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Jan 25 2016

The five month field test: Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless Headphone Review

Over the past few months I have been field testing the wildly popular Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless headphone to determine if these are truly the best headphones for travel.

Design

The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless headphones look good… like really good. They are constructed of mostly brushed metal and two types of soft leather which gives them a sleek stylish profile. They don’t look bulky or like gleaming pieces of shiny cheap plastic (cough.. Beats By Dre) and they are extremely comfortable to wear. The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 ear-cup pads are memory foam covered by super soft low friction leather. There is very little pressure on your head but they stay on very well while moving around.

A simple button control system is built into the right ear cup, including a power/pair button, and a multi-function switch that controls volume, song skip, and play/pause. The Bluetooth connects instantly and the range is impressive. Their folding design is great and they easily fit in my travel bag or coat pocket when not in use.

 

Sound

The sound of the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless is on par with headphones costing hundreds of dollars more. The deep base is exciting and powerful without affecting the quality of the other sounds like you might experience with Beats. The treble is not harsh and sounds great even after hours of use. The rich sounds easily drown out the noise in airplanes and public transportation. Taking calls with the headphones is easy and the microphone picks up my voice very well.

 

Noise Cancelling

I have been using the Bose QC 15s and 25s over the years and they have held their place as some of the best noise cancelling headphones. However after a while I begin to feel fatigue or ear pressure from the Bose noise cancelling technology. The Momentum 2.0 Wireless headphones noise canceling is not as strong as Bose, but I never experienced any discomfort while wearing them for hours on long flights.

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless

Field Testing

I wore the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless headphones at the office, on planes and trains, and around town for the past few months and they performed outstandingly well. They work pretty well for exercise too. Despite making ultra-light contact with your head, they also stick on there reasonably well. Thanks to the very deep pads, the extremely even pressure distribution and the minimal weight of the headphones themselves, they work just fine for the gym and running.

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless

The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless Headphones come in a few different colors. I have the Ivory and they have been a great addition to my travel bag. The headphones come with a charging cable and a cord if you would like to use them wired.

They are priced at $499 on Amazon which is a little on the pricey side but totally worth the quality and immersive sound experience. These will definitely be a permanent addition to my future travels

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless

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Eric
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Eric left Washington, D.C. to travel the world starting with Chiang Mai, Thailand. He enjoys peaty scotch, long walks on the beach (or up mountains) and most sports or activities with potential risk of injury or death.

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  • These look very nice. I love the leather! They would be perfect for the subway.. Where is the best place to buy these?
    Tx

    K

    January 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm
  • These are nice and sleek, a little more visually appealing than my old bose pair. I just ordered a pair for my upcoming trip to Dubai. 🙂 Thanks for the in-depth review!

    January 25, 2016 at 3:39 pm
  • Stylish and functional … can’t wait to try it out myself!

    February 29, 2016 at 9:09 pm

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