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post #1276 of 3219
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Originally Posted by DrKrFfXx View Post

Hello Headfiers, I just acquired these Sennheiser Momentum headphones, and aside for being blown away by the sound quality these headphones provide, I do have a question, or rather, a problem with the inline mic. I have a Xperia S Android device, and although I know the inline controls won't work with any Android device, the mic should work, right? 

 

I don't really care about the controls, as I'm very used to unlocking the phone and skipping tracks, turning the volume up and down and that stuff, but the lack of mic makes me feel like I'm missing a feature. Other hands free devices do work just fine (the one provided with the phone works as it should).

 

Can anyone enlighten me with an answer? Does the mic work or not with Android devices?

 

 

Works on my S2, but the problem with Android devices is that because manufacturers make their own alterations, peripherals don't necessarily work the same way on 2 different devices.

 

The inline remote also works for me (at least the centre button does) - tap once to pause, twice to skip track. You can install Jay's Headset Control app and get the inline remote to do basically anything with one button if you so desire.

 

Also just curious - I get that it's a big advantage that the cable is removable - I'm less worried about it than I am with other headphones. However, is it a standard cable or is it proprietary? I've generally not seen 2.5mm-3.5mm cables around but maybe I'm just new to this. 


Edited by llBlackenedll - 1/15/13 at 4:30pm
post #1277 of 3219
i still not able to purchase these.
Too many bills, tuition, books to pay off first...
post #1278 of 3219
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Originally Posted by DrKrFfXx View Post

Hello Headfiers, I just acquired these Sennheiser Momentum headphones, and aside for being blown away by the sound quality these headphones provide, I do have a question, or rather, a problem with the inline mic. I have a Xperia S Android device, and although I know the inline controls won't work with any Android device, the mic should work, right? 

 

I don't really care about the controls, as I'm very used to unlocking the phone and skipping tracks, turning the volume up and down and that stuff, but the lack of mic makes me feel like I'm missing a feature. Other hands free devices do work just fine (the one provided with the phone works as it should).

 

Can anyone enlighten me with an answer? Does the mic work or not with Android devices?

headphones with mics don't work with my Xperia W8 (a recoloured X8) altogether. music doesn't play with it

post #1279 of 3219
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

headphones with mics don't work with my Xperia W8 (a recoloured X8) altogether. music doesn't play with it

 

 

 

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The new Sony Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U will use a different 3.5mm headset standard compared to the older Xperia models from 2010 & 2011. The spec sheet for the new 2012 Xperia models highlight that the 3.5mm jack will now use the CTIA standard as opposed to the OMTP standard it was using previously.

So what does this mean in English? Well, one of the common issues that users of Xperia phones faced was incompatibility with certain headsets/headphones. If you tried to plug a CTIA headset into an Xperia phone it may have had reduced functionality or it may not even have worked at all. This is as the 3.5mm plug is wired differently in both standards. The CTIA standard is more common and is the one adopted by Apple iOS devices.

Sony’s move to adopt the CTIA standard for its 3.5mm jack is good news as it immediately opens up a wide range of accessories for 2012 Xperia owners. However, the flip side to this, is that due to the different pin configuration, older headsets that can currently be used with 2010/2011 Xperia devices will not be compatible with 2012 Xperia phones.

 

Well, according to this text I copied from a Xperia Blog, 2012 devices feature the same wiring as iOS devices, my Xperia S is a 2012 model so, in theory at least, should be compatible with headsets designed for iOS devices. Which makes things more confusing. Weird.

 

And after googling a little bit more, I found a posible answer:

 

 

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After double checking with sony the reason for this is that Xperia S supplies 2V purely from an energy consumption perspective. The microphone in the bundled Sony Mobile headset is Electret microphones that only require a 2V feed. Other suppliers (for example, iPhone headsets) use MEMS microphones that require a minimum of 2,7V.

In order to be fully compatible with all 3rd party headsets, Sony phones need to supply a minimum of 2,7V which it doesn't.

 

Which renders the mic provided with the Momentum useless to my phone.


Edited by DrKrFfXx - 1/16/13 at 11:00am
post #1280 of 3219

I can use the microphone on my D600 cable with my S3, with the Momentum that doesn't work unfortunately :/

post #1281 of 3219
I was just in a quiet library for 2 hours with people sitting next to me on he table. I then listened to The Wall at about 75% (louder than my normal listens) from my iPhone 4S for 15 minutes. I then asked the people sitting next to me if they could hear any of my music. To my surprise, they didn't hear anything. Taking off the Momentums before pausing the music was a bad idea though biggrin.gif
post #1282 of 3219

I just ordered the Black version off of sennheiser's own site, only place I could find them really. I was impressed by them earlier when they were released and as soon as I saw the black version I knew I had to get it. I didn't really see anyone ordering the black version yet so I decided to share it here, just click on the 'add to cart' link on the left. According to them it's in stock, I hope they don't take long to ship it.

post #1283 of 3219
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Originally Posted by HofA View Post

I just ordered the Black version off of sennheiser's own site, only place I could find them really. I was impressed by them earlier when they were released and as soon as I saw the black version I knew I had to get it. I didn't really see anyone ordering the black version yet so I decided to share it here, just click on the 'add to cart' link on the left. According to them it's in stock, I hope they don't take long to ship it.

JR.com has them on preorder, too. 

post #1284 of 3219

They will be on bestbuy.com as well, in a few weeks time.  

post #1285 of 3219
When I bought mine, I thought I got the black Momentums. I went to this store and saw they had all Sennheisers with 20% off, when they were just released they costed 349€ on that same store, then they stood steady on 299 for several months. So from 299 I got them for 240 or so with said discount.

The funny thing is that I was so getting them, but the only one left was what I thought to be a black one, I liked the brown better, it's classier. But still I asked the guy to confirm if they were indeed black, he checked on the computer and he confirmed, he told me they're black, we never had brown on store, how can it be, just last week I been to the same store and saw the brown version. Anyways, long story short, I sighed, I really wanted them brown, but for 240€ I had to get them even if they were in psycedelich pink. When arrived home, I rushed to open the box, and to my surprise, they were in pretty classy brown and I was like omg biggrin.gif

They're my first high end phones, and I was instantly blown away by the sound quality, they make my Sennheiser HD449 sound soul less, muffled and boring, and makes my Shure SE215 sound grainy and lackluster in the high end of the spectrum. I'm definetively satisfied. Although girlfriend is not amused by the price, at least I got her to say they're pretty, so it counts as a win.

I thought I'd shared this with you guys.
post #1286 of 3219

Here's a short interview with Axel Grell of Sennheiser discussing the Momentums and their reasons for launching them - from CES...I said I'd be posting up here on Head-Fi.

 

 


Edited by GSARider - 1/18/13 at 6:26am
post #1287 of 3219
Anybody know of a portable amp that will work well with the momentums. My budget is under $200.
post #1288 of 3219
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Originally Posted by rs0cal View Post

Anybody know of a portable amp that will work well with the momentums. My budget is under $200.

 

What's your source? I really didn't see improvement amping the momentums. 

post #1289 of 3219

Actually I notice quite a difference when using it with my Jds labs c421, which if I'm not mistaking should also fit in your budget.

It tightens the bass and brings the highs a little bit more forward, which makes it overall a little bit more neutral.

Also I think that the c421 in general is a really great amp ;)

post #1290 of 3219
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

 

What's your source? I really didn't see improvement amping the momentums. 

Im using a Iphone 5.

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