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post #826 of 3002

Any other Momentum users out there who have noticed significant discolouration on the leather ear pads?

 

By my calculations I've worn them for about 20 hours, and the leather in contact with my skin has turned black/very dark brown, with a clear borderline between the original shade and the new one.

Also last time I checked, winter in Frankfurt isn't exactly tropical, so sweating hasn't been a problem.

 

But 20 hours!?? Is this normal for leather?

post #827 of 3002

I do not use them much but after your post I checked the pads and indeed noticed some darker areas where the leather touches my skin. Might be due to the normal fat covering the skin.

post #828 of 3002
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

 

I tried the Momentum at RMAF 2012 with my iPod Nano 5th Gen > TWag LOD > Pico Slim.  The bass was pretty strong and tight, but I don't think it brought out the mids as they seemed to still fall below the levels of bass and treble.  Changing the source to the iPod Nano 6th Gen seemed to help more (still with Pico Slim).  I didn't try them un-amped, but the main area where the Nano's offer less bass than the Slim is in the 40Hz and below range, so I don't think anything was being "toned down".  I think my RSA SR-71b might have been a better match for the Momentum's bass and mids, and I regret that I didn't have more time to try it, but I waited until closing time on the last day to audition them.

 

Many thanks for these impressions. I've only started dabbling in headphones, and it's always good to learn how different headphones respond to different portable amps, etc.  For me, there would need to be a pretty meaningful improvement to convince me to take on a portable amp+LOD over just a bare iPhone, which is the reason I own the Momentum (works very well unamped) and returned a Beyerdynamic T5p (clearly in a different league, but significant trade-offs in convenience, comfort, cost, etc.). 

post #829 of 3002

is the discoloration removable through any means of washing? 

post #830 of 3002

I guess not... leather is a living thing, it gets personalized through usage. Adds a nice touch in my view.

 

Besides that the color change is quite subtle, it does not look dirty or bad in any way.

post #831 of 3002
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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

I guess not... leather is a living thing, it gets personalized through usage. Adds a nice touch in my view.

 

Besides that the color change is quite subtle, it does not look dirty or bad in any way.

kind of like just a darker tone? if that's the case then its not so bad then

post #832 of 3002

My pair only shows slightly darker areas where the leather touches the skin. Would not have noticed it if GREQ had not asked I guess... Have to admit I'm a fan of the aging process of real leather, so to me it looks nice actually :-)

post #833 of 3002

It's not as bad as I made it out to be - it's only noticeable if it's not being worn and visible in VERY good light.

Indoors out of strong indirect sunlight it's not so easy to discern. 

post #834 of 3002
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

It's not as bad as I made it out to be - it's only noticeable if it's not being worn and visible in VERY good light.

Indoors out of strong indirect sunlight it's not so easy to discern. 


Just apply some leather conditioner to make the color even.

post #835 of 3002

Leather ABSORBS oils from the skin and everyone who owns leather jackets knows what can happen to the collar if you don't wear a collar shirt in between.

 

The area that touches the skin will eventually become extremely dark brown. There isn't anything you can do about that. This is a side-effect of using genuine real leather as opposed to pleather.

post #836 of 3002
Spent two days travelling...went over to Frankfurt from London by air and took the IE80's and the Momentums. Used the Momentums on the plane and airport and they were great. I used the IE80's when moving around more. Overall, happy with both...!
post #837 of 3002

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post #838 of 3002
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Originally Posted by Fhoxh View Post

 

I couldn't agree more!

 

 

700

 

 

 

is this the small 70cl bottle..?! that looks so cool...! and a great headphone stand...!

post #839 of 3002

Before I had received my Momentum, I read about the brown leather turning slightly darker where touched with the skin.  When I finally unboxed them, I put on my headphones for several seconds, took them off, and they had a few dots of discoloration.  It gives it a nice touch.

post #840 of 3002
Any momentum come across this problem with their headphone jack?

Before

After


Pretty disappointed considering I've babied these cans since September. I always grab the metal jack when I unplug and this eventually happened. Considering how much they cost it kind of got under my skin a little.

They still work fine though.
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