The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 are great-looking headphones with a sturdy, durable design and rich and balanced audio reproduction. They sound amazing with most music genres but struggle a little with treble and higher frequencies. Padding is also lacking and a bit stiff, which slightly lessens their level of comfort. If you want noise cancelling, check out our review of the wireless version.
- Great audio reproduction.
- Sturdy and durable design.
- Minimal sound leakage.
- Poor isolation.
- Lacking comfortable padding.
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The Momentum 2.0 are very well-crafted, stylish headphones that feel sturdy and durable. The metal frame is solid enough to not warp easily under physical stress and the dense ear cups are able to withstand a few drops. They offer great control options and are moderately comfortable but the lack of padding on the headband and slight stiffness in the ear cup padding lessens comfortability.
The Momentum 2.0 ear cups are decently sized and encompass most ears well. They do not apply too much tension to the head, which makes them comfortable to listen to for long sessions. Unfortunately, they lack padding on the headband and the padding used for the ear cups could be softer. It's slightly stiff and may be uncomfortable for some.
Button layout and functionality is above average, offering well-defined inline controls for call/music, track skipping and volume controls. They don't have any additional features but what is present is efficient and easy to use, as long as you get the corresponding inline control for either Apple or Android.
The Momentum 2.0 are decently stable. They easily maintain their position during casual listening sessions. However, they are not designed for sports. The ear cups will sway and slip off your ears during 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.
The Momentum 2.0 are decently portable. They are mid-size over-ear headphones that also fold up to occupy less space. They will fit in a backpack or handbag, but sadly they are too big for pockets, even larger jacket pockets.
The Momentum 2.0 like the momentum 2.0 on-ear and the wireless model., have the same soft case that will protect the headphones from scratches and will fit all the gear that is provided with headphone. Sadly, it will not protect the headphones from hard falls.
The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 are an average sounding pair of closed-back over-ear headphones. They have a good, extended, and powerful bass, a very good mid-range, but a poor treble. Additionally, their bass delivery could vary noticeably from person to person, their mid-range is a bit forward sounding, and their treble lacks a lot of presence. Also, like most other closed-back headphones, they don't have a good soundstage.
The Momentum 2.0 only have passive isolation. The oval ear cups encompass the ears well, which creates a decent seal that does not leak much sound. However, this seal is the only thing keeping ambient noise from seeping into the ear cups, and is insufficient in most moderately loud environments, let alone in the intense, low frequency noise of a plane or train. Listeners seeking a more isolated listening experience may prefer the Momentum 2.0 Wireless, for the additional active noise cancellation.
Poor overall isolation. However, considering these headphones don't have active noise cancelling, the passive isolation provided by the ear cups is quite decent. Treble isolation is excellent but as expected, the passive isolation only becomes effective past 400HZ and does not really block any low/bass frequencies. Isolation in the mid-range is also below average.
Good leakage performance. The majority of leakage is in the 400Hz-3KHz frequency range. However, the overall volume of sound that escapes the ear cups is low relative to listening volume.
- 100% SpNR
No active features.
No compatible app.
In the box
- Sennhiser Momentum 2.0 Headphones
- Audio cable
- Carrying case
- Carrying pouch