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Replacement for HD 448

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

My HD 448 just died yesterday (after a couple of repairs, they broke again), so I'm considering to get some new Sennheiser headphones. I'm in a bit of a conundrum here. I really loved the more or less neutral (also heard it called "dark") sound of them. But I also love the design of the Momentum on-ear. I'd use them mainly for street listening, and for all kinds of music (classic not very often, but anything from Jazz, Pop, Electronic and Rock...some Heavy from time to time).

So...Do you have any recommendation on some nice Sennheiser sound equivalent to the 448? Or would you commend the Momentum? I tried these once, and although I noticed they powered the bass in comparison to the HD 448, it didn't bother me as it usually would, the result was nice and somehow still balanced.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 9

The Momentum has many fans, although I prefer the more neutral (on ear) Amperior.

 

Beware that the Momentum does not fit everyone well, especially those with larger than average ears.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the tip, I didn't know about the amperior! However they're a bit pricey, I'd prefer if they were around 200USD...

post #4 of 9

The Amperior currently is at $200 in the U.S. at Amazon.  If they are not where you are (you location does not appear in your posts), you can consider their little brother, the Sennheiser HD25-1 II.

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Sorry, I'm a brand newbie on the forum, didn't set the profile yet (not sure I'm allowed, I think I have some options restricted at the beginning).

I live in Hong Kong, so some prices are rather high. I can see the HD 25-1 II listed at 2100HKD, which is 270USD...They keep being a bit pricey for me. Also, although I like the design, I really think I don't need the flip option to listen from one ear, I'm not likely to turn into a DJ anytime soon :P

post #6 of 9

I'm no DJ either, but the wife likes the flip option--sometimes pulling it up herself.

post #7 of 9

WOW HD25-1 II for 270 USD that sounds like way too much money. If this is the case how much can you get the momentum for though? They should be more expensive.

post #8 of 9

Actually that's similar to the price in the EU, never mind. Have you thought of looking for some 2nd hand headphones? The cans that have been suggested to you are all built pretty sturdy so there shouldn't be a problem there.

post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by timonoj View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

My HD 448 just died yesterday (after a couple of repairs, they broke again), so I'm considering to get some new Sennheiser headphones. I'm in a bit of a conundrum here. I really loved the more or less neutral (also heard it called "dark") sound of them. But I also love the design of the Momentum on-ear. I'd use them mainly for street listening, and for all kinds of music (classic not very often, but anything from Jazz, Pop, Electronic and Rock...some Heavy from time to time).

So...Do you have any recommendation on some nice Sennheiser sound equivalent to the 448? Or would you commend the Momentum? I tried these once, and although I noticed they powered the bass in comparison to the HD 448, it didn't bother me as it usually would, the result was nice and somehow still balanced.

 

Thanks!

If they broke in the jack, and you like the sound signature of HD448, you probable like the HD439 (More sub-bass than HD448, sweet mids and less highs than HD448, replaceable cable, $100 US). However the sound signature of Momentum On-Ear is brighter than Hd448 And 439 with a tad more bass.

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