New Sennheiser Momentum In ear
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Anyone hear anything about these? They look interesting and as I liked the way the on-ears sounded, will be interested to see how these fare...
 
Sep 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM Post #2 of 527

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Link to Senn's page:
http://en-us.sennheiser.com/momentum-headphones-in-ear
 
Sep 4, 2014 at 6:20 PM Post #3 of 527

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I would suggest changing the thread title to include "Momentum In-Ear." The current title won't receive much attention.

I'm actually surprised these are priced at $99 here in the US as the announce price in the UK was £90 (~$147).

I hope they sound closer to the original Momentum and less like the On-Ear.
 
Sep 4, 2014 at 7:40 PM Post #4 of 527

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Senn is using 18 Ohm drivers now instead of the 16 and 32. I do see the tips with the strip to hold the diaphragm guards in. So, we again have the diaphragm guards to play with. If they are too smooth up top or use guards a bit thicker/denser than preferred they can be switched out or trimmed.
 
Not sure where the CX 3.0 is. I saw an early review that wanted to crown the 3.0 the best $50 earphone. Not on site and the CX 2.0 is $55 so nice job there, doh. CX 3.0 isn't gonna be $50.
 
They could have included different guards for sound tuning. That would broaden the appeal. A non-i version would be nice but doubtful. The two variants are just Apple or Samsung.
 
Sep 4, 2014 at 7:54 PM Post #5 of 527

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The CX3.00 (and CX1.00) was briefly on the Sennheiser USA website earlier today but was taken down right when I was about to click the link. :frowning2:

I believe the CX3.00, CX5.00, and Momentum In-Ear all use an 18 ohm driver, while the CX1.00 and CX2.00 utilize a 28 ohm driver, so definitely new drivers all around. I'm also glad they went with the diaphragm guards.

As far as non-mic versions, I do think the CX1.00 is just a CX2.00 without the mic, but I'm curious as to a comparison between the CX3.00 and CX5.00 besides the mic and "2.00" difference.

EDIT: Here's a link to information on the entire CX series: http://en-de.sennheiser.com/new-cx-in-ear-headphones-and-headsets

EDIT 2: Looking at the link Rich provided (Thanks!), it appears that the housing of the Momentum In-Ear contains no plastic. Is that a first for a Sennheiser that isn't the IE800? Funny that a CNET review (which I will not link) said that the earphones were all plastic and that explains the low price. :rolleyes:
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Here's the press release..
 
Inspired by people with MOMENTUM
Sennheiser adds in-ear headphones to its MOMENTUM range

 
Wedemark/Berlin, 4 September 2014 – At IFA 2014, Sennheiser unveils the new MOMENTUM In-Ear, expanding its MOMENTUM range with premium ear-canal phones. Beautifully crafted from the highest quality materials, the MOMENTUM In-Ear features an all-new acoustic design that delivers the acclaimed MOMENTUM sound performance in the smallest, most compact form.
 
 
 The MOMENTUM range is inspired by people who follow their visions without compromises: people with MOMENTUM. They take things further and push the world ahead. When it comes to headphones, they demand the uncompromising sound quality, progressive technology and high-quality materials in a product that is built to last. “Answering the needs of those who refuse to make compromises, the MOMENTUM headphone series represents the ultimate fusion of style and substance,” said Charles Cha, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. “We are now excited to announce a new member of the family, the MOMENTUM In-Ear, which brings the same level of passion and innovation to ear-canal phones, delivering the ultimate portable MOMENTUM experience.”
 
Iconic MOMENTUM design language
In line with the iconic, elegant design language of the MOMENTUM range, form follows function with the choice of materials and design of the new headphones. On the outside, the MOMENTUM In-Ear features eye-catching good looks that set it apart – from the premium stainless steel components to the mirror chrome detailing and the silhouette of the dual-tone elliptical cable which ensures a tangle-free listening experience.

Within, the ear-canal phones feature class-leading proprietary transducer technology newly developed by Sennheiser which carefully replicates the sound
signature that characterises the MOMENTUM range: a powerful bass response, detailed vocal projection and a great sound stage. A custom-machined stainless steel acoustic pipe and high-quality dynamic speaker system support the MOMENTUM In-Ear’s accurate and powerful sound. A perfect fit in the ear canals is ensured through a set of ear adapters in several sizes that provide excellent attenuation from ambient noise.

