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A/V Sennheiser Momentum 2.0's

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 23RO_UK, 11 Jun 2018.

  1. 23RO_UK

    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    As per the title, I'm looking to drop on some Sennheiser Momentum 2.0's, now I'm 99% certain they tick all the boxes for my usage - has anyone had any hands on experience with them or would like to offer up an alternative suggestion?
     
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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    I've got wired Momentums 1.0 and the misses has bluethooth Momentums 2.0. They're both brilliant.
    Cables from the 2.0 work on the 1.0 though the cable from the 1.0 is higher quality (but only iPhone or basic stereo, 2.0 has android cable).

    2.0 bluetooth can be a little finicky with the signal. Two or three times now the misses is listening to something on her computer and then suddenly the sound is coming from here screen and then back again. Though in it's defense, her computer is under the desk and doesn't have an external antenna.

    They also take a little while getting used to, they may hurt your noggin the first few times you wear them for extended periods, they're not as cushion-y on the top of your head as other headphones, though that quickly goes away.

    EDIT: Oh, and the sound. They're Sennheisers, nuff said.
     
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    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    @yuusou, thank you for that ^^^ - you've sealed the deal :thumb:
     
  4. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    A bit late, but my 2 cents...

    I've got a pair of wired Momentum 2.0 headphones. I use them daily at work for Spotify and occasionally as a hands free (only really if someone calls me during aforementioned Spotify time).

    Sound quality is far better than what I was used to - and apparently the handfree mic goes through clearly to the other end.

    Downsides - I couldn't get a 3.5mm > 1/4" adaptor working straight away to plug them into the audio interface I use for my guitar. Upside - the fix was fairly cheap - whole new cable from Amazon, which I swap with the original when making noises on a guitar. Also this means if the original cable dies in the future (common with headphones in general I find), I can just swap it out in the future for a small amount of £££
     
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  5. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    If the supplied cables don't work with Android phones it's worth trying integrated mic/volume cables from another supplier. My B&O H6s wouldn't work properly with my phone but 3.5mm cables from Amazon work perfectly. I won't link to them as they're currently unavailable but I bought 2 different types and both work fine.
     
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  6. David

    David RIP Tel

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    This is all good stuff - I shortlisted the Momentum 2.0 a while back - I don't use a mic any more so I don't need a headset and want to splash on a decent set of 'phones in the near future.
     
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    I've got a set of the limited edition ones - sound great.. but found not very comfortable to wear all day.
     
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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    For clarification, I use my Momentums with a Creative SoundBlaster E1 USB Soundcard / DAC. On the PC, for gaming and VoIP, I use an AntLion ModMic v4 hooked into the soundcards' Mic jack, and use the other cable with phone controls for my phone.
     
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    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    @yuusou, whilst waiting on my Momentum's to arrive I've picked up an E1 also - for £25 it was a no brainer and they're a handy little thing to have around :thumb:

    EDIT - Ok, that Creative E1 has got to be the most underrated piece of kit ever!!!

    Even with my existing earbuds and cans it's made a HUGE noticeable difference to the audio quality of my iPhone :grin:
     
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    Right? It's nothing fancy, 24bit 44.1kHz, but it consistently delivers and battery is about 25 hours. For the price, it's absolutely amazing.
     

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