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unf4z3d
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Mar 27, 2014
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I have owned both the HD598 and Momentum headphones at the same time. While I have to admit the 598's open back allowed for a nicer sound stage, the Momentum are far more practical and extremely comfortable as a portable headphone.
The Momentum has an extremely low weight that allows it to be worn for hours without noticing the strain, and the leather ear cups go a long way towards preventing sweaty ears.
The Momentums DEFINITELY need burn in, around 100 hours, I have had two pairs and to confirm I had a couple friends, both another audiophile and two who really didn't know their sound quality that well. They went through two transitions, first starting out very boomy with lacking highs, and then slowly the mid range seemed to clear up, followed by the bass normalizing to a level that is just a little above most flat headphones. I had my HD598's properly amped as a constant comparison so that I had something to check any changes I noticed against their sound.
That being said they are my favourite headphones to wear, easy to take with you, extremely nice to look at, but also a great sound quality that truly will blow you away :)
Oh, and since it seems to need mentioning, yes they sound much better than the M50's.
Mar 27, 2014
Anfield
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Mar 27, 2014
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finally, someone who knows something about headphones. Pretty funny considering the numerous headphone drops on the site, and yet people don't know what burn-in is or they either go ahead and say the whole concept is 'bullshit'.
Mar 27, 2014
Dragonzeanse
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Apr 9, 2014
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Audiophile means you love music, it doesn't mean you have to be a dick about it.
Apr 9, 2014
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