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post #136 of 3347
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Here's a comparison of the cup side with the L1's

 

 

 

My rough measurements for the cup side where the leather ends is:

 

55mm top to bottom and 35mm front to back.

post #137 of 3347

Looking forward to an Amperior comparison.

post #138 of 3347

I compared these to the only other closed cans I have here, the Bose QC2, and as far as isolation the Momentum surpasses the noise cancelling Bose headset.  Not to mention the obvious, they sound a ton better.

 

As mentioned previously the Momentums fit me perfectly and I get a complete seal around my entire ear.

post #139 of 3347

How's the sound leakage?  My K550 leaks too much when I'm listening at my preferred volume.

post #140 of 3347
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Originally Posted by Rosmadi Mahmood View Post

Yes, we will have both Amperior and MOMENTUM at the Tokyo Headphone festival. Do visit the Sennheiser booth to demo them. 

 

That's great! Thanks for the info!

post #141 of 3347
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Originally Posted by burrrcub View Post

How's the sound leakage?  My K550 leaks too much when I'm listening at my preferred volume.

The leakage highly depends on fit.  The clamp isn't overly tight so there is some leakage but within my acceptable standards.  I think to get any better you would sacrifice comfort and maybe even soundstage.  The cups are "breathable" so you can wear them for extended periods but again probably adds to some leakage.  I'd be fine in an office or airplane with these but if you need dead quite I'd suggest IEMs (or even CIEMs which can't be beat for isolation and sound leakage)

 

Hopefully some one with more closed cans in their inventory can do a better comparison for you.

post #142 of 3347
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Originally Posted by burrrcub View Post

How's the sound leakage?  My K550 leaks too much when I'm listening at my preferred volume.

It's definitely there but it's not obnoxious. You'd have to be in a dead silent room to point it out. If you're sitting in Starbucks then sound leak isn't a problem at all.

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Originally Posted by swimmintunes View Post

I compared these to the only other closed cans I have here, the Bose QC2, and as far as isolation the Momentum surpasses the noise cancelling Bose headset.  Not to mention the obvious, they sound a ton better.

 

As mentioned previously the Momentums fit me perfectly and I get a complete seal around my entire ear.

Pretty bold statement, but I love my Momentums. The sound obviously shats all over anything Bose, Beats, or any mainstream cans you can swipe of a Best Buy shelf

post #143 of 3347
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Originally Posted by mister skinner View Post

It's definitely there but it's not obnoxious. You'd have to be in a dead silent room to point it out. If you're sitting in Starbucks then sound leak isn't a problem at all.
Pretty bold statement, but I love my Momentums. The sound obviously shats all over anything Bose, Beats, or any mainstream cans you can swipe of a Best Buy shelf
Mind you my comparisons were made with music at avg to above avg listening levels. Maybe for audio books the noise cancellation is more effective. I Bought these to use in the office thinking I would still hear the phone... I'm not complaining but I can't hear the phone.
post #144 of 3347

How is this compared to Maddogs?

post #145 of 3347
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Originally Posted by kepler28nm View Post

How is this compared to Maddogs?

I'll compare them once I've both... Momentum is smaller and lighter though. So it's something you can bring out easily. Maddog in comparison will be more at home, or when you don't mind the slightly bigger weight and size.

post #146 of 3347

Hmm, now all Senn needs to do is get an artist to support the headphone and put it in - -

 

SUPER FLASHY PACKAGING!

 

Also set up demo stands at Best Buy where passers by will be lured in by the headphone (connected to an amp and using .flac files for sampling of course) sounding worlds better than their OEM apple earbuds and 128kbps MP3s.

post #147 of 3347
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Originally Posted by MaximumSandvich View Post

Hmm, now all Senn needs to do is get an artist to support the headphone and put it in - -

 

 

And an awful neon green cord, too. 

post #148 of 3347

Is it absurd to even ask if the Momentums are competitive in SQ to something like that of the Ultrasone ED8's?  If I can get a set of portable headphones that sound (grain of salt) 85-90% of what the ED8's sound like, and pay 1/3 the price, it'd be nice to know :)

post #149 of 3347
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Originally Posted by HeyWaj10 View Post

Is it absurd to even ask if the Momentums are competitive in SQ to something like that of the Ultrasone ED8's?  If I can get a set of portable headphones that sound (grain of salt) 85-90% of what the ED8's sound like, and pay 1/3 the price, it'd be nice to know :)


Not absurd, as it never hurts to ask, but probably not realistic.  I have auditioned the ED8 and based on impressions of Momentum, they are very different animals.  Also, I consider the ED8 highly detailed with an extended high end, while descriptions of Momentum say not as much.  If you are looking for an ED8 with more bass, check out the upcoming Ultrasone Signature DJ.

post #150 of 3347

As requested, I'm cross-posting this from the "Sennheiser Gains New MOMENTUM" thread;

 

 

 

I also received my pair today.

First impressions are decent, certainly a lot less bassy than I was expecting from some of the discussion. Doesn't bleed into the mids much, and on they subject of midrange, they are quite clear, better than I thought they would be. Highs are a bit rolled off. Essentially, they follow the Sennheiser house sound relatively closely.

Regarding comfort, they are great for my ears. Quite lightweight and the leather is very supple. Their size is smaller than I was expecting, but they are still comfortably circumaural for me (I wouldn't say tight tight fit, but they don't leave a lot of space). I can definitely see this being an issue for people with large ears.

 

 

Still, as a quick comparison with the Sony MDR-Z1000 (which I believe some people have been asking for), the MOMENTUM frequency reproduction is very slightly bassier and has a noticeably weaker upper end. The biggest thing I've noticed so far though, is that the Z1000s are miles ahead in resolving power. Comparatively, the MOMENTUMs sound blurred and sluggish, though maybe this is partially expected as the Sennheisers are clearly being marketed as a style headphone with good sound coming along for the ride.

 

On the plus side, the MOMENTUMs are much more portable, due their smaller size, lighter weight, and slimmer profile on one's head. Good for a portable setup, but for a more trans/semi portable setup I can't help but feel there must be better options. 

Maybe it's just my ears, maybe it's just something about today, or maybe the Z1000s just tickle me in all the right spots, but as I listen to the Sennheisers right now I just have this strong feeling deep in my soul to reach over and grab my Sonys or even my HD580s!

 

 

I know I sound real critical here, but they're not actually horrible. If style and portability are important, these are probably worth a look; they're absolutely gorgeous and supremely comfortable.

I'll hold off on a final declaration of what I think of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM for now. I'll give them a bit more head time first, but at this point I think my pair will have their own For Sale thread before long. 

 

 

For reference, about 90% of my listening so far has been through my Opus DAC and CKKIII amp, foobar WASAPI output, 320kbps and FLAC files. 

 

 

{ I listened to a fair bit of jazz and classical, some hip hop and metal, and a little bit of trance last night. 

 

To be fair, I've only had a few hours of listening time with them and my tune might change completely over the next couple of days. I definitely want to give them a good trial before making up my mind (as with any new headphones I get), but it seems there were many people interested in reviews so I figured I would put up my short impressions. Of course, any review, especially one done within only days of ownership, should be taken with a grain of salt. :) }

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