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Apple Dillema! Sennheiser Momentum - B&W P7 - B&O H6

post #1 of 17
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A bit of newbie with a dilemma from Apple!

I have a $300 credit from Apple and want to buy a decent set of cans. Looking at their website and going into one of there stores, it seems like the Sennheiser Momentum over the ear, B&W P7's, and B&O H6's are whats available (along with Beats and Bose... not interested).

My music sectrum is wide..... but dance, rock, pop, country are really where most of my interests lie. I plan on using these with my iphone/ipad/mac.

I have a pair of M50's to scratch my bass/workut itch. I like bass, but I wouldn't say I'm a bass head.

I tested the Momentums out and wasn't impressed initially. I am not sure I gave them their due based on the overwhelmimgly popular reviews and my short test.

I was leaning toward the P7's, but was interested in other opinions. Thanks in advance for your help!
post #2 of 17

Is there an apple store nearby your location? All of the headphones sold by Apple are being demoed in the stores most of the time.

post #3 of 17
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Yes... but they wont demo the MomentumsQ
post #4 of 17

Wait, you said you tested momentum, and you are saying they do not demo Momentums?

 

People saying P7 is a bit better than Momentum (tho I am not impressed at P7 either), but I am not sure about H6 since I did not hear them.

 

Well, both P7 and Momentum are (especially Momentum) are safe bets.

post #5 of 17

The H6 seems overpriced. I tried it with a display iPod and the iPod couldn't power it well, but from what I heard I wasn't impressed. The P7 seems more durable so that's why I might choose that over the Momentum. Both are good options though. You can always buy them both and then return whichever you don't like. 

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
On testing the Momentums... yes. But I haven't tested all 3 together and the Momentums were a few months back.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by wnmnkh View Post

Wait, you said you tested momentum, and you are saying they do not demo Momentums?

People saying P7 is a bit better than Momentum (tho I am not impressed at P7 either), but I am not sure about H6 since I did not hear them.

Well, both P7 and Momentum are (especially Momentum) are safe bets.

Very true.
post #8 of 17

I think it's a difficult situation when choosing the P7 vs Momentum. Personally i love the sound signature of the momentum, but a few friends like the P7's. The P7 sub-bass is a bit better than on the Sennhs. 

post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by jeremy205100 View Post
 

The H6 seems overpriced. I tried it with a display iPod and the iPod couldn't power it well, but from what I heard I wasn't impressed. The P7 seems more durable so that's why I might choose that over the Momentum. Both are good options though. You can always buy them both and then return whichever you don't like. 

 

Pretty much all of these fashion headphones -be it Momentum, P7, H6- are all horribly overpriced and very underwhelming for asking price. Entry level headphile headphones like HD558 easily destroys all of these fancy headphones. Bad thing OP has to use Apple store...

post #10 of 17

Get the P7, I have both the P7 and Momentum, and the P7 is SO much more comfortable and their sounds are comparable.  I went and did an extensive demo of the H6 at B&O, however, it was a huge disappointment.  Sure the comfort is there and the mids and highs are not bad, but the H6 has next to NO bass at all even after EQ and AMP.

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by wnmnkh View Post
 

 

Pretty much all of these fashion headphones -be it Momentum, P7, H6- are all horribly overpriced and very underwhelming for asking price. Entry level headphile headphones like HD558 easily destroys all of these fancy headphones. Bad thing OP has to use Apple store...

Yes... that is the dilemma!

post #12 of 17

I wouldn't go that far, besides the 558 is over 50 ohms.

post #13 of 17

I have the 558s as a backup pair and I would strongly disagree that it destroys any of the headphones listed. All of the headphones listed are built much more durably, and are portable. The 558 is neither. These headphones are designed for portable use, the 558 isn't. Because of this, they can cut corners on durability and get the price down. Now the 558s are great, especially modded, but I'd trade them for a P7 or H6. 
 

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by jeremy205100 View Post
 

I have the 558s as a backup pair and I would strongly disagree that it destroys any of the headphones listed. All of the headphones listed are built much more durably, and are portable. The 558 is neither. These headphones are designed for portable use, the 558 isn't. Because of this, they can cut corners on durability and get the price down. Now the 558s are great, especially modded, but I'd trade them for a P7 or H6. 
 

Yes, I understand, but I am talking about the sound.

 

They are not intended for being portable anyway because they are open-aire in the first place. On the other side of spectrum, you see P7 with excessive use of leathers and blings with huge pricetag.

post #15 of 17

The price for the P7 is rather competitive if you look at the materials. They're note excessive if you plan on taking them outside of the house. The 558 is built like crap. Once again, it doesn't matter since they're designed for home use. But these headphones are meant to be portable, so they're built better. That partially explains the increase in price. 

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