The Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear have a sturdy, portable design but sound a bit too bass-heavy for most listeners. They have a great case and easily fit into your pockets. They're stable and they don't leak, so you won't distract anyone around you. However, their sound quality is not the best and the in-ear fit can be uncomfortable for some.
- Minimal leakage.
- Decent passive isolation.
- Portable design with a great case.
- Overly bass-heavy audio reproduction.
- In-ear design not always comfortable.
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The Momentum In-Ear feel high-end and durable but look a bit bland. They have the typical in-ear design and fit, so they may not be comfortable for everyone. Thankfully, the cables are decently rubberized, and the ear bud tips are flexible enough to deliver a stable fit that's good for jogging or running. They're lightweight, super portable, and come with a great case that will prevent them from getting damaged.
The Momentum In-Ear have a stylish red and black color scheme but do not really stand out design-wise, compared to other in-ear headphones. They have relatively small earbuds that do not protrude outwards when in your ears. And the rubberized cables are slightly flat, which gives them a more well-crafted and somewhat premium appeal. However, they still look a bit bland.
The Momentum In-Ear have the typical in-ear fit, which may not be comfortable for everyone. They come with several tip sizes but no foam or special tips to help with a better fit. On the upside, the tip material is quite flexible, and if you're used to in-ear models, these headphones shouldn't feel too different.
The buttons on the in-line remote provide good tactile feedback and are fairly easy to use. They offer call/music, track skipping, and volume control but they're a bit small. However, they're sufficiently well spaced out and shouldn't be too difficult to use in most situations.
These headphones are quite stable. The in-ear fit buries the ear buds relatively deep within the ear canal. The tips are also very flexible, so they fill and conform to the shape of your ear canal pretty well so that they're not easily dislodged during casual listening sessions. They're sufficiently stable to jog with, but the lack of stability tips means a sharp tug on the audio cable will quickly pull the ear buds out of your ears. They're decent for sports but might not be the best under strenuous exercise conditions.
Like most In-Ear models, these headphones are highly portable. They will easily fit into bags and thanks to the added cable winder, they're easy to manage and safely store in your pockets. If you're often out and about and need to carry your headphones on your person, the Momentum In-Ear shouldn't be much of a hassle, and they also come with an excellent case.
Comes with a sturdy, fabric covered hard case that's reinforced by the plastic cable winder. This also helps to neatly store the headphones within the case, which will easily protect the headphones from physical and minor water damage as well as regular wear and tear.
These headphones feel moderately durable. The cables are decently thick and rubberized, and they're slightly flat to prevent them from getting tangled easily. The in-line control module is also well put together and feels relatively dense. However, where the audio cables connect to the ear buds isn't strengthened by any additional rubber to prevent regular wear and tear. They also do not detach from the ear buds like some of the more expensive in-ear models. This means if they're accidentally damaged the cables will not be replaceable.
The Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear are a mediocre sounding pair of closed-back in-ear headphones. They have a good bass, and a good mid-range, but a below-average sounding treble. Additionally, their bass sounds noticeably boomy, their mid-range is a bit muddy, and their treble is recessed and sibilant. Also, like most other in-ear headphones, they have a poor soundstage.
The passive seal of the Momentum In-Ear prevents a significant amount of noise from entering your audio. They're not quite as good as some of the noise canceling models, but at decently high volumes you shouldn't be distracted by the hustle and bustle of a regular commute. They also barely leak so you can play your music at those higher volumes and not worry about being heard by the people around you.
Decent isolation. Althought these in-ears isolate only passively, their tight fit creates an impressive degree of isolation for a passive device. In Bass, about 6dB of isolation is achieved which is in the upper limit of what passive headphones can do. The weak point with these headphones seem to the 200Hz range, however soon after than the passive isolation kicks back in and provides well above-average results in Mid and Treble Ranges.
Excellent leakage performance. The closed-back and tight fit of these in-ears don't let much sound out of them. The significant portion of the leakage is between 1KHz and 8KHz, which is broad, but the overall level of the leakage is so low that makes the other variable rather irrelevant.
- 100% SpNR
No active features.
No compatible app.
In the box
- Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphones
- Earbud tips (x3 sizes)
- Carrying case