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post #1516 of 3323

Just to chip in: it was stated that one single black model measured 'worse' than one single brown model. 
Firstly, those measurements have now disappeared.
And secondly, even in Sennheisers flagship HD800, almost all the frequency response graphs they send with each model are slightly different.

 

It's clear to me that despite higher standards and technologies in manufacturing processes today, it's still very difficult for companies to make exact clones. 

The same slight variations are found in all niche high end products that are dealing with mechanical variables and tuning from SLR cameras and lenses to cars, etc etc.

post #1517 of 3323
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

I don't think changing the colour of the foam would change the properties of the sound passing through it.

 

I didn't mean the color, but the material the red fabric is made of, but if the measurements were removed, then it's an anomaly.

post #1518 of 3323
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

 

I didn't mean the color, but the material the red fabric is made of, but if the measurements were removed, then it's an anomaly.

It's a different color, not necessarily a different material.  

post #1519 of 3323
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

 

I didn't mean the color, but the material the red fabric is made of, but if the measurements were removed, then it's an anomaly.

they just dyed it black for the classic momentum and dyed it red for the urban momentum. Of course the guys at Sennheiser know that they should not change the material. Afterall including a new material into the production line is probably gonna cause more work hassle and more cost.

post #1520 of 3323
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

It's a different color, not necessarily a different material.  

Am I the only one who understood that Ishcabible meant that the fabric MIGHT also be a slightly different fabric "although highly unlikely"?

post #1521 of 3323
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Am I the only one who understood that Ishcabible meant that the fabric MIGHT also be a slightly different fabric "although highly unlikely"?

Nope, but i disregarded the possiblility of it being a different material immediately.

post #1522 of 3323
About materials and stuff, have any of you have had your brown earpads turn black?
post #1523 of 3323
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Originally Posted by DrKrFfXx View Post

About materials and stuff, have any of you have had your brown earpads turn black?
Yup. Leather is natural skin so it needs oils to stay nice and soft. This is the reason why leather furniture needs to be "kept" every 10-20 years or else it starts cracking. When leather soaks in the oils from your skin it becomes a very dark brown. The outer edges of the leather pads are still medium brown though(not dark).
post #1524 of 3323
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Originally Posted by carma143 View Post


Yup. Leather is natural skin so it needs oils to stay nice and soft. This is the reason why leather furniture needs to be "kept" every 10-20 years or else it starts cracking. When leather soaks in the oils from your skin it becomes a very dark brown. The outer edges of the leather pads are still medium brown though(not dark).

 

Do I need to take special care on the earpads? I never use leather in any form, so I don't know if I have to follow some steps in order to keep it nice and preventing it from cracking. I use my Momentums every day for 3-5 hours.

 

Does Sennheiser sell replacement pads?

 

I just found out on google some "Mink Oil" stuff to keep leather in mint conditions. Will it be necesary to "oil" the earpads once in a while?


Edited by DrKrFfXx - 3/8/13 at 10:28am
post #1525 of 3323

For the cable...........

 

 

it is possible to use the remote control cable and plug it into a normal audio device? I've never had a cable that has four contacts because I only use my headphones with regular headphone jacks. I just picked up an iPod touch but I'm going to switch back and forth between difference devices and don't want to keep swapping cables

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Originally Posted by warpdriver View Post

For the cable...........

 

 

it is possible to use the remote control cable and plug it into a normal audio device? I've never had a cable that has four contacts because I only use my headphones with regular headphone jacks. I just picked up an iPod touch but I'm going to switch back and forth between difference devices and don't want to keep swapping cables

 

It works fine on my devices (PC, Sony Walkman, Xperia S). Well, by fine I mean I get audio signal without problems, controls and mic don't work.

 

I use the normal cable tough, I feel the it sounds quite different (less noise?)  when compared to the cable with remote.


Edited by DrKrFfXx - 3/8/13 at 10:43am
post #1527 of 3323
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

Am I the only one who understood that Ishcabible meant that the fabric MIGHT also be a slightly different fabric "although highly unlikely"?

I understood his post quite well.  I just happen to disagree that it is a different material, or the fact that there is even a difference between the sound of both versions...

 

To be fair, I have not listened to the Black model yet.  

post #1528 of 3323
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Originally Posted by DrKrFfXx View Post

 

Do I need to take special care on the earpads? I never use leather in any form, so I don't know if I have to follow some steps in order to keep it nice and preventing it from cracking. I use my Momentums every day for 3-5 hours.

 

Does Sennheiser sell replacement pads?

 

I just found out on google some "Mink Oil" stuff to keep leather in mint conditions. Will it be necesary to "oil" the earpads once in a while?

 

Real leather requires maintenance and it really doesn't matter what the application is. Considering this application of it touches your ears and head the whole time while active, I think it may be somewhat uncomfortable to standard leather conditioner on it. I wonder what is recommended for these particular cups.

post #1529 of 3323
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

Real leather requires maintenance and it really doesn't matter what the application is. Considering this application of it touches your ears and head the whole time while active, I think it may be somewhat uncomfortable to standard leather conditioner on it. I wonder what is recommended for these particular cups.

The oil from your face should be a sufficient conditioner for the leather.  

post #1530 of 3323
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

The oil from your face should be a sufficient conditioner for the leather.  

probably just having it change to a darker colour as a side effect.
(to be honest i think this is the same reason why pleather earpads get flaky over extended periods of non use)

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