The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On-Ear have great, balanced audio reproduction that caters well to most tracks. They feel remarkably sturdy and durable for an on-ear design but struggle in loud environments because of their weak passive isolation.
- Lightweight, sturdy design.
- Great audio reproduction.
- Leaks quite a bit of sound.
- Poor isolation.
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The Momentum 2.0 On-Ear keep the same esthetic as the over-ear variant of the same name but in a more compact design. They feel sturdy and durable thanks to their metal frame and dense ear cups. Unfortunately, they lack padding on the headband and the on-ear design and small ear cups are not the most comfortable.
The Momentum 2.0 On-Ear are relatively comfortable. The on-ear cups are well padded and covered in a soft fabric that feels nice on the skin. Unfortunately, the on-ear design may not be comfortable for everybody and the lack of padding on the headband further reduces their comfortability.
The Momentum 2.0 On-Ear deliver a solid button layout with decent functionality. The inline cable includes volume controls and a multi purpose call/music button that allows you to for play, stop and skip tracks.
The Momentum 2.0 on-ear are decently stable headphones. They maintain their position during casual listening sessions. Unfortunately, they're not stable enough for sports or high-intensity activities like running and jumping. Their audio cable is detachable but can be locked into the ear cups. This means, that if the cable is locked and gets hooked by something in your environment, the headphones will be pulled off your head, unlike the wireless model.
These headphones have a moderately portable design. They fold up for easier transport and take up less space. However, they are on the larger side for on-ear headphones, and although they would fit relatively comfortably in a backpack or handbag, it will not fit in most pockets.
The Momentum 2.0 on-ear like the momentum 2.0 and the Momentum 2.0 wireless, have the same soft case that will protect the headphones from scratches and will fit all the gear that is provided with headphone. Unfortunately, the case is a little large for the Momentum on-ear and will not protect the headphones much, from hard falls.it also adds quite a bit of bulk to headphones.
Great build quality. The metal frame feels sturdy and durable. the unique adjusting mechanism for the ear cups is solid and retains its position once adjusted. The ear cups are dense enough to withstand a couple of drops without breaking but the thin cabling connecting the ear cups is exposed and susceptible to damage from wear and tear.
The Sennheiser 2.0 On-Ear are an average sounding pair of closed-back headphones. They have a good deep and powerful bass, a good mid-range, and an average treble. However, their bass tends to sound a bit boomy, their mid-range is noticeably recessed, and their treble could sound sibilant on certain tracks. Also, like most other closed-back on-ear headphones, they don't have a good soundstage.
The on-ear Momentum 2.0 do not have active noise cancellation like the Momentum 2.0 Wireless. Only the passive isolation provided by the seal of the ear cups prevents ambient noise from seeping into your audio. The small ear cups'seal does not create a sufficiently isolated listening experience to prevent distraction caused by the ambient noise of an office-like environment or a regular commute. They also leak quite a bit of sound.
Poor noise isolation. Considering these are on-ear headphones with no active noise cancelling, this result is expected. The only significant amount of isolation, provided passively by the ear cups, is in the treble range but even this is more than 10dB less than what we consider a good result.
Poor performance. These headphones leak even at moderate volumes and since the leakage covers most of the mid and treble regions, it will be noticeable.
- 100% SpNR
No active features.
No compatible app.
In the box
- Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On-Ear Headphones
- Audio cable
- Carrying case
- Carrying pouch