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post #2791 of 3376
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Yep. Using the Fiio L9 with my iTouch. I control the volume with my amp and not the iTouch itself.

 

Do you mind telling me what that special cable is and where I could get it in Canada? I was going to get the Fiio L2 to use with my phone.

 

I have Google Nexus 4, do you know if it has the lineout like the Samsung GS3 does?  I read online that android phones usually don't have a lineout. I though about using a 3.5mm jack to a microusb but i guess that wont work.

I have a dock that has a switch that and a line out jack for my GS3 which gets a line out from the phone's usb by some manipulation of wiring that is unique to the GS3. I have no idea about the Nexus 4. I have a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet with the latest version of KitKat and I can't get USB audio out to my DAC, yet my GS3 running not even the latest version of Jellybean can do this. Nothing is simple.

post #2792 of 3376
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Yep. Using the Fiio L9 with my iTouch. I control the volume with my amp and not the iTouch itself.

 

Do you mind telling me what that special cable is and where I could get it in Canada? I was going to get the Fiio L2 to use with my phone.

 

I have Google Nexus 4, do you know if it has the lineout like the Samsung GS3 does?  I read online that android phones usually don't have a lineout. I though about using a 3.5mm jack to a microusb but i guess that wont work.

I have a dock that has a switch that and a line out jack for my GS3 which gets a line out from the phone's usb by some manipulation of wiring that is unique to the GS3. I have no idea about the Nexus 4. I have a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet with the latest version of KitKat and I can't get USB audio out to my DAC, yet my GS3 running not even the latest version of Jellybean can do this. Nothing is simple.


Ahhh! Too much work. My head just exploded :sly:.

I'm just going to get a Fiio L2 cable and try it out with my phpne .:thumbup:
post #2793 of 3376

As a former iPhone user and a current Nexus 4 owner I can tell you that there's no line out cable that will work for the Nexus 4. I have no idea why they don't allow audio out on the USB port on the Nexus 4 but it's the way it is. The L2 is what you'll need for use with a Nexus 4 and any other phone that doesn't have audio on the USB port.

post #2794 of 3376
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As a former iPhone user and a current Nexus 4 owner I can tell you that there's no line out cable that will work for the Nexus 4. I have no idea why they don't allow audio out on the USB port on the Nexus 4 but it's the way it is. The L2 is what you'll need for use with a Nexus 4 and any other phone that doesn't have audio on the USB port.


Ya I though so. I ordered a L2 which is on its way.

Only problem is. The static was bugging me so much. So I tried the other cable it came with and it was progressively worse. It kept cutting out and making horrible noises then the left side gave out and only the right side works. I put the other cable back in and it was the same.

Taking them back and getting a swap. I'm really disappointed.
post #2795 of 3376

Hey Guys,

 

I'm hoping for a little bit of help here. So, as of this summer I took the dive into the 'hi-fi' world after my bose Q2s were stolen by a stripper in Las Vegas (reality is stranger than fiction). At any rate, being as I was still in college at the time (graduated this past December, go Sun Devils!), I looked for an entry level pair, did my homework, read the forums all the time, and decided upon a reasonable budget setup. I ended up with the Sennheiser Momentum Full Size Cans, the C&C BH Amp, and a FiiO LOD, whichever type it is. Like many of you I quickly became hooked on not only enjoying my music in a new light, but also began searching for ways to further enhance my music experienced.....

 

Fast forward, this fall I make the leap to lossless audio whenever possible and 320 kbps at the bare minimum. I have since, as of two days ago, ordered the CLAS to go with my rig. I got a used one for $300 from Amazon, and will at first be using just an ipod digital LOD and the mini interconnect that came with the C&C BH Amp. Its not perfect, but it'll work! So, now looking for my next investment, I'm really tempted to get the ALO Mk3, but for a whole $650 I'm a bit hesitant -- thats a huge chunk of change, about what I paid for the CLAS and Momentums combined. Would I be better served getting better headphones or upgrading my amp for the C&C BH to the ALO Mk3? If I do, the issue is I love full-sized cans, but need them to be closed since I wear at the office, in commute, and so on. I want to make my next pair closed full-sized as well, but am not entirely sure where I can upgrade to that will make a sizable improvement from the momentums.....

 

Audio Technica's wood cans? the LCD-XC's? Those are all big ticket items and although worth it I'm just not sure where to handle the ALO Mk3 or new cans first? + with the Mk3 I'd definitely upgrade my cables which is another ~$300 to really do it right. 

 

Any thoughts? Sorry for the long post, thank you in advance hi-fi'ers!

post #2796 of 3376
Got my new Sennheiser Momentums in after I took back the old ones!!!! Let's hope these ones are not defective either.
post #2797 of 3376
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Got my new Sennheiser Momentums in after I took back the old ones!!!! Let's hope these ones are not defective either.

