I mentioned the Sennheiser Momentums that uncle Mikey lent me in my Audioquest Dragonfly review HERE at OccupyHifi.org. I promised I would talk about them some more; so here's that article I know you've been dying for. Sennheisers have a reputation of being great-to-decent-quality headphones, and that is true for the Momentums. The build quality is great, the sound is great, the headphone adjuster works great, it fits great, it's just an overall great headphone.
That is why it pains me to say that I can't recommend them. "Ahh, but Jade, you just said they were great! You're SO contradictory!" As I said, they're not bad headphones, I like listening to them… for about 15-20 minutes, until my ears start to ache. There's no way in my right mind I could ever recommend a headphone that was so uncomfortable. With over-ear headphones, I can get about 2-3 hours of wearing them until my ears ache, which is plenty of time to jam out to an album or two. I can listen to about 5 songs with the Momentums until they become uncomfortable. The clamping force is pretty tight, so you won't have to worry about them falling off, but that's also what makes them uncomfortable. Objectively: they're good headphones, so if you don't mind your ears hurting, then I would recommend them. What I would recommend to everyone, however, is trying out a pair for yourself, you might like them.
* From uncle Mikey:
I love my Momentums. I lent mine to Jadin for evaluation. This is a great lesson to read about. Jadin and I share similar tastes in gear and music, but we're also individuals (hello Captain Obvious), therefore we're also gonna prefer different things and have our own very different tastes. I love my Momentums! I was thankfully surprised to hear that Alex Rosson, a dear friend of mine and Founder of Audeze, also dug his Momentums. Hey - we gots different-sized heads! I will say this: If you gotta' pair of Momentums or HD7s, or 8s check out Double Helix Cables. I won't say a word, let's just say: With the DHC cables - those headphone are totally transformed. Period.
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