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post #331 of 3331

J&R audio in New york has it.  here is the link.

 

http://www.jr.com/sennheiser/pe/SEN_MOMENTUM/

post #332 of 3331
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

J&R audio in New york has it.  here is the link.

 

http://www.jr.com/sennheiser/pe/SEN_MOMENTUM/


Great news.  Now just waiting for Best Buy to have stock in case I need to return them.

post #333 of 3331
Can anyone tell, if those buttons which are intented for iProducts work with android devices?
post #334 of 3331
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Can anyone tell, if those buttons which are intented for iProducts work with android devices?

 

Trying to find someone with an Android phone to check on it...

post #335 of 3331

Only the play/pause button works.

post #336 of 3331
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Originally Posted by zerodeefex View Post

Only the play/pause button works.

 

Same here with my HTC EVO V. I don't really care for these buttons with iDevices either, so I plan on swapping out to the other cable.

 

Edit: I take that back. It also has voice dialer functionality. Just accidentally discovered that.


Edited by Olias of Sunhillow - 10/4/12 at 1:56pm
post #337 of 3331
Im sorry, i did not have time to read all the pages, but how good is sound isolation? Can anyone describe it.
post #338 of 3331

Here are some first thoughts about Sennheiser Momentum headphones. I’ve only had them for a few hours, so these are VERY early impressions. Take that into account as you read.

 

Thought process. I have far too many closed/portable headphones used for single purposes. I use my LA2000 Lite when at the office, a Beyer 1350 with my mobile phone and iPods while on the go, and a D7000 with my iPad at home. None of this is reference listening, though – it’s for convenience as much as quality – so it’s pretty silly to have so many cans dedicated to this part of my listening experience. The quest is on for a single portable headphone that works both amped and unamped, at home and on the road, and for all of my musical preferences in non-reference circumstances.

 

Enter the Momentum.

 

These things are pretty impressive on first glance. The zippered carrying case is both subtle and useful – it’s big, but it will still fit in my work bag. The cans themselves are beautifully designed and incredibly comfortable – feather-light with soft leather/pleather (?) earpads, they may be the closest thing I’ve experienced to forgetting that you’re wearing headphones.

 

Now, on to what really counts: sound quality. I’d expected these to be intolerable bass monsters. You know what? They aren’t. They’re bass-heavy when compared to neutral gear, for sure, but the bass is reasonably good quality, quick and fun. Treble response is about spot on, and the recessed mids are not bothersome (like, say, DT990s or something). Soundstage is adequate for closed on-ear cans, and isolation is perhaps one small notch below the DT1350, whose tourniquet-like clamping force makes them uncomfortable for anything more than short listening sessions (but which can’t be meaningfully reduced without substantially affecting sound quality).

 

From a practical standpoint, these look like they might meet my needs quite well. Using Pandora (high-quality free account stream) on my HTV EVO V with their dreaded Beats Audio processing, they are fun and engaging, and also detailed enough that I don’t feel like I’m missing anything. Switching to my office rig (ALAC > iTunes > NuForce HDP), the bass gets ratcheted up a notch and is almost overpowering on, say, The Band’s S/T album. But I feel like I can get used to it, and I might actually prefer it to the LA2000 Lites when comfort is taken into account.

 

These are not reference headphones. If your mobile rig involves a spendy HiFiMan transport, an iMod, or acronyms that feature the letters C, L, A and S, you probably have better options. But if your mobile listening preferences are a blend of sound quality and convenience, you might find that the Momentum is in your direction.


Edited by Olias of Sunhillow - 10/4/12 at 3:14pm
post #339 of 3331
Nice impressions!
post #340 of 3331

^ Nice write up Olias.  

post #341 of 3331
Unimpressed. Received momentums and m80s today. M80s are better in every way. Momentum has too much bass, recessed highs, just a muddy sound. The m80s have plenty of bass but just sparkle. The momentums are going back, right now.
post #342 of 3331
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Originally Posted by AndrewF View Post

Unimpressed. Received momentums and m80s today. M80s are better in every way. Momentum has too much bass, recessed highs, just a muddy sound. The m80s have plenty of bass but just sparkle. The momentums are going back, right now.


wow never expected that... how was the comfort compared to the M80's?

post #343 of 3331
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Originally Posted by AndrewF View Post

Unimpressed. Received momentums and m80s today. M80s are better in every way. Momentum has too much bass, recessed highs, just a muddy sound. The m80s have plenty of bass but just sparkle. The momentums are going back, right now.

You must have gotten a defect.  Doesn't make sense recessed highs compared to M80's.  They have bass but not muddy at all.  M80's don't sparkle, especially compared to the Momentum.  

post #344 of 3331
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

You must have gotten a defect.  Doesn't make sense recessed highs compared to M80's.  They have bass but not muddy at all.  M80's don't sparkle, especially compared to the Momentum.  

 

Different strokes for different folks I guess.  I don't find the bass muddy at all, definitely pronounced, but not as bad as say the Klipsch Image One (only other pair I own and can compare it to).

post #345 of 3331
I've just inherited @earthpeople's Momentums & I've spent very little time on it. So far, all I can say is that I'm baffled as to why owners are selling their Momentums cos I have to say I feel they are quite decent for their price. I have to agree with DannyBai about the comparison with the M-80 & I can only think that AndrewF has a defective pair (of Momentums or M-80's), of one of the headphones haven't been burnt in. My Momentums had 20 hrs burn-in by the time I received them.

Of course each person has different sensitivity to different frequencies, and in addition have different sonic & signature preferences, however AndrewF's description of the difference between the M-80 & Momentums sound very off & strange. I'd say that the difference I hear matches DannyBai's description.
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