• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top sound - true audiophile

    • Written by from Chios

    I ve been using these headphones for almost 2 months. One world comes on my mind every single time i put them on and listen to my favorite music. You can hear every song you might choose and the experience will be the same. I ve experimented on a variety of genres and the outcome always was the BEST true detailed high fidelity audio. Not too much bass i think but incredible clarity.The only bad in my opinion is the size of earcups it feels great but their measurements are designed for s- m sized ear.. I ve small ears so i am excited about the product as they seal external sound properly and their feel is tight and soft as it should be.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones I've owned

    • Written by from Southend-on-Sea

    Bought these after the reduction in price as the momentum 2.0 headphones' release is imminent. These headphones are a great all-rounder. They sound great for almost all the music I have listened to so far, and as someone else mentioned, with these headphones you really can tell the difference between songs that are well made and those that aren't. However, these headphones will definitely leave bass-loving listeners wanting for more. After living with my Apple EarPods for quite some time, the reduction in bass in the Sennheisers was quite shocking. Dubstep and heavy dance tracks are definitely not suited to this headphone and I prefer even my Apple EarPods over these for this. These by no means sound bad with this music but there are definitely better alternatives out there if that is your primary listening category. However, the clarity of these for everything else is simply astounding and I would recommend these for anyone other than for the people mentioned above.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones! Small earpads.

    • Written by from louisville

    These headphones are amazing in nearly every aspect expect for one. This ear pads are WAY to small! When I put them on for the first time I thought I had mistakenly brought the on-ear version. I may have above average sized ears but these things are just ridiculous. I had all my friends try them on and they barely fit any of us. This is major problem because everyone around you can hear what you are listening to and it makes listening to music on them for extended periods of time uncomfortable. I payed near $150 extra for the over-ear style only to get a headphone thats lost in the middle between on-ear and over-ear. Besides that problem the headphones are amazing. I listen to nearly every kind of music. Soul, Punk Rock, Heavy Metal, Classical, you name it. The new type of these were just released on Sennheisers website and have bigger ear pads and a lot of cool new features. My advice, go with the new ones. I don't think you will be disappointed.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensively Flat Sounding

    • Written by from Toronto

    These have to be some of the most flat sounding headphones I've ever bought from Sennheiser. Regret picking them up, wouldn't recommend them to anybody and quite frankly for the price you might as well buy something with bluetooth and noise cancelling capabilities.
    I've played around with the EQ but these don't quite handle bass too well, treble's always too high and it just sounds so flat. Do not buy if you don't enjoy rich sounds. Just too flat sounding for me.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Build, Excellent Sound, Uncomfortable

    • Written by from North Las Vegas

    I really wanted these headphones as they are superior in quality build and sound than most headphones I have tried. The real leather cups and stainless steel are a cut above Bose, Beats, and others. Unfortunately, with my slightly larger than average sized ears, these were just too small to be comfortable. Like others have said on other sites (Amazon, Best Buy) these really are between on-ear and around the ear. If you have small ears, they would work well. I contacted Sennheiser and they said they are familiar with the complaints about earcup size but have no current plans to offer larger ones or redesign this one. If you can wear these, they'd be great.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Quality

    • Written by from NANTWICH

    I was treating myself to an over haul of my Macbook Pro and along with a bluetooth speaker I was looking for a quality set of headphones. I did lots of research on forums after originally being sucked into the street vibe and looking at Beats. However I listened to the people out there and went for these amazing headphones. Styling, packaging, sound quality and extras are all 5* and now meant I could watch gripping world cup matches in outstanding sound quality and drown out any noise from the little ones at home :)

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sennheiser Momentum vs Beats Studio 2.0

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I own the Sennheiser Momentum and Beats Studio 2.0 headphones. The Sennheisers are super for home listening. They have a natural sound that balances bass and treble beautifully. They are also incredibly light for an over-the-ear headphone. And they look great, without being flashy. I bought the Beats for their active noise cancelling function as I travel a lot. They are also great - especially their ability to remove the drone of air travel - but are a little bass-heavy. The design is a little shout for me (look at me, I bought beats!!). They also weigh 70% more the the Sennheisers, which can be fatigueing. Bottom line, if you are shopping for a $300 over-the-ear headphone then either of these will be good for you. Just decide if you need noise cancelling.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware if you wear eyeglasses!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Wonderful buttery-good sound.
    Your head will feel like it's in a vise after 15 minutes as it presses your eyeglasses into the side of your head.
    Momentum on-ears are more comfortable and sound comparable.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Shoreline

    So I recently got the Sennheiser Momentum headphones for my birthday and I have just LOVED THEM. The sound quality and comfort level is superb, and I have never looked more stylish! The smooth, laid back look of the Momentums fits perfectly with my style. Even though I just purchased them, they also seem quite durable, from the strong and flexible metal headband to the sturdy removable, kevlar reinforced cable. Many might say paying $300 for a pair of headphones is ridiculous, but after you hear the Momentums you may change your mind.

