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I have regular interaction with Sennheiser and was able to preview the Momentum prototype as well as final production samples. They are NOT metal ear cups. They are plastic. At one point, I even asked them why they did not decide to go with aluminum ear cups. While I will not share their response, suffice it to say, they are indeed NOT metal of any kind.
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I think, the Sennheiser Rep. simply got them mixed up with the Amperior... I own a pair of the Momentum and would be very surprised if the cups were aluminium.

Besides that Sennheiser boasts about the leather used in the headband and cups, but Dose Not mention the material of the cups themselves. With the Amperior they do...
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Haven't been on a long flight, but a same day return train journey of seven hours and they were pretty comfy as well as giving decent isolation. Better than my previous noise cancellation Bose.

 

Thanks, sounds good I've been looking for something to side with my ESW10JPN, since they got no islolation at all and to be honest after 30 mins~ their not that comfy any more, the pads are great by the clamping force is just to much.

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I did the proper acid-test with my Momentums - McDonalds @ Notting Hill Gate at lunchtime on a Saturday. They passed :)

 

And just to fan the flames of the people saying they are bass-heavy, boomy, etc. They're not. Not at all - at least not for a closed can. I think that some folk have been listening to brand new units and not allowing them any run-in time. It does make a difference and allows them to really sing - perhaps over 10 hrs or so of use.

 

Thats great, I've been looking for something to use during 10hour flights~, I've been trying to use diffrent IEM's couse they allow you to fall asleep in a few more angles, but they become rather painfull after a long flight.

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Originally Posted by danne View Post

 

Thanks, sounds good I've been looking for something to side with my ESW10JPN, since they got no islolation at all and to be honest after 30 mins~ their not that comfy any more, the pads are great by the clamping force is just to much.

 

Thats great, I've been looking for something to use during 10hour flights~, I've been trying to use diffrent IEM's couse they allow you to fall asleep in a few more angles, but they become rather painfull after a long flight.

 

Regarding comfort, I agree with you on the ESW10JPN. The ESW11LTD is better than the ESW10JPN since it is larger but for me the Momentum totally trashes it too. Wearing custom iem for long hours just doesn't make me feel good. I don't like to have things stuffed in my ears for long hours. The soft-tip of the Westone 5 is as comfortable as it could get for a custom.

 

Regarding the Momentum, gathering from a mixed responses here, it could be either circumaural or supraaural depending on the size of your ears and thus, the degree of comfort as well as the resulting sound quality may differ greatly. Those who finds it comfortable also tend to praise its great SQ. Those who finds it uncomfortable tend to also complain about its poor SQ. I guess we could infer that there is a strong correlation and it could either work (or does not work) for you.


Edited by uelover - 11/17/12 at 5:07am
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to support this statement above,
i notice with the HD202 which i have (which is similar in shape in a number of ways) is that if i wear it around the ear the bass is less boomy and the trebles are more prominent where else if i wear it on ear (like my mom does) i find the treble has greatly reduced and the bass becomes really quite boomy and the sound of the treble becomes rather tinny too

this is probably why some people complain that the Momentum is boomy and harsh while others state that has really well controlled bass and smooth highs


Edited by streetdragon - 11/17/12 at 3:33am
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Very interesting observation... maybe the inner parts of the cushions made of cloth might have something to do with that. I wear them on-ear (simply due to the size of the cups not fitting around my ears) and consider them a bit too bassy.

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Picked up the last pair at my local dealer today, so far so good, the real test will be at tomorrows Stockholm - Shanghai flight. smily_headphones1.gif

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I've got about 30 or so hours of burn in.

 

Really enjoying some albums by Portico Quartet on my MOMENTUMs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQH0GPL33uc

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Posted this earlier, but worth adding here...

 


 

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Posted this earlier, but worth adding here...

 


 

 

 

Nice video, nice music. Thanks!

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Cheers awaiting a pair of IE800's and will do them too...smily_headphones1.gif
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But would wearing it on ear increase soundstage depth? Would it also decrease the width since the cushion is on ear it might cut off part of it or something?

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Hi everyone,

 

I believe my colleague indeed got the MOMENTUM mixed up with the Amperior. The ear cups of the MOMENTUM are made of premium plastic reinforced with glass fiber. 

Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

 

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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

I think, the Sennheiser Rep. simply got them mixed up with the Amperior... I own a pair of the Momentum and would be very surprised if the cups were aluminium.
Besides that Sennheiser boasts about the leather used in the headband and cups, but Dose Not mention the material of the cups themselves. With the Amperior they do...

 
 

 

 
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Interested in Momentum rather than Amperior

Does MOMENTUM's sound resembles HD202 but in premium quality? 

The exterior and size looked almost same the size & design.

From the descriptions, seems near HD202 charcteristics.

 

waiting for input

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Originally Posted by eskimoo View Post

Interested in Momentum rather than Amperior

Does MOMENTUM's sound resembles HD202 but in premium quality? 

The exterior and size looked almost same the size & design.

From the descriptions, seems near HD202 charcteristics.

 

waiting for input

I would say that they do sound fairly similar, with the Momentums performing better in every way, especially the smoother bass.

This is to say, the sound signature is similar, but the quality is miles apart.

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