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post #76 of 395
I actually like them a lot, the treble could be a little more laid back, but very dynamic sound, nice fit.
post #77 of 395

Hi Everyone,

I have the px200-iii by sennheiser now for bedside listening and on the go in combination with my iphone 4 and sppotify (insane setting).

I want something a bit better sounding though although still portable. I dont want active noise cancellation and i dont want iems so closed headphone it is (and since i want a compact one i guess on-ear is the best). I am deliberating between the amperior and the new momentum on-ear and cant quite decide. Is there anyone hwo has both and can give me some help? I would prefer not to use an amp, i like a lot of music genres but in general mostly listen to pop, rock and spoken word stuff.

Thanks,

Greetings, Anouk,

post #78 of 395
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Hi Everyone,

I have the px200-iii by sennheiser now for bedside listening and on the go in combination with my iphone 4 and sppotify (insane setting).

I want something a bit better sounding though although still portable. I dont want active noise cancellation and i dont want iems so closed headphone it is (and since i want a compact one i guess on-ear is the best). I am deliberating between the amperior and the new momentum on-ear and cant quite decide. Is there anyone hwo has both and can give me some help? I would prefer not to use an amp, i like a lot of music genres but in general mostly listen to pop, rock and spoken word stuff.

Thanks,

Greetings, Anouk,

 

I have heard both the amperior and the momentum on-ear directly out from my phone (no amp).

 

The bass on the on-ear is so strong that at times it drowns out the vocals. The amperior fares marginally better in that regard but the treble runs pretty hot. None gets the thumbs up from me in terms of SQ but the on-ear gets the nod for aesthetic.

post #79 of 395
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Hi Everyone,
I have the px200-iii by sennheiser now for bedside listening and on the go in combination with my iphone 4 and sppotify (insane setting).
I want something a bit better sounding though although still portable. I dont want active noise cancellation and i dont want iems so closed headphone it is (and since i want a compact one i guess on-ear is the best). I am deliberating between the amperior and the new momentum on-ear and cant quite decide. Is there anyone hwo has both and can give me some help? I would prefer not to use an amp, i like a lot of music genres but in general mostly listen to pop, rock and spoken word stuff.
Thanks,
Greetings, Anouk,
Anouk, I own both plus a set of B&W P5s. Like Uelover says, the bass is a bit stronger in the Momentum than the Amperior which is also a bit stronger than the original HD25s. But I find the bass in the Momentum faster and quite like that. If you're into neutral headphones either of these are not for you.

The Amperior does have the best SQ of the bunch although not by much, but least comfy and lacks the aesthetics of the other two. The P5s are comfy and look wonderful plus they fold flat for compact travel but I am listening to them less now I have the Momentums because these are as comfy and look cool too. And although I have other headphones for critical listening, I find myself listening much more to these On-Ears lately because they are just plain fun and driven so easily off my phone or iPad when I'm just hangin' out with some nice smooth jazz or Pink Floyd or Dire Straits etc....

Although I like to audition my phones if possible, I know it is hard to find places with a decent range to do so. If you can buy from Apple or Amazon, you can generally return items you don't like and recommend you buy from them if you don't like your purchase. I bought these unauditioned from a store with good returns policy and they are keepers.... For now. smily_headphones1.gif
post #80 of 395
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Originally Posted by Anouk View Post

Hi Everyone,

I have the px200-iii by sennheiser now for bedside listening and on the go in combination with my iphone 4 and sppotify (insane setting).

I want something a bit better sounding though although still portable. I dont want active noise cancellation and i dont want iems so closed headphone it is (and since i want a compact one i guess on-ear is the best). I am deliberating between the amperior and the new momentum on-ear and cant quite decide. Is there anyone hwo has both and can give me some help? I would prefer not to use an amp, i like a lot of music genres but in general mostly listen to pop, rock and spoken word stuff.

Thanks,

Greetings, Anouk,

 

I have both. I personally like the Amperior better because at times the bass can be a little overwhelming on the Momentum On-Ear for me. The Amperior is also nice in that the entire thing is incredibly durable with replaceable parts available (except for the driver / capsule themselves). At the current clearance prices on the Amperior (I got mine for $160 in Australia for instance) it is a pretty killer deal. That said it is definitely less comfortable than the Momentum On-Ear - but if comfort was a big priority I would look towards the standard Momentum considering that it really isn't that much bigger in size and you'll get an around ear / semi-around ear (depending on your ear size) fit.

