We got a pair of the latest Sennheiser Momentum M2 headphones to review. These come with a fairly steep price tag. Will they be worth the money?
Before I get into the finer details, let’s check out what’s on offer:
– Closed design, Closed circumaural headphone design isolate against ambient noise
– Integrated smart remote with in-line microphone for ease of use
– Finely selected materials, Luxurious and tough breathable leather headband for optimum sweat and water resistance
– Premium comfort, Soft and supple finest leather earpads for excellent wearing comfort
– Maximum durability, Metal-constructed earcup slider for maximum durability and custom fit
– Convenience at its best, Hard carrying case for maximum portability
– 2 year warranty
Included in the box are the headphones, a 1.4m long 3.5mm aux cable with smart remote, a luxury padded case and a manual.
Straight out of the box, the headphones ooze sophistication and quality. The headphones come in a soft padded case and fold in two for added portability. The headphones do come in a variety of finishes, but we got sent the black version. The headphones are built around a brushed metal frame, with black padded leather head support with orange stitching and super soft black ear cups with orange inserts. They look really smart. Sennhesier have taken there time and thoroughly thought about the design and have used high quality materials. When on my head, the headphones were very comfortable, with very little movement when moving around and light weight. Even though they fold in two, these are not small headphones and when kept in the case provided, they will take up a fair bit of space in your bag.
The headphones came with a smart remote, which when used with an IOS device, you can control your playlist and take/receive calls through it. Very simple to use and very functional. The headphones have a 3.5mm jack built into one of the ear pieces, meaning the cable is detachable and different cables can be used if desired.
The level of sound quality when listening to music was very high. The sound produced was beautifully balanced between the highs and mids, with just enough punch at the low end to ensure those bass notes are heard. I listened to a variety of genres and in all instances and enjoyed a well balanced, dynamic and crisp musical experience. I also watched a few movie trailers and the sense of excitement for the film greatly rose due to the sound quality experience I was getting through these headphones.
These are not noise cancelling headphones and Sennheiser do not try and make out they are, but I was more than happy with how insulated they were and kept the majority of outside sound to a minimum. This also works the other way, sounds are kept in so you shouldn’t disrupt anyone nearby especially when your listening to your guilty pleasures.
Overall, these premium headphones are excellent. Retailing at £269, they are not cheap and slightly more expensive than their competitors but with a short hunt, these can be found cheaper. Apart from the cost, the only negative point would be that the remote doesn’t work with Android devices, or at least the one supplied didn’t. Not everybody has an iPhone… yet, but it would be nice to see that Android users can use the remote feature too.