Sennheiser Momentum 1.0 On-Ears Quick Review
Brief: Sennheiser’s style range On Ear.
Price: Today on the Rainforest sites its £106 or US$100
Specification: Impedance 18 Ω, Frequency response 16–22,000 Hz, Sound pressure level (SPL) 112 dB (1 kHz/1 Vrms), THD, total harmonic distortion < 0.5% (1 kHz, 100 dB SPL), Contact pressure approx. 3.2 N, Ear coupling Supra-aural, Jack plug Cable 1: 3.5 mm low profile angled plug, Jack plug Cable 2: 3.5 mm straight plug, Cable length Cable 1: 1.4 m iPod®/iPhone® cable with integrated smart remote and microphone, Cable length Cable 2: 1.4 m cable for computers, phones, music players and any device with a headphone output, Transducer principle Dynamic, closed, Weight 160 g (including remote), Load rating 200 mW
Accessories: A sizable case, a little baggy thing and two sets of cables, one with a mic and phone controls, the other without.
Build Quality: As you would expect from Sennheiser, excellent.
Isolation: Meh. There really isn’t very much.
Comfort/Fit: Great at first, I did find after a couple hours where my ear was squished onto my glasses got a little sore.
Aesthetics: Just take a look at them, tre fancy. They come is various colours too so I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find one to your tastes.
Sound: Excellent. I get the impression that Senn has targeting the Momentum range to have a specific sound. A slight deviation from their normal sound to more closely emulate Sony or B&W. A rich full bodied warm low end. Mids comparatively broad and open. The highs, a little flared spike but on the whole delicate and smooth. It sounds really very much like the In-Ear version and I’d be willing to bet the On-Ears do too. I’m half temped to just copy paste what I wrote before, lol. The bass is big and rich, rotund with a good level of depth but more what I’d think of as rounded. It does climb up a little towards the mids before dropping into a bit of a valley. The bass does move quite a bit of air over the ear. The mids are very broad sounding, so open and naturally airy. Slightly warm but still so much air it just flows beautifully. The highs are really well refined and mostly delicate. There is a little spike that cuts right through and makes quite an apparent treble flair. It really bolsters the V shape and makes them rather more detail hurling. It does well to act as a counter to that huge bass. It makes them quite instantly and noticeably attention grabbing without being ear savaging. It’s a really mainstream bit of V shaped drama and a healthy dose of smooth too. Oh and they sound huge too, very broad and as though they have oodles of power. Personally I’d like a little more mids though.
Notably though my Nexus 5 the bass and treble somewhat lessened so a beefy source has a quite an effect. Proportionally more even handed and smooth the more power you threw their way which suited my tastes exceedingly well.
Value: Price seems a bit in flux but they are a considerably quality product.
Pro’s: Bass, its rotund and articulate. Mids have excellent breadth.
Con’s: Bass wants to come out and play constantly.