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post #106 of 909
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Originally Posted by Wildstar View Post

There is no such thing as a (unique) sound like "live electronic music", since electronic instruments require amplification and loudspeakers.
If you mean what you hear in a concert, it totally depends on the venue, it's equipment and electronics and whatever the sound engineers and/or the artist(s) wanted to do. Add to this your placement on the venue and the raw SPL which will affect your perception of the sound. I've never been to two concerts that sounded the same.

I do realise what you mean, though, and I do agree that the HD215 sounds like the sound at a crappy electronic music concert, with ear-raping SPL and treble.

By live electronic music I really meant live electronic music.

Have you ever been to nay of these:

http://www.astateoftrance.com/events/a-state-of-trance-600-2/

http://www.sensation.com/

I believe these are far from "crappy", but again my opinion only.
post #107 of 909
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Originally Posted by Hifi Man View Post

Well alright! These headphones are really nice! I don't feel any worry about returning them, there's just nothing wrong with them! I think I'm officially happy with this purchase. Unless start to feel soreness in my ears like I did with the amperiors, which isn't happening after about an hour of wearing them, which is a lot longer than my ears lasted than with the amperior.

I read your review on the Amperiors and I'm interested in reading your opinion on the Momentums, from a sound quality point of view mainly.

Anyway I hope you've finally found your ultimate portable headphones.
post #108 of 909
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Originally Posted by Slaphead View Post


I read your review on the Amperiors and I'm interested in reading your opinion on the Momentums, from a sound quality point of view mainly.

Anyway I hope you've finally found your ultimate portable headphones.

It took me about a month and a half to decide my over all impression of the amperior. I only got the momentums a day or two ago. If I'm an audiophile at all, I am a very very amature one.However, my initial impression of the momentum is it goes very well with more laid back music.  It has a very warm sound, very clear and resonant. It can sound a little boggy for metal music, I prefer a little bit drier sound for something like black metal. However the soundstage is definitely a step above the Amperior, albeit slightly in-the-ear sounding. The treble is slightly laid back, so if I was looking for a little bit of a jolt in my metal music, I would be a little disappointed. However they're non fatiguing which is part of this double edge sword when it comes to heavy metal. I think these headphones are fantastic, considering they're portable and closed, and I may not be entirely sure about how I feel about them yet (for sure not enough to write a review) but so far I like them over all more than the amperior, they don't hurt my ears! Albeit they are pretty snug.


Edited by Hifi Man - 6/20/13 at 12:41pm
post #109 of 909

To anyone who's interested: Justin from HeadAmp is doing a demo program with the Momentums and you can sign up right now. Sign ups end soon but apparently not a lot of people have signed up for the Momentums so he might keep sign-ups open longer. Its free you just have to pay the shipping to the next person in line. This is a chance to tryout the Momentums alongside your existing headphones and equipment. Its a great opportunity.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/645941/headamp-headphone-demos-audeze-fostex-hifiman-sennheiser-stax-sign-up-now

post #110 of 909
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

To anyone who's interested: Justin from HeadAmp is doing a demo program with the Momentums and you can sign up right now. Sign ups end soon but apparently not a lot of people have signed up for the Momentums so he might keep sign-ups open longer. Its free you just have to pay the shipping to the next person in line. This is a chance to tryout the Momentums alongside your existing headphones and equipment. Its a great opportunity.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/645941/headamp-headphone-demos-audeze-fostex-hifiman-sennheiser-stax-sign-up-now


Never seen something like that before, seems like a pretty good idea, but must be for US residents only right?


Edited by musiclife - 6/27/13 at 1:26pm
post #111 of 909

I use these for running and the ear pads are straight up sweat logged after a run. I'm concerned about if this will effect the long turn durability of the headphones. 

post #112 of 909
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Originally Posted by musiclife View Post


Never seen something like that before, seems like a pretty good idea, but must be for US residents only right?

 

Yeah, sorry I should have mentioned that. US only. Even though the deadline has passed if anyone's interested I would recommend you still sign-up. If he had a low amount of signups for the Momentums he could still be accepting them. Users that have been on head-fi for a 1+ year and/or have lots of posts probably have a bit better chance of getting selected.

post #113 of 909
I've been in the shop and compared brown Momentums with red-black ones, and I can clearly see brown do have smaller ear-pads, and red-black ones do have bigger. What's more my ears fit well in red-blacks and completely don't fit in brown.

So I'm selling brown and getting black :P
post #114 of 909

That's got to be some sort of imperfection in the pads on one of those Momentums. I don't think they are supposed to different in any way at all aside from color. You may get a black one and find it has the same pads as your brown one. Or it could be that the brown one is the one with some kind of imperfection on the pads causing them to be slightly smaller. I would get in touch with Sennheiser. They'll probably tell you that the two Momentums are identical aside from color. If you complain about the size of your earpads they may send you replacements.

post #115 of 909
No, black are bigger. I've seen them in several shops, and they are always bigger.

I have also tried black and brown and black fit my ears, and brown don't.
post #116 of 909

I'd be interested to see if anybody could confirm this with pics... I loved the Momentum, but couldn't handle the smaller earcups. A larger earcup would most certainly get my attention...

post #117 of 909
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

I'd be interested to see if anybody could confirm this with pics... I loved the Momentum, but couldn't handle the smaller earcups. A larger earcup would most certainly get my attention...

I've had both side-by-side and the only differences I could see were colour. smile.gif

post #118 of 909

Gotcha. Thanks Mace ;)

post #119 of 909
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I've had both side-by-side and the only differences I could see were colour. smile.gif

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.
Edited by koolas - 6/25/13 at 1:49pm
post #120 of 909

Sennheiser rep said that they are exactly the same size. 

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