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Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones - Black

by Sennheiser
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

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  • Immaculately stylish, the newest member of the MOMENTUM On-Ears will be available in the distinctive colors black, brown & red that provide a discrete revelation of luxury that hints at their superb performance.
  • MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones are crafted from luxurious, lightweight materials including stainless steel and soft Alcantara - stylish yet durable enough for a life on the move. Premium comfort thanks to soft and supple ear pads made from high quality Alcantara.
  • MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones are powered by Sennheiser's 18Ω proprietary transducers, which utilize technology from the high-end headphone sector in order to deliver full stereo sound with extraordinary rendition of detail.
  • Featuring a single-sided detachable cable with an in-line remote and mic compatible with Apple's iDevices; connected by means of a premium low-profile angled plug.
  • The elegant Supra-aural design reduces background noise to a minimum in even the noisiest of environments. Take the MOMENTUM On-Ear anywhere in a chic, durable carrying case
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  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 8 x 23 cm ; 159 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 798 g
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  • Item model number: 505795
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Sep 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones (Just choose your favourite colour)

MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones (Available in Ivory, Blue, Pink, Green, Red, Black and Brown)

The MOMENTUM On-Ear`s elegant design and distinctive colours embody the high-end aesthetics of the company’s award-winning MOMENTUM full-size headphones in a smaller format, that’s perfect for enjoying high performance sound on the go. Joining Sennheiser’s original Style Collection (ivory, blue, pink and green), you can also choose from a range that includes high-gloss black, classic brown and bold red.

There’s so much more – you can enjoy the perfect combination of sound and style. Powerful, state-of-the-art magnet systems offer uncompromising stereo sound that is richly detailed and spacious with a slight emphasis on the bass.

  • Choose from either a range of subtle pastel or statement bold colours to suit your style
  • Luxurious, lightweight design that will take you anywhere
  • Enjoy a rich pure sound that is incredibly detailed
  • Detachable in-line remote and microphone compatible with Apple’s iDevices
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Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones (Just choose your favourite colour)
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones (Just choose your favourite colour)

The MOMENTUM On-Ear is a brilliant way to enjoy music when travelling to work; the compact on-ear design lets you take that experience anywhere. The luxurious Alcantara ear pads reduce background noise to a minimum in noisy environments, while a convenient in-line remote and microphone allow direct control over Apple iDevices for music playback and making and receiving calls on the go.

  • MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones are crafted from luxurious, lightweight materials including stainless steel and soft Alcantara – stylish yet durable enough to use on the move
  • Match your style - MOMENTUM On-Ear is available in a choice of seven different colours to suit your individual look
  • Powered by Sennheiser’s 18Ω proprietary sound drivers – the On-Ear’s deliver full stereo sound with an extraordinary rendition of detail
  • Closed-back design - to reduce background noise to a minimum in even the noisiest of environments (also allowing enough sound through to give you a sense of the environment you are in)
  • Premium comfort - soft and supple ear pads made from high quality Alcantara, sourced from Milan
  • The headband is crafted from a single piece of stainless steel - it is easy to adjust, lightweight and durable
  • Maximum convenience - a single-sided detachable cable with an in-line remote and microphone for compatibility with Apple devices
  • Chic, durable carrying case, also for storage

* Functions are device dependent

Did you know?

Lightweight yet strong, the MOMENTUM On-Ears elegant headband sliders are made from premium stainless steel. The headband and ear pads are wrapped in high-tech Alcantara, a luxury material used by car and yacht upholsterers for its unique combination of softness, comfort and durability.

Sennheiser recommends this headphone for...

...anyone who would like to be able to combine both a smart, eye-catching design and incredible sound performance in a portable format. It’s so easy to fit these into your everyday life.


This headphone is compatible with any device with a 3.5 mm headphone socket for audio, including MP3, iPod, iPhone (iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries).

Product Description

Compatible with iPod / iPhone / iPad, theĀ Momentum On-Ear headphones from Sennheiser combines urban design, ultimate comfort and stereo sound.Featuring exclusive Sennheiser transducers, these closed style wired headphones deliver every nuance of your music. Their ear cushions are made from Alcantara, a high-tech material used in the manufacture of Italian luxury cars such as Porsche, Lamborghini and Maserati.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. 3 Jan 2014
Style Name:Over-the-ear|Colour Name:Brown
I waited a while before I reviewed them, it's been nearly 2 years.

And I'm thrilled to say that even after a prolonged period of heavy use they still look virtually brand new, are working perfectly and sound fantastic.

This was my first (fairly expensive) pair of headphones after years of Sony in-ear buds and I've never looked back.

And unsurprisingly the Momentum's blow my Brother's beats out of the water in both build and sound quality.

If you're in the market for a solid pair of excellent sounding headphones, then you can't go wrong with these. Trust me, they are superb.
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82 of 91 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic addition to the Momentum Range 22 July 2013
Style Name:On-ear| Colour Name:Green|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
As a lucky owner of the full fat Momentums I was massively interested in trying out the new styled up and shrunk down version of the cans.

I have been a big fan of the Momentums and they have quickly become my go-to set of cans when looking for a relaxed listening experience.

So, what are the differences between the new Momentums and the old ones? Well, the first difference is the size, the cups are a good bit smaller on the new ones. Secondly, the headband has slightly less padding, thirdly the earcup padding is made from a synthetic suede that is very hard wearing (as opposed to the plush leather cups of the old Momentums) and fourth is the included case, whereas the old Momentums had a semi-rigid, form-fitting case, the new cans have a generically shaped case which is less rigid (but nonetheless very nice).

