THE SOFT TOUCH

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TECHBENCH - By Nandagopal Ra­jan

THE MO­MEN­TUM ear­phones from Sennheiser are great, but they are large and ex­pen­sive. En­ter the new Sennheiser Mo­men­tum on-ear headphone, a smaller, com­pact and stylish pre­de­ces­sor to the hugely suc­cess­ful first ver­sion.

The de­sign is very sim­i­lar to the ear­lier Mo­men­tum, the supra-au­ral ear cups sit on your lobes in­stead of cov­er­ing them com­pletely. They are thicker and softer than any other we have tested and this means even af­ter longs hours they don’t tire you or your ears.

Un­like most other on-ear mod­els, the Mo­men­tum has high-end closed dy­namic trans­duc­ers that give an amaz­ing sense of de­tails to your songs. So when you hear Aao

Balma from Coke Stu­dio Sea­son 3 with au­dio ranges as wide as Ustad Ghu­lam Mustafa Khan’s ma­tured vo­cals to Si­va­mani’s fluid hands on per­cus­sion in­stru­ments, you don’t miss a beat. You will, how­ever, need to go to full vol­ume on your source as we felt that the vol­ume level of this Mo­men­tum was a bit low. The Mo­men­tum comes with an iRe­mote that hangs near your neck and acts like a hands-free if you want to take calls while lis­ten­ing to mu­sic on your phone.

Ear­cups are made of pre­mium Al­can­tara BAG IT OR JUNK IT:

Great sound, just a bit low on

vol­ume Stain­less steel bands are easy to ad­just

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