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post #46 of 589

My local Apple Store just got many Momentums in stock. Took me quite some effort to not get one on the spot. Just have one question: Is it true that the 3-button cable gives a worse sound quality than the audio only cable? I'll be using it mainly with an iPod if I do get this, so I probably will never touch the audio only cable.

post #47 of 589
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Originally Posted by LinkPro View Post

My local Apple Store just got many Momentums in stock. Took me quite some effort to not get one on the spot. Just have one question: Is it true that the 3-button cable gives a worse sound quality than the audio only cable? I'll be using it mainly with an iPod if I do get this, so I probably will never touch the audio only cable.

Well it's true some people have had an issue, others haven't. I did and switched to the audio only cable...now paired up with my new AK120 DAP, the sound is just incredible. Just wish the earcups were bigger , that's my only gripe.
post #48 of 589
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Originally Posted by LinkPro View Post

My local Apple Store just got many Momentums in stock. Took me quite some effort to not get one on the spot. Just have one question: Is it true that the 3-button cable gives a worse sound quality than the audio only cable? I'll be using it mainly with an iPod if I do get this, so I probably will never touch the audio only cable.

Hi fellow Wisconsinite.  I have owned and enjoyed the Momentum since December and at first used the button cable exclusively with my touch and was pleased with the sound. Then after a couple of months tried the standard cable and noticed a difference, with the mids being more prominent and even with the bass.  It's not a night and day difference but it's enough to encourage me to use the standard cable most of the time. Not sure everyone would notice and they are still enjoyable with the button cable.

post #49 of 589
Hi fellow Wisconsinites! I have not noticed a difference in sq with the two cables, but I will check again
post #50 of 589

So many Wisconsinites here! I'm not even from Wisconsin, just some random kid going to UW. Thanks all, I appreciate your feedback. I'm very paranoid when it comes to cables since all the "made for iDevices" headphones I've got so far have cable problems: D7100, UE900, UE9000 and MDR-1R. The 3-button cable just craps out after some time of use, either at the 3.5mm jack or the ear cup interconnects. I currently have the D7100 and the UE900 and they're both well in warranty, but still a hassle nonetheless. However I just can't live without the 3-button cable, as long as it holds on with regular use I'm willing to ditch some sound quality.

 

Also how is the Momentum's comfort? I read that the cups are on the small side, and I have problems with on-ear cans. Is it big enough so that it doesn't sit entirely on the ears?

post #51 of 589
They just about cover my ears. But I have average sized ears. If you have big ears, you might want to try them on first. They are a comfortable headphone. Not as comfortable as the HD 558, but then again, not too many are
post #52 of 589

I've had these for a week now and comfort is great for me (I too have average ears).

 

Sound wise I'm loving them, very punchy and fun.  I'd say they've gotten better over the week I've had them but it's probably just my ears getting used to them.  I got them for AUD330 from JB (the black ones), worth every penny in my opinion :)

post #53 of 589

i've had these since last month and the comfort is just average, i had mdr-1r and it was much better in comfort but the sound of momentum just full of joy it was sweet,smooth but it need to be more punchy i think for my taste

post #54 of 589
I officially joined this form after buying Momentums, but before I've been reading a lot reviews and comparing a lot. I was really interested in Momentums as someone have said in one of the posts that Momentums belong to Orpheus family. I didn't know what would that mean, but I thought I need to check that out. I looked up on Amazon to see what is the price of that toy, and at that stage I found it interesting. So I checked response graphs on headphone.com:

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=3951&scale=30

I've noticed that ditch after 2kHz, and I read review saying that sound is not so clear, so I stopped being interested. But then I flew on some vacation, and I saw Momentums on the airport, and they had good price. I thought why not to give them a chance. I've connected my N900 to them and what I heard was so amazing that I instantly wanted them so badly. I bought them without further thinking - It was an impulse:)
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Originally Posted by Staxfan View Post

Sibilance is something the Momentum is blissfully free from. I also find the bass on the Momentums really great. [...], but the Momentum extending further down.