One other important difference I noted was the size of the headphone jack, the new cans seem to have shrunk the jack to miniscule proportions, the old cans had a very nice metal jack that could be adjusted from straight on to 90 degrees.

The pictures show the main differences.

Anyway, these cans ooze sex appeal, they are firmly aimed at the street market and will (hopefully) take some of the market share away from the god-awful Beats cans that the kids seem to think are the nuts.

Sennheiser is a well respected brand that has been in the game for a long time and their upper end cans such as the HD 800's and HD 650's have been praised by high-end audiophilles the world over. It is only right that the technology filters down to the lower range items. The original Momentums were highly praised for their styling and highly impressive sound quality.
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49 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No added colourants! 23 Nov 2012
Style Name:Over-the-ear|Colour Name:Brown
Like another reviewer experienced, Amazon were out of stock of these headphones so I had to revert to John Lewis who had them available. As far as I can see the price at all retailers is very close - there are no significant discounts at the time of writing! I bought these Sennheiser Momentums for static rather than mobile use and they are used in conjunction with a Marantz hifi system.

A critical requirement was to minimise sound leakage outside the headphones to avoid annoying others, so, a closed back design was essential. These phones are pretty effective at sealing in the sound (so I'm told).

The first and most obvious thing about these headphones is the high quality of construction - they exude quality. The headband is leather covered as are the ear pads which use a particular type of Somerset Leather to provide optimum comfort. The headband can be adjusted and remain in position despite there not being a click stop mechanism - the pressure of the "cans" against your head can be adjusted to perfection. Rather than having the usual two wires the single entry (detachable) cable makes the headset easier to take on and off. The detachable lead means a worn lead can be replaced, and, if your usage is similar to mine you can replace the iPhone remote/microphone lead with the (supplied) ordinary (but equally high quality) cable. I find these factors combine to make the headphones very comfortable to wear for long periods, in fact, I enjoy them so much I almost don't want to take them off!

I have read what other reviewers have said about the sound. To me, the sound is very good and detailed but neutral - you get out what you put in without colouration. I don't find when used with my equipment there is any emphasis on the bass as some reviewers suggest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars stylish, great sound but... 21 July 2014
By M. Chrobot VINE VOICE
Style Name:Over-the-ear| Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
These headphones look awesome. The design and build quality is excellent. They're basically made of stainless steel and leather. The sound quality is excellent; you can hear the smallest details and pauses between instruments. They are surprisingly light and don't stand out too much when you're wearing them. The ear cups however are very small so if you have larger than average-ish ears (like me although I wouldn't say that my ears are larger than average) you may not find these comfortable at all. The best feature of these headphones is that to remove the cable you need to twist and pull so if anyone decides they want to run off with your headphones, the cable won't come out and they will most likely let go. I just wish all manufacturers would go with this design.

If you're planning on using these in a quiet-ish environment then you won't be disappointed, if however you want to listen to the music on the London tube, you might want to look elsewhere as you won't be able to hear much unless you turn your volume up to 100% and even then you won't benefit from the quality of the music because of all the noise.

Overall, great headphones, excellent sound, build quality and design however if you have larger than average-ish ears or you'll be listening to these in a very noisy environment then you might want to look elsewhere.

Just in case, here's what's in the box:
1: 1.4m audio cable with a remote
1: 1.4m audio cable without a remote
hard shell travel case
and... the headphones
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Mr I Kay
Published 11 hours ago by Mr I Kay
4.0 out of 5 stars good quality and good value.
Premium feel, definitely feel luxury too. Good overall performance. Very fine highs and mids. Doesnt need separate amp. Easy to drive with portable device. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mr L.
4.0 out of 5 stars Sennheiser Momentum v Final Audio Design Pandora IV
The Momentum sounds OK, but when compared with a headphone like the Final Audio Design Pandora IV or Pandora VI they sound a little unrefined. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Maessig
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing sound quality
Truly beautiful sound in combination with my iBasso player - continues to blow me away every time. Very stylish too I simply can't fault them.
Published 6 days ago by Darren
5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing set from sennheiser.
This is my fourth set of sennheiser headphone. Starting with hd205, then moving to the hd215, also bought the pc363d headset before buying the momentum, all over an 11 years span. Read more
Published 6 days ago by JOSEPH
5.0 out of 5 stars What Does the Future Sound Like? Try These and Find Out
Wow. It is hard to describe just how wonderful these headphones are, certainly when comparing them to any other headphones costing under £300.00. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Bill Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars A prime example of what expensive headphones should be
As an audiophone, I'm in love with these headphones! The sound is clean, punchy and extremely accurate. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Fil Sapia
5.0 out of 5 stars Master Stroke of Engineering and Design
Probably the very best headphones for people on the move. These are Sennheiser's "full fat" over-ear Momentums as opposed to the smaller on-ear version. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Alan Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars these are ace they look great and sound even better
these are ace they look great and sound even better, get a fiio e17 headphone amp they sound great with that...... i have a lot of bose gear but these are probrably better
Published 20 days ago by fishdonkeys
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect, crisp, exquisitely nuanced mid range headphones. Changes the whole experience of sound. Your brain turns to 3D :)
Published 20 days ago by Thereza L.
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