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Sennheiser Momentum Reviews

Positive Reviews


Versatile, high-quality sounding headphone with a great performance/price ratio


Pros: Well-balanced neutral sound that works well for many audio applications; excellent iDevice integration; superb remote control

Cons: Not a headphone for those who want to hear the smallest details in recordings; replacement remote control/mic slightly pricey

INTRO I have been enjoyably appreciating the Sennheiser MOMENTUM since just before Christmas 2012 and continue to do so now as I type this.    The MOMENTUM is part of Sennheiser's Club Orpheus* flagship range of products - which also presently includes the HD 700, HD 800, RS 220, and IE 800 headphones as well as Sennheiser's newly released headphone amp the HDVD 800 / HDVD 600 - and is a beautifully-construced headphone with a high-quality sound that works well in a variety of listening settings.   DESIGN   Packaging   The MOMENTUM's packaging is similar to that of the Amperior (another recent and well-made addition to...
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The Sennheiser Momentum: A Great Piece of Design.


Pros: Gorgeous mids, great extended bass, no sibilance.

Cons: slighty lacking in treble "air", earcups won't comfortably fit larger ears, a little bit more definition in the bass would be nice.

Intro      The Sennheiser Momentums are my favorite pair of headphones that I own (including UE700's and the Senn HD650's).  I started a quest last year after buying a pair of (at that time) Monster Beats Solos.  Yeah, I bought into the hype.  I'm not gonna start a Beats-hating review here; suffice to say I wasn't satisfied, sold them, and looked elsewhere.  After weeks of reading reviews, going back and forth and hand-wringing over which pair to buy, I settled on the Ultrasone Pro-900's.  While I loved the 900's ultra-high resolution bass and extended treble, the mids weren't doing it for me; voices and guitars sounded too distant for my...
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Negative Reviews


Compact, good-looking and good sound, but not worth the price


Pros: Build quality, design, sound quality

Cons: Value

I will first start by declaring that I'm no audiophile, and that this is just a review coming from an average consumer. I know a lot of you will facepalm by my review, but I will post it anyway.   One year ago I bought the ATH-M50, coming from a Beat Solo HD headphone (yeah, I know). Although the Beats and ATH-M50s were at approximately the same price, I was simply stunned by the open sound, the tight bass and crisp sounds from the ATH-M50s. However, after a year I thought it was time for a new upgrade, and doubled the budget I had one year ago to £250. After I had bought the Momentums I excitedly went home expecting I would get the same WOW-feeling as I had gotten from the...
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Inline controls won't work with Android phones


Pros: Great sound

Cons: inline controls are dead to Android

This will be a very brief review because unless I discover otherwise, I will be returning these headphones to Amazon because the inline controls for smartphones do not work for Android phones; or at least my Motorola Droid 3. For $350, this shouldn't be an issue. The Sennheiser website has no info on phone compatibility but I purchased on faith given the company's rep (plus I've owned three sets of Sennheisers previously and have always been happy).    I'm simply shocked that a set of cans designed expressly for mobile music players won't work with the stock music player for the most widely used OS out there.   Beyond that, the pads are very tiny, they barely fit...
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More Reviews


Benchmark Setting for 'stylish' portable headphones


Pros: Amazing package, truly world class, engineering and material are amazing, sound matches up to the build quality

Cons: Honestly, nothing.

Sennheiser is one of the old players when it comes to high-end headphones and their top tier products are rightly recognized as world class. Rightly so, the Sennheiser heritage produces quality, refined products that excite the listener. I have been looking for a new set of cans for a while, and although I have been tempted by other brands I always come back to Sennheiser as I know the quality is there. So, having done my research I finally homed in on the Momentums. Before I continue lets clear up a couple of points, firstly, these are are branded as circumaural, which means the cups don't touch your ears but, rather, entirely enclose them. This is not quite the case, unless you have...
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excellent compact headphones offerings


Pros: balanced sound - fit majority of genre out there , detailed resolving of sounds frequencies

Cons: 1. small headphone size feels head cramping discomfort over long hours 2. average soundstage

A trendy and stylish offering by Sennheiser.   Choice of colours and design seems to be targeting at teenagers and younger adults with a taste of design simplicity.    Sound quality is typical sennheiser - well rounded bass with moderate impact, no boom boom rolls., clear mids only slight warm , clear treble - doesn't roll too much, no sibilance.   What i don't like as follows; 1. I extend it to largest possible size on the headstrap .. still feels crampy on my head after fitting it on 2. ear pads gets warm on ears after 30 mins 3. soundstage size medium , and imaging is only average - i feel like 20 percent larger than a good audiophile earphone. ...
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Sennheiser does it again


Pros: Build quality, sound qualit, asthetics

Cons: Nothing worth noting

I have an Audio Technica and Sennheiser open over ear headphones and was looking for a closed portable, iPhone compatible one which is top notch in sound quality, not the kinds of VModa or Beats crap. I got the Beats as a gift. Brought the bets back and put some extra money to buy these. This was the best decision I made. The looks are great. Sound is top notch, Sennheiser quality. Build is particularly solid. Love each inch of it and the sound coming out of it. My ears are large and somewhat brush the leather a little bit for these over the ear cans. The gentle pressure and soft leather does not cause any discomfort of any sort. I broke them in with music and white noise over night and...
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Must have


Pros: Sound Quality, Design, Build, Detachable Cable

Cons: Inline controls and mic not working on my Android device

I've been listening to these headphones everyday for a full month, and I gotta say I loved every minute I've listened to them.   OK, so I might lack experience doing this review because these are my first true high quality headphones, and I have not listened to all the reference headphones out there, and lack all the lingo used in these forums, but I try to review them as a normal person who was looking for an audio quality leap.    I come from the Shure SE215 and the Sennheiser HD449, and although they are quite good for their own merits, the Momentums have been a massive increase in sound quality. I'm not gonna say the typical "you hear stuff on your music you...
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An excellent portable headphone!


