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post #1741 of 3359

Anyone know where I can get a 6 inch or smaller 2.5mm male to 3.5mm male cable cheap that will fit the momentum.  I'm looking to clip my sansa clip to the headband for a nifty portable setup with minimal cable hang.  I've done several searches but so far have come up empty.  Not sure if a 2.5mm TRS would work either, might need to be TRRS.

post #1742 of 3359
had them yesterday and first time in NYC where it got to 80 degrees and boy my ears got sweaty after walking around the city for a couple hours..
post #1743 of 3359
got mine today. ah, am i wearing my hd439? sound is exactly the same. sennheiser must be kidding! there is absolutely no difference except the he439 is comfortable and the momentum is not. never say never, but i guess it will be my last sennheiser for a longtime. its not bad, but hey, you can get the same sound for 60 bucks. do not think, the fancy leather style is worth 5 times the price.
post #1744 of 3359

You sure?

You mean overall sound signature or sound quality?

What about ressonances and echos?

I had my eyes on the HD439 for some time since it's cheap...

post #1745 of 3359
both, signature and quality. but soundstage is even wider on hd439
post #1746 of 3359
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

both, signature and quality. but soundstage is even wider on hd439

I disagree.

To my ears the Momentums have far more resolution and refinement than the HD439.

To say you can get "the same sound for 60 bucks" is just misguided.

The fact that you find them uncomfortable also suggests that you're wearing them on your ears, which means you won't get a good seal and hear them at their full potential.

 

But I agree that the overall sound signature is very similar, so if you're not interested in the highest sound quality or only use lower bit-rate mp3s, then the HD439 is a good choice. 

post #1747 of 3359

Does somebody have the measurements of the earcups? My ears are a little under 7cm long and was wondering if these would completely cover my ears.

 

(I believe it's been posted in this thread already, but I'm not going to read through 117 pages again.:P)

post #1748 of 3359
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Originally Posted by JosephAM View Post

Does somebody have the measurements of the earcups? My ears are a little under 7cm long and was wondering if these would completely cover my ears.

 

(I believe it's been posted in this thread already, but I'm not going to read through 117 pages again.:P)

The inner diameter is about 55mm, so it might be an uncomfortable fit.

post #1749 of 3359
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

The inner diameter is about 55mm, so it might be an uncomfortable fit.

Thanks for the quick answer. I actually measured incorrectly, my ears are a bit under 6cm, so I hope it'll be fine!

post #1750 of 3359
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Originally Posted by JosephAM View Post

Thanks for the quick answer. I actually measured incorrectly, my ears are a bit under 6cm, so I hope it'll be fine!

 

 

My ears are 5.9 cms tall.

post #1751 of 3359

I just measured my ears, and they're both around 61-62mm tall, and I find the Momentums to be ridiculously comfortable.

post #1752 of 3359

Thanks DrKrFfXx and GREQ! It seems these are gonna be completely fine for me comfort-wise. I'm likely going to be ordering these soon and I'll report back here once I get them. :D

post #1753 of 3359

Measurement graphs at Innerfidelity for both HD439 and Momentum do indeed look very similar...

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD439.pdf

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserMomentum.pdf

 

The Momentum seems to have a slightly faster driver/more extended treble and very slightly less distortion at frequency extremes... and 300Hz square wave seem indicate slightly better ressonance/echo control too?

post #1754 of 3359
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

got mine today. ah, am i wearing my hd439? sound is exactly the same. sennheiser must be kidding! there is absolutely no difference except the he439 is comfortable and the momentum is not. never say never, but i guess it will be my last sennheiser for a longtime. its not bad, but hey, you can get the same sound for 60 bucks. do not think, the fancy leather style is worth 5 times the price.

 

The more and more I listen to the Momentum, the less I'm impressed. I'm happy I went with something else.

post #1755 of 3359
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Originally Posted by JosephAM View Post

Does somebody have the measurements of the earcups? My ears are a little under 7cm long and was wondering if these would completely cover my ears.

 

(I believe it's been posted in this thread already, but I'm not going to read through 117 pages again.:P)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/653032/size-matters-earpad-hole-measurements-for-over-ear-headphones#post_9213203

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