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post #1441 of 3294

Could anyone who has both the Amperior's and the Momentum's please post either a picture of the cups next to each other, or the measurements of the inside diameters of each of them.

 

Many thanks,

Barry T

post #1442 of 3294
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Originally Posted by bthall View Post

Could anyone who has both the Amperior's and the Momentum's please post either a picture of the cups next to each other, or the measurements of the inside diameters of each of them.

 

Many thanks,

Barry T

 

You mean something like the third pic gracing the first post in this thread? biggrin.gif

 

post #1443 of 3294
Actually, no, unless that's the part that fits over your ear...think concave, not convex wink.gif
post #1444 of 3294

Well, to be fair you didn't specify if you wanted pics of the inside or the outside of the cups. I think it's pretty easy to extrapolate from that pic that the inside diameter of the Amperior cups will be significantly smaller than that of the Momentum, which is barely circumaural if you have smallish ears.  The Amperior is strictly supraaural unless you've been involved in some kind of strange tractor accident. wink.gif

 

EDIT: To be fair you DID ask for measurements of the inside of the cups, so it's also easy to extrapolate that you wanted pics of the same. My apologies for being a smart *****. biggrin.gif


Edited by swmtnbiker - 2/22/13 at 6:47pm
post #1445 of 3294

Apology accepted (though none necessary)wink.gif,

BUT

 

I WANT MY PICTURES!!!!ksc75smile.gif

post #1446 of 3294

I just bought one and I like it but the ear cup is a little too small for my ear to rest well in that space. If you think you want a very comfortable one you better rethink it again.

 

So my question is, is it possible for me to find a bigger/better ear cup replacement for MOMENTUM?

post #1447 of 3294
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Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post

so last night i left my Momentums in the car for like 5 hours . it was like 30 degrees Farenheit. when i went back i opend the case and the headphones cold. The earpads were like frozen stiff. I put them on and in like 10 min the earpads went back to normal. I'm wondering if cold weather will damage these. Or will it be fine.

my xb500 pads get stiff whenever it's really cold outside and I use them but they just go back to normal when I go inside so there's no issue with mine at least. I don't see what the problem would be. The pressure on the pads when in use seem like a much bigger issue and yet not really a problem.

post #1448 of 3294
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Originally Posted by SivaMira View Post

I just bought one and I like it but the ear cup is a little too small for my ear to rest well in that space. If you think you want a very comfortable one you better rethink it again.

 

So my question is, is it possible for me to find a bigger/better ear cup replacement for MOMENTUM?

 

Right now, no - there is no larger ear-pad replacement for the Momentum.

A lot of us don't need to re-think it, because we have small ears (like myself), and find the Momentum supremely comfortable. 

post #1449 of 3294
Coming out with slightly bigger user-replaceable ear pads would be smart on the part of Sennheiser IMO. I'm sure there have been plenty of people who have either passed on these or returned them because of comfort and lack-of-seal issues.
Edited by roma101 - 2/24/13 at 9:41am
post #1450 of 3294

There seems to be a parallel universe when it comes to headphone wearers.  Those with small ears and those with big ears.  Interpretation as so what is comfortable depends what camp you fall in.  An over-ear headphone if too small for a big eared listener...will suffer pain because the ear pad invariably ends up resting someplace on the ear...or ear lobe.  I have big ears and reducing head band tension to the point of the headphones falling off, isn't an elegant solution either

 

In the venerable Sennheiser family, there seems to be a variance relative to what heaphones fit a given listener  based upon model.

For example...HD 598 and HD555 has subtley smaller ear cups than the HD600 and HD650.  Apparently the Momentum is sized closer to the HD 598.

 

If one has big ears like I do, perhaps best to opt for slightly more pricey HD 600 or HD 650 models.  Casually comparing say the HD 600 to Momentum, its clear the ear cup shells are bigger on the HD 600.

Here is a link comparing the head cup size of the HD 600 to HD 598...apparent in the pictures as well.  Kind of defies understanding why Sennheiser would do this..but they do.  Of course big earred potential owners are in the minority compared to average ear and small ear sizes....so maybe demographics are in their favor and therefore caveat emptor if you are in the elephant family. ;).

 

http://www.headfonia.com/hd600-and-hd598-comparison/

post #1451 of 3294
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Originally Posted by 2wheelfan View Post

There seems to be a parallel universe when it comes to headphone wearers.  Those with small ears and those with big ears.  Interpretation as so what is comfortable depends what camp you fall in.  An over-ear headphone if too small for a big eared listener...will suffer pain because the ear pad invariably ends up resting someplace on the ear...or ear lobe.  I have big ears and reducing head band tension to the point of the headphones falling off, isn't an elegant solution either

 

In the venerable Sennheiser family, there seems to be a variance relative to what heaphones fit a given listener  based upon model.

For example...HD 598 and HD555 has subtley smaller ear cups than the HD600 and HD650.  Apparently the Momentum is sized closer to the HD 598.

 

If one has big ears like I do, perhaps best to opt for slightly more pricey HD 600 or HD 650 models.  Casually comparing say the HD 600 to Momentum, its clear the ear cup shells are bigger on the HD 600.

Here is a link comparing the head cup size of the HD 600 to HD 598...apparent in the pictures as well.  Kind of defies understanding why Sennheiser would do this..but they do.  Of course big earred potential owners are in the minority compared to average ear and small ear sizes....so maybe demographics are in their favor and therefore caveat emptor if you are in the elephant family. ;).

 

http://www.headfonia.com/hd600-and-hd598-comparison/

the HD598 has deeper earcups than the HD600. the earpad inner diameter is about the same however.
and the momentum is sized no where near the HD598. i would in fact say its about the same size as a HD202 earcup

post #1452 of 3294

IMO, one of the flaw design in earcup for MOMENTUM is as show in the pic below:

 

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5197/900x900pxllee9d563bdsc0.jpg

 

The line between the Cloth and Deer-Skin(IIRC) is staying way too outside and that line end up touching your ears. The worse part is, that line is not soft and it is rather hard and it will hurt your ears after wearing it for a long period of time.

post #1453 of 3294

Never bothered me.

post #1454 of 3294

I got these today !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1455 of 3294
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

the HD598 has deeper earcups than the HD600. the earpad inner diameter is about the same however.
and the momentum is sized no where near the HD598. i would in fact say its about the same size as a HD202 earcup

I would like to believe you...but the article I linked shows the considerable cup size difference between HD598 and HD600/650.  Further the reviewer

refutes what you write.  To my eye, the HD598 has clearly smaller ear openings compared to the HD600/650. 

You will make me a believer if you post pictures of each headhphone with a major/minor diameter axis comparison.  Otherwise I will side with the reviewer.

 

Its pretty well known one of the reasons the HD600/650 is so popular aside from sound signature is the copious amount of room inside the ear cups for big ears. 

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