Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Headphone

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The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 sealed headphones represents the German maker's finest contender in the portable 'audiophile headset' category. With the M2, slim-profile, over-ear size and plush style meets full smartphone features for Apple or Android devices. 

The Sennheiser Momentum has a detachable headphone cable with built-in mic and 3-button controller for your smartphone or tablet of choice. Supple Pittards leather earpads and a brushed steel headband ensures durability on your travels. This newest Momentum 2.0 update now offers a tough collapsible headband for easy portability. 

The Sennheiser materials lab in Wedemark Germany is among the most brilliant in the headphone business and renown for superb audio engineering and cutting-edge headphone development. The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 showcases their best sound quality in the extremely popular 'smartphone-ready' headphone category. In our review opinion, the Momentum 2.0 is a truly excellent-sounding, stylish over-ear portable headphone capable of doing many things very well.

For listeners using an iPhone/iPad or Android devices, the sealed earcup Momentum 2.0 includes a detachable (replaceable) headphone cable containing a built-in mic + 3-button player control. Solid environmental ambient noise isolation allows use at the office cubicle or during travel without audio 'leaking' out of the cans earning you dirty looks from passersby. As another plus, the mic control housing is sturdily built and avoids the chintzy feel of other headset 3-button controls. It's also efficient enough (18 Ohms) to be used from a wide variety of sources like PCs, laptops and tablets without needing a headphone amp.

The lightweight but well-built steel headband of the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 edition folds up and is durably designed for the long haul. The upscale Pittards UK-tanned leather earpad cushions feel soft on the ears and not overly hot thanks to the fine pad breathability that's also moisture-resistant due to the painstaking high-end Pittards tanning process. An included storage valise neatly fits the Momentum for travel & transit.

The Sennheiser Momentum tone sticks close to the classic 'warm and smooth' signature sound heard in lauded Sennheiser reference models like the HD600 or HD650 with a solid low-end extension that doesn't get in the way of clear midranges and upper highs. Safe to say, bass lovers won't feel skimped on the lows but even analytical listeners will not miss vocal detail or upper treble 'air' and an open sense of musical space. The uppermost strata of soprano highs does sound somewhat rolled-off and exhibits a trace of the infamous Sennheiser 'veil'.

However, we did not find the rounded treble shimmer a deal-breaker given the price and category of this headphone. In fact, in the field of 'smartphone-oriented' headphones, our review opinion is the Momentum 2.0 may be the top choice for mobile listeners seeking a high-performance, full-featured portable headphone/headset ready for travel and on-the-fly jams.

As our biggest quibble, the Momentum microphone on the cord seemed somewhat prone to picking up ambient environmental noise, so phone calls are best performed in quieter spaces whenever possible. The cable connection type into the Momentum headphone itself is a tiny 2.5mm [not 3.5mm] jack employing a 3-ring plug tip design.

  • Product Features:

    • Top sealed-back sound quality from German manufacturer
    • Apple or Android compatible with mic + 3-button control cable
    • Full size over-ear construction
    • Durable, foldable, lightweight brushed steel headband
    • Upscale styling with genuine leather pads tanned by Pittards-UK
    • Detachable / replaceable headphone cord
    • Travel case included
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Dynamic
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 18 Ohms
    • Sensitivity: 113 dB SPL/V
    • THD+N: <0.5% (1KHz, 100dB SPL)
    • Frequency Response: 16Hz - 22KHz
    • Connector Type: 3.5mm (1/8")
    • Cable Length: 4.5 ft.(1.4m)
    • Cable Style: Straight Right-Side
    • Weight: 190 g
    • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years

    What's In The Box:

    • Hard-sided travel case
    • (1) 4.5ft mic'd headphone cable w/ 3-button Apple or Android controller
    • Sennheiser owner's manual
    • Momentum headphones
  • Sennheiser Momentum Frequency Response

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