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Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphone Reviews

dweaver

Rich and full sounding headphone

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Pros: solid sub-bass, enjoyable well rounded signature.

Cons: on ear design can be slightly uncomfortable - mediocre isolation

Sennheiser Momentum On Ear I bought the Momentum On Ear (MOE) on a bit of a whim and mistaken thought I could return them if not satisfied. So not really an auspicious start to a headphone aside from getting them at a good price compared to retail. I honestly thought I was just going to end up returning them. Buy upon initial listen I have to admit I have been surprised by them. Bit before I get into their sound let's talk about the headphones physical attributes first. Build quality of the MOE is absolutely top notch. The headphones exudes quality construction and design and every color looks good in my opinion. Being traditionalist I bought the black/red model for myself but was...
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AJ-Boffin

Great sound quality, aesthetically pleasing, but on-ear design may become uncomfortable.

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Pros: Great sound quality, rich yet controlled bass, balanced mids, well tuned treble, aesthetics, lots of accessories, high standard of build quality

Cons: On-ear design may grow uncomfortable after an hour or so

These have become my favourite headphones. In summary they are just like beats however better in every aspect of quality. The sound quality is, in the eyes of someone who is new to decent equipment, off this world. The bass is very rich, however controlled. I find Beats Solos have an uncontrolled bass, which makes them sound echoey. The Senheisers however produce a much better sound. The mids are great too - vocals that fit into this category come up really well. The treble is open and gives a great sound as well. The design is very 70s, which in a way looks 'cool'. Perhaps retro is in fashion now? The headphones are very adjustable, and the detachable cable may be useful someday . I...
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FancyDan

Punchy and fun, yet classy and refined, all in a premium portable package.

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Pros: Bass is articulate and solid, tons of punch, very detailed highs and mids (even if the mids are a bit recessed), great build quality, beautiful

Cons: Too bassy for audiophiles, ear pads could be softer (hurts ears after too much use), limited soundstage

This is a really fun headphone, especially for on the go use from day to day. The bass is really nice and punchy, but it isn't that annoying "Beats Solo HD" rumbling bass that gets in the way and muddies the sound. It almost has a slightly held back, but warm round-ness to it. It makes rocky music and a lot of tight indie music (see Grizzly Bear, Arcade Fire, Morning Benders) and some hip hop sound great (see Earl Sweatshirt, Nujabes, DJ Cam, Blackstar), but they don't have the thumping sub bass of something like a Beats, Sol, or even ATH-M50 can that allow you to hear the raw bass energy of music like Trap or Dubstep, both genres literally designed around that sound. You probably won't...
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bala

The Basshead's Choice

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Pros: Great design, solid build quality!

Cons: Bassy sound.

  If you have already seen the Momentum over-ear model, you know what to expect. A very tastefully done design, goes great with casual and formal wardrobe . The sliding earpieces are nice but I always have the nagging feeling that they tend to move from their optimal position during the regular handling of the headphone. General disclaimer : I have never had a good experience with On-ear headphones! The Momentum on-ear comes with a plush earpads made of Alcantara – a soft breathable material. The stainless steel headband running across the drivers provide the frame with good grip and a nice look as well. The cable is detachable (a comfort for portable headphones) and ...
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countolaf

A competitive sealed on-ear headphones

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Pros: Tight bass, clear midrange, sound isn't too closed, better than average soundstage for the headphone type

Cons: splashy lower treble, bass might be a bit light for some, below average noise isolation

The Sennheiser Momentum on-ear is a gorgeous-looking headphone just like the original one. The alcantara earpads is very comfortable and the headphone is light so it doesn't feel like its pressing your ears as is the case with most on-ear headphones. That's a major plus to me considering it's on-ear   The overall sound of the MOE (Momentum on-ear) is balanced. It is definitely not dark but doesn't sound lean too. Bass has good extension but I believe it's not as full-bodied as say the DT1350. Nevertheless, there's no bloat at all here. Midrange comes of clearly but those who are used to warmer-sounding headphones might find the midrange to be somewhat not forward (slightly...
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