Excerpt: While it seems like every week there's a hot new player in the headphone market, there are a few manufacturers who have been there since the beginning, before there even was a Walkman, let alone 128 GB portable media players that double as phones. is one of these headphone pioneers. Founded in Germany in 1945, initially making microphones for recording studios, the company branched into headphones in the 1950s, and offered the world's first open headphone design in the...
Pros: Nice performance for the price, Excellent fit and finish, Available in a number of colors, Solid build quality
Cons: Not the most comfortable 'phone on my ears, Flimsy (and gaudy red) iPhone-specific cable, Case is a bit small and not too sturdy
Excerpt: Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear headphones may look like black and red linguini, but they sound much better than linguini. The Momentum In-Ear unit incorporates a control pod on the right channel cable for volume up/down and pause along with a built in microphone. You can get these specifically for iOS, Samsung Galaxy, LG, HTC or Sony control, so make sure you select the right variety when making your purchase.
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear (review): High-end look, fast sound
5 November 2014
Summary: The Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear doesn't measure up to the high standard set by other more expensive headphones in the Momentum line, but it still has a lot going for it for the price.
Pros: The Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear looks slick, is quite affordable, and it delivers exciting sound with strong bass and good clarity. It has an integrated inline remote and microphone for making cell phones calls (both iOS and Android versions are available) and a nice carrying case is included.
Cons: The top end (treble) is a touch brash, and also, while the headphones look swanky, the housings are mostly plastic.
Summary: Despite not having great sound isolation, Sennheiser's Momentum On-Ears are superb in the audio department and are well worth the £170 price tag. If you're not worried about cranking up the volume in busy areas and you want a pair of premium-looking, superb-sounding headphones that scream class, these are the ones for you.
Summary: Both professionals and owners rave about the styling, which Michael Calore of Wired calls "downright sexy." The headphones seem to live up to their sturdy feel, as well; the only complaint we saw about durability in user reviews is that the cables and connectors tend to break easily. However, with Sennheiser's two-year warranty, this isn't a huge problem.
Pros: Excellent sound, Great build quality, Stylish design, Good passive noise blocking
Cons: Uncomfortable for some users, Cables and connectors may break easily
Summary: The Momentum is such a perfect name for this headphone. As Sennheiser’s first consumer oriented upper tier headphone it has done just about everything right and I’m sure it is the first of many headphones Sennheiser makes primarily targeted at the mainstream consumer. With the rapid growth of the consumer audio market the Sennheiser Momentum definitely isn’t alone as a premium headphone designed for the average consumer but it does a mighty fine job of standing out in...
Conclusion: At $300, the Sennheiser Momentum headphones are not cheap, but they just might be the best headphones in their price range. Their unique design makes them stand out from the rest of over ear headphones, and their performance delivers a clear, accurate experience that would fit all genres of music. Sonically and aesthetically, Momentum will impress any user looking for high end consumer headphones. It’s easy to see why Sennheiser is the biggest name in their industry.