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Sennheiser Momentum Headphones (Brown)

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Product Highlights
  • Neodymium Magnets
  • Soft Breathable Leather Earpads
  • Sweat and Water Resistant
  • Hands-Free iOS Compatible
  • 3-Button In-Line Remote
  • Two Detachable Cables
  • Pivoting 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini-Stereo Plug
  • 1/4" (6.35mm) Adapter
  • Hardshell Case

The brown Momentum Headphones by Sennheiser are a pair of circumaural type headphones that feature full stereo sound complete with minimal ergonomic design, all within a mobile headset.

Built from finely crafted materials, the brown plush leather earpads and brushed stainless steel are aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. The headband frame is light and the earpads are made from soft supple breathable leather for hours of fatigue-free listening. The earcups move up and down the headband for a precise stable fit on the head. Circumaural closed-back earcup design covers the ear for audio isolation and ambient noise attenuation. The neodymium drivers are placed deep within the headphone and provide a balanced representation of the mid and low frequencies.

The Momentum comes with two separate detachable cables with 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-stereo plugs. One cable has a standard straight mini-stereo plug connection for computers, phones, music players and any device with a headphone output; the other with a rotating straight or right angled connection. This cable also has an integrated in-line remote and microphone that is compatible with Apple iOS products for hands-free use with the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Zip-up matching hard case is included for protection. Inside, a hook and loop removable cover to hold the extra cable and 1/4" (6.35mm) adapter in place.
Type Circumaural, Closed-back
Frequency Range 16Hz - 22kHz
Impedance 18 ohms
Maximum Input Power 200 mW
Cable Length 4.6' (1.4 m)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.5 %
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 110 dB
Connectors 1/8" (3.5 mm) on Detachable Cables
1/4" (6.35 mm) on Screw-on Adapter
Weight 6.7 oz (190 g)
Sennheiser Momentum Headphones (Brown)
  • Carrying Case
  • Cable with Smart Remote
  • 1/4" (6.35mm) Adapter Plug
  • Standard Connection Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    SennheiserMomentum Headphones (Brown)
     
    4.8

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (13)
    • Great sound (9)
    • Stylish (8)
    • Great sound quality (7)
    • Durable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable devices (8)
      • Mobile device (6)
      • Music (6)
      • Travel (6)
      • Relaxing (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (7), Audiophile (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      4.0

      Superb Quality and Sound but Uncomfortab

      By Bob Foss

      from North Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Retired

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Sound
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Portable Devices

      Comments about Momentum Headphones (Ivory):

      I was excited to get these. My [@] had both the on-ear and around-ear on display. I only wanted the around-ear but like others have said, the earcups are too small for many people. They covered all but about a quarter-inch of my ears so they were more like on-ear. The sound was well-balanced, not heavy like Beats and less bassy than Bose SoundTrues. The leather pads were beautiful. I called Sennheiser to ask if they were going to be changing the pads or offering larger ones to put on. They say they have heard this before but no decision is currently being made. The ivory version was the one I wanted to get...I like the color and the retro look of these phones. Despite being unacceptable, I still have them 4 stars as a lot of people have small or average ears and the sound and quality of construction is excellent.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Ear Cups too Small

      By Bob J

      from Cambridge, MA

      Comments about Momentum Headphones (Brown):

      Great build. Awesome sound but the ear cups were too small for my ears! Very disappointed they were so small and uncomfortable. :((

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      5.0

      Perfect!

      By 5Penn

      from New York, NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Quality Microphone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Momentum Headphones (Black):

          Great sound, Great fit. what can I say....

          worth the money.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Sound and look great! Well made.

          By tbfrun262

          from New York, NY

          About Me Average user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Momentum Headphones (Ivory):

            The Sennheiser Momentums provide ample base without overpowering.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            excellent for my ears!

            By Mauricio Froes

            from São Paulo - Brazil

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music

              Comments about Momentum Headphones (Brown):

              To hear a good Jazz in this headphones is very pleasant, is impressive the sensation to be ahead of a Hi-End equipment without having cost thousand dollars. The texture, sondstage and dynamics are the best! It had in a headphone so soft feminine voices and never looks at that the voice of "Patricia Barber" is not easy any phone to reproduce.highly recommended!