Using tough impact-resistant polycarbonate and stainless steel for the MOMENTUM In-Ear, Sennheiser has developed very durable ear-canal phones – ensuring that the ultra-portable design can go anywhere and is also robust enough to take the demands of a life on the move.
 
The MOMENTUM In-Ear features a three-button in-line remote with an integrated mic for controlling music and taking calls. It will be available from September 2014 in two variants that are optimised for either Apple iOS or Android and Windows smart devices such as Samsung Galaxy models. Peace of mind is also included with a premium carrying case for safe storage and a 2-year warranty.

The MOMENTUM range includes the classic MOMENTUM, over ear-headphones as well as the more compact MOMENTUM On-Ear. All MOMENTUM headphones offer a unique combination of uncompromising sound quality with distinct, contemporary styling and the finest materials. The MOMENTUM over-ear is crafted with high-quality leather, available in black, brown and ivory. The MOMENTUM on-ear is available in red, blue, green, pink, brown, black and ivory.
 

 
People with MOMENTUM
Legendary human beatbox EKLIPS, sound artists Nik Novak and Di Mainstone and Imogen Heap, pioneer in innovative music – they all have MOMENTUM. Working with unique people like these, Sennheiser, together with Spotify, tells the stories of inspirational people. The audio specialist is following a hugely diverse range of 100 people who have a passion and connection to sound, to learn more about their lives and own personal MOMENTUM. Visit the social video project and people with MOMENTUM, at www.sennheiser-momentum.com.
 

 
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I am really interested in trying these out. I am relatively new to IEMs and right now stuck with the upgraded Apple ones, which aren't too bad for the moment. I need something light and low profile to go on hikes and walks, especially during winter (need to wear a hat to keep my lack of haired-skull from getting frostbitten) and even my V-Moda XSs get in the way. The problem I am having is that I get no bass extension with the apples. I am not a bass-head, but would like to get some extension in those lower ranges.
 
So...long-winded way to say that I think I am going to try these as I like the over ear version I have and see what comes of it...unless someone can think of something similar in the same price range and sound signature (which is only a guess right now). I am also considering the Xiaoami Piston 2 but not sure about that.
 
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I look forward to hearing these as well esp. after the PCX 95. I've been hearing better tuning from the CX870 through the latest PCX 95 esp. regards the mid-range/vocals. The design is interesting, the tube angle, the all metal construction(even the CX985 was an ABS sound tube), the cable routing that should be good for over or straight down. They don't look too shabby either :)
 
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This is a much more interesting announcement than the Urbanites.
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 I eagerly await impressions.
 
 I am also considering the Xiaoami Piston 2 but not sure about that.

 
The Piston 2 is, by far, the best audiophile-friendly sub $30 IEM.
 
Sep 5, 2014 at 5:50 PM Post #11 of 527

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  What's with the bar across the tip? I trust that sennheiser knows what they're doing and it doesn't have an effect but that seems unnecessary.. borderline idiotic.

 
They ensure the foam diaphragm guards won't come out cause they are not glued in or anything. You are free to replace them if they become clogged, trim extra sets to tune the sound if you choose. They don't seem to come out when using other tips, IME. Not that the MIE would be the same in that regard with it's construction. Maybe the guards will tend to want to come out of a metal tube? We'll see.
 
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I am really interested in trying these out. I am relatively new to IEMs and right now stuck with the upgraded Apple ones, which aren't too bad for the moment. I need something light and low profile to go on hikes and walks, especially during winter (need to wear a hat to keep my lack of haired-skull from getting frostbitten) and even my V-Moda XSs get in the way. The problem I am having is that I get no bass extension with the apples. I am not a bass-head, but would like to get some extension in those lower ranges.

So...long-winded way to say that I think I am going to try these as I like the over ear version I have and see what comes of it...unless someone can think of something similar in the same price range and sound signature (which is only a guess right now). I am also considering the Xiaoami Piston 2 but not sure about that.
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