    Trends like Beats by Dre come and go, but the style, structure, and sound of these headphones will last me a lifetime.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far 5 Star

    • Written by from Oakville

    Just picked these up after reading the reviews and I am not disappointed. I tried many others with no real success. Yes there are better ones on the market but for the price these are as good as they get. Very natural, not bass heavy like most on market now. True to the recording, great soundstage for 350 bucks...

    Could be a little brighter but have not broken in yet.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One word ! WOW

    • Written by from TERREBONNE

    Honestly, I tried 4 different brand of over-hear headphones and I can Tell you WITH 100% that the seinnheiser Momentum are the best balanced headphone ! For 349,00$, its not expensive if you want to have the BEST QUALITY !

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound incredible and really comfortable!

    • Written by from Marietta

    I've been researching headphones for the past few weeks and narrowed it down to the V-Moda M-100 and Sennheiser Momentum. I listen to a lot of jazz from contemporary to straight ahead, as well as some Funk, R&B and a smatter of other genres.

    I found a local retailer that had the V-Moda M-100 Shadow and tried them for about a week. They sounded really good, heavy bass but not overly done. Construction was extraordinary and folded up to a compact size (really liked the design) as an architect I’m into design. For me though the comfort level was just okay. I figured for what I was going to spend they had to sound good and be comfortable. So I returned them.

    Went to my local Apple store and picked up the Sennheiser Momentum Black. Wow, they sound great and feel wonderful!!! They look great as well, nicely designed but don't fold. While I know headphones tend to be subjective but for my tastes the Sennheiser Momentum is just what I wanted. Pairs up nicely with my iPhone 5s and highly recommend them.

    As a suggestion to my local Apple store you really should have a headphone listening area in the store. You carry a wide selection of great headphones that hit a number of price points. Customers should be allowed an opportunity to check them out prior to buying. Just saying!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Two questions answered - sound and comfort?

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Enough detail written elsewhere already...

    Two questions worth addressing:

    Sound: By far the best I've experienced yet, a good notch up from my QC15s (which surprised me), although I'm sure on a noisy aircraft Bose remains king. Listening directly from my iPhone 4, they sound good. Put a Fiio line-out adapter on the iPhone and go to a Total Bithead amp and then to the headphones and the whole experience goes up an order of magnitude - incredible dynamics and clarity and so very well balanced.

    Comfort: I read all the "too small" comments and decided to try based on Apple's 14 day no cost return policy. I note that they are smaller inside than the QC15 and the headband feels just a little harder. I wondered if I'd be returning them. 3 minutes later, felt as though they had vanished, incredibly comfortable - but you do have to "tuck your ears in". The test for me was 45 minutes playing drums lots of movement and heat. No rubbing, no soreness and my ears are 2.5" long (yes I measured)...

    Beautifully built, great sound, comfortable and Highly recommended!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very impressive headphones!

    • Written by from Gatineau

    These headphones sound really good, better than any other headphones that you see in Apple store (even the new B&O H6).

    Like we all expect from Sennheiser, this headphone has a very good sound quality. You will notice right the way when you first listen to it that the sound is very clear. The highs and mids are very good. The sound is very smooth even at high pitch. Don't believe me? Try to listen to songs by Adele at high volume level, headphones like Bose QC15 will kill your eardrums but the Momentum will still keep the vocal very smooth. Some people may feel that the Momentum lacks of bass, but I personally think that the bass is just right, unlike the artificial boosted bass of Beats by Dre or a almost complete lack of bass of B&O H6. The sound stage is OK/good for a closed back headphone.

    In my opinion, the Momentum is made for various kinds of music, except kinds with heavy bass, such as rap, techno, etc. If you prefer headphones with more bass, go for Beats by Dre. They really boom your ears like a subwoofer.

    Compare this to the new Beats by Dre Studio, the Momentum has more depth, meaning you can feel that the instruments are meant to be in the back and the vocal in the front. While Beats Studio will pick out all instruments and put their volume at the same level, which results a big chaos!

    The sound of the momentum is SMOOTH (I know I said that, but I wanted just to remind you)!

    The built quality is good, except for the plastic housing which in my opinion doesn't fit with the overall quality since the rest of the headphone is covered in leather and metal.

