Wednesday November 9, 2016 9:20 pm
Bleeding Edge TV 602: Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphones review
The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphones are impressive. They come in at a relatively inexpensive price when compared to other headphones in this category, and sound fantastic. The new models are foldable, with nice stainless steel accents, and a closed-back over-ear design that does a great job at noise isolation. When ordering, be sure to select between the Android and iOS versions so you get the right ones. I think that these are the best $200 headphones you can buy right now - I explain why in my Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphone review. Great job Sennheiser!
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Back in 2013, Sennheiser release the original Momentum headphone. While it received tremendous praise for sound quality, many complained about how uncomfortable they were to wear for long periods of time. Today, we are taking a look at the second-generation Momentum 2.0 headphones, with the hopes that the comfort factor has been improved.
While we open these guys up, let me go over what you’ll find in the box - if you like what you're seeing, you can find a link to these in the description box below, right under that like button. You’ve got a quick start guide that explains how to get up and running, although it’s pretty self-explanatory, along with a safety information booklet that I’m sure you’ll read thoroughly. Moving on to the headphones themselves, they actually come in a nice, soft-touch case - I should say the material is soft, but the case does have some strength to it. Open that up, and you’ll find a black pouch on the inside where the headphones are housed.
These are the Ivory-colored version, but you can also get them in black and in silver as well. As you can see, it’s your standard 3.5mm headphone jack, so it should work with almost every modern smartphone, either through the headphone jack, or with a dongle if your device doesn’t have that port. The headphone wire also has a three-button remote, which lets you control volume, go forward and backward when listening to music, etc. If you order these, make sure you select the right manufacturer of the device you plan to use them with, so you get the right remote cable. Personally, for $250, I think you should get both an Android- and an iOS-oriented cable in the box, but I happen to use both Android and Apple devices, while other people may be truly dedicated to one platform and not care.
The headphone cable is also removable from the headphones themselves, but it twists into place so it doesn’t just get yanked out if pulled.
Right off the bat, I can tell that the ear cups are both larger, and feature a softer material when compared to the original model, and the foldable design is much better for travel.
In testing, I found that the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 is all about the refinement of the sound profile of the original. Yes, it's more comfortable and I don't want to sell that short, but these headphones really bring out the best in all types of music. Voices sound better, bass is more balanced, and it's no longer a chore to wear these on a cross-country flight. I have a playlist that I use for testing, and the Momentum 2.0 played everything in a way that I couldn't find a flaw that was enough to ding these in the review. Everything was just...solid. By the way, I'll leave a link to that playlist on both Apple Music and Spotify in the description below if you're looking for test tracks.
All-in-all, the Sennheiser Momentum 2 is a top contender in the $350-400 headphone price point - but the good news is that since these have been around for roughly a year, the price has dropped to about $200-250. if you're looking for a premium over-ear headphone that sounds great both at home and on the go, worth your time and consideration. If you're more into the wireless lifestyle, you can pick up the Bluetooth model for around $390, which is also a big discount from the $500 price point they launched at. Again, I'll leave links in the description below to everything I mentioned.
Thanks a lot for watching as always guys - let me know what you think of the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0. Are you a premium headphone buyer, or are you more focused on value-priced models in order to save some cash? Let me know in the comments below and I'll meet you there. Hit that like button if you enjoyed this one, and don't forget to click on my face in order to subscribe to stay up to date on all future video releases and gadget giveaways. Until next time, I appreciate your support as always - I'm Andru Edwards and I'll catch you in the next video.
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