 

I would also have a look at the V-Moda M80 which is compact, durable and great sounding as well -  a good choice if you want a rich bassy sound. The Audio Technica ATH-ES700 is also a stellar sounding portable, great price and great build materials, and my recommendation if you wanted to go for something a bit more neutral.

post #81 of 395

Hello, I wonder if tyll will review and compare the on-ear version to the original one. His review for the original was very positive, i really would like to see what he thinks about the new version.

post #82 of 395

Hello, I wonder if tyll will review and compare the on-ear version to the original one. His review for the original was very positive, i really would like to see what he thinks about the new version.

post #83 of 395

Wow I have been out of the head-fi loop too long i am not up to date anymore. Has the amperior already been discontinued? What came into its place or is it just the hd25-1-ii again? Also, has the original momentum been discontinued now that the on ear version is out or is it still for sale? Despite its larger size i am thinking of getting the original after reading this thread, if its still available, or whatever version of the hd25 is around now. Greetings, Anouk,

post #84 of 395
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Wow I have been out of the head-fi loop too long i am not up to date anymore. Has the amperior already been discontinued? What came into its place or is it just the hd25-1-ii again? Also, has the original momentum been discontinued now that the on ear version is out or is it still for sale? Despite its larger size i am thinking of getting the original after reading this thread, if its still available, or whatever version of the hd25 is around now. Greetings, Anouk,

The amperiors have been discontinued yes. I believe the new aluminium version of the HD25 is there to replace the amperiors.

The original momentums are still on sale and not being discontinued

post #85 of 395
Undoubtedly, the young generation loves the bloated Bass, surely Momentum on-ear will appeal to them, but not to me(tough i'm a teenager) I'd prefer the full-size momentum, or HD239 and PX100-II because Bass level can be set from headphone amp. honestly, I don't think Momentum on-ear really worth the premium price tag when compared to V-moda M-80 but definitely they are a lot better than Beats Solo HD. This is my honest opinion, no one-sided Or Bias review.
post #86 of 395
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

I have heard both the amperior and the momentum on-ear directly out from my phone (no amp).

 

The bass on the on-ear is so strong that at times it drowns out the vocals. The amperior fares marginally better in that regard but the treble runs pretty hot. None gets the thumbs up from me in terms of SQ but the on-ear gets the nod for aesthetic.

 

Sennheiser are making shaky headphones of late. They get decent sound on one but the fits sucks. Then they get the fit right but the sound goes right out the window.

post #87 of 395
The original momentum doesn't fit me at all, so for me the smaller version sound better smily_headphones1.gif
post #88 of 395

I'm seriously considering buying one pair of these babies.

 

I gave them a good ''test drive'' at John Lewis the other day and they rather impressed me from the very first moment. I liked them so much that when I went 2-3 steps aside and tried the B&W P3s and P5s, I thought I was listening to the same notes through very cheap garbage headphones. Yes, that was the difference to my ears. A vast difference in the SQ department on the whole I'd say...

 

I'm under the impression from the few moments I got to try them, that they are indeed slightly V-shaped with a bass emphasis and slighty recessed mids. The highs sounded quite bright to me and adequately extended. I have to say here, the V-shaped sound signature -if after all this is the case with the on ear momentums- is not a bad thing for my liking as I mostly do listen to rock/classic rock/AOR as well as jazz and westcoast music which are all slower paced genres. So in my case, it's not quite possible for the sound to get bloated by uncontrolled bass quantities. Possibly, in faster paced music genres like classic heavy or power metal, the bass will turn out to be overpresented in the spectrum, loose or muddy but even so, I can't be sure if I don't do a fairly lengthy session with these cans on ears. I believe that the sub-bass is very well defined and controlled and this is why the momentums keep the level of clarity and detail in high standards.

 

As I said above, apparently these are not for people who listen to radical kinds of rock such as aggresive metal, metalcore, post-punk or others who love mid-centric popular stuff. They rather seem to me as the ideal companion for someone who rocks them in a ''laid back'' sophisticated way, throwing in them albums with crisp productions and rich multi-layered instrumentation. I'd call them ''jazzy'' (also helped by the retro feel in their aesthetics) but at the same time street styled oriented and very immediate commercially.

 

At the end of the day, I know it might not be the spottiest comparison in the world, but their sonic signature reminded me somehow that of the Fischer Audio Eternas or, ideally, the UE Triple Fi 10s. Of course, not that bright in the highs' department but quite similar as an end result.


Edited by G_T_J - 8/30/13 at 5:29pm
post #89 of 395

If you can, I'd recommend trying to listen to a pair of Amperiors before taking the plunge on the Momentum On-Ear. It's tighter than the Momentum On-Ear but still has plenty of flavour for rock.

post #90 of 395
Thread Starter 
I know we are going to continue to differ on this, but I prefer the on-ears over the Amperiors as a "package" due to better fit, aesthetics, and a sound signature that quite suits both my musical tastes and hearing profile. Because of fit I could not get a good sound from the original Momentums and I found them uncomfortable. To each there own...

edit: PS. For the record, I do own both.
Edited by Jpfe8851 - 8/31/13 at 1:07am
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