Definitely let us know how it goes.

Sent from my SCH-i705 using Tapatalk
post #2798 of 3376
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Definitely let us know how it goes.

Sent from my SCH-i705 using Tapatalk

 

Hi Guys,

 

So after about a day of use of new Sennheiser momentum I got recently, I can declare that these new ones are indeed better than the old defective ones I had. I do not think they are even on same level actually.

 

 

The old momentums had static issues with the 2 cables it came with (more so with the one that had the 3 buttons and mic which caused the left side to short out and make the right side only working). Just like deltasun said, it must have been the connection of the cable jack of the wire to the headphone itself rather than the audio device. The pads on the old ones but were oddly shaped (but it is because of the real leather which are never identical). The old ones literally had no bass even when I burned them in, they sounded great though minus the static. I found the headband kinda flimsy. Also, it had pretty strong clamping force.

 

The differences:

 

The new momentums had no static issues with the 2 cables. I constantly switched them every once in a while to test them. No issues at all. The cable with the buttons and mic sound just as good as the regular straight cable. The pads are more comfortable for me straight out of the box (but I guess you can say that I figured out how to put them on when I got the defective ones). The left is a bit different than the right but it is not really a big deal and nothing to be concerned about.  These new ones had the same, IF NOT BETTER, sound than the old ones straight out of the box while not being burned in. How can that be so? I do not really know. Oh and BASS! I can't imagine how it will sound after being burned in. Rather than burning them in straight out, I am going to enjoy them and let them burn in naturally with typical use. The build quality exponentially exceeded the old ones. It was much more solid. Also, the clamping force of the new ones were not as strong as the old ones, it was a comfortable and respectable amount of force.

 

So there you have it. HUGE DIFFERENCES.

 

I got a really good pair!

 

 

Jake

 

edit: oh and I forgot to mention. With the old momemtums, I felt that the left and right side were not really balanced in sound like the new ones.


Edited by -Nightingale- - 1/6/14 at 10:58am
post #2799 of 3376
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Originally Posted by -Nightingale- View Post
 

 

Hi Guys,

 

So after about a day of use of new Sennheiser momentum I got recently, I can declare that these new ones are indeed better than the old defective ones I had. I do not think they are even on same level actually.

 

 

The old momentums had static issues with the 2 cables it came with (more so with the one that had the 3 buttons and mic which caused the left side to short out and make the right side only working). Just like deltasun said, it must have been the connection of the cable jack of the wire to the headphone itself rather than the audio device. The pads on the old ones but were oddly shaped (but it is because of the real leather which are never identical). The old ones literally had no bass even when I burned them in, they sounded great though minus the static. I found the headband kinda flimsy. Also, it had pretty strong clamping force.

 

The differences:

 

The new momentums had no static issues with the 2 cables. I constantly switched them every once in a while to test them. No issues at all. The cable with the buttons and mic sound just as good as the regular straight cable. The pads are more comfortable for me straight out of the box (but I guess you can say that I figured out how to put them on when I got the defective ones). The left is a bit different than the right but it is not really a big deal and nothing to be concerned about.  These new ones had the same, IF NOT BETTER, sound than the old ones straight out of the box while not being burned in. How can that be so? I do not really know. Oh and BASS! I can't imagine how it will sound after being burned in. Rather than burning them in straight out, I am going to enjoy them and let them burn in naturally with typical use. The build quality exponentially exceeded the old ones. It was much more solid. Also, the clamping force of the new ones were not as strong as the old ones, it was a comfortable and respectable amount of force.

 

So there you have it. HUGE DIFFERENCES.

 

I got a really good pair!

 

 

Jake

 

edit: oh and I forgot to mention. With the old momemtums, I felt that the left and right side were not really balanced in sound like the new ones.

I forget, but where did you buy the duds?

post #2800 of 3376
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I forget, but where did you buy the duds?

BestBuy Canada :/.
post #2801 of 3376
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I forget, but where did you buy the duds?

 

 

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BestBuy Canada :/.

Well that should rule out counterfeits. Well as the Three Stooges once said, "Oil's Well that Ends Well.' Although Shakespeare had another take on that. We're all glad to hear that you are now happy with your Momentums.

post #2802 of 3376
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Well that should rule out counterfeits. Well as the Three Stooges once said, "Oil's Well that Ends Well.' Although Shakespeare had another take on that. We're all glad to hear that you are now happy with your Momentums.

Hahahab yes definitely.

These phones are definitely worth it. I love my Sennheiser Momentums.
post #2803 of 3376
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Hahahab yes definitely.

These phones are definitely worth it. I love my Sennheiser Momentums.

