Sennheiser's Momentum headphones reproduce sound quality so detailed, so dynamic, so lifelike, you'd swear you were at the performance. They offer a natural and authentic sonic presentation, just as the artist intended.
Legendary Sennheiser engineering
Decades of transducer design experience combine with new technologies in the pursuit of perfect sound. Add to that premium metal and leather materials with exceptional fit and finish. Not only do they highlight Momentum's sophisticated design they also supply special sonic characteristics. Non-resonant metal ear cups provide structural rigidity, allowing neodymium magnet driven transducers to deliver outstanding clarity. The leather used for the headband and ear pads provides absolute softness and breathability for comfort during long listening sessions.
Momentum's 18-ohm operating impedance and 3.5-mm stereo jack mean it's optimized for premium performance and connectivity to any portable audio device. You also get two audio cables, one for standard stereo connection and the other employing an integrated smart remote with microphone for controlling your iPad, iPhone, or iPod. You can use it to adjust volume, select tracks, take phone calls, and activate the voice control feature.
- Closed-back, over-ear headphone design isolates ambient noise improving listening enjoyment
- Integrated smart remote with in-line microphone controls iPad, iPhone, and iPod
- Finely selected materials for a premium luxurious feel
- Soft, supple, and breathable leather headband and ear pads deliver exceptional wearing comfort
- Stainless steel headband and metal ear cups supply maximum durability and custom fit
- Powerful and efficient neodymium driver magnets deliver high SPL capability (110db) and low distortion (<0.5% THD)>
Did you notice?Transition seamlessly from music and videos to an incoming call on your iPhone without sacrificing sound quality or comfort.
Apple Recommends ForListen to the music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod in contemporary style, exceptional comfort, and with outstanding sound quality.
What's in the Box?
- Sennheiser Momentum Headphones
- Hard carry case
- Headphone cable with microphone and smart remote to control iOS devices (detachable, 2.6 ft./0.79 m) terminated with 1/8 in./3.5mm rotatable plug cable
- Standard headphone cable (detachable, listen-only, 3.9 ft./1.2 m) terminated with 1/8 in./3.5mm) plug
- 1/4 in. stereo adapter plug
- Frequency Response: 16-22,000 Hz
- Impedance: 18 ohms
- THD: <0.5%
- Other Features: With Remote and Mic, Stereo
- Form Factor: Over Ear
- Cable Length: 55 in./1.4 m
- Mfr. Part Number: 505630sen
- UPC or EAN No.: 615104232020
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two-year limited
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Ratings & Reviews
You can never go wrong with Sennhesier
II have been looking for the perfect pair of headphones for the past two months. I have tried over 20 pairs of headphones. Among a II have been looking for the perfect pair of headphones for the past two months. I have tried over 20 pairs of headphones. Among all the headphones I have tried, in terms of overall quality, there are two that really stand out, one is Harman & Kardon CL, the other is Sennheiser's momentum.
If you don’t wear glasses, I would strongly suggest Harman & Kardon, because its sound quality is absolutely superb. However, since it's on-ear, and it's extremely uncomfortable when you wear for longer periods of time. The headphone presses against the glasses, it constantly gives me a headache. Momentum, on the other hand, doesn't have that problem. Since its over-ear, it covers your ear completely and doesn't presses against your glasses. And its leather ear cups are really comfortable for longer listening.
When you look for a pair of headphone, there are several important factors you need to take into account. Sound quality, comfortability, design, etc. After trying so many pairs of headphones, I realized you can't have it all, you have to prioritize which factors are important to you. Sound quality, you can never go wrong with German engineering, Sennheiser is well known for its top notch sound quality, and they proved it again with Momentum. Comfortability, the leather ear cups are extremely comfortable, and its light weight is ideal for traveling and commuting. Design, I would use elegant and low-key to describe Momentum. Noise-isolating, it doesn’t have noise-cancelling like some advertisements say, its over-the-ear design is ideal for noise-isolating. And I think it does a good job blocking out most of the noise, but don’t expect it to be like Bose QC 15. Portability, the headphone itself cannot be folded and have to be included in a giant but secure carrying case. That doesn’t really bother me, but it could affect some people. …
- Written by Tian Q from Verdun
85 of 88 people found this useful
I just purchased Momentum headphones from my local apple store, and they sound absolutely fantastic. The bass is rich and the clar I just purchased Momentum headphones from my local apple store, and they sound absolutely fantastic. The bass is rich and the clarity of the audio is superb. Seriously, when I compared this to my brother's Beats Pro, Sennheiser sounded much better. The comfortability is also ever lasting since the ear cups are made out of luxurious leather.
