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Problem with my Sennheiser Momentum's

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Is it normal for the stitching to be very, very uneven on the case? Also, the leather is ruffled like crazy on one side of the earcup and smooth on the other side.

I am wondering if I should return these to Sennheiser. Mine might just be defective. If it is usuall for them to be like this then I will just live without symmetry. They sound outstanding, though.

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Fluffy Kittens - 12/28/13 at 11:11pm
post #2 of 13

Post some picks so we can tell you what we think because there's normal uneven and there's the other kind.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am new here and don't know how. Is there a way to do it from my iPhone?
post #4 of 13

Maybe. In reply window, click on the icon that looks like two mountains with the sun in the corner, and try to upload your pics.

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Compared to the other side:


The case also has uneven-ness.
post #6 of 13
I wouldn't have thought anything's wrong if you hadn't mentioned it. But I don't own it myself, so I think you should get more opinions.

If it's affecting the tightness of the seal that the pad is supposed to make round your ears, it will negatively affect the sound. In that case, you should undoubtedly exchange it.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
It doesn't appear to affect the sound. I am probably being too OCD, but I expect perfection from $350 headphones.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Fluffy Kittens View Post

It doesn't appear to affect the sound. I am probably being too OCD, but I expect perfection from $350 headphones.

 

I understand that, especially given the price. But leather's a natural material, so expect some variation.

 

You should still try to obtain the opinion of someone who owns it. If no one responds here, post your question and pics to the Momentum thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/647474/sennheiser-momentum-appreciation-thread) and explain that you're sorry to bother them but you could use their help.

post #9 of 13

With my sennheiser momentum it seems one pad is softer compared to the other. It kinda annoys me. I'd say as long as longevity, comfort or sound isn't compromised I wouldn't exchange personally.

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
The top headband also has a pointy stitch that sticks out.

Why would Sennheiser sacrifice the quality of their products by making them in China? Why not build all but their cheapest products in Ireland or Germany? My HD-280's are built in Ireland; why can't my Mommentum's?
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Fluffy Kittens View Post

The top headband also has a pointy stitch that sticks out.

Why would Sennheiser sacrifice the quality of their products by making them in China? Why not build all but their cheapest products in Ireland or Germany? My HD-280's are built in Ireland; why can't my Mommentum's?

I was pretty dissappointed when I found out as well, yet the build is acceptable for me and with my pair. AKG and many other companies are doing the same.. Now the k7xx line is produced in China as well. What a shame!

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I was pretty dissappointed when I found out as well, yet the build is acceptable for me and with my pair. AKG and many other companies are doing the same.. Now the k7xx line is produced in China as well. What a shame!

Of course I agree with you. I read that about Q701. Are you sure it's true about K70x too?
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'd rather pay $50 more for a product made elsewhere. It makes sense for Mcdonalds to produce their happy-meal toys in China, not for Sennheiser to make expensive headphones there.
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