[...]Momentum has narrow soundstage. [...].

Anyway I thought it was time we had an appreciation thread for this great headphone. Owners and non-owners please chime in with your thoughts. Thanks!

Jan

Now after several weeks my impressions are little different. My biggest problem that my right ear doesn't fit into ear-cup, so after few hours of listening I feel pain. Besides that headphones are really worth every penny. Sound is incredibly clear, and there is a nice bass. However all that matches price level. I can imagine better headphones truly sibilance free, with truly tight bass, and truly linear, but I can also imagine price of such ones.

I think that for 99% of people sound quality on Momentums is probably more than they would ever be able to hear, but there is also this 1% who is never fully satisfied. Let me put it this way: piano sounds very convincing, but I can easily tell that it is not a real piano standing in my room.

I must say that IMHO on HD215 (worth EUR80) bass goes much lower, and is tighter. But then HD215 fails (in comparison to Momentums off course) all the way from 100Hz up.

The treble on Momentums are clear, not crystal clear, but very clear, as clear as on speakers worth few times more. The bass is good from 50Hz (by my ear), but below that it's very untight, and lacking in power. Thus IMHO it is best to listen to classical music on them, especially piano and cello sound great.

In general Momentums are a good choice (for people with average sized ears).

Dear Sennheiser, could you please design replacement pads for bigger ears, please!!!
post #55 of 589
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Originally Posted by D K A View Post

i've had these since last month and the comfort is just average, i had mdr-1r and it was much better in comfort but the sound of momentum just full of joy it was sweet,smooth but it need to be more punchy i think for my taste

Can you use crossfeed? Electronic music sounds really much better on these (IHMO) with crossfeed on.
post #56 of 589
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Can you use crossfeed? Electronic music sounds really much better on these (IHMO) with crossfeed on.

Yea i used it sometimes but for my taste it needs to be little more punchy cause overall the sound is amazing

post #57 of 589
Currently playing from my Laptop (Y580) on Linux Mint, through Jack at fixed 44.1kHz with ZOH interpolator (no interpolation), and no effects, no boost nothing.
The volume is set to 70 (-8.25dB), which is rather loud. Playing ASOT 600 (current track: ATB - Wasting). I have connected though SSH to my N900, and play tracks from there.

Now, the sound quality is astonishing. The loudness is very deafening. The bass is everywhere around me and I feel like it's going to blow my head, or roast my brain. Let's not forget I am playing FLAC as is without any post-processing. It goes directly to JACK, and there is no sample rate conversion - yes it is bit perfect I'd say. Ok, now I just decreased volume, because few more minutes and I would've lost my hearing:) Bass is still there, and I really don' t want more - otherwise I wouldn't have turned volume down :P

Yeah, that is at home, and laptop is connected to mains, and it has very powerful battery, and its sound system has been designed by Dolby labs. So sound has to be as good as you could possibly get from a laptop.

I was listening to same tracks on the go. In the sub-urban train to be frank. And there was definitely lack of bass. I not only turned on crossfeed, but also turned treble down -3dB. I left bass at 0dB position. With these settings my relative (to train noise) perception of bass was huge. Must say, that now I understand why Momentum's response curve goes very down after 2kHz - they were designed to sound well in train:)
post #58 of 589

 

Idk if its me, earpads look thicker, ive compare them to the ones at bestbuy too and its little bit thicker, hmm maybe because of some complaints that they made it bigger :O

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post #60 of 589
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Originally Posted by TealRice View Post

Idk if its me, earpads look thicker, ive compare them to the ones at bestbuy too and its little bit thicker, hmm maybe because of some complaints that they made it bigger :O

Then I am more than interested in replacing mines with these.

Also I found this article about KEF M500 coming in. The price is 250 GBP, which will make them good value, if their sound quality is same or better than Momentums.

Now since I now have figured out how to remove earpads (and them put them back), I was wondering maybe I could remove the filling and replace it with memory foam?
Edited by koolas - 5/29/13 at 5:06am
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