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Introducing myself and recommendations please

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Hello everybody,

I generally go by my nickname Bean and am in my mid 30s. Originally from Switzerland I now move about the world every couple of years, due to my wife's job.

Enough of me for now and let's talk audio.

I'm looking for a new headset incl. mic for when I'm on the road. I intend to power it through my Nexus 4 and don't plan to carry an amp around with me.

To narrow down the field here's what I usually listen to: rock, acoustic soul, jazz, some old school hip hop, the occasional classic orchestral and electric beat (mostly electro swing).

I already have a set of the original Grado SR80 and waiting saving for my Dynaudio speakers. I like the Grados but only use them at home due to their open design.

Now as said I'm looking for something new for the road. Should be closed (not anoy bystander's), have a mic for those nasty interrupting calls, detachable one sided cable.

Sound wise I like my SR80 though it could use a bit more bass when not used properly amped.

So far I considered the Momentum (bit hard on the budget and the head band could be more comfy).
Custom One Pro with a different inline-mic cable (still need to find a place to test hear them)
Amperior and Momentum on-ear are a bit cheaper but wasn't overly impressed by the sound.

Thanks for all the reading and happy suggesting.

Regards and thanks in advance Bean
post #2 of 7

I'd recommend the V-MODA M-100 with the ControlTalk cable... or that BoomPro one if you want to look like a d-bag.

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How is the bass of the M100 compared to the Momentum? I'm currently in a store and just listened around 1h with the Momentum to my music of the phone and it has a tad too much bass. (Had to tone it down).
Unfortunately they don't have any V-Moda or Beyerdynamics here.
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How is the bass of the M100 compared to the Momentum? I'm currently in a store and just listened around 1h with the Momentum to my music of the phone and it has a tad too much bass. (Had to tone it down).
Unfortunately they don't have any V-Moda or Beyerdynamics here.

From what little I have listened to the Momentum I would say it has a bit less, but probably not enough of a difference to differentiate between the two if you aren't A/Bing. It might not be for you, but it might be; that's the way it was for me before mine got stolen.

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Thanks for your input and sorry for your loss.
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Thanks for your input and sorry for your loss.

It was very hard for me (;_;).

post #7 of 7
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Just had a listen to the COP and they do sound very nice in my opinion.
Bass on the 2nd to lowest setting is precise but not overwhelming.
They are a bit bulky for every day use but very comfortable.
I also took the chance and tested the 1350s, the non replaceable cord is a no go for me though. They sound very nice compared to my SR80s considering the closed design.

Still open for suggestions.
I ruled out the V-Moda's for now as they aren't available locally and seem to be very similar to the Momentums which I would prefer style wise.
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