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Sennheiser MOMENTUM Premium On-Ear Headphone (Black)

  • 16Hz-22KHz
  • Cable 1: 3.5 mm low profile angled plug
  • Cable 2: 3.5 mm straight plug Connector
  • Cable 1: 1.4 m iPod/iPhone cable with integrated smart remote and microphone
  • Cable 2: 1.4m cable for co
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Momentum Premium On-Ear Headphone

Stunning Sound - Sensational Style

Beautiful and compact, the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear takes the concept of Sennheiser’s acclaimed Momentum headphones to a lighter, smaller, refreshingly fashionable approach, while staying true to its purist philosophy and dedication to high performance in sound and style.

Joining Sennheiser’s Style Selection, the beautiful and compact Momentum On-Ear headphones fuse luxurious, elegant aesthetics to high performance sound. Available in a range of distinctive pastel colors, Momentum On-Ear lets you stay in step with this season’s fashions while experiencing incredible sound on the move.

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The Depth and the Deep

The Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear’s high-end transducers let you enjoyably explore every little bit and detail of your music, creating a multi-faceted soundscape upon the foundation of powerful bass.

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Comfortable Fit for Endless Listening Pleasure

The headband and ear pads of the Momentum On-Ear are covered with supersoft, breathable, and durable Alcantara®. For extra comfort, the pads are filled with two layers of special foam. The ear cups are attached to highly mobile ball joints running in sliders. The result? A perfect fit.

The Material – The Right Stuff

True to the Momentum philosophy, only the best would do with the On-Ear: luxurious Alcantara® for the earpads, stainless steel for the sliders, and shimmering metal for the remote.

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Plug de Luxe Smart Design

A hand flattering technical detail with great benefit. The low profile angled plug makes the Momentum On-Ear perfect for use with Apple devices.

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The Style: Zero Tolerance for "Me Too!"

Momentum was designed not for those who follow fashion, but for those who define their own style. A triumph of substance over mere effect. Understatement as a statement. Timeless style that reflects your design principles. Our interpretation of purism, perfected.

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iRemote
Putting You in Control

Sleek and smooth, the Momentum On-Ear’s metal in-line control unit and microphone supports Apple devices like the iPod, iPad and iPhone. Placing complete control over telephone calls and your music conveniently at your fingertips.

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The Sound and the Vision – Fashion Bloggers stage
The Momentum On-Ear

Asked by Sennheiser to visualize concept, character and color of the Momentum On-Ear for an exclusive photoshoot, renowned fashion bloggers set out to produce something really special. Selecting a blog reader as co- model by means of a blog-based contest and tapping the talent of star photographer Alexander Gnädinger each fashion blogger created a very personal and emotional picture of the Momentum On-Ear.

FashionBeans Ben and Luke

Headed by founder Ben Herbert and Deputy Editor Luke Todd, FashionBeans has been providing the everyday male with fashion and style advice since 2007. Today, FashionBeans is one of the most popular men’s fashion & men’s style guide in the UK. It is updated daily by men's fashion experts, featuring the latest styles and fashion tips.

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Learn more about the Sennheiser Electronic corp. Momentum On Ear Black

Model

Brand
Sennheiser
Type
Over the Ear
Model
Momentum On Ear Black

General SPEC

Frequency Response
16Hz-22KHz
Input Impedance
18 ohms
Power Supply
200 mW
Sensitivity
112dB S.P.L. at 1KHz
Connector
Cable 1: 3.5 mm low profile angled plug
Cable 2: 3.5 mm straight plug
Ear Coupling
Supra-aural
Cord Length
Cable 1: 1.4 m iPod/iPhone cable with integrated smart remote and microphone

Cable 2: 1.4m cable for computers, phones, music players and any device with a headphone output
Weight
5.6 oz.

Features

Features
Available in specially-chosen, modern colors

Soft and supple ear pads made from high quality Alcantara, a luxury material appreciated by car and yacht upholsterers for its unique combination of softness, comfort and durability

Accented with a durable, stylish stainless steel slider for a custom fit

Powered by Sennheiser's 18 ohms proprietar transducers, which apply high-end headphone technology to deliver full sterro sound with extraodinary detail from almost any portable device

Single-sided detachable cable with an in-line remote and mic compatible with Apple devices; allows control of calls and music on the go

Low-profile, angled headphone jack that allows cable to move in a fluid motion; ideal for use with mobile devices

Includes compact, durable storage case

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  • George H.
  • 11/11/2014 12:04:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice headphones

Pros: These things sound pretty awesome, mind you I wouldn't by no means consider myself an audiophile. The bass is strong. Most bass I have had in a set of headphones. The rest of the ranges are crisp and clear, no distortion.

Comes in great packaging. Has a case, as well as a dust bag. Nice to have them to store the headphones when not use.

Comes with interchangeable cords, one with an Apple product control, and one regular one, which I am using after I figured out how to change the cords.

