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post #2581 of 3147

I think 'congested' is the wrong word here, as it has negative connotations that imply some lack of transparency or a 'busy' sound.

Perhaps 'homogeneous' would be a good metaphor, as it better conveys the 'liquid blend' of sounds, rather than the opposite 'separation' experienced with a large soundstage.

post #2582 of 3147
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Really though it is not "surprisingly good for closed cans".... I guess it is surprisingly good for the size of the earcups but still compared to any full size headphones with a good soundstage, open or closed... It is pretty small, especially if you want to use them for films or games... As small sized portable headphones they are good though... Just compared to full size headphones the soundstage and general sound is small.

When I compare closed cans with an HD600 and up, they all seem small, so to me in relative terms they're all in the same ballpark, some a little bigger than others. Just the way I feel about these, in relative terms. From what people were saying I expected zero soundstage from the Momentums, which was not the case. Although the treble is IMO a little laid back, they are good enough to help with the dimension.

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When I compare closed cans with an HD600 and up, they all seem small, so to me in relative terms they're all in the same ballpark, some a little bigger than others. Just the way I feel about these, in relative terms. From what people were saying I expected zero soundstage from the Momentums, which was not the case. Although the treble is IMO a little laid back, they are good enough to help with the dimension.

 

Some closed headphones have a good soundstage... For example the Denon's and probably the Alpha dog ( not tried AD ) however most of them sound pretty closed you are right....

post #2584 of 3147
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Some closed headphones have a good soundstage... For example the Denon's and probably the Alpha dog ( not tried AD ) however most of them sound pretty closed you are right....

I think Denon 2000 might be one of the candidate but theyve been discontinued. not forgetting the old veteran Sony MDr-7506.
post #2585 of 3147
The Fostex TH600/900 have a very good soundstage for closed headphone. I sold the Momentum after >6 months after I got the TH600. Comparing the Momentum and TH600 when watching movies is a no contest, but these 2 are at different price brackets.
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The Fostex TH600/900 have a very good soundstage for closed headphone. I sold the Momentum after >6 months after I got the TH600. Comparing the Momentum and TH600 when watching movies is a no contest, but these 2 are at different price brackets.

Actually, I'd go as far as to say that the TH-900s have the best soundstaging of any closed headphone that I've owned/heard.

post #2587 of 3147

Does anybody knows if the cable for the Sennheiser 598 also works with the Momentum?

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Does anybody knows if the cable for the Sennheiser 598 also works with the Momentum?

 

Nope.  Close, but they do not quite fit.

post #2589 of 3147

But do you think I can cut or reduce it by my own?

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But do you think I can cut or reduce it by my own?

you could try, just a little bit needs to be removed, maybe 0.5 mm

post #2591 of 3147
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But do you think I can cut or reduce it by my own?

Once you trim the circumference of the plug it will no longer work with your HD5X8. If you ruin it or just need a new cable you can get the below for $12.95 from Sennheiser. Of course they will nail you for shipping and taxes. This cable is terminated with a 1/8" or 3.5mm plug, which is cellphone and DAP friendly, rather than the 1/4' plug on the original cable. It's also shorter than the original but not short as you would think by its name.

 

Short Replacement Cable for HD5X8 Series Part# US5X8SHORTCABLE
post #2592 of 3147

Here's the thing, I dont really like the momentum cable, and I was planning getting this one and trim the head. My concern is the locking mechanism.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Replacement-Audio-upgrade-Cable-For-Sennheiser-HD598-HD558-HD518-Headphone-/261255113290?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&var=&hash=item3cd404aa4a


Edited by squallkiercosa - 11/5/13 at 4:53pm
post #2593 of 3147
Worst is you may lose the lock mechanism. But it should still plug in just fine.
post #2594 of 3147
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Here's the thing, I dont really like the momentum cable, and I was planning in getting this one and trim the head. My concern is the lock mechanism.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Replacement-Audio-upgrade-Cable-For-Sennheiser-HD598-HD558-HD518-Headphone-/261255113290?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&var=&hash=item3cd404aa4a

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Worst is you may lose the lock mechanism. But it should still plug in just fine.

Hmm... the worst is that it simply won't work.

The Momentum cable has 4 poles for the remote control - this cable only has the standard 3 poles, so the actual connection points might be in the wrong place.

post #2595 of 3147

I thought the same however, the same happen with the 598 connector, it also have a 3pole connector, and does work apparently

 

I was planning to use that cable but you are probably right. I didn't understand very well in the Momentum Balanced mod how it was in the beginning, I Pm him to see if he can give me an answer. 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/665153/sennheiser-momentum-balanced-mod/30


Edited by squallkiercosa - 10/24/13 at 12:03pm
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