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Beyerdynamic DT 1350 vs Sennheiser Momentum (over-ear)

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello all, 

I've been looking for the ideal portable for quite a while and I believe one of these should be it. I will be listening to them during my train trips (approx 3 hours a day) and while studying in the library.

My criteria are:

- Good isolation

- Robust
- I'd rather use the headphone unamped. I've been using a portable amp for some time and I just didn't find it handy at all.

- No more expensive than these two. (about approx 250 dollars.)

The DT 1350 has excellent isolation whereas the Momentum is decent.

I've medium sized ears so the momentum is certainly more comfortable (had the chance of trying them once).

The Momentum can be used unamped whereas I don't know how the 1350 would sound without amp.


Hope for some advice on these two. Suggestions on alternatives are also welcome!

 

post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 

No-one with experience on either or with suggestions?

post #3 of 6
I have the Beyerdynamic 1350 headphones but I haven't tried the momentums so I can't help with a comparison. However I can say that I can drive them easily without an external amp with my AK100 dac/amp. I also just checked them out on my daughter's iPod touch and they sound good with that also (i.e., plenty loud).

I hope this helps,

Mark
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Originally Posted by MarkIV View Post

I have the Beyerdynamic 1350 headphones but I haven't tried the momentums so I can't help with a comparison. However I can say that I can drive them easily without an external amp with my AK100 dac/amp. I also just checked them out on my daughter's iPod touch and they sound good with that also (i.e., plenty loud).

I hope this helps,

Mark

Agree'd the DT 1350 should be a wonderful Headphone. Beyer Has a nice house sound, and I own the DT 880 and I owned the DT 990. An one thing I like about Beyer Headphones is the sound quality and the TOUGHNESS

 

That say... GO TEAM BEYER xD, I think you would be very happy with the 1350 [besides the Momentum is kinda ugly imo] 

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thank you both for your suggestions! I'm a bit late in my reply but I think we are in different time zones. 

 

I'm actually surprised to hear the DT 1350 (80 ohm) performs well unamped since I just read the DT 770 32 ohm is already troublesome to drive unamped. I must say MarkIV that another reason I want good isolation is that I can drive them at relatively low volumes.

Also I've read that there is a "face-lift" version of the DT 1350. Is there any significant difference with the original 1350?

post #6 of 6
GameGuppy - I should have also qualified my remarks to include that I have not used an external amp, so I may not know what I'm missing. The gain levels I've used on both those devices using the DT-1350s have never been above about 75%, and I do like to listen to loud music on occasion (I haven't detected any distortion at these levels). I've also have been using my AK100 without an external amp lately to drive Grado RS1is (perhaps I'm crazy, but the combo sounds great to me).

Regarding the headphone impedance, the headphone sensitivity (dB/mV) is also important in amp requirements.

I have not heard about the DT-1350 facelift. My pair is about a year old.

Mark
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