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Sennheiser Momentum (Over-Ear)

Sennheiser Momentum (Over-Ear)
alaScore 97

397 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 397 reviews of Sennheiser Momentum (Over-Ear). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and price are generally positive. The comfort and design are also mentioned favorably.

sound, design, comfort, price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser Momentum (Over-Ear) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Sennheiser Momentum (Over-Ear) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The design and comfort also get good opinions.

sound, comfort, design, portability, price

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sennheiser MOMENTUM Black headphones Review


Earlier this year we got our first look at Sennheiser's MOMENTUM at CES, a lovely stark looking set of headphones made of metal and leather. Here in the summer of this year we've had our look and listen to the set, and right at the dawn of the...

The set are ringing in at $349.95 for the black edition we’re experiencing here, straight from Sennheiser. There’s a brown edition as well, and as mentioned above, there’s an on-ear edition of the phones headed to market soon too, in lovely tones for...

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Sennheiser Momentum Review


In an era where celebrity-themed headphones and mobile devices reign supreme, Sennheiser has had to figure out where it fits in. As a company already in audiophiles' good books, there is an opportunity to show they can play the style and substance game...

Clear with solid range ; Balanced sound for all genres ; Noise isolation works well ; Lightweight ; Thoughtful and elegant design

Not foldable ; A little pricey

It’s never an easy decision to spend $350 on a set of cans, but if you’re going to, you could do a whole lot worse than the Momentum – we see people do it every day.


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Sennheiser Momentum Over-the-Ear Headphones


Sennheiser will always hold a special part of my heart as the HD580 my first audiophile headphone. I can still remember the soft velvety fabric of the earpads and the revelation that was quality music playback. Since then, I have experienced the sound...

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Sennheiser Momentum Headphones Review


The Sennheiser Momentum headphones deliver big, balanced audio in a lightweight premium design.

Stylish, lightweight frame; Rich and balanced audio; Comfortable fit; Secure lock audio cables

Expensive; In-line media controls are iOS-exclusive

The Sennheiser Momentum headphones deliver big, balanced audio in a lightweight premium design.

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Sennheiser Momentum


Sennheiser may have a wide-ranging lineup of headphones, but it's never offered anything like the Momentum before: a high-performance, audiophile-oriented headphone that's been specifically designed for use with phones and other portable music players.

The Sennheiser Momentum headphones are an elegant full-size over-the-ear pair featuring a brushed stainless-steel headband and plush, leather-covered earpads. Sound and build quality are excellent, and the headphones come with a nice carrying case, as...

The Momentum headphones are pricey and don't fold flat for compact storage.

The Sennheiser Momentum headphones may not have enough bass to satisfy every taste, but they are in every other way the best-sounding full-size audiophile headphones we've heard in a long time.

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Rebirth of the Cool


Sennheiser's Momentum headphones don't just sound great, but they're also steeped in that same brand of cool as the best gear from 30 or 40 years ago.

Editor's Choice!

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Sennheiser Momentum


We can add another pair to the emerging category of stunning, mobile headphone designs that Bowers & Wilkins and Harman Kardon have helped to define in recent months. But something feels different about the $349.95 (direct) Sennheiser Momentum—it...

Excellent audio performance, with no distortion at top volumes. Beautifully designed and extremely comfortable. Built-in iPhone controls and mic. Removable cable. Extra, iPhone controls-free cable is included

Quite expensive. Frame is lightweight, but a bit bulkier than most pairs intended to be used portably. Large case

A victory of design and audio performance, the Sennheiser Momentum stands out in an increasingly crowded field of luxury headphones.

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Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones Review


Review: The Sennheiser Momentum headphones have some of the best sonic qualities I've heard in a $350 headphone. While they do have some issues, the sound more than makes up for them. Recommended!

Build quality and aesthetics ; Sound quality ; Angle cable end

Overly large case ; Small earcups

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Sennheiser Momentum


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...

Excellent sound, Great build quality, Stylish design, Good passive noise blocking

Uncomfortable for some users, Cables and connectors may break easily

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Sennheiser Momentum Headphones


Sennheiser is one of the few headphone companies that have refused to enter into the florescent colored, outlandish styled "blingtastic" motif that newcomers to the hi-fi world incorporate to lure buyers. The closest they have come to edgy styling is...

Comfortable to wear; well-balanced and dynamic sound; premium craftsmanship

Soundstage is not as impressive as other high-end sets; not easily portable

The Sennheiser Momentum that we review today eschews the bright flashy colors and opts for cool, retro styling. Available in brown or black and priced at $349, it's a high-end model that uses high-end materials to bolster the image of premium quality....

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headband Headset / Headphones