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post #2971 of 3347
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Originally Posted by ieee754 View Post
 

Is sibilance normal in these headphones? I got used to their dark sound signature and I think it's quite good (makes music sound more pleasant than fun/energetic), but this one thing is very annoying for me. Every "s" sounds like it's capitalized and extended. I'm not experienced audiophile, but I've never heard anything like that in any other headphones I had (mostly cheap ones). Should that go away with more burn-in?

That's not normal with Momentum Over Ear cans. Like GREQ says, "does it happen with all your music?"

post #2972 of 3347
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

That's not normal with Momentum Over Ear cans. Like GREQ says, "does it happen with all your music?"

I think there are few songs which are not sibilant, and as I said I don't listen to vocal music much (currently starting exploring some rock/metal) so I don't have a big collection to test out. But when I compare the same songs to cheap earbuds it's not apparent, although Momentum's have much cleaner sound that's why I could hear it better. The biggest problem is with games or youtube videos, it's hard to find recording which doesn't have ear-piercing "SSS" sounds.

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I think there are few songs which are not sibilant, and as I said I don't listen to vocal music much (currently starting exploring some rock/metal) so I don't have a big collection to test out. But when I compare the same songs to cheap earbuds it's not apparent, although Momentum's have much cleaner sound that's why I could hear it better. The biggest problem is with games or youtube videos, it's hard to find recording which doesn't have ear-piercing "SSS" sounds.

Momentums shouldn't sound like that so something is amiss. Do you have another pair that you can try? Where did you get your pair?

post #2974 of 3347

Is it happening a lot or only on certain tracks? Chances are it's poorly mastered or poorly encoded material you're listening to.

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Momentums shouldn't sound like that so something is amiss. Do you have another pair that you can try? Where did you get your pair?

I bought them online, from a big hardware store, they are not likely to be fake. I don't think I could compare them to other pair anywhere near where I live. Although I could be too paranoic because I started thinking about sibilance after hearing pretty sibilant album (Disturbed - Asylum) so maybe I'm just focused too much on it. Do you have any song that could be sibilant on other headphones but is not on Momentums?

post #2976 of 3347
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Originally Posted by ieee754 View Post
 

I bought them online, from a big hardware store, they are not likely to be fake. I don't think I could compare them to other pair anywhere near where I live. Although I could be too paranoic because I started thinking about sibilance after hearing pretty sibilant album (Disturbed - Asylum) so maybe I'm just focused too much on it. Do you have any song that could be sibilant on other headphones but is not on Momentums?

I don't have any cans that have such problems. I do have a cheap pair of earbuds that have a resonant peak in that area, Klipsch Image S4's yuck, so I don't use them.

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I don't have any cans that have such problems. I do have a cheap pair of earbuds that have a resonant peak in that area, Klipsch Image S4's yuck, so I don't use them.

Hmmm, that's strange but now I'm listening to some random youtube music/videos and notice less sibilance than earlier (actually only on poor recordings or videos recorded by cheap cameras), looks like I need to listen more to make sure it isn't just my brain playing tricks on me. I thought that Momentum's sound signature should remove sibilance even if it exists in a recording. Anyway, sorry for the trouble and thanks for help :smile:.

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Originally Posted by ieee754 View Post
 

Hmmm, that's strange but now I'm listening to some random youtube music/videos and notice less sibilance than earlier (actually only on poor recordings or videos recorded by cheap cameras), looks like I need to listen more to make sure it isn't just my brain playing tricks on me. I thought that Momentum's sound signature should remove sibilance even if it exists in a recording. Anyway, sorry for the trouble and thanks for help :smile:.

No problem, praised be the Lord, you are cured. :happy_face1:

post #2979 of 3347

Weird.... well, that or you've got great hearing.

Are you a young adult? If so your sensitivity to treble is much more than elder ears.

 

Random thought:

Do you have an equalizer on?

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Sounds right to me they do have a very sparkly punctuated treble and clean crisp timbre sound.

 

Highly unlikely to be fakes around with the build quality on these do the pads smell like lambs leather ?


Edited by c64 - 2/20/14 at 2:02pm
post #2981 of 3347
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

Weird.... well, that or you've got great hearing.

Are you a young adult? If so your sensitivity to treble is much more than elder ears.

 

Random thought:

Do you have an equalizer on?

I'm 21, and I can hear pretty high frequencies, I think up to 19kHz based on http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/can-you-hear-this-hearing-test/ (I could even hear quiet ringing at 21kHz but I guess it's distortions). I don't use equalizer as it always makes music sound unnatural for me. I used cheap and harsh earbuds for some time before I bought Momentums so they could shape my hearing to be more sensitive, if they had a dip in treble.

post #2982 of 3347
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Originally Posted by c64 View Post
 

Sounds right to me they do have a very sparkly punctuated treble and clean crisp timbre sound.

 

Highly unlikely to be fakes around with the build quality on these do the pads smell like lambs leather ?

You haven't seen this http://www.head-fi.org/t/690491/fake-sennheiser-momentums :D 

 

But for sure my pair isn't fake, it could be defective (or my ears/brain).

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They're the smoothest cans I ever tried.
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Anyone have tried for the warranty claims, within 2-year warranty period, for the momentum faulty cable replacement or the warranty would be included & is entitled for such a claim?

 

My momentum cable (w/o mic/controls) has no sound out from left channel while the another one (w/ mic/controls) is working normally.

 

I've email thro' Sennheiser website's general enquiry but I haven't got any reply & I also like to see if you guys have any idea about it from here.

 

Many Thanks for any inputs.

post #2985 of 3347
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Originally Posted by yazoo123 View Post
 

Anyone have tried for the warranty claims, within 2-year warranty period, for the momentum faulty cable replacement or the warranty would be included & is entitled for such a claim?

 

My momentum cable (w/o mic/controls) has no sound out from left channel while the another one (w/ mic/controls) is working normally.

 

I've email thro' Sennheiser website's general enquiry but I haven't got any reply & I also like to see if you guys have any idea about it from here.

 

Many Thanks for any inputs.

 

I have emailed Sennheiser several times before but I haven't gotten a response yet from them since December 2013. However I was more successful in contacting their Service Department/Parts department for additional/replacement cables.They promptly shipped me out some additional momentum cables (non-remote/basic version).

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