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post #31 of 46

I find headphones more comfortable and more durable. I've been through 5 pairs of IEMs in the last year - all of them have broken from the cable being snagged. 

 

The momentum sound beautiful and are my favourite sounding headphones as I type this. Might be worth looking at the AKG 545 as well.

post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by coachharpo View Post
 

Do you recommend using a portable amp with these headphones? Would a cheap amp add anything to the sound?

It would add to the sound quality, certainly, but the Momentums are specifically designed to work well with the power of a phone or mp3 player's internal amp so I really wouldn't say it's all that needed and you'd be sacrificing a lot of the portability that makes the Momentum cool. I would recommend getting a better amp and only using it inside your own house to bring out their sound a bit more, and use it plugged in normally when on the move. I personally don't think bringing an amp around with you helps the sound enough to justify the loss of portability. That's just my 2 cents though.

post #33 of 46
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Well I got my momentums in last night. First off they are beautiful. Much smaller and lighter than I was anticipating. Secondly they sound great. I was worried about a lack of bass, but there is enough to satisfy me. Basically every aspect of this hp met or exceeded my expectations except the only downside to them - the comfort. I guess this is the reason you should never buy anything without trying it first. I really want these things to be comfortable, but I don't think it's going to happen. I listened for 3-4 hours last night and constantly had to adjust the phones to where they wouldn't hurt my ears.

 

It was just my first night with them however, I will give them plenty of more chances to work. Besides the comfort (which is very important) I couldn't be happier with these cans. Absolutely worth the $300 if they fit you. 

post #34 of 46
Is the comfort issue because of the clamping pressure? I think there are some guides to slightly bending the headband to reduce the clamping - but be careful and I could be wrong! smily_headphones1.gif
post #35 of 46
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Is the comfort issue because of the clamping pressure? I think there are some guides to slightly bending the headband to reduce the clamping - but be careful and I could be wrong! smily_headphones1.gif

No, they could actually use more clamping pressure IMO to improve the bass without that being uncomfortable. Where they go wrong for me is in the size of the pads. Plenty of people have complained about this so it doesn't surprise me, I just had to see for myself. Sometimes I can adjust them on my ears just right and get a good fit, but this is hit or miss.

post #36 of 46
Ahh - yeah - that in-between on-ear and over-ear size is a tough one.
post #37 of 46
Thread Starter 

I also forgot to mention a possible problem with these particular cans. Every now and then the sound in the right side of the hp will go out (possibly from me moving around? idk). If I adjust them the sound will come back. Is this the same with every pair of hps or should I worry about these?

post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by coachharpo View Post
 

Do you recommend using a portable amp with these headphones? Would a cheap amp add anything to the sound?

C&C BH2, its about $100 and will help give the Momentums a bit more "oomph" if you will with bass and help widen and add depth to the soundstage. nothing huge, but with audio 'tis a diminishing return type thing.

post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by coachharpo View Post
 

Well I got my momentums in last night. First off they are beautiful. Much smaller and lighter than I was anticipating. Secondly they sound great. I was worried about a lack of bass, but there is enough to satisfy me. Basically every aspect of this hp met or exceeded my expectations except the only downside to them - the comfort. I guess this is the reason you should never buy anything without trying it first. I really want these things to be comfortable, but I don't think it's going to happen. I listened for 3-4 hours last night and constantly had to adjust the phones to where they wouldn't hurt my ears.

 

It was just my first night with them however, I will give them plenty of more chances to work. Besides the comfort (which is very important) I couldn't be happier with these cans. Absolutely worth the $300 if they fit you. 

i had the same problem with comfort. the sliders on the side, i finally figured out, for me at least, have to be damn near the bottom. they won't slip off your head if their too tight, but yeah man the comfort thing make sure the sliders are far enough down and let them sit on top of your head versus trying to 'clamp' them to your ears if that makes sense

post #40 of 46
Thread Starter 
So it's been a few days now and I'm really in love with the momentums. I still can't seem to get the right fit though. It's not that they're uncomfortable, it's just that they are not a perfect fit. Should I return them and find something that fits better or keep them as I really do like them?
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by coachharpo View Post

So it's been a few days now and I'm really in love with the momentums. I still can't seem to get the right fit though. It's not that they're uncomfortable, it's just that they are not a perfect fit. Should I return them and find something that fits better or keep them as I really do like them?

That simply depends on how much you value perfect comfort I suppose. If getting a perfect fit is that important to you, you could always trade them in for something else that are considered to be very comfortable. I've had the same issue with a pair of headphones too. Having headphones that should go totally over pinching the ends of your ears can be very annoying. :/
post #42 of 46
Thread Starter 
Update - I sent back the Momentums as they just weren't comfortable to me. Thanks to Amazon's amazing return system I was able to order my next cans the same day. I went with the v-moda m-100 and am extremely excited to try these. The looks along with the durability of these headphones are what made me pull the trigger. Hopefully I find them comfortable!
post #43 of 46

I've heard the V-Modas aren't very comfortable unless you get the XL pads.

 

Let us know what they're like when you get them.

 

Just got some B&W P5 from a buyer on eBay however they're not comfortable thanks to my odd shaped ears. I can't send them back either. They were sold as brand new, which they were!

post #44 of 46

As far as I know the comfort level on the momentums is higher than that of the M-100s..


Edited by Nihl - 1/22/14 at 11:27am
post #45 of 46

Yeah the V-Moda ones aren't really known for being super comfortable. They're actually known to have the problem that you had with the Momentum of not fitting all the way around the ear, but for way more people. 

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