The sound isn't tedious at all and you will enjoy more and more as you listen to your music through this headphone. I'm impressed Sennheiser. …
- Written by 정화 고 from 강남구
45 of 47 people found this useful
best 350$ headphones
I had a hard time deciding between these and the Amperior, but each one is so unique that they are very different yet both very am I had a hard time deciding between these and the Amperior, but each one is so unique that they are very different yet both very amazing headphones.
These ones have a bit less presence in treble and base compared to Amperior but they provide a more open and wide sound; they are aslo around the ear (partial) as compared to on ear. at 350 Canadian $ you could not get a better headphone. …
- Written by nozhen N from richmond hill
25 of 27 people found this useful
Good but pricy
The sound lives up to its expectations however after hours of wearing them they do start to get uncomfortable. Also the connector The sound lives up to its expectations however after hours of wearing them they do start to get uncomfortable. Also the connector has started to give up after soon 2 years of use. All in all the headset gives you a feeling of quality so aside from what I previously mentioned its a good headset. …
- Written by Fredrik T from Örebro
2 of 3 people found this useful
Great Headphones, poor quality wire.
I need not talk about the gorgeous sound that these have, most reviews have already talked about that. However, I will talk about I need not talk about the gorgeous sound that these have, most reviews have already talked about that. However, I will talk about one issue that I have had regarding the remote wire. The glue dried out in the one that came with my headphones (black plastic headphone jack is glued into the plug mechanism) and so I had them send me a replacement wire. Low and behold, as soon as I plugged it in and tried to pull it out the jack came out on this one too. I'm not sure if it's a generic problem or if I'm just incredibly unlucky, but this is a issue I'm not really happy about, as "ze germans are know für die quality oof zer stuff". However, that being said, this issue is nowhere near big enough for me to even consider the notion to dislike these headphones as these headphones are absolutely the most incredible ones that I have ever heard. …
- Written by Yanzhao Y from Edmonton
4 of 4 people found this useful
Very impressive headphones!
These headphones sound really good, better than any other headphones that you see in Apple store (even the new B&O H6).
-Sound 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 some 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 artificially boosted bass of the 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 those 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 a lot more to offer at the same price range. Better details, sound stage, mids and highs, and most importantly, it has a lot more natural sound. But I do find the Beats to be more comfortable to wear due to its larger ear cups.
Compare to B&W P5 and P3, the Momentum has less bass but more clarity.
Compare to Bose QC15, the Momentum has a warmer and smoother sound but less comfortable to wear.
Compare to B&O H6, the H6 has a flat sound and almost no bass but more comfortable to wear.
The sound of the momentum is SMOOTH (I know I said that, but I just wanted 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 its impedance is very low (18 ohms). 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. I personally use a portable amplifier with the Momentum.
The ear cups are small for some people.
Finally, the brown 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. …
- Written by Yue Heng X from Gatineau
12 of 12 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Has anyone run these through a portable DAC and into an iPod?
- Asked by Will P
- Sep 21, 2014
I have. The DAC is an HRTmicrostreamer. Works well. Basically my travel set up is ipod touch 5th I have. The DAC is an HRTmicrostreamer. Works well. Basically my travel set up is ipod touch 5th gen >> lightning to USB cable >> USB A to USB mini B cable >> DAC >> Sennheiser Momentum. Volume needs to be quite high on ipod touch (or ipad) but just normal volume when the same set up goes from my my MacBook.
I feed it with high (CD) quality streams (via TIDAL service) and it sounds great. However, these things are very subjective and what works for me as a good sound might not work for you! …
- Answered by David F
- Nov 19, 2014
Has anybody taken these headphones on a flight or a long journey. If so, what are they like?
- Asked by Graeme F
- Jul 18, 2013
Perfect for longhaul. Very comfy. No noise.
- Answered by Anthony M
- Aug 11, 2013
Are the Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Headphones Compatible with the MacBook Air?
- Asked by Annette P from Perth
- Nov 21, 2014
Yes, it uses the standard 3.5mm jack
- Answered by Haeison R from Essendon
- Nov 23, 2014
Can I skype on my iPad using this microfone?
- Asked by Pam D from Sydney
- May 30, 2014
Whats the better headphone or what are their diferences, b&w p5 or the momentum? Thanks
- Asked by Brando L from Queretaro
- Apr 11, 2013
Both headphones sound really great however the Momentums offer a slightly better soundstage due to b Both headphones sound really great however the Momentums offer a slightly better soundstage due to being around the ear headphones instead of on the ear like the P5s. Personally I prefer the P5s as I find them more comfortable and I really like the design. The Momentums are comfortable too they just don't fit my head as nicely as the p5s. You really can't go wrong with either pair. …
- Answered by Chai L from Mount Isa
- Apr 22, 2013