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...
Excerpt: The audiophile portion of Sennheiser’s headphone business has grown steadily over the last few years, due in part to the fanatical attention that its full-size HD 800s and in-ear IE 800s have received. The German manufacturer, which generated $700 million in global sales in 2012, indeed produces some of the best-sounding headphones money can buy.
Summary: When we did the review of the H-K SoHo , we stated that it’s probably one of the best sounding on-ear headphones in this category. However, some users might find it too small and classy for their taste and I, for one, can certainly attest to that.
Summary: The Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones were not really suited for Professional DJ needs due to the rather thin and relatively short cables that are included. They also don't really provide the level of isolation that would be necessary in a loud DJ booth or performance environment. However, the Momentum On-Ear headphones work really well with smartphones, laptops, tablets, MP3 players, and other all-around listening needs.
Pros: Well-Made & Durable Construction, Very Comfortable & Lightweight, Really Clear & Crisp Sound (Elevated & Clear Mids), Comes with two Cables & two Cases (soft bag/Hard Case)
Cons: Well-Made & Durable Construction, Very Comfortable & Lightweight, Really Clear & Crisp Sound (Elevated & Clear Mids), Comes with two Cables & two Cases (soft bag/Hard Case)
Sennheiser Momentum Black Closed Circumaural Headphones
2 January 2014
Summary: As I mentioned earlier in this review, I have tried out and owned a lot of different headphones and earphones over the years. I'm not a full-on audiophile, but I do love good, clean sound. I'd much rather have accurate and well-balanced sound than brain shaking bass. Not that bass is a bad thing. I like bass, but I like it balanced and clean - not overpowering and mushy. As I mentioned previously, I do like the comfortable fit of the Sennheiser Momentum Black headphones.
Pros: Package and case are stellar, Super comfortable, Two cables - one for Apple products, one for everything else, Fantastic clarity and overall well-balanced sound, Black leather & red stitching, Stainless steel, Appear and feel quite durable
Summary: I have a pin head that makes it difficult to tighten a headband small enough to fit properly. I was delighted to find that I was able to adjust the Momentum headphones down to my size. I have to admit that the only Apple product I own is my 2nd generation iPod Nano so I could not get the volume control or microphone to work. However, judging by Sennheiser's other products, I have no doubt as to the quality of the microphone on the Momentum headphones.
Pros: Travel case, All over comfort, Two cables, Great balance of bass and vocals, Replaceable ear pads
Cons: Volume control and mic only work with newer Apple products, A bit expensive for on-ear headphones