The consumer-level premium premium headphone market – those headphones sitting above a $150 pricepoint – are filled with a variety of models that deliver stylish design. The Beats and Urbanears of the world sell well for this reason but tend to sacrifice on sonics. As well, the market for these headphones is a youthful one and those looking for a more subtle, if not mature look from their headphones tended to have few options.
But the Sennheiser Momentum headphone looks to change that.
Consumer want good looks and, at times, are willing to sacrifice sound quality to get it. We’ve done our best here at Selectism to fight the good the fight to bring recognition to headphones that look great while proving a beautiful stage for listening to music.
Sennheiser’s recent addition of the Momentum headphones to their consumer offering helps move the line between sound and design closer than it’s been in the past. One look at the Momentum headphones and you can see that Sennheiser is catering to the design market by adding premium metal and leather to the design. Available in brown and black, the headphones feature a stainless steel headbands accented with a real leather band. The earcups are covered in very soft leather that is comfortable to wear even for long durations.
Each pair of Sennheiser Momentum headphones comes with a hard shell carrying that follow the same design traits as the headphones themselves and provides more than enough protection for those storing them in a backpack or day bag while on the go.
Commuters will appreciate the addition of a microphone and line control on the headphone cord for connecting to mobile devices. The mini-jack itself looks to be made from stainless steel adding a further touch of premium to the model. The earpads provide a good amount of seal to keep the music in and exterior sounds out. This is important for those using the Sennheiser Momentum while in subways or busy city streets.
Sennheiser also assures that your mobile and music devices will properly power the headphones by keeping the impedance at a low 18-ohm. That value allows most battery powered devices to properly juice the Momentum headphones.
Those looking for a well designed headphone with subtle touches of premium will appreciate the Momentum model. They look great without making you feel like a teenager. More importantly the design is unique, modern, and friendly to all.