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Sennheiser Momentum VS V-MODA M-100??

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Hi, First off i am more or less new to the audio scene and am not looking for a massively expensive set of cans, but am hoping that i could get pointed in the right direction for a good set of cans in the $200-300 range. Right now i am up in the air between the Sennheiser Momentums and the V-moda M-100s, but any and all help would greatly be appreciated! As generic as it sounds I really do listen to all types of music so an all arounder type of headphone would be ideal for me. Again thank you!!
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Id say skip those two and get the kef m500.
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Following that link leads one to this post on a thread comparing the Momentum to the Beats Pro:

 

 

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Never listened to momentum but Audio Technica WS99 is far better than Beats Pro

 

 

All of which takes the OP two headphones away from the ones they asked about, even though they did say they were open to suggestions (possibly on this thread).

 

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Originally Posted by Airman1986 View Post

 

Right now i am up in the air between the Sennheiser Momentums and the V-moda M-100s, but any and all help would greatly be appreciated! As generic as it sounds I really do listen to all types of music so an all arounder type of headphone would be ideal for me. Again thank you!!

 

 

I find the original Momentum to be more versatile than the M100, though I like both.  Only, if you do get the Momentum, be careful not to get the on-ear version that was just released. 

 

When you say you listen to "all kinds of music," which kinds do you mean and which do you listen to most?

 

The M100 is excellent for EDM, dub/dubstep, hiphop and other post-electronica styles, as well as gaming and flicks. I can't speak to rock because I used to make my living playing on a lot of rock sessions, so I can't really listen to that style for fun.

 

I don't mind using my M100s for Jazz or even classical music if I'm engaged in non-critical listening, but those headphones don't favor complex acoustically recorded music as do the Beyerdynamic DT-1350 -- which would be my rec for a good all-rounder (providing you can return them if you find you don't get a good seal).  I also prefer the HD-25/Amperior to the Momentum and M100 for eclectic listening.


Edited by scrypt - 8/6/13 at 3:22am
post #5 of 11

Well said scrypt, and you can't really go wrong with either one as they both have their own pros and cons.  The Momentum is slightly more well rounded but also $50 more.

post #6 of 11

Momentum is a slightly better 'all arounder', but the M100 is far more enjoyable, at least for the genres i listen to. They're also more durable, foldable, and are literally built like tanks. And they're cheaper. I say get the M100's and get some custom plates going on. 

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for the awesome responses!  As for Scrypt's question I mainly listen to hard/metal, scream, classic rock, dubstep, rap, classical, acoustic, anything really.  I think I am leaning more towards the M-100s in terms of durability, style, and sound quality for the types of music I listen too.

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Momentums have a better soundstage than the M-100's. M-100's have more highs and can also get a bit harsh at high volumes, but have more punch for your harder genres. I don't really like the Momentums for rock and rap to be honest, but someone else may feel differently. 

 

 I don't think of either as an all-rounder type of headphone; M-100 when you want to bang and Momentum when you want it smooth. 

post #9 of 11

The idea is to adjust our recs to what Airman means by "all rounder," not what the term means to us:  "I mainly listen to hard/metal, scream, classic rock, dubstep, rap, classical, acoustic. . . . .  I think I am leaning more towards the M-100s in terms of durability, style, and sound quality for the types of music I listen to[]."
 

It sounds as though Airman's open to all kinds of music but especially likes the styles he mentioned first.


Edited by scrypt - 8/6/13 at 3:31am
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yes  I suppose I shouldn't have used the term "All Arounder" as it really is too general a term and is to open for interpretation.  I appreciate the help that I am receiving though and the adjustment of the term to fit my standards.  So put simply I guess whatever the best headphone would be for the rock and rap/dubstep genres are what im looking for.  I also like listening to old standards such as Robert Johnson and some other blues musicians and old Sun Studio recordings.

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I have tried the Momentums and the V-Moda M100... After testing many different things on each, I found that the M100 came out on top and bought them. You can't beat the AMAZING sound quality on each (very similar) but the M100s won it for me due to many factors. They are customizable unlike the momentums beside the base color, they can fold up so much smaller, they can daisy chain other headphones (I have daisy chained four headphones with just the M100 cords and a splitter), they are less money (more bang for your buck), they are IMO better made than the moments, and have a tiny bit cleaner sound IMO. They both have great bass, crisp highs, and the momentums have more prominent mids compared directly to the M100s. I have to give the comfort to the sennheisers off the bat, but if you get the XL pads, it make the M100s sweep the board. I have never tried the PSB M4U 2 so I cannot say if they are good or bad, but definitely go for the M100s as you can try them for 60 days i believe- and if you don't like them, return them! They also come with a standard 2 year warranty (like the momentums) but have a life time warranty which if anything happens after the two years, you only pay half price for a new pair instead of the original cost. The M100s are the clear victors and are used by many DJ's everywhere and just plain look cooler. It is your choice but if you listen to Electronic, Rap, and similar genres, the M100s dominate. They (like the momentums) can also handle basically any genre and are both great headphones- Your choice!

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