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post #1201 of 3208

Now bearing in mind that I've seen folk complaining that Sennheiser and other high end headphone manufacturers haven't kept up with the times and made stuff that appeals to the fashion conscious crowd...i.e. something that will appeal to more folk AND sound good -  when they come up with something a bit different, folk start calling it a cheap ploy...seems they can't win...biggrin.gif

 

Personally I prefer the Brown, my wife likes the black momentum's and has said that she'd like a pair, as she likes the sound from them, but doesn't like the colour.
 

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I just tried Momentum at an audio shop. I can only get full sound with my hands pressing the ear cups  against my ears. Once I get a full sound, it sounds fantastic with the balance I like a lot. What a pity. I just can't get full sound without my hands on the ear cups. Make sure you try them before purchasing if you have a big head like I do. Why Sennheiser made the headphones so small anyway~

post #1203 of 3208
They made them small so that they fit me perfectly...

I feel like this headphone was custom made just fore, that's how well it fits
post #1204 of 3208

does anyone know if razordogdeals.com is going to get the black color. and when is the black color releasing, i was about to get the brown ones but then i saw these.

post #1205 of 3208
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Originally Posted by wynton5364 View Post

I just tried Momentum at an audio shop. I can only get full sound with my hands pressing the ear cups  against my ears. Once I get a full sound, it sounds fantastic with the balance I like a lot. What a pity. I just can't get full sound without my hands on the ear cups. Make sure you try them before purchasing if you have a big head like I do. Why Sennheiser made the headphones so small anyway~

 

 

Where were you not getting a good seal?  Top, bottom, etc?  I ask because if it is the bottom, you just need to slide the cups further down on the headband.  It seems somewhat unnatural, but it works.  

post #1206 of 3208
I just picked these up. Absolutely fantastic headphone. My only complaint is that the cable is a proprietary lock, so, not much chance of upgrading the cables if you wanted to. I've been listening to Amber Rubarth's binaural all evening and it sounds like i am center stage. I was expecting a much more closed soundstage, but I dare say that these give me the same soundstage impressions as my Grado 325's, without the 'harsh' treble that Grado is known for (and is actually too much for me). The base is solid, present, but not overbearing. It doesn't muddy it at all. I couldnt be happier!
post #1207 of 3208

A couple of points of clarification. I think these should be called semi-over-ear, you would have to have very, very small ears for these to fit full over your ears. But don't let that scare you, they are perfectly comfortable and sound fine sitting partially on your ears. The clamp quite tight but you want that so they seal nicely.

 

Secondly, I am someone that doesn't like overly bassy gear, I am a ER-4S/SA5000 guy for those that remember those and I don't think these are as dark sounding as what most seem to be saying. They are warm and have quite good base detail but they also have great mid range and treble detail. I also think that for a closed portable they have impressive separation, which means the top end is not swamped by the bottom as it is in headphones I would call dark.

 

What does "proprietary lock" mean in relation to the cable? I would have thought the format would make it very easy to make upgrades. Has anyone heard of any for these yet?


Edited by redrich2000 - 1/5/13 at 11:14pm
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post

A couple of points of clarification. I think these should be called semi-over-ear, you would have to have very, very small ears for these to fit full over your ears. But don't let that scare you, they are perfectly comfortable and sound fine sitting partially on your ears. The clamp quite tight but you want that so they seal nicely.

 

Secondly, I am someone that doesn't like overly bassy gear, I am a ER-4S/SA5000 guy for those that remember those and I don't think these are as dark sounding as what most seem to be saying. They are warm and have quite good base detail but they also have great mid range and treble detail. I also think that for a closed portable they have impressive separation, which means the top end is not swamped by the bottom as it is in headphones I would call dark.

 

What does "proprietary lock" mean in relation to the cable? I would have thought the format would make it very easy to make upgrades. Has anyone heard of any for these yet?

