Sennheiser Momentum: Whether It’s Worth Investing in the Headset

2012 model has as attractive sophisticated design and faithful audio.Original version, with leather trim, has prices starting at $ 1,300.

The Sennheiser Momentum headphones have been successful since its launch in 2012. With audiophiles as the target audience, the headphone has consolidated by delivering high fidelity sound in a luxurious design.Even though it is in its second generation, Momentum 2, the original model is still commercialized both in Brazil and abroad.

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Around here, the version of 5 years ago has prices between R $ 800 and R $ 1,700, depending on the edition – in leather, fabric, colored etc.In this evaluation we selected the model Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Classic, with leather cushions.It is easily found in large national retail stores for values ​​starting at $ 1,300.Make sure the high-quality headset is worth the investment in the TechTudo review.


At the moment, what is most noticeable in Momentum is the brushed stainless steel finish.The leather of the Classic version, present in the cushions and the top of the head, complements the premium aspect of the headphone.Coated in black or brown, the device opts for elegance and sobriety, distancing itself from the stripped-down look of competitors such as Beats by Dre, with a plastic body and strong colors.

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The Momentum is designed to be used with portable devices, especially smartphones and MP3 players.Because of this, it is lightweight compared to what is commonly seen in Over Ear models, weighing only 190 grams.This feature makes the device very comfortable at a moment’s notice.In long periods of use, however, the tendency is that the pressure on the ears made by the pads cause certain discomfort.

The supra-headsets can be moved up and down the metal rod, adapting to heads of different sizes.But the cushions are not hinged, which prevents them from being folded at the time of storage.


One of the good features of the Momentum Classic is that the leather has resistance treatment to sweat.This not only allows for prolonged use of the headphones, but ensures that the fabric will not be damaged for a long time.It also has an integrated microphone for call handling.

Audio quality

The fact that it is designed with audiophiles in mind makes the Momentum print an important difference in audio: unlike the current hype, the headphone enhances sound fidelity, not bass.This type of sound is not emphasized by the Sennheiser device;Instead, there is sharpness and precision in any type of music or video.

The impedance of the model is 18 Ohms, which means that all this quality tends to fall with very high volumes.Its audio specifications also include power of 200 mW, sensitivity of 110 dB, frequency response between 16 Hz and 22,000 Hz and total harmonic distortion less than 0.5%.


The Momentum comes with a rigid carrying case, among other accessories.They include two cables with a 3.5 mm connector, a 6.3 mm (P10) gold-plated adapter and the user manuals.The product is guaranteed for two years.

The two cables are 1.4 m long and have plugs that lock in the left earphone jack, preventing the cord from falling.The difference between them is that one is common while the other has a volume controller that works only on Apple devices.

Cost benefit

As mentioned earlier, the Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Classic can be purchased in Brazil for approximately $ 1,300.In this price range is the Pioneer HDJ 1500, which weighs 285 g and has a frequency response of 5 to 30,000 Hz, a 32 Ohm impedance and a sensitivity of 108 dB.

Another model that costs around this value is the Philips A5-Pro.It delivers power of 3,500 Mw, frequency response between 10 and 24,000 Hz, 16 Ohm of impedance and 105 dB of sensitivity.

The technical data sheet for both competitors has top and bottom points.The overall numbers give the Pioneer and Philips models an advantage, especially in terms of power.However, the imbalance tends to compromise precisely the fidelity of sound, so acclaimed in the Sennheiser Momentum.

The general conclusion is that, yes, it is worth buying the Momentum.It is not the best choice for those who want high volume and powerful bass, but it is one of the best alternatives for those who seek precise sound.

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