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              5.0

              Sounds like sennheiser

              By highfructosecorn

              from los angeles, ca

              About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Bass
              • Great Sound
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing
                • Traveling
                • Working

                Comments about Momentum Headphones (Ivory):

                They're both beautiful to look at and beautiful to listen to. If I have any complaint, it's that the adjustment has to be just right to even out clamping force above and below the ear to avoid leakage.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Great sound, Not so great fit

                By JJ

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Mobile Device

                Comments about Momentum Headphones (Black):

                These headphones sounds great, pronounced highs, balanced mids and adequate but not overwhelming bass. The style is awesome however the cups are rather small. They will fit over the average ear but not by much. As the padding begins to wear this may cause discomfort. Highly recommend if you have smaller ears.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Very Nice!

                By jcg

                from Miami

                About Me Frequent Traveler

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about Momentum Headphones (Ivory):

                  The momentums are great. Lightweight, nice looking, comfortable and the most important, they sound great.
                  I compared them to many others at the BH store with my own amp and this definetively sound better to me than other similarly priced phones.
                  The earcups are not the biggest so do try them before buying them. If they fit you you will be glad you bought them.

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Traveling
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great sound, beautiful looks

                  By Ladolcevita

                  from New York

                  Comments about Momentum Headphones (Ivory):

                  These headphones are understatedly gorgeous and produce a balanced, grainless, honest sound. I can't recommend them any more strongly.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic!

                  By Taylor

                  from Oakland, CA

                  Comments about Momentum Headphones (Brown):

                  The headphones are extremely comfortable and sound great; unlike headphones from other popular brands, these seem to be flat, and make the music sound how the producer intended. They look great too! Just wish they fit into a smaller case.

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                  5.0

                  Very good headphones

                  By Radioman

                  from Santa Ynez, CA

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Computer
                    • Mobile Device
                    • Office Computer

                    Comments about Momentum Headphones (Black):

                    I used to be in the recording business and I've owned more headphones than I can count in the past 45+ years - some great, some not so great. Before I bought these phones I read many reviews and decided to give them a try. I had been and still am using a pair of Beyer DT-1350's. I mainly listen to jazz and classical with some rock.

                    To my ears the Sennheisers are more defined and have a stronger bass response. The Beyers are very neutral, but balanced. I'm not a fan of the current fashion in phones toward heavy bass. The Momentums have a solid bass response that is neither too heavy or too muddy. Mid range is just right for my taste and the high is bright, but also well defined. All in all I like these phones a lot.

                    I mostly listen to FLACs and have a lot of 96Khz/24bit and some 192Khz/24bit recordings. I'm listening on a Fiio X3 configured as a DAC as I write this. The Sennheisers make even CD quality recordings sound good. The Beyers are so neutral that they will make a mediocre recording sound mediocre.

                    Construction of these phones is solid. They come in a good (although large) carrying case and have two cords included. One is a straight 1/8 inch phone plug and the other has a built in microphone/volume control/play switch for use with phones and iPads. I don't, as a rule listen on my phone, but it's handy to have.

                    A number of reviewers have commented on the small size of the ear pads. They are small, but yet I have no comfort issues. Nevertheless, they fall fall somewhere in between on the ear cans and over the ear. Sound isolation is quite good.

                    Overall a very fine pair of headphones.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Really Great Headphones

                    By TofSanity

                    from Tulsa, OK

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Computer
                      • Mobile Device
                      • Music and Movies
                      • Office Computer

                      Comments about Momentum Headphones (Black):

                      I have been purchasing headphones over the last few years to find that right pair...these Sennheiser Momentums are those headphones...FINALLY! I find them to be just the right mix for my audio listening.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Best in class!

                      By Mixcom

                      from New York City

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • Quality Microphone

                      Cons

                      • Bulky Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Computer
                      • Mobile Device
                      • Music and Movies

                      Comments about Momentum Headphones (Black):

                      Just can't beat what you get for the price. Revealing highs that are clean and warm. A nice, realistic bass, and balanced mid-range make for a headphone that's equally at home in the broadcast studio or on the street (compatible with Apple phones/IOS products, it has a cord with attached remote). Closed ear design is very quiet. Great pair of headphones!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      For what they are, they're perfect.

