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So your saying the sound of the Momentum is boxy? All I meant by airy is that that sound stage is spread out, so you can feel the realism of where the instruments are coming from.
This is usually a rare accomplishment from a pair of "closed" OTE Cans. Maybe I should have used the term ethereally uniform or open sound stage.
Was not trying to make it sound as though they had a , marshmallow audio quality! Sorry for the faux pax! Just sleepy, so maybe it's me that's "airy"! LOL! No troubles!
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Originally Posted by dizzledon View Post

first post on this here forum, thought i would help everybody out with the dimensions of the cups.

 

i have the 598s and the momentums.

 

598s - height 70mm width 40mm

momentum - height 52mm width 34mm

 

and for any americans out there

 

598s - height 2.75in width 1.57in

momentum - height 2in width 1.33in

Thank you Don...for helping out with your measurements.  What is striking is the difference between the HD598 and Momentum in terms of ear hole size.

Momentum's clearly are not a good choice for those with larger ears based on the fairly considerable size difference.

 

Can HD600 or HD650 owners kindly measure their ear hole size vertically and horizontally to compare with HD598 and Momentum?

 

Thanks again Don and welcome fo the forum!

PS: do you notice much size difference between Momentum and HD598?...do you have big or more average sized ears? 

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Originally Posted by 2wheelfan View Post

Thank you Don...for helping out with your measurements.  What is striking is the difference between the HD598 and Momentum in terms of ear hole size.

Momentum's clearly are not a good choice for those with larger ears based on the fairly considerable size difference.

 

Can HD600 or HD650 owners kindly measure their ear hole size vertically and horizontally to compare with HD598 and Momentum?

 

Thanks again Don and welcome fo the forum!

PS: do you notice much size difference between Momentum and HD598?...do you have big or more average sized ears? 

 

i would say i have average sized ears that lie fairly flat against my head.....

 

that is probably the first time i have had to describe my ear size!

 

the momentums fit perfectly for me, very comfortable and sound pretty excellent with the Studio-V 3rd anniversary edition.

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I wore my Momentums for 2 hours straight last night and maybe it's just me but after about an hour in I get pain and discomfort behind my ears.I feel like the cups are applying to much pressure to the bone behind my ear. I put on a hat between my head and headphone headband to relieve some of the pressure and it helped. Also my ears were sweating up a storm but I'm used to that with closed cans. 

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Originally Posted by trunolimit View Post

I wore my Momentums for 2 hours straight last night and maybe it's just me but after about an hour in I get pain and discomfort behind my ears.I feel like the cups are applying to much pressure to the bone behind my ear. I put on a hat between my head and headphone headband to relieve some of the pressure and it helped. Also my ears were sweating up a storm but I'm used to that with closed cans. 
I've noticed that the Momentums are more complicated to adjust than some other headphones. Because of the small openings, I push each headphone slightly back so it doesn't touch the back of my ear as much. Also I rotate them an swivel them until I find the perfect fit. If I do this correctly I can keep them on for 6+ hours. If I don't do this, it's more like 2 hours. Hopefully it's the same for you.
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After visiting the shop today i have determined that the HD558 and HD650 earpad openings are almost identical in size. The shape of the earpads are slightly different though, the HD650 is a bit narrower near the base of the earpad, while the HD558 one did. Overall it is safe to say that they are both very large. not sure about the HD600 though. 
the momentum earpads however were very small in size compared to these 2.

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

After visiting the shop today i have determined that the HD558 and HD650 earpad openings are almost identical in size. The shape of the earpads are slightly different though, the HD650 is a bit narrower near the base of the earpad, while the HD558 one did. Overall it is safe to say that they are both very large. not sure about the HD600 though. 
the momentum earpads however were very small in size compared to these 2.

Thanks streetdragon.  I linked a review that stated it was the other way around...the HD 600/650 had more room in the ear pad cups than the HD 598/558.  Perhaps its too close to call...since interpretation is different between the reviewer and yourself.  I know the HD558/598 do NOT share the same ear pad P/N's as the HD 600/650.  Btw the HD 600 and HD/650 fit identically and share the same ear pad P/N and ear cup housings are the same size.

