Published on April 26th, 2015 | by audioguy3
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Review
Sennheiser is known for their great headphones. The Momentum 2.0 Wireless headphones cost a bundle, but they deliver excellent sound reproduction with more bottom end than Sennheiser is known for. The Momentum 2.0 headphones look and feel like no expense was spared in their fit and finish. They’re easy to adjust to your head, and they fold up nicely to fit in your pocket.
- Over-ear high-fidelity noise-canceling wireless headphones
- Foldable design
- Stainless steel headband
- 16Hz to 22,000 Hz frequency response
- Less than 0.5 percent total harmonic distortion
- Bluetooth enabled
- Built-in omni-directional microphone
- Detachable cable
- 22 hours of battery life
- Weighs 9.2 ounces
- Comes with a carrying case
- Shipping weight 1.8 pounds
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Features and Benefits
The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless are an over-the-ear model, which makes them much more effective at blocking out sound, but they achieve bass reproduction that’s more like ported models. Sennheiser has a reputation for accurate reproduction throughout the audio spectrum, but they’ve made adjustments for the modern listener’s desire for more sub-bass during their playbacks. If you want bass, the Sennheiser Momentum’s will deliver booming sound without any hint of distortion. The overall sounds slightly modulated in the upper ranges, but it’s very clear. If you’re looking for studio-quality accuracy, the Sennheiser isn’t for you.
The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless has really good noise cancellation, but if you use the headphones simply to block out noise, you’ll hear a faint hiss instead of silence. This isn’t noticeable when you’re listening to music or talking on the phone, but some people use noise-canceling headphones simply for noise reduction and might prefer a quieter design.
Simplicity of controls is important with headphones that will be worn when you’re out and about, and the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 couldn’t be more straightforward. All the playback and volume controls are located on the right earcup, and operating them by feel is easy and intuitive. Bluetooth range is up to 33 feet, and once you lock onto your desired device, the headphones will remember it to make turning Bluetooth on again quicker in the future. Battery life depends on many factors, especially the volume you’re listening at, but you can expect up to 22 hours, with a 3-hour recharge time. If your battery runs down, you can always plug them in and use them as passive headphones.
- Big bass frequency response
- Crisp, undistorted high range even at high volumes
- Noise cancellation works for audio listening or during phone conversations
- Switches to passive mode when used with a wire
- Luxurious feel
- Easily picks up Bluetooth signal
- Foldable design makes carrying them around easier
- Noise cancellation can’t be switched off when Bluetooth is being used
The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless cost a bundle. Since they’re at the top of the price scale, they need to deliver great sound, and they do. Users and reviewers give the Momentum 2.0 very high marks, with over 80 percent giving them four or more stars. The Sennheiser’s offer great audio quality, good noise cancellation, long battery life, and can be worn comfortably all day long. They’re highly recommended.