the isolation they provide. 

 

My question:  Do the new momentums sound more like the MS1i or more like an HD 280?  I REALLY like the clarity of the Allesandros.  The highs are so sweet and pure.  I like bass too though, and was hoping that the new momentums would combine sweet highs with really good rumble as well.

 

Thanks in advance.


Edited by TaraDikov - 8/12/13 at 1:32pm
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