                      By Thriller USA

                      from Calabasas, California / Isle of Man, UK

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • Really Prefect

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mobile Device
                        • Music and Movies
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Momentum Headphones (Brown):

                        I've only used these for traveling so far paired with my iPad 3 listening to Apple Lossless and AIFF music files. Absolutely happy as I can be with their neutral clarity, tight accurate bass, crystalline highs, appearance, light weight and comfort.

                        I am a home audiophile guy and not an experienced headphone hobbyist, FYI.

                        Been wearing these for many many hours at a time on international flights, on the go in Metros, Undergrounds, trains, etc.

                        I've tested it with my girlfriend, nearby strangers can barely hear what music you're playing even if it near quiet ambience and your volume is at a healthy level. In a plane or train? Forget about it, no one can hear your wussy Michael Jackson addition.

                        The hard case gets used and is very helpful to keep your cans safe in your back pack or luggage.

                        Speaking solely on a superficial level I have loads of pride rocking these things whenever some dork walks by with his 20lb heavy "Lakers" Beats by MONSTER that in my opinion sound terrible.

                        Finally, my aim is to soon pull the trigger on an Astell 24/192 portable player or maybe a Classic iPod / Cypher Labs Theorum 702 DAC setup. But I'm certain I've found the portable headphones I'll be using for a very long time with my MOMENTUM.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Audio with brilliance delivered

                        By Vini

                        from New York

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Quality Microphone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Computer
                          • Mobile Device
                          • Music and Movies
                          • Office Computer

                          Comments about Momentum Headphones (Black):

                          Feel the great quality sound.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          one of the best so far

                          By magic sound

                          from new jersey

                          About Me Audiophile

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight
                          • None
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Audio
                            • Music
                            • Portable Devices
                            • Relaxing
                            • Traveling
                            • With My Computer

                            Comments about Momentum Headphones (Brown):

                            I have many high end head phones, do yourself a favor go and get this one . you will be thanking me for that. superior quality and best audi . I am enjoying it.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excellent head phones

                            By Rick

                            from Michigan

                            About Me Audiophile

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio
                              • Portable Devices

                              Comments about Momentum Headphones (Brown):

                              Well balanced sound, good bass but not over amplified. Sensitive enough to play plenty loud using my iPhone. Very pleased with the masculine appearance, retro and elegant. Comfortable to wear (I haven't used them more than 30 minutes at a time though). Very pleased with the volume controls and mic on the cord that works with my iPhone.

                              • Primary Use:
                              • Listening to iPod
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              love them

                              By abc

                              from new york, new york

                              About Me College Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Great Sound
                              • Keep ears warm
                              • Microphone
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                              • Minimal Cushion Headband
                              • Not Super Duper Loud

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio
                              • Music
                              • Portable Devices
                              • Relaxing
                              • Traveling
                              • With My Computer

                              Comments about Momentum Headphones (Brown):

                              I use these with an iphone and they are great. the materials are just as described. The most comfortable phones ive ever worn, they are more like earmuffs that produce really great sound. Definitley worth the money although they dont get SUPER loud like the Executive or Mixr Beats, they are more about QUALITY of sound. the mic+controls is really convenient too. they come with a nice case, switchable non-mic cord, and stereo adapter

                              • Primary Use:
                              • Listening to iPod
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Just what I was looking for

                              By Bob the Audiophile

                              from Haverhill, MA

                              About Me Audiophile

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Compact
                              • Great Sound
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Music
                                • Portable Devices
                                • Traveling
                                • Working

                                Comments about Momentum Headphones (Brown):

                                It was time to retire my HD-570 headphones because the foam was rotted and those parts are no longer available. I already own a high end pair of open back headphones and wanted to get a high quality pair of isolating ones for noisy environments. As an audiophile I'm not interested in noise cancelling headphones.

                                These are the ticket. They're comfortable, keep the background noise to a minimum and sound fantastic.

                                As others have mentioned, they don't really sit on the outside of my ears, but being reasonably compact totally offsets that minor drawback.

                                • Primary Use:
                                • Traveling
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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