Sennheiser vs. V-Moda

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  1. hsumix Enthusiast

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    So I'm looking at some headphones...having a hard time deciding b/c I don't have a local store that I can go and physically check these out...here's what I'm looking at...

    Sennheiser HD-650
    Sennheiser Momentum
    V-Moda m-100

    I would use these mostly for music. Can anybody help...any suggestions or experience you can share? Thanks!
  2. TLS Guy Audioholic Overlord

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    Sen have set the standard for phones for years. I have nothing but excellent results form Sens. V-Moda, I have never heard of and probably don't want to.
  3. Haoleb Audioholic Field Marshall

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    I have no experience with the V-moda or the Momentum but the HD-650 is one of, if not the best set of headphones for the money. The HD600 was for a long time a best buy, and the HD650 pretty much ended that since it is even better. I would recommend you head over to head-fi forums and spend some time with the search button as there are probably 10 thousand posts on the phones you are interested in. You can also pick up a set of whatever you want on the used market for a nice discount, some of the folks at head-fi buy a set of headphones, listen to them for 2 hours and sell them.

    I do own a pair of the HD-650's and they are an excellent headphone and i find them very comfortable. I have also had the HD280 pro, and Grado SR125's but the 650 is rightly so at 5x the price of those, in a class of its own.

    There are also a few beyerdynamic headphones in this price range you might want to check into. Sorry I cant provide specific model numbers.
  4. hsumix Enthusiast

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    thanks haoleb! good suggestion...i'll head over to head-fi and do some searching over there.

    do you have a portable amp that you use w/ your hd-650's?
  5. connieflyer Audioholic

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    I also have the 650's, came up from the Sennheiser hd380 pro's and had the laborous task of listening to almost all of my music collection to make me believe I was not just hearing some benefits from the 650's. They have opened up a new level of enjoyment of music for me. You might try Amazon and see if you like what you hear. If you do not like them they will take them back. You could also try the headphone lending library ....NEW Headphone Lending Library... a portion of the info.....The Hi-End Headphone Library:Twenty years ago a similar situation existed with high performance audio cables. Then we started our Cable Lending Library. Now twenty years later there are many thousands of our clients who have had the opportunity to optimize their system by borrowing and auditioning cables in their own home, with their own systems and music. Personal home auditions have allowed them to choose the perfect cables for their system.


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  6. Haoleb Audioholic Field Marshall

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    I dont use the HD650 except at my desk or within the 10' reach of the cord, I have mine plugged into a Schiit Lyr headphone amp and my source is a Teac UD501 USB dac which itself has a decent headphone output but at only 100mw into 32 ohms the output of the Teac does not quite have all the oomph needed to really drive the Sennheiser's. The schiit on the other hand has a rated output of 6 watts into 32 ohms which is more than enough. and then some. I picked up both the headphones and the headphone amp used off of the head-fi forums, both of which are in like new condition and saved me a few hundred dollars!

    Another good place to research headphones is headphone.com they have FR graphs and all sorts of other info that may help you decide.
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  7. Dudesicle Audiophyte

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    I would say sennheiser. I was not pleased with the m-100's compared to other similarly geared headphones. The sennheisers will not have as much bass extension as the v-modas, but you won't sacrifice a world of clarity, either.
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  8. jelkinsmith Audiophyte

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    Hello,
    I don't know anything about V-Moda, but I can say from my experience that Sennheiser momentum, or any sennheiser headsets are really very good. If you are in search of any high quality headphones then it will be worthy to buy Sennheiser momentum and experience the difference.
  9. RCranesNZ Audiophyte

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    +1 to Sennheiser momentum. They are highly optimized for crystal surround sound that makes your gaming and movie experience better than ever before.

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