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post #31 of 48
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If something is grossly over-priced, that's a pretty good reason if you ask me.
This. I heard one note, boomy bass, and exaggerated treble with the pair I heard.
post #32 of 48
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If something is grossly over-priced, that's a pretty good reason if you ask me.

I think he wants a more specific answer.

 

I wouldn't get the L1 if I were you.  They're not very clear and the bass is loose.  They are also stupidly uncomfortable.

 

The 1r isn't without it's flaws, but it is the best there.  I haven't heard the on ear momentum but it can't be any better than the momentum and I like the 1r a little more than the momentum, though the 1r may be technically inferior. 

 

1r all the way!

post #33 of 48

Ok, I know you now have mentioned you would prefer a semi/closed back.

If you plan to use these at home and can get away with an open back (without bothering anybody else), try the Grado. I don't know the situation of your listening environment, but I highly recommend trying them. I listen to some of the bands you mentioned, and they sound fantastic. And like I mentioned, they are great sounding tome with any genre, and yes I am a big Grado fan!!! I have heard Phillips,Sennheiser, Bose, B&W, Koss… I'm not saying there is anything wrong with people liking what they hear, but the sound signature of the Grado is unique IMO. Also I don't know where your located, but Amazon has the SR80i for $99.00 and they are amazing!!!

post #34 of 48
Thread Starter 
Judging from reviews I've seen, it seems like I can't really go wrong with these 4 headphones. I haven't seen a review below 4 stars for any of them and everything says they all have good sound and build quality. They all come with a case and 2 cables. Reviews show their main strong points against each other:

Fidelio L1: Best clarity
MDR-1r: Most comfortable
Momentum on-ear: Best overall sound quality
p3: Most portable

I'm going to go to John Lewis which sells all of them. Hopefully they'll have them on display.
post #35 of 48

Fidleio L1 no no.  Well, for slow genres I guess.

post #36 of 48
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Fidleio L1 no no.  Well, for slow genres I guess.
That doesn't help, you gave no reasoning.
post #37 of 48
Wait for the Fidelio L2. All those who have heard early production models have professed it be be a divine headphone.
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by FatmanSize48 View Post

Wait for the Fidelio L2. All those who have heard early production models have professed it be be a divine headphone.
Do you know when they might come out in the UK?
post #39 of 48
Thread Starter 
I think it's between the Sennheisers and the Sonys now. The P3s just don't seem as good as the others and I don't need fantastic portability.

I think the L1s might make my music sound bad as I don't pay attention to files or anything. Is this correct?

Out of the Sonys and Sennheisers, I think the Sennheisers would be better because the main advantage of the Sonys is comfort and I think the Sennheisers would be comfortable enough as I have small ears. Also, my current headphones are small and on-ear and I find them comfortable.
Edited by Samjf123 - 10/30/13 at 3:52pm
post #40 of 48
Choose whichever of the two your heart desires. You can't go wrong with either one.
post #41 of 48
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That doesn't help, you gave no reasoning.
I could've sworn I previously did.
post #42 of 48
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I've made my decision: I'm getting none of them.

I went to John Lewis, tried them all out and realised that if I tried any of the headphones immediately after the Momentums, they sounded slightly muffled (the B&Ws massively so). I think it was because the Momentums emphasise high notes more. But then I tried out the full-size Momentums and decided to increase my budget. So if anyone can find closed-back headphones that are better than the over-ear Sennheiser Momentums for a similar price, I'd like to know about it. But for now, my choice is the full-size Sennheiser Momentum.
post #43 of 48

Any closed-back headphone better than the Momentum without spending more money just isn't really portable or on the 'ugly'.  

Such as Beyerdynamic DT770 or Mad Dog (modified Fostex T50RP MKII - not strictly closed-back, but isolates like one). 

post #44 of 48
Well, IMO you've got the KEF M500, the V-moda m100, the k550, and ATH WS99.
post #45 of 48
Or wait for the Fidelio L2 wink.gif
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