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Momentum or 650 (X2) or 598

post #1 of 25
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So , never thought this time will come but.. after my amp got cancelled I thought I'll choose one headphone out of these three 

 

I love the Senn driver design , extremely robust and engineered perfectly , some people might get what I'm trying to say here. 

I have a 650 and love it , always makes me smile .. I don't mind getting another one and re-painting it stealth black (One stock , one custom) , since its so modular that should be a easy job , On the other hand I like the Momentums too , my main concern is the fidelity difference , will there be a significant lack in clarity ? Sure ...it will have the sealed characteristics but how much will I be missing out ? The 598s are nice as well but I am not sure if I'll like them , although you guys can try to convince me :D

 

The 650s went through a price increase in my country so I'll have to wait until the price is right which I don't mind , what do you guys think ? I also don't mind saving some cash and getting the others 

 

Thanks ! 

EDIT - Got the 598s 


Edited by MrTechAgent - 5/8/14 at 7:05am
post #2 of 25

I think you should try other brand or or HD800 if you want to stick to sennheiser.

post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by element23 View Post
 

I think you should try other brand or or HD800 if you want to stick to sennheiser.

Only if I had the 800 money right now , I am not Summit-Fi prepared 

post #4 of 25

Take the Momentum, so you have something you can use on the go too. They look cool, sound great without loosing detail and are generally a lot of fun.

post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

Take the Momentum, so you have something you can use on the go too. They look cool, sound great without loosing detail and are generally a lot of fun.

 

I see , thanks for the reply ! 

post #6 of 25
I have the HD 600, the HD 598, and two Over ear Momentum's. Get all three :-)

With the 600 or the 650, you need an amp, and I like the Momentum and the 598 because those sound really good without the amp.

The Momentum sounds rich and luscious while the 600 sounds neutral and the 598 sounds warm with a slight treble tilt and a wide spacious soundstage.
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by potterpastor View Post

I have the HD 600, the HD 598, and two Over ear Momentum's. Get all three :-)

With the 600 or the 650, you need an amp, and I like the Momentum and the 598 because those sound really good without the amp.

The Momentum sounds rich and luscious while the 600 sounds neutral and the 598 sounds warm with a slight treble tilt and a wide spacious soundstage.

 

Well , I got the 598s , saving up for the 600s now ! 

post #8 of 25

any impressions on 598 so far ?

post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by appsmarsterx View Post
 

any impressions on 598 so far ?

 

Unfortunately I got a defective unit , driver had distortion issues at 150 Hz , will get a new one in 6 days 

For the brief time I had them , I really enjoyed the sound , was bright sounding compared to my 650s , clarity was less and the 598 was more grainy compared to the 650s , also the bass extension was a bit loose but had the same Senn Mid-Bass bump , pretty spectacular for the price but not HiFi to my ears 

post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post
 

 

Unfortunately I got a defective unit , driver had distortion issues at 150 Hz , will get a new one in 6 days 

For the brief time I had them , I really enjoyed the sound , was bright sounding compared to my 650s , clarity was less and the 598 was more grainy compared to the 650s , also the bass extension was a bit loose but had the same Senn Mid-Bass bump , pretty spectacular for the price but not HiFi to my ears 

 

have you tried 612pro?  may be you ll enjoy 612pro more. I heard it's far more transparent than hd650, and has similar refinement compared with k712pro. exceptional value for the current price tag.

post #11 of 25

how much you paid for the hd598? currently hd598, $220 on amazon. I still think hd598 is little overpriced. imo, it should be under $150 headphone.

post #12 of 25
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how much you paid for the hd598? currently hd598, $220 on amazon. I still think hd598 is little overpriced. imo, it should be under $150 headphone.

 

It might be overpriced but it does everything right just like the 650 , some say its overpriced but for me they are wroth every penny 

Beyerdynamic DT models are underpriced and AKGs are perfectly priced 

post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by appsmarsterx View Post
 

 

have you tried 612pro?  may be you ll enjoy 612pro more. I heard it's far more transparent than hd650, and has similar refinement compared with k712pro. exceptional value for the current price tag.

My friend talks a lot about them , if I find them somewhere in India , I'll jump right on them 

post #14 of 25

Get the fidelio x1 instead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzO2IAakSWY skip to 9:15


Edited by c64 - 5/15/14 at 8:23am
post #15 of 25
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Get the fidelio x1 instead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzO2IAakSWY skip to 9:15

Tried , don't like it 

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