Thursday, February 11, 2016

#SoundsofSennheiser - Momentum In-ear Headphones

Last year I had the pleasure of attending the #SoundsofSennheiser event at Noir in Mayfair. The cocktails flowed and the sliders were consumed, but those things aside I got the opportunity to learn more about their funky new range of headphones, got to meet Jon the Baptist (the DJ, not the guy who baptised Jesus).


Sennheiser Momentum In-ear Headphones

Personally I fell in love with the over-ear headphones due to the exceptional sound quality and cool retro look. Priced around £370 they were out of my price range - I rarely listen to music unless I'm on the tube to and from work. After learning more about the range from representative from Sennheiser it was clear they have a passion for delivering a sensory sound experience that goes above and beyond.

I'm pretty certain I suffer from misophonia, an intense hatred (borderline obsessive trait) of losing the plot when confronted with noise or music being played by others. With this in mind and with the prevalence of people (w**kers I call them under my breath) using headphones on my journey to and from work that leak more sound out of rather than into the ear I really needed a set of headphones that blocked out ambient background noise yet delivered superb sound playback.

Being lucky enough to receive a set of the new Momentum in-ear headphones from the range to try that retail at £89.99 I couldn’t wait to get on the tube to work.


Sennheiser Momentum In-ear Headphones
Noddy is missing a friend......

This is what they say about the range here:

‘The true dimensions of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM In-Ear headphones can be measured not only by their uncompromising sound, but also in a wealth of little details – from the nano-precise, stainless-steel sound tunnel to the three-button multifunction remote with integrated microphone.’ 

I've been using these for well over a month so feel that I can now go the whole hog and set out why I think you should take a closer look, no, ignore that, why you should invest in a pair of Sennheiser Momentum in-ear headphones.

Sennheiser Momentum In-ear Headphones

Sennheiser Momentum In-ear Headphones

Comfort

Unlike Apple headphones these slip into my ears and don’t immediately fall out. Result. They are curved to sit in the ear and with the plastic buds they nestle just inside with no rubbing and even better, when lying down (at home, not on the tube) they don’t get pushed further causing pain or a distortion in the playback. 

Also, and as a lazy bloke, having a remote on the wire at neck height that controls volume and an on/off for playback means I’m not constantly fiddling with my iPod in my pocket (and looking like an old pervert).


Sennheiser Momentum In-ear Headphones

Playback

It’s crystal clear, and certainly the best I’ve ever had from an in-ear headphone set. Personally I do like my heavy metal and the Momentum headphones really do pack a punch both in volume levels and with a deep bass. That said, the bass doesn’t overshadow the main track and you can pick out with clarity all of the other instruments being played - it is literally like having a concert played in your head. To me it reminds me of the concert surround sound I used to have in my car and makes me smile.

If it makes me smile it has to be a good thing.

Have I become leaky?

Surprisingly, no, I haven’t. They do leak a little sound but only when the volume is whacked right up to the top which is physically impossible to listen to without it hurting for more than three seconds. When music is being played back with thumping bass and on a volume akin to being at a stadium listening to heavy metal it doesn’t leak a bit, so I can rest assured that I’m not bothering other people around me (well, not with music anyway).

I've had a pair of Sennheiser headphones (the kind that sat sideways in your ear with a headband) in the past and they were underwhelming (we are talking circa 2000) but these could not be further away from my previous experience, indeed the Momentum headphones are in my opinion right there at the other end of the spectrum. The sound quality is exceptional and they are so comfortable at times I forget that I have then in. They are more expensive than most headphones but for that you get an amazing product, and one I would recommend.

All that is left to say is "rock on". 


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27 comments:

  1. These are amazing quality, even I am impressed especially when they are proper loud! X

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    1. 'Proper loud' - could you be more northern? This is not a valid excuse to steal them from me!

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  2. I've never actually ever invested in a good pair of earphones, I've always either used the free ones that came with my iPhone or iPod, or cheap ones you buy in the supermarket. I bet if I tried these I'd notice the difference in sound quality straight away. I would be intrigued in invest. I like how these have a remote on them!

    Meimei
    www.meimeisays.co.uk

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    1. You really can tell the difference with these. I have been using the headphones that came with my Samsung phone and after using the Sennheiser Momentum I don't know how I put up with such poor sound quality for so long. The range and pitch is wider with these and that bass makes anything with a bass line or bass guitar sound sooooo deep. Stephen

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  3. These look amazing, I love in ear headphones but its always a chore to find ones they stay in and are comfortable, I am not fussed about leaking sound though because I only really use them when I am running.

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  4. I do love Sennheiser gear, my wife uses a Sennheiser headset I won about 6 years ago and apart from having to replace the ear cushions once, they're still as good as new.

    In ear earphones I find much preferable for when you're out and about compared to the traditional headphone.

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  5. I bought a pair of sennheiser in ear phones when I was due to go into hospital 7 years ago and they have only just died. I wish I had the spare cash to get another pair as they were amazing and one of the best things I bought and price per use was negligible.

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  6. We are forever buying new headphones in our house as they ge lost or broken so I don't tend spend a lot on a pair. These look and sound good though.

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  7. Ooh yeah, I am with you on the hideousness of the tinny noise coming from others headphones! These sound great - or rather sound like they sound great - which as a muso is important to me! Now if only I could stop myself from losing headphones I would treat myself to some!

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  8. Don't you just hate overhearing the tinny sound from anyone else's headphones! These sound like a fabulous buy x

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    1. I could literally lash out every day on public transport it annoys me so much. It's the tinny low level thumping that really grates. These have been an absolute blessing!

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  9. they look fabulous and really smart but mine are all into "cans" at the moment

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  10. Haha, I remember taking the train once and putting on my headphones which appeared faulty as I couldn't hear much. It turned out I hadn't plugged them in properly and everybody had been listening to my music except for me. These look fab and I am sure would have spared me the embarrassment that day!xx

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  11. This brand is fab, my husband has some and the quality is excellent. I am on the look out for new noise cancelling headphones so will look for Sennheiser ones.

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  12. I'm impressed to hear there's a name for the hatred of hearing other people's music...I'm sure I must suffer from misophonia too!

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  13. They do look nice. Sadly though I struggle with the in ear headphones - I think my ears are too small.

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  14. My husband is a big fan of Sennheiser headphones but he likes the big cup ones.

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  15. We've been looking at headphones recently for my husband's birthday present. I'll show him this post!

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    1. If you want to splash a bit more cash I'd also recommend the over-ear headphones from the range - I got to try them at the event and they were equally as cool.

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  16. These sound fab - I'm always conscious of turning mine up too late in case I bother the people around me x

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    1. You are in the minority Cass - it seems like a competition on my journey to work as to who can set theirs the loudest!

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  17. These look great, might have to get some for my OH, i don't use earphones but he gets through so many pairs x

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  18. I wish more people had speakers as good as these on the tubes. I always find I end up hearing other people's music on the tubes!!!

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  19. These sound like good set, even though I don't like this style of headphones

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  20. As someone who has occasionally travelled by tube with beautykinguk I can vouch for these headphones keeping the murder rate down on the picadilly line. Plus saves fellow travellers from enduring Rod Stewart... x

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    1. I seem to remember you saying you would never travel on public transport with me after the first time we got the bus up to Holly Lodge....oh the memories....yes, the memories of hatred welling up inside me...

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  21. I went for a run with the unit in my ear and no music.

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