 

 

They are slightly smaller than the average ear.  Tyll called out the average size ear and the dimensions in his review.  

 

 

I think he just meant that it has a proprietary connector on the end.  This irritates me a little bit too.  I don't understand how this benefits Sennheiser.  I would understand if they wanted to sell upgraded cables, but they have never even tried that.  It only serves to irritate customers that wish to upgrade it.  

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Can someone accurately say where the Momentums place the listener in terms of soundstage? When I first listened to these for the first couple of hours I was expecting it to sound like I was in a single-person audience looking at the band/orchestra on stage. But the more I listen the more it sounds as if I'm on stage with them, like I'm either the drummer, or some other musician on stage with the..... Lets just say I'm listening to a 4-person rock band. It sounds as if they are set up in a rhombus or "diamond", and I'm at the center of them, or in the back center of the band. Can someone confirm this? I like to know where the headphones are set so I can feel more immersion.
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Originally Posted by carma143 View Post

Can someone accurately say where the Momentums place the listener in terms of soundstage? When I first listened to these for the first couple of hours I was expecting it to sound like I was in a single-person audience looking at the band/orchestra on stage. But the more I listen the more it sounds as if I'm on stage with them, like I'm either the drummer, or some other musician on stage with the..... Lets just say I'm listening to a 4-person rock band. It sounds as if they are set up in a rhombus or "diamond", and I'm at the center of them, or in the back center of the band. Can someone confirm this? I like to know where the headphones are set so I can feel more immersion.

 

I'd say on stage. 

post #1211 of 3208

Check this out! http://labkable.com/products/Sennheiser-Momentum-7N-ROCC-Upgrade-Cable.html

Sennheiser Momentum Headphone Upgrade Cable

 

Spec

- Finest 7N ROCC conductor inside, provide balanced tone with focusing image and transparent sound;

- Weavetech Twisting Structure, with special Material X technology, minimize EMI interference, darker background and more detail sound as result;

- Germany Design Viablue Gold plated 3.5mm earphone plug and imported 2.6mm gold plated stereo plugs were selected;

- Imported Super nylon used to provide a soft, light weighted and extremely tough material which lower capacitance and stethoscope effect, resulting in enhancing the overall musicality.

MOMENTUMCABLE.jpg

post #1212 of 3208
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Originally Posted by pfloyd View Post

Check this out! http://labkable.com/products/Sennheiser-Momentum-7N-ROCC-Upgrade-Cable.html
Sennheiser Momentum Headphone Upgrade Cable

Spec
- Finest 7N ROCC conductor inside, provide balanced tone with focusing image and transparent sound;
- Weavetech Twisting Structure, with special Material X technology, minimize EMI interference, darker background and more detail sound as result;
- Germany Design Viablue Gold plated
 3.5mm earphone plug and imported 2.6mm gold plated stereo plugs were selected;
- Imported Super nylon used to provide a soft, light weighted and extremely tough material which lower capacitance and stethoscope effect, resulting in enhancing the overall musicality.
MOMENTUMCABLE.jpg

Ok, I want. How much and how do I buy from US? I've never tried a cable upgrade before, but would like to see how much of a difference there is. Great find!

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post #1213 of 3208
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Originally Posted by pfloyd View Post

Check this out! http://labkable.com/products/Sennheiser-Momentum-7N-ROCC-Upgrade-Cable.html
Sennheiser Momentum Headphone Upgrade Cable

Looks a bit stiff and heavy for portable use.
post #1214 of 3208

I saw these are getting quite the buzz at CES. Is there a new version out? Or is it just Sennheiser launching a new color? Any other upgrades? 

post #1215 of 3208

Come on, that cable ad is BS - seriously who needs the last 0.000001% that cables may or may not provide for portable listening out of an unamped device listening to lossy files?

 

And while we're on about BS - WTH is "super nylon"??

 

Oh wait, it's just nylon, but now with a 5000% upcharge.

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