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post #2551 of 3332

The question is, with the eventual decrease in friction, will they slide around while on your head?  The way they sit on the head, I don't see this happening.  If they don't slide around while you're wearing them, then it really shouldn't matter.  

post #2552 of 3332

Also we don't know yet if there will be an eventual decrease in friction because nobody has made a reputable claim yet, and the headphone is still too young to know if this will be a symptom of it's old age.

 

For all we know, the in-store 'slidey' Momentum was a victim of abuse.

 

If this has happened to someone even before their Momentum being a year old (under normal use) I would like to know about it though. 

post #2553 of 3332
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post
 

The question is, with the eventual decrease in friction, will they slide around while on your head?  The way they sit on the head, I don't see this happening.  If they don't slide around while you're wearing them, then it really shouldn't matter.  

They shouldn't be that loose until they slide while you wear them. I don't have momentums but even a hd202 that is very worn out won't slide when you are actually wearing them, their earcups however do fall to their lowest position when you put them around your neck and walk around. (the constant clamping pressure of wearing them should add more friction to keep them in place.)

post #2554 of 3332
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post
 

They shouldn't be that loose until they slide while you wear them. I don't have momentums but even a hd202 that is very worn out won't slide when you are actually wearing them, their earcups however do fall to their lowest position when you put them around your neck and walk around. (the constant clamping pressure of wearing them should add more friction to keep them in place.)

That's what I was thinking.  So it shouldn't be an issue.  

post #2555 of 3332
I've owned the Momentum since January this year and I'm on to my 3rd pair, let me explain. I can confirm I never had slider issues, but then again, I never found myself having to put them into their case. With the first pair, I never used to lock the cable into the ear cup out of fear if it was to pull on something, it would damaged the ear cup. The consequence was after 6 months, I started hearing static in the left ear cup if there was any movement or twisting of the cable where the connection is. I got them replaced with a pair that had terribly mismatched drivers, with tinny sound out of the right ear cup, and impactful bass out of the left. I returned those a day later and I'm now onto my 3rd pair. My only complaint with these is the fact they came with a scratch on the stainless steel band out of the box but sonically they are perfect. Compared to the original batch, I would say some tweaking has happened as I feel these have slightly more top end detail and more controlled bass.
post #2556 of 3332
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Originally Posted by Romani View Post

I've owned the Momentum since January this year and I'm on to my 3rd pair, let me explain. I can confirm I never had slider issues, but then again, I never found myself having to put them into their case. With the first pair, I never used to lock the cable into the ear cup out of fear if it was to pull on something, it would damaged the ear cup. The consequence was after 6 months, I started hearing static in the left ear cup if there was any movement or twisting of the cable where the connection is. I got them replaced with a pair that had terribly mismatched drivers, with tinny sound out of the right ear cup, and impactful bass out of the left. I returned those a day later and I'm now onto my 3rd pair. My only complaint with these is the fact they came with a scratch on the stainless steel band out of the box but sonically they are perfect. Compared to the original batch, I would say some tweaking has happened as I feel these have slightly more top end detail and more controlled bass.

I owned them for 6months and use it daily from morning to night. They are pretty beat up and the sliding mechanism has losen overtime.
Edited by iSennheiser - 10/17/13 at 4:18pm
post #2557 of 3332
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post

I owned them for 6months and use it daily from morning to night. They are pretty beat up and the sliding mechanism has losen overtime.

Fair enough, I've been treating mine with TLC and they still malfunctioned. I may get them swapped out for the P7s if they are on par or better sonically.
post #2558 of 3332
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Fair enough, I've been treating mine with TLC and they still malfunctioned. I may get them swapped out for the P7s if they are on par or better sonically.

The sliding mechanism is not a big deal to me, Comfort wise momentum is among the best( my ears can fit inside tough i have slightly long and big ears) .

Sonically, i don't think there are other headphone that is better than momentum, other than Kef m500, its about personal preference tough, some may like m100 vmoda, but I think the momentum is great as the sound is really as good as Hd600 or 650(surprise?) except that the sound stage is relatively small and congested. After burn-in period, I still think I enjoy the momentum the most than other expensive headphone out there..

Peace
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post


The sliding mechanism is not a big deal to me, Comfort wise momentum is among the best( my ears can fit inside tough i have slightly long and big ears) .

Sonically, i don't think there are other headphone that is better than momentum, other than Kef m500, its about personal preference tough, some may like m100 vmoda, but I think the momentum is great as the sound is really as good as Hd600 or 650(surprise?) except that the sound stage is relatively small and congested. After burn-in period, I still think I enjoy the momentum the most than other expensive headphone out there..

