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post #121 of 385

i also noticed the black ones where bigger from the comparison i had, i think in a earlier post i said that the black one was thicker

post #122 of 385
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Originally Posted by koolas View Post


Two questions:
1. Do you have brown Momentums, and if so do your ears suffer?
2. Did you put them (black ones) on your head?

I am selling mine, and going to buy black.

Yes I own the brown ones (I prefer the look) and had both side by side to choose....and they were identical in size. I find them very comfortable. 

 

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Sennheiser rep said that they are exactly the same size. 

Bingo. Why on earth would Sennheiser make 2 different sizes?

post #123 of 385
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

 

Bingo. Why on earth would Sennheiser make 2 different sizes?

Maybe because the black version came to market significantly after the brown one, and Sennheiser had gotten feedback that the earcup was too small? IDK, just a guess.

post #124 of 385
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post

Maybe because the black version came to market significantly after the brown one, and Sennheiser had gotten feedback that the earcup was too small? IDK, just a guess.

Or they're the exact same. smile.gif

 

I've seen a few pair of each black and brown...and they are the same in size (and Sennheiser has confirmed as much).

post #125 of 385

Hand-made ear pads are slightly different sizes sometimes. I'd chalk it up to that.

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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

Hand-made ear pads are slightly different sizes sometimes. I'd chalk it up to that.

Makes sense to me.

post #127 of 385
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Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1 View Post

Maybe because the black version came to market significantly after the brown one, and Sennheiser had gotten feedback that the earcup was too small? IDK, just a guess.

Yeah, I checked w/ the Senn dealer I know who checked w/ his Senn rep. I wondered the exact same thing. But no change...

post #128 of 385

Any of you guys have changed the cable to after-market cable?

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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post

Any of you guys have changed the cable to after-market cable?
No but you should find one that can fit the momentums, the stock cable is butt especially for a 350 dollar hp
post #130 of 385
I've mistakenly bought the V-Moda replacement cable thinking that the end connector is also 2.5mm like the Senn.
Once I received the cable, only realised that it's 3.5mm... bummer!
Luckily the cable is less than 20 bucks... imagine if it's 2xx silver cable tongue.gif
post #131 of 385
Momentum


HD-25 II


ATH-M50

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Soft flat measuring stand for headphones
This type of stand is used when measuring the headphone personalaudio.ru. Stand structure repeats on its usual flat bench, with a width comparable with a human head, but it is similar to the stand surface of the human skin softness. This avoids excessive bass at low frequencies, as well as providing a snug fit uneven lip. Thanks to the special markings, headphones can be accurately positioned relative to the microphone, and thus to compare the difference between the response channels. In the conventional notation in the graphs as a stand called SF1 (Soft Flat Stand V1).

Mannequin with ear shells
This type of stand close to the stand according to the standard IEC 60268-7, and uses a microphone in front of the ear canal. This type of headphone stand allows you to place a more natural seating position and obtain more accurate frequency response in the upper mids and highs due to multiple reflections from the ears and the more accurate the earphone relative to the microphone. In technical reports booth appears under the name HDM1 (HeadManeken V1).

Source: http://personalaudio.ru/detail/tekhnicheskie_stendy_dlya_izmereniy_naushnikov/
Translated with Google Translate.

Looking at HD-25 II graphs one can easily see difference between HDM1 and SF1 measurement methods. On the other hand looking at Momentum's graphs, both methods give similar results, where HDM1 shows how flat and linear the response is.
post #132 of 385
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Yeah, I checked w/ the Senn dealer I know who checked w/ his Senn rep. I wondered the exact same thing. But no change...

I don't know. Maybe it's because they are handmade... I just found that in mine the right ear-pad was smaller (shallower) than left one. I switched them and now it is left ear that suffers, and right ear feels fine. Maybe I just need to order another pair of ear-pads, and if I'm lucky enough at least one of them will be big enough to go on left ear biggrin.gif It's ₤37 though. They still got warranty, so maybe I can just go to shop and tell them to replace earpads.
post #133 of 385
Soundstage on Momentum isn't the biggest one. But here I found some live event, which sounds really spacious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uibm_RQfZ-M
post #134 of 385

I just received my black pair today. I am listening to them now and they are very nice. Debating the issue over burn in and how to best accomplish this. I have a pink noise FLAC  that I can loop for hours or is it better to throw a range of types of music from a generated playlist?
 

post #135 of 385
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Originally Posted by Richsvt View Post

I just received my black pair today. I am listening to them now and they are very nice. Debating the issue over burn in and how to best accomplish this. I have a pink noise FLAC  that I can loop for hours or is it better to throw a range of types of music from a generated playlist?
 

 

I don't know much about it myself, but I've copied and pasted the following from Dr. Jan Meier's page here

 

 
Quoted from Meier Audio

A headphone straight out of the box often may sound light at the bass and slightly aggressive or diffuse. The electromechanical properties of the drivers haven't settled down yet. It is strongly recommended to run the headphones for 24..48 hours with some continuous bass-heavy music before you start listening. First have the music run for a few hours at a low sound level. Next a few hours at medium level and after this the headphones can be run at a high level for the rest of the break-in.

 
Break-in improves the mechanical properties of the suspension of the drivers and also "tightens" the windings of the coil. With some headphones the difference is day and night.

 

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