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Old 08-18-2014, 08:56 AM
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Default Shure SE425 vs Sennheiser Momentum (Over the Ear)

Hi! Im new to this Forum and i have a Question:
I want to buy some nice Headphones and wanted to ask which ones are better, the Shure SE425 or the Sennheiser Momentums? Thanks in advance!


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Old 08-18-2014, 09:03 AM
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You're comparing apples and oranges.

Circum-aural headphones like the Momentum just don't sound like iems and can't really be compared as such.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:18 AM
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I've not heard either one, but I've heard a fair number of IEMs and headphones. My opinion is that you get more value (better sound vs. dollar spent) when you buy headphones than when you buy IEMs.
Example: I used to have a set of Westone 4r ($400 IEMs) and a set of ATH-M50 ($150 headphones). Guess which one sounded better? The $150 headphones. The Westone 4r were great, but IEMs are not going to beat a nice pair of headphones if your only criterion is sound quality.
Of course, I love IEMs because of the isolation and convenience that headphones don't generally provide when I'm out and about or commuting. Plus, I'm one of those guys who will never wear headphones in public. I am too self-conscious. Also, my current headphones are semi-open and I don't want other people overhearing my guilty pleasure songs.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:16 AM
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Thank you both for your fast replies! I think i'll stick around with the Momentums. Bye!
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:53 AM
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I wouldn't mind giving some more cans a go, I don't care what I look like in public, but sadly I fear my volumes I listen to would be akin to wearing a boombox on my ears and I'm too nice a person to do that to people. As it is I'm even conscious of my IEMs spilling out sound...

The only place I do cans is in front of my PC, I rarely listen to music at home.
If there were a nice pair of cans that didn't leak sound easily I want to know!
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