Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Stereo Headphone Review by Dale
Dale Thorn, Amazon
20 September 2013
Summary: Sources: iPhone5 alone, iPhone5 with FiiO E07k using LOD, iPhone5 using v-moda Verza DAC/amp, various computers using HRT Microstreamer DAC/amp. First impression of the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear (MOE): A smooth treble rolloff, easily fixed with the iPod/iPhone/iTunes Treble Booster EQ.
Summary: I won these headphones from a contest Sennheiser was having (thanks, Sennheiser)and love them. great build quality, and sound. The one and only complaint I have is the comfort. Since they are on-ear, and I have Dumbo sized ears, they hurt if I wear them for more then an hour. I'm sure that won't be a problem for other people who have small to average sized ears, though. I've always loved Sennheiser and will continue to buy from them.
Summary: wanted a pair of headphones that were also compatible with my iphone. did my research before getting these and I'm so happy with the purchase. they come with a soft drawstring bag and a soft shell case. soft cloth covering on the ear cups. metal headband. plastic iphone remote. I've traveled three times with them and I usually just wear them around my neck because I never have the extra room in my bag. doesn't bother me but it's just something to be conscious of.
Summary: I have used a few pairs of Sennheiser HD280's over the past several years, and in comparison, the sound quality of the Momentums is sadly disappointing. Bass is muddy, and the overall sound is colored and more distant, tin-canned, and much less "up-front-and-center" like you'd expect for the price. That combined with the ear cup size -which works great for my wife's ears- really killed the deal for me.
Pros: They look great and they fit my wife's ears perfectly (too small for mine). Works great with mobile devices. Comes with a really solid storage case.
Cons: Price, over-colored sound, poor low range definition (although plenty of "booming" bass which is very muddy), and very small ear cups for an adult male.
Summary: Momentum basically address everything I expect!!! I made comparison among Bose qc15, Beats studio, momentum. 1)display everyone has their own taste. I personally like wearing Studio at GYM, momentum and Bose qc15 at other places.They are somehow low key. I think Momentum black looks better than Bose Qc 15 2)Durable Bose wins. Bose, yeah! Quality is great. Momentum is also good but momentum has two lines exposed outside handband adjustment parts.
Summary: I really love how these sound. They really have the signature Sennheiser sound that I like but it being a closed set really feels cramped compared to my HD558. I'm not saying that it cannot show the direction or the separation of the sounds but it is noticably more congested that an open pair. Even though it has a low impedance, I still find that it sounds better with some amping just to liven up the sound a bit.
Summary: I've had less expensive Sennheiser headphones in the past so I had high hopes for this model. If I had paid $200 for the Momentums, I would have given them a better review. They were competent, but nothing more. I don't need a lot of bass, but I like it to be sharp, and the bass from these headphones had a muddy quality to it. I like to hear a lot of clarity in my music and felt that it was hard to pick out individual instruments when I listened to these headphones.
One of the best headphones for this price (Don't buy Beats)
A. Zabih, Amazon
29 March 2013
Summary: I spend lots of time researching headphones before deciding on these. A great place to get advice is head-fi.org and there are very knowledgeable people there. But I need a pair of closed back headphones that were comfortable for long periods of time while studying. I had the Phiaton MS-400 previously but my ears hit the grills of the headphones and hurt after a few hours. Before buying them I went to a Best Buy and tried them on.