It is an accepted fact that music often touches the soul. But unless you are witnessing a live performance, the equipment used to recreate the music plays a crucial role in whether your listening experience can be raised to a spiritual level.
The Sennheiser Momentum is one device that seems to have channel open to the heavens. With a stainless steel headband and supple leather ear cups, design is standout all the way. It is also very practical and soon after wearing the device you realise that it is almost feather weight. This means you are just listening to your music and not conscious about the headset. Its ear cups, which can be adjusted separately if needed, are very soft on the ear and cooler than most closed circumaural models. On the single wire is a stainless steel controller, that is sturdy and easy to use, as well as an adjustable 3.5mm jack. The Momentum also comes with a 6.3 mm adapter jack and a leather carrying case.
If the design is great, then the music is better. We tried the headphones with a PC, smartphone and tablet and everywhere the output was pretty much what we would expect from a top of the range device. With flac files we could make out every pick on the guitar, every slip on the violin, as we were there where the artistes were playing. Soft highs, robust middles, accentuated lows, the Momentum reproduces music as it was intended to be heard. We could not complain about anything as far as audio quality is concerned.
We wouldn’t, however, suggest this device for people who intent to use it only with an Android device. You need to change the cables for some Android devices and the on-cord controls for the handsfree seem to work only on Apple and Blackberry products. While the mic is good enough to catch your voice in noisy surroundings, it also creates some noise of its own when rubbing on clothing. The headphone is compact enough to be used with mobile devices, but we suggest you keep this precious device at home. After all, great things in life don’t come cheap.
GG SENNHEISER MOMENTUM
` 24,990 Specs:
Circumaural, dynamic closed transducer, 110dB, 18 Ohm impedance
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