They look pretty cool too. Pretty stylish with the stainless band.

Very lightweight.

Good overall buy.

Cons: Cannot think of any at the moment.

Other Thoughts: Got these for a lot less than the posted price because of a promo code that I got in an Newegg advertisement e-mail. Would be a great investment, even at the normal price.

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  • Jason G.
  • 3/20/2014 5:02:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOld-World Looks, Amazing Sound, One Caveat

Pros: Although not as "high-end" as Sennheiser's "open-ear" lineup of audiophile headphones (ie: HD800 / 700 / 650 / 600), the Momentum On-Ears provide much of the audiophile experience in a setup that can be driven by anything ranging from the headphone jack of a smartphone / portable media player, to the input jack on a computer, to a dedicated soundcard, or a DAC-based setup. This is due to the low (18 ohms) impedance that allows it to be used for more than just "home use".

The packaging of the headphones, from the box, to the protective foam, to the semi-hard case and carrying bag, allows for portability within my laptop's bag. This allows me to bring the headphones to school and stream music, listen to CDs / flacs, etc. Additionally, because the headphone packaging is so simplistic, and the headphones themselves are not "gaudy" like other "youth-oriented" brands, they exude a sense of class. The headphone itself though, is a bit austere - with a small "foam / velour" strip as the only "bumper" against the top of the head. However, the light weight of the headphones means that a thick pad found on other headphones such as Sennheiser's HD600 series and up, is not necessary. Adjustability is done by friction-based rubber mounts that slide on the stainless steel rail-system, for an easy-to-adjust, but solidly "placed" earpiece. It may be easy to move, but there won't be undue movement.

Sound Quality: If you've been listening to the more popular headphones for college students (starts with a b, and ends in an s)... then the Sennheisers, due in part to a dedication to optimal sonic experience, but also due to the stainless steel headband / frame, provide immense clamping power to the head, which results in a more efficient listening experience. Even while listening to music with a bass-heavy presence at 25% volume, the ability to clamp the closed-ear "cans" to the head results in a much lower incidence of sound leakage. Those of you who have larger ears, may wish to try both this version, and the over-ear version, before deciding. Either way, whichever set fits your ears best will provide much listening enjoyment for you, and silence for those around you. Additionally, basses are tight, and treble is rich without running into "spiky / ear-splitting territory". That is, the bass is very rich, but it does not feel loose or mushy; it's tight, and yet that tightness does not compress the sound.

Lastly, the twist-n-lock cable prevents accidental tripping / removal of the cable. Great feature because it ensures that your headphones are well-connected, and at the same time, prevents something such as a trip / fall, from compromising the connection.

Note: YOU MAY HAVE TO SPEND A LITTLE TIME BREAKING IN THE DRIVERS BEFORE YOU OBTAIN THE IDEAL SOUND.

Cons: The stainless steel frame of the headstrap is a LOT sturdier than it looks, and it clamps to the head to an extent where wearing with glasses, or other cranially-connected / wrapped parts may find discomfort. The remedy to this is to wear the headphones until they begin to conform to your head. This is only a con until the stainless band is acquainted to the nuances of your head.

Subjective: Some may complain that the closed-ear setup results in a less "live" sound with a smaller soundspace. This argument is not invalid, but could one wear a set of $300 open-ear headphones to a library or computer lab, without incurring the ire of those surrounding you who are forced to listen to "leaked music?". Such a trade-off requires due analysis (hence, subjective tag).

Subjective: Unlike other "youth-oriented" headphones, these headphones do have a serious bent to them... much like thier higher-end counterparts, you may need to take some time to break in the drivers. Assuming that they will give their optimal performance out of the box could lead to disappointment. The headphones are not boxy once they are allowed to "break in".

Other Thoughts: For the price paid, these headphones punch WELL above their weight-class. They have a build quality not seen in most "youth-oriented" headphones, and have a sound signature that is pleasing for a multitude of listening purposes, whether it is streaming MP3's of classical music, jazz-fusion on a CD, or even high-quality (ie: 24/192) flac files. There is a full tonal spectrum from deep bass to clear, rich, but not tinny (AT ALL!) treble that rewards the listener for choosing a company that specializes in audiophile / high-end listener enjoyment.

If you, or someone you know, appreciates music and accessing its finer points on a computer, home theatre / audiophile setup, or even on a smartphone... and you are, (or he / she is) willing to spend the time needed to break the headphones in (40 hours, MINIMUM of high-quality audio files), the reward of a portable, classy, and responsive headphone is well worth the small foible of the over-built headband.

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  • SandraSchoenhofer
  • 2/26/2014 6:47:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Headphones

Pros: These headphones have excellent build quality and great sound. These headphones will blow away any monster or beats products no doubt. Enough said.

Cons: Why is this even here.

Other Thoughts: Great headphones for the price.

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