Peace

i want to try the kef500 too, sorry being off topic,

 

they look amazing and i'm actually cool with the on ear style, the cushions look great! and it folds flat and up 

 

nice design imoo very nice 

 

but $ like the momentums i'm not ready to cough up the cash. my most expensive purchase is the re400s which i paid 119+ tax, and then the noontec zoros 105$

post #2560 of 3332
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post

i want to try the kef500 too, sorry being off topic,

they look amazing and i'm actually cool with the on ear style, the cushions look great! and it folds flat and up 

nice design imoo very nice 

but $ like the momentums i'm not ready to cough up the cash. my most expensive purchase is the re400s which i paid 119+ tax, and then the noontec zoros 105$

If you gonna use it as portable, i think you'd try out yourself. If your ears doesn't fit the momentum then get the KEF500 but it is depending on what type of music you're listening to. If you gonna use it at home, save ur $ for HD600. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by iSennheiser - 10/19/13 at 3:04am
post #2561 of 3332
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post


If you gonna use it as portable, i think you'd try out yourself. If your ears doesn't fit the momentum then get the KEF500 but it is depending on what time of music you're listening to. If you gonna use it at home, save ur $ for HD600. smily_headphones1.gif

I have both and I agree the HD600 is what I use when the open back doesn't pose a problem, they sound fantastic but must be amped. A FiiO E12 does a great job of it. The Bass Boost switch works mostly way down low without affecting the rest of the audio and delivers a great sound when paired with the HD600.

IMO the stitching at the inner rim of the ear pads of the Momentum causes most of the discomfort. If they rub or press on your skin, after a while it becomes bothersome. If your ear makes it cleanly inside, you're golden.

post #2562 of 3332
I have no comfort issues with the Momentum even though they are more on-ear in my case. They sound luscious and swapping them out for anything would be a huge decision on my part. I sold the Denon AH-D2000 after I got them because I felt they were less grainy, more impactful and did instrument separation better. My issue with headphones nowadays is when we talk about soundstage and instrument separation, companies substitute it with reverb/echo to create the effect without placement being done well. So while the Momentum has a slightly compressed soundstage, I honestly feel it does everything else perfectly. One of the few headphones I have listened to which close out the world around me because I am so deep in the music.
post #2563 of 3332

So I just got a pair of over ear Momentums today and really, really love the sound, but... As the case with many others, the ear cups are slightly too small. Do the ear pads soften up after a while? Has anyone had the initial thought of 'these are too small...' and found that they became more comfortable with use? 

 

I was also interested in the B&W P7s and ran out to the Apple store to find they had one pair in stock, which I bought. After comparing the two, I prefer the Momentum's sound, but man... After around 45 minutes it's just torture on my outer ears!

post #2564 of 3332
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Originally Posted by JustinVGodzilla View Post

So I just got a pair of over ear Momentums today and really, really love the sound, but... As the case with many others, the ear cups are slightly too small. Do the ear pads soften up after a while? Has anyone had the initial thought of 'these are too small...' and found that they became more comfortable with use? 

I was also interested in the B&W P7s and ran out to the Apple store to find they had one pair in stock, which I bought. After comparing the two, I prefer the Momentum's sound, but man... After around 45 minutes it's just torture on my outer ears!

I am definitely one of those people. They were a bit tough on my ears out of the box but after a week of use, they softened up and the clamping pressure reduced. They are still comfy for me even though they are on-ear in my case. If they are not comfortable for you by in a week to 2 maximum, then you should consider returning them.

Out of curiosity, why did you learn towards the Momentums more than the P7's?
post #2565 of 3332
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Originally Posted by Romani View Post




I am definitely one of those people. They were a bit tough on my ears out of the box but after a week of use, they softened up and the clamping pressure reduced. They are still comfy for me even though they are on-ear in my case. If they are not comfortable for you by in a week to 2 maximum, then you should consider returning them.

Out of curiosity, why did you learn towards the Momentums more than the P7's?

It's very close between the Momentums and P7s. It's hard to make a call at this time, as I've only had both for a few hours and am still evaluating. My general thoughts are pretty on point with what's been said in reviews and impressions, mainly that the Momentums have more detail and punchier bass, while the P7s feel more airy, have a wider soundstage and deeper sub bass. I'm finding that generally I'm finding myself preferring the detail of the Momentum, but it's still too early to call for me. Both are really excellent.

 

Having said that the real deal-breaker for me is still comfort. The P7s are FAR more comfortable. The Momentums are just on the cusp of being too small for me. The big question is seemingly going to come down to how the Momentums break in and if I still prefer their sound in a week or so.

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