I know these are hard to compare as one is over-ear and the other on-ear. However, after having narrowed down the short list, these seem to fit the bill.
I want to but a good sounding, quality headphone within the price range of USD200-300 that I can use on the go. It doesn't have to be an audiophile type of quality. There is no point for me to buy big bulky studio headphones I won't want to take with me on my commute or in the plane. Basically, they need to be good for travel and daily walks. Also, I do appreciate limited leakage in order not to get the stares. To be honest, despite the reviews, I am a bit scared of the comfort level for these on-ears as most of my flights are long-haul; eight hours and up. I would think the over-ears should be a better choice in this regard but then again, I guess you kind of need a break from any headphone (heating etc.) after that much time.
Admittedly, I do look at the styling of the phones as well and although I like both - they both have some things that bother me (why can't Sennheiser just have an undercover version of the black Momentum's without the red). To be honoust, Sennheiser's USD50 relatively weak cord is a bit of a bummer but I get the feeling that these phones are more true to the sound. I am not sure though because it is very hard for me to get a hold of these living in Shanghai, China.
Hopefully I can avoid a blind internet buy and on that note, does anyone know a good hi-fi store in Shanghai to try out these phones?
Thanks for the tips!