Pros: Warm, smooth and engaging high fidelity audio. Gorgeous design with quality materials. Very comfortable (for me). Very light.

Cons: Slightly excessive mid-bass and laid-back top-end may turn off purists. Soundstage isn't great. Remote volume up/down only usable on i-devices.

On sound alone, the Sennheiser Momentums are worth every penny. But aside from being wonderful sounding, the elegant design is beautiful and luxuriant with stainless steel band, real leather and quality plastic cups in a nice, dark bronze finish. The standard cable is also very high quality, with a substantial metal remote attached to it.  The case isn't as large and bulky as I expected from reviews, and it's sturdy enough to keep the headphones safe under most circumstances.  They are very comfortable. The light weight and the materials inside the earcups ensure the fit is great, with minimal headband pressure and without heating up your ears. The cups are on the small side,...
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Sophisticated look & great sound!


Pros: All day comfy, good bass response, stylish, excellent case, replaceable cable

Cons: case bulky,

Very impressed with the Sennhesier Momentum's. Sound is fairly balanced with clear highs & lows. They're stylish without being 'in your face' like various brands such as Beats. The quality of the leather on the earcups is impressive and I'm finding that I can use them for a couple of hours at a time with no discomfort.   Using them straight into my iPhone 4S and 320kbps tracks from spotify is giving me excellent sound and I'm happy to use these without my Fiio E17 so that I can make / receive calls whilst out & about. Call quality is good and no one has commented on external sounds or sounding distant.   Sound isolation is surprisingly good and I'm happy to use...
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A Perfect All-Arounder: What more can you want for a portable headphone?


Pros: immaculant design, durable headband, soft earpads, lightweight, beautiful sweet sound, great isolation (enough for bus, and subway)

Cons: wanted a bit more treble sparkle and energy. more forward female vocals

This was Sennheiser’s first stab at the lifestyle consumer market, and to say the least I think they succeeded beyond my expectations! The Momentums are a probably the most well rounded headphone (in all aspects) I have ever seen/heard. I think because of how well the Momentums executed in the all the sections I listed below, this makes the Momentum an easy recommendation for basically everyone. Click on the youtube link for a condensed video review   Review         Accessories/ Features The headphone come in a hard shelled carrying case rather large, about half the size of my 13-inch macbook pro (see the picture below).  Inside you see the...
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Although I am not experienced with in high end headphones, these are the best I know of!


Pros: Good materials, great sound and fantastic build quality.

Cons: A bit costly and becomes uncomfortable after long hours, my ears don't fit in too well.

I am not very experiences with high end headphones but the second I put these headphones on my head, I wanted them. They are made of the best materials, smooth leather ear pads, aluminium cups, stainless steel sliders and leather upon the top of the headband too. They offer great adjust ability not only because of the sliders but how the ear cups swivel around onto your ear perfectly. But my ears won't fit inside the the pads but perhaps my ears are a little big I suppose. After about an hour or so they start to get very uncomfortable. Looking at the specs of 16Hz-22,000Hz I am not too impressed but apparently these are mainly designed to be the ultimate travel headphones but they still...
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Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Review... inspired by Lachlan !


Pros: Relaxing sound signature, lightweight, excellent build quality, beautiful mid-range

Cons: The relaxing sound signature might not be for everyone

First of all, I would like to thank Lachlan from lachlanlikesathing (Youtube Reviewer). Before I saw Lachlan's Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear review, I was never really interested in reviewing headphones. However, after watching his video review, it inspired me to make my own headphone reviews. And now, half a year has gone by... I cannot help but say, thank you because it has been a really fun journey.   Okay, enough about where my inspiration comes from... Let's focus on the main topic, the review!   What can I say? I think this is a great example of what a good closed-back headphone should be! Let me start by saying, this headphone is not for everybody.   To begin,...
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Can headphones get any better than this in this price range?


Pros: Build quality, balanced sound, perfect bass, splendid treble

Cons: None

These are my first pair of over-ear headphones (I have owned several earphones) and I am amazed by everything on these. Prior to purchasing them, I was looking for quality sound and stylish headphones and would rather have sound over style. I wanted headphones that aren't too hard on the bass and would like the bass to be above average and rounded (not exaggerated), plus treble should be just right. Options I have considered are ATH-M50x, AKG K545 and Sennheiser Momentum. I use them mainly for music like hip-hop/rap, trap and house on my phone & laptop and rarely (once/twice a month) use them for movies/TV shows on my laptop. First impressions matter: packaging is wonderful and it...
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