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post #1216 of 3302

imported nylon - 'because it's much cheaper than domestic manufacturing!'

 

I agree with you on this, it's silly.

 

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Originally Posted by adhoc View Post

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.

post #1217 of 3302

Yes, we're launching the Sennheiser MOMENTUM black at CES 2013. Here's the press release:

 
Sennheiser launches sleek MOMENTUM Black headphones 
 
Las Vegas, 6 January 2012 – Sennheiser reimagines its acclaimed MOMENTUM headphones with the launch of the new MOMENTUM Black. Featuring a sleek look, MOMENTUM black combines pure design and uncompromising performance with the signature blacks of this season’s fashion collections. 
 

700 The MOMENTUM black is the beautiful new addition to Sennheiser’s Style Selection. Following close on the release of the successful MOMENTUM, MOMENTUM Black delivers a perfect fusion of style and substance; urban design that promises no compromise on sound. 

 
Minimal black designs are dominating the latest collections from the leading fashion houses. The look of right now is dark and sophisticated; with elegant silhouettes that emphasise purity and subtly accentuate textures and fine materials. This is the world of the MOMENTUM Black, which marries an elegant headband slider of premium stainless steel with earpads and a headband worked from soft and supple leather of the finest quality. A pure design, reimagined with black leather and coolly contrasting subtle red stitching that’s very much of the moment. Beneath its stylish exterior, the MOMENTUM Black headphones refuse to compromise on sound quality. Sennheiser has taken technologies from its high-end headphone range to ensure a clear sound with excellent detail.  
 
“Combining form and function is key to the allure of the MOMENTUM. It’s a formula that has proved successful with critics and discerning music lovers alike and its now coming in a black version, with a new look that takes the premium sound experience to the world of fashion”, said Maurice Quarré, Director Product Lifecycle Management at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. 
 
People  love  them  for  how  they  look  and also for how they  feel: high-quality, predominantly natural materials; ensure these headphones offer the ultimate in comfort for hours of listening.  Other smart touches include the circumaural ear cups that insulate the listener from noisy urban environments, and an optional cable with a smart remote and microphone for taking and receiving calls and controlling the 
music on Apple devices. The MOMENTUM from Sennheiser is the perfect companion around town: Experience sound in style.  
 
The MOMENTUM Black can be seen first at CES. It will be available through selected Sennheiser sales partners from January. The MOMENTUM in brown is already available. 
 
Here's the link to our CES 2013 press portal
 
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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 #1218 of 3302

I got these the other day and I really like them, however I've noticed something and I was wondering if others had noticed this too - my left earpad is smaller than the right one and a slightly odd shape. It's a bit offputting but also it can lead to a little discomfort as it is not applying pressure evenly to each side of my head. Has anyone else noticed this?

 

It's quite hard to capture in a picture, but I'll try anyway...

 

The site isn't letting me insert an image ("There was a problem submitting this to the server") so here's a link, hope this is OK:

 

http://s8.postimage.org/3mml61oth/20130107_112750.jpg

 

Oh, by the way - don't know if this has been mentioned (it's a loooong thread) but you can get the remote to work on Android - just download Jay's Headset Control and you can get the middle button on the remote to do basically whatever you want (for example, single press to pause, double press to skip track, press and hold to volume up).


Edited by llBlackenedll - 1/7/13 at 4:39am
post #1219 of 3302
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Originally Posted by llBlackenedll View Post
 - my left earpad is smaller than the right one and a slightly odd shape. 

That's the problem with working with genuine leather. 

It will sometimes warp strangely after use and moisture (from sweat).

 

Or it could just be the foam inside was done badly but looked fine when it left the factory.
I wouldn't be surprised if Sennheiser replaced it for free as part of the warranty.

post #1220 of 3302

It was like that when I first opened the box so it's not related to use (and even if it was, I've only had them 10 days I doubt it warps that quickly!). Thanks for your input - I will look into that. I presume the ear pads are removable and they'd be able to simply send me a new one? Do you agree that the image looks a little odd?


Edited by llBlackenedll - 1/7/13 at 5:22am
post #1221 of 3302

^ hi ive been lurking for months now about the momentums. i agree, theres something wrong with that left earcup. looks like they missed securing the leather pad on that area. maybe 1 clamp/tooth less?

 

 

im planning to buy that black version! i just wish my local audiohub store will have these

post #1222 of 3302

Well thanks for your help :) I will contact Sennheiser later when I have the serial number to hand. For the record, I love everything else about them. Just listening to Radiohead on them right now and they sound so awesome. Slight bass boost, but *just* the right amount.

post #1223 of 3302
Same with mine. Except it's the right ear-cup that has its leather much more loose. I have noticed this since I first got them about 10 days ago. The right ear-pad also feels slightly softer than the left ear-pad, especially the bottom.
Edited by carma143 - 1/7/13 at 6:18am
post #1224 of 3302

My earpads are also not identical and have strange lumps, but it's never uncomfortable so I don't mind it. Just adds character. 

post #1225 of 3302

Are earpads removable? Has anyone tried yet?


Edited by squallkiercosa - 1/7/13 at 7:04am
post #1226 of 3302

Yes they are. It's a VERY tight fit though, so it takes some careful patience putting them back on again.

post #1227 of 3302

hows the in line mic/volume control? is it working with DAPs? android devices? or just for Apple products only? :)

post #1228 of 3302

Black Momentum: at least they could have taken a few new pictures instead of using photoshop. I guess its cheaper working with digital artists nowadays.

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Black Momentum: at least they could have taken a few new pictures instead of using photoshop. I guess its cheaper working with digital artists nowadays.

lol why do you say its photoshopped? it is going to be released soon as well.

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

lol why do you say its photoshopped? it is going to be released soon as well.

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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post

Black Momentum: at least they could have taken a few new pictures instead of using photoshop. I guess its cheaper working with digital artists nowadays.

Both the old photo on Page 80 and the one on this page are identical to the original images of the brown version. It's shopped.


Edited by GREQ - 1/7/13 at 7:36am
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