    The headphone can be powered from your mobile device since it's impedance is very low. But I really do suggest using a laptop or a portable amp to get the best out of it. It doesn't make any difference if you just listen for fun, but if you want to sit down at a quite place and listen to your favorite music, you need a good output device to power it.

    Finally, the leather pads are a lot darker than those in the photos. Also, the leather is a little dry. Hopefully when you'll get yours, you won't have this issue.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much higher fidelity than many cans

    • Written by from New Malden

    These are very good cans. There seem to be four main approaches to headphones - thumping bass for headbangers, like Dr Beats; smooth, rich with rolled off treble, like Bose; bright and tizzy, but no true upper frequency extension, like many cheap cans, and neutral. These fall into the neutral category. They are well engineered, sound clear and are truthful. Well produced music sounds amazing. Bad production ruthlessly exposed. They are comfortable too on my head, but then we're all different. They are also more neutral than the cheaper Momentum on ear version which have a warmer and bassier sound but less mid range clarity and air. Oh, and there's a huge soundstage with this on-ear version. These cans are keepers.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Save time researching anything else - nothing comes close to this....

    • Written by from Essendon

    After man-weeks of collective research, I finally bought this gorgeous pair of cans. Noting that every purchase is personal, I sought to find a pair of portable headphones that delivered value, period. My criteria was as follows (in priority order):
    - Audiophile-level sonic performance (warm, balanced response, crisp and tight base);
    - Portable, over the ear headphone - so able to be powered off a phone (HTC One);
    - Premium build, with particular emphasis on high-grade materials and build;
    - If possible, equipped with near-lossless bluetooth (e.g. 4.1 AptX codec); and
    - If possible, equipped with Active Noise Cancellation.
    The latter two criteria were optionals, but not at the expense of preceding criteria. After tossing between several high-end models, I opted to purchase the Momentums and I am thoroughly pleased knowing that every penny spent has gone towards developing an exceptional set of cans, as demonstrated by Sennheisen's choice to include the over the ear model as part of it's Orpheus range, which includes the coveted HE90 and HD800. The models I considered in my purchase were (in order of priority):
    - KEF M500 (a sonically superior option but the form/ fit factor was superior with the Momentums)
    - Sony MDR-1RBT (huge degradation in sonic quality over bluetooth);
    - Harman Kardon BT (nice looking headphone but sonically OK and several complaints regarding build quality)
    - Parrot Zik (nice concept but the short battery life, lack of sound quality and price didn't offer value)
    - akg k550 (non detachable cable and huge in size);
    - aiaiai tma-1 studio young guru (too muddy, exaggerated bass and poor build quality); and
    - Several others....
    All in all, I highly recommend these headphones as they deliver solid value, exceptional performance and a premium, comfortable build.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these headphones!

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I tried about 5 different headphones before settling on these. The sound is fantastic and they are very comfortable. I highly recommend them.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sounding Stylish Headphones

    • Written by from Fairbanks

    So after having a pair of Beats by Dre Solo HD for almost 2 years, I was finally deciding on buying a great pair of headphones with "actual" precision sound quality and maybe some style. These Momentums met the requirement; in terms of sound quality, these things are very balanced. Bass is solid with a good "thump" while at the same time, not over powering the treble. Basically you can't go wrong with sound quality.

    Build quality is great as well; stainless steel bands feel durable while the leather earcups are very comfortable

    For $350, you can't go wrong with these headphones, try them out and buy them!!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Headphone!

    • Written by from Allston

    Momentum basically address everything I expect!!!

    I made comparison among Bose qc15, Beats studio, momentum.

    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

    Bose wins. Bose, yeah! Quality is great. Momentum is also good but momentum has two lines exposed outside handband adjustment parts. Beats studio is like 80% plastic. One thing you need to know momentum replacement I-device cable is over 120 bucks.

    Studio put its into the first place. Momentum has huge case. Bose QC15 is flat but cannot be fold. Studio case is relative small and fold.

    4)Noise Cancellation and sound leakage.
    Bose QC15 blows others away. Momentum is great. It blocks a lot of noise. Beats studio noise cancellation works a little. With respect to sound leakage, Momentum is the best. It is sealed headphone. Bose QC 15 goes to second place. Beats studio just play music for everybody!!!

    6)Sound quality
    Momentum is much better than the other two. The sound is crisp, clear, and strong. It has the best sound quality in this three.The feeling of the momentum is accurate! Nothing is overpower just perfect! It has more bass than QC15. The highs and mids is better than beats studio. It pretty balance headphone and performs great in a variety of songs.

    67 of 74 people found this useful