 

Thanks fo ryour review.  Here is the review:

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

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Originally Posted by 2wheelfan View Post

Thanks streetdragon.  I linked a review that stated it was the other way around...the HD 600/650 had more room in the ear pad cups than the HD 598/558.  Perhaps its too close to call...since interpretation is different between the reviewer and yourself.  I know the HD558/598 do NOT share the same ear pad P/N's as the HD 600/650.  Btw the HD 600 and HD/650 fit identically and share the same ear pad P/N and ear cup housings are the same size.

 

Thanks fo ryour review.  Here is the review:

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

 

well personally i take headfonia with a grain of salt. my eyes/camera shall reveal the proof that they are in fact identical in practical size. in fact the HD558 earcups are much deeper. (my ears press against the foam in the HD650 while my ears don't touch anything in the HD558)

 

there you go, HD558 on the left and HD650 on the right.
 


Edited by streetdragon - 2/27/13 at 4:53am
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

 

well personally i take headfonia with a grain of salt. my eyes/camera shall reveal the proof that they are in fact identical in practical size. in fact the HD558 earcups are much deeper. (my ears press against the foam in the HD650 while my ears don't touch anything in the HD558)

 

there you go, HD558 on the left and HD650 on the right.
 

Thanks so much Streetdragon!

One last favor please.  Could you measure the ear pad hole size across and up & down for each headphone...a total of 4 dimensions?

I will then add your pictures and measurements to the current 'Size Matters' thread.

I am grateful for your help.

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Originally Posted by 2wheelfan View Post

Thanks so much Streetdragon!

One last favor please.  Could you measure the ear pad hole size across and up & down for each headphone...a total of 4 dimensions?

I will then add your pictures and measurements to the current 'Size Matters' thread.

I am grateful for your help.

glad i could helpbiggrin.gif
HD558 earpads size: 2.6 inches top to bottom, 1.55 inches back to forwards, 1.1 inches deep at the back and 0.8 inches deep in the front.
HD650 (i'm not at the shop anymore, but from my observations i shall make accurate estimations) 2.5 inches top to bottom and 1.5 inches back to forwards and i guess 0.7 inches deep.
i gotta confirm this again this friday, but for now i beleive the HD650 dimentions are pretty accuratewink.gif

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

glad i could helpbiggrin.gif
HD558 earpads size: 2.6 inches top to bottom, 1.55 inches back to forwards, 1.1 inches deep at the back and 0.8 inches deep in the front.
HD650 (i'm not at the shop anymore, but from my observations i shall make accurate estimations) 2.5 inches top to bottom and 1.5 inches back to forwards and i guess 0.7 inches deep.
i gotta confirm this again this friday, but for now i beleive the HD650 dimentions are pretty accuratewink.gif

You rock streetdragon.  I updated the Size Matters thread by superimposing your dimensions in mm's on the picture you provided.

Thanks again for setting the record straight on comparing ear pad hole size between 5 & 6 series senn's.

Best Regards.

PS: it was unexpected the ear cups are actually deeper in the HD558...the opposite of what the reviewer stated but your picture tells the truth.

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Originally Posted by 2wheelfan View Post

You rock streetdragon.  I updated the Size Matters thread by superimposing your dimensions in mm's on the picture you provided.

Thanks again for setting the record straight on comparing ear pad hole size between 5 & 6 series senn's.

Best Regards.

PS: it was unexpected the ear cups are actually deeper in the HD558...the opposite of what the reviewer stated but your picture tells the truth.

thanks and welcometongue.gif
And yeah that's why i'd take anything from headfonia with a grain of salt.rolleyes.gif
examples of possibly wrong info:
HD700 is smooth and perfectly priced and would be a great sucess
K1000 has poor layering though has wide soundsatge, beaten in seperation by something like a HD25-II
HD600 earcup is more spacious than HD598 earcup (proven wrong in this very thread)

not sure what else, i don't go there very often


Edited by streetdragon - 2/27/13 at 11:01am
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Just ordered Sennheiser Momentum in Black ;) 

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Originally Posted by Sleinzel View Post

Just ordered Sennheiser Momentum in Black ;) 

Man I want them so bad in black... And I already have the brown ones.

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Edited by DrHouse - 3/1/13 at 2:55pm
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