It's going to be freezing tomorrow, my Momentums may serve double duty - - closed back and leather ear pads - you can figure it out.

post #2804 of 3376

Hi everyone,

 

Just want to share that we've launched the MOMENTUM Ivory at #CES2014. Here's the press release:

 

Gaining MOMENTUM 
Sennheiser expands acclaimed headphone range with the launch of MOMENTUM Ivory 

 
Las Vegas, 7 January 2014 – At CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the expansion of Sennheiser’s acclaimed headphone range is gaining pace with the launch of the new MOMENTUM Ivory. Joining the classic Brown and Black editions, the new MOMENTUM family member features ivory-coloured ear cups, richly offset with a tan leather headband and the iconic stainless steel headband slider. The lighter shade adds a new dimension to the pure, clean aesthetics of the MOMENTUM range. 

 

Design for the senses – quality for individualists 

Crafted from the finest materials, the MOMENTUM Ivory fuses understate design with uncompromising sound performance. An elegant headband slider of brushed stainless steel provides maximum comfort and adjustability; while the headband and the ear cups worked from soft and supple leather of the finest quality ensure ultimate wearing comfort. With the new colour version, Sennheiser reimagines its clean design in a lighter tone. 

 

Beneath its luxurious exterior, the MOMENTUM Ivory embodies a refusal to compromise on sound quality. Audio specialist Sennheiser has taken technologies from its high-end headphone range to ensure a natural, authentic and richly detailed sound. 

 

Perfect combination of sound and style 
“The MOMENTUM family of headphones is going from strength to strength with the launch of this new edition of the MOMENTUM and the seven colours now available in the compact MOMENTUM On-Ear range,” said Magdalene Tan, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. “We have sought to achieve something new in the world of headphones by combining uncompromising sound quality with the finest materials, and a distinct, pure design. We’ve reimagined the concept of a contemporary, urban style with a classic, timeless feel.” A unique, uncompromising approach that has proved successful with both critics and discerning music lovers alike.

 

Smarter design for smart devices

The MOMENTUM Ivory includes a single-sided detachable cable with convenient in-line remote and microphone for Apple iDevices, for easy control of music playback and to make and receive calls on the go.

 

The MOMENTUM Ivory will be available through selected Sennheiser sales partners from January 2014.

 

 

 

Take a peek at our latest products: http://en-us.sennheiser.com/ces

 

 


Edited by Rosmadi Mahmood - 1/7/14 at 6:36pm
post #2805 of 3376
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Hi everyone,

 

Just want to share that we've launched the MOMENTUM Ivory at #CES2014. Here's the press release:

 

Gaining MOMENTUM 
Sennheiser expands acclaimed headphone range with the launch of MOMENTUM Ivory 

 
Las Vegas, 7 January 2014 – At CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the expansion of Sennheiser’s acclaimed headphone range is gaining pace with the launch of the new MOMENTUM Ivory. Joining the classic Brown and Black editions, the new MOMENTUM family member features ivory-coloured ear cups, richly offset with a tan leather headband and the iconic stainless steel headband slider. The lighter shade adds a new dimension to the pure, clean aesthetics of the MOMENTUM range. 

 

Design for the senses – quality for individualists 

Crafted from the finest materials, the MOMENTUM Ivory fuses understate design with uncompromising sound performance. An elegant headband slider of brushed stainless steel provides maximum comfort and adjustability; while the headband and the ear cups worked from soft and supple leather of the finest quality ensure ultimate wearing comfort. With the new colour version, Sennheiser reimagines its clean design in a lighter tone. 

 

Beneath its luxurious exterior, the MOMENTUM Ivory embodies a refusal to compromise on sound quality. Audio specialist Sennheiser has taken technologies from its high-end headphone range to ensure a natural, authentic and richly detailed sound. 

 

Perfect combination of sound and style 
“The MOMENTUM family of headphones is going from strength to strength with the launch of this new edition of the MOMENTUM and the seven colours now available in the compact MOMENTUM On-Ear range,” said Magdalene Tan, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. “We have sought to achieve something new in the world of headphones by combining uncompromising sound quality with the finest materials, and a distinct, pure design. We’ve reimagined the concept of a contemporary, urban style with a classic, timeless feel.” A unique, uncompromising approach that has proved successful with both critics and discerning music lovers alike.

 

Smarter design for smart devices

The MOMENTUM Ivory includes a single-sided detachable cable with convenient in-line remote and microphone for Apple iDevices, for easy control of music playback and to make and receive calls on the go.

 

The MOMENTUM Ivory will be available through selected Sennheiser sales partners from January 2014.

 

 

 

Take a peek at our latest products: http://en-us.sennheiser.com/ces

 

 

will you also be release the other colours? the blue and the pink looks the best amongst the new sennheiser ON EARS  iwould be an interesting addition for the bigger brother over the ear

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