Sennheiser Momentum 2 Headphones
|Sennheiser Momentum 2 Headphones|
|Features and Specifications|
|Testing and Final Thoughts|
Today we are taking a look at the Sennheiser Momentum (M2) headphones. These are a luxurious set of over-the-ear cans that are geared toward those that enjoy great audio and don't want a glossy pair of plastic, bass-heavy headphones. That's right. These are built for people who are proud of who they are and what they have accomplished. In all fairness, each different style and design of every headphone probably has a perfect fit for a different consumer, but I really do like the simple elegance of the Momentum (M2).
We looked at the original Sennheiser Momentum headphones a while back and the audio quality was very good on those, but there were a couple of things that maybe needed some work after prolonged usage. Sennheiser has tried to address these issues as well as bring a folding design to the table - all while maintaining great durability and support for your Android devices as well as your favorite Apple device.
The current price of these is about $50 than the original Momentum, so you'll have to stick around and see if that half-a-Benjamin is worth spending on the M2 version.
The Sennheiser Momentum (M2) headphones come in very classy package and include a carrying bag to protect them from dust and scratches while you're on the road. I have a good feeling that if they sound as good as they look, that they will be on your head more than in storage, but we'll have to listen here in a bit. For now, we'll take a look around the headphones and notice the stainless steel band, solid hinge, stainless screws, and leather cover on the ear pads. The headband is slightly padded and wrapped in leather as well. There isn't much padding on the band itself, but with the gentle fit of the Momentum (M2) they are still very comfortable.
The ear cups are closed circumaural and feel like memory foam covered with soft leather. Whether or not you have something against leather or not, the feel of these is absolutely fantastic. They feel as luxurious as as I hope they sound.
The included cable isn't as flashy as the one that came with the original Momentum headphones we reviewed a couple of years ago, but that cable had a few failure points with the connector and Sennheiser has simplified this design. There is a handy in-line volume control that works with Android devices and allowed me to change volume on HTC and LG devices as well as play/pause music and answer phone calls.
Sennheiser is always pretty happy to brand their products and does so with an iridescent logos the side of each of the ear cups as well as with their Momentum model on a stainless plate on each side of the headband.
The leather, contrasting stitch, stainless steel and solid build of these headphones make me glad that I was able to take a look at this review sample. I personally love the understated elegance of the Momentum line. They don't have to be crazy flashy, plastic, glossy or glitter. Sennheiser picks great industrial materials and blends them to make an elegant product.
On the next page we'll take a look at the specifications and features before we continue on to testing these out.