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Wow, I just found out they are available at certain retailers for $109 plus shipping in (of course) the not-so-popular colors.... That's a steal.

 

cheers,

K

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Wow, I just found out they are available at certain retailers for $109 plus shipping in (of course) the not-so-popular colors.... That's a steal.

 

cheers,

K

care to share the link? what did you consider the "not so popular colours"? 

 

 

i think all the colours are very nice actually even as the guy i can see myself getting the pink at 100$, it looks fine. but obviously it wouldn't be my first choice

post #303 of 395
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care to share the link? what did you consider the "not so popular colours"? 

 

 

i think all the colours are very nice actually even as the guy i can see myself getting the pink at 100$, it looks fine. but obviously it wouldn't be my first choice

would love to, but it's against forum rules to link to any group buying website and my post would get deleted.

 

Colors are: red, pink, green.

 

Cheers,

K

post #304 of 395
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would love to, but it's against forum rules to link to any group buying website and my post would get deleted.

Colors are: red, pink, green.

Cheers,
K

Got a pair of red ones for my wife since it's her favorite color and the headphone itself looks quite nice. Going to replace her Klipsch Reference One's which I got her a year and a half ago so should be a pretty big upgrade for her. Funny enough she later told me she got me the AKG Q701 they had for $150. She doesn't know I got her the Momentum's though.
post #305 of 395
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Got a pair of red ones for my wife since it's her favorite color and the headphone itself looks quite nice. Going to replace her Klipsch Reference One's which I got her a year and a half ago so should be a pretty big upgrade for her. Funny enough she later told me she got me the AKG Q701 they had for $150. She doesn't know I got her the Momentum's though.

 

what a good husband :L3000:. i actually find all the colours there (the green, pink, and red) look amazing. sennheiser has a pretty swell design team. i think the momentums would be a great upgrade over the klipsch reference one (just on build alone) and it definitely looks classier. 

 

lemme know how she feels about the comfort (i heard the reference one (at least the new one (the on ear) is really comfy because of the uber soft memory foam.

 

which version does she have?

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what a good husband L3000.gif . i actually find all the colours there (the green, pink, and red) look amazing. sennheiser has a pretty swell design team. i think the momentums would be a great upgrade over the klipsch reference one (just on build alone) and it definitely looks classier. 

lemme know how she feels about the comfort (i heard the reference one (at least the new one (the on ear) is really comfy because of the uber soft memory foam.

which version does she have?

She has the gold ones. Don't really know the different version differences but it's these.

post #307 of 395
Frank at Toxic Cables has just sent me a great aftermarket cable. It's certainly tamed the bass and brought the mids up beautifully. A far more spacious sound which hangs together really well now. Instrument separation is far better and the whole shebang with this cable now relaxes the on ears without losing drive or sparkle.

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Frank at Toxic Cables has just sent me a great aftermarket cable. It's certainly tamed the bass and brought the mids up beautifully. A far more spacious sound which hangs together really well now. Instrument separation is far better and the whole shebang with this cable now relaxes the on ears without losing drive or sparkle.


What's the cable spec/type used?

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What's the cable spec/type used?

This one is the copper Scorpion. You can specify the type you want of course. Im not a fan of silver cables myself...others swear by them. These cables are not on Frank's site...just PM or email him. I was lucky as he had a set made up already so got them along with the Scorpion for my Senn HD650 within a few days. Still got 50 hours or so burn in left to do.
post #310 of 395
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Frank at Toxic Cables has just sent me a great aftermarket cable. It's certainly tamed the bass and brought the mids up beautifully. A far more spacious sound which hangs together really well now. Instrument separation is far better and the whole shebang with this cable now relaxes the on ears without losing drive or sparkle.
 

 I found that by burning them in for 100 hours accomplished the same. Out of curiosity, how much was the cable?

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 I found that by burning them in for 100 hours accomplished the same. Out of curiosity, how much was the cable?

very interesting please tell us more. so far i find the bass a bit drony and a bit loose with the mids a bit too pushed back. i would leave the treble alone

 

but overall i found the entire sound sig not really well intergrated together, but would burning them fix that? tightening the bass is probably the biggest issue for me next to the super recessed mids

post #312 of 395
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

very interesting please tell us more. so far i find the bass a bit drony and a bit loose with the mids a bit too pushed back. i would leave the treble alone

 

but overall i found the entire sound sig not really well intergrated together, but would burning them fix that? tightening the bass is probably the biggest issue for me next to the super recessed mids

 

While I can't tell you exactly how long I have burned them in (wear them for at least 2-3 hours a day to and from work for the past 3 months) , nor at what point I noticed the changes, I can say that the bass does tighten up; less boomy more punchy. It still is quite strong being supra-aural and closed, but no where near as it was out of the box. It is quite evident when listening to an un-compressed lossless bass guitar scale. Essentially, the sub-bass is tamed and mid-bass has more presence.

 

I don't really find the mids to be that recessed in general, although the MOE does have the 'Sennheiser Veil', and combined with the supra-aura design, I can see why some like yourself find them so. My ears are small and fit somewhat inside the pads, and I hear midrange super well (too well sometimes), so I say one's milage may vary. However, the mids do become more forward; Perhaps it is the taming of the sub-bass over time that helped.

 

Treble remains the same: Awesome. I find very little change but I do hear some. Again, maybe it is due to the sub-bass calming down.

 

As stated previously by myself, if you have an iPhone/iPod/iPad get GoldenEars Accudio and use either the Momentum or MOE balanced pre-set. Bass and midrange benefit significantly right out of the box.  The biggest benefit though is the space and soundstage; Cleaner and bigger! Sure, it's an ugly app, but it does work and the difference in sound quality is almost night and day.

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You won't hear any more veil at all after sticking a bit of acoustic foam in the rear chamber as I did.
I used Akasa Paxmate Plus, but any open-cell acoustic foam should do; cut a couple of pieces to about the size of the pieces seen in the photo that I posted in the previous page and stick them in there with double-sided adhesive tape to hold them in place.

The reverb in the rear chamber affects the sound a lot because there is a large, filtered rectangular port in the primary chamber as part of the way that the headphone is tuned, not to mention three tiny bass ports in the center of the back of the primary chamber. If it was just the bass ports alone, the reverb wouldn't be so detrimental, like with HD380, HD280, and HD360/PX360. HD4x8/4x9 also have a large port in a similar manner, so messing with the port is part of the mods for those headphones. I have not tried modifying MOE's rectangular port, nor do I intend to for now, but you can try exerimenting with that for more or added effects, look up the HD4x8 mods for references and ideas.
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You won't hear any more veil at all after sticking a bit of acoustic foam in the rear chamber as I did.
 

 

Interesting...tempting...

 

:happy_face1:

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 I found that by burning them in for 100 hours accomplished the same. Out of curiosity, how much was the cable?

This one was only £85. I had already burnt the phones in for around 150 hours so this is simply that extra small gain a cable may provide. Silver may reduce the bass even more but Frank could tell you more. There is still a slight scoop in the vocals area on some recordings but not as much as before. Im using Ipod Classic 6g 2nd Rev.into a Fiio E11 and only Aplle Lossless files by the way. Equaliser is set to OFF. Pity as I dont use other Idevices so cant make use of Accudio on my Ipod.
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