Sennheiser Mo­men­tum 2.0 Over-ear £150

What Hi-Fi (UK) - - Awards 2018 -

An­other re­peat win­ner, the Sennheiser Mo­men­tum range is al­ready a mod­ern clas­sic. A great de­sign, com­fort­able fit and full-bodied sound made them win­ners from the off, and they’re back here again for an­other year at the What

Hi-fi? Awards top ta­ble. But for this sort of price, it’s go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult to beat the level of de­tail on show here in the Mo­men­tum 2.0s, or find a sound that’s as well bal­anced and easy to lis­ten to. We play The Tem­per Trap’s Sweet

Dis­po­si­tion and the rolling gui­tar plucks show clar­ity and nu­ance. Drum kicks and vo­cals have def­i­ni­tion, as each el­e­ment knits seam­lessly to­gether. Switch to Drake’s Started From The

Bot­tom, and the Sennheis­ers have no trou­ble serv­ing up weighty bass. These Mo­men­tum 2.0 head­phones do a great job of com­mu­ni­cat­ing the dif­fer­ent tones to the tune’s bassline.

Clas­si­cal mu­sic is wel­comed with open arms too. There’s a beau­ti­ful ebb and flow to Verdi’s La Travi­ata, Act 1. Strings rise and fall dra­mat­i­cally and dy­nam­i­cally as the Mo­men­tums show their flex­i­bil­ity and flu­id­ity. Tim­ing is spot on and there’s a great bal­ance of en­ergy and fi­nesse that keeps you lis­ten­ing.

It’s quite re­veal­ing that when we were test­ing these Sennheiser por­ta­ble on-ears, ‘noth­ing of note’ was the only thing we wrote down in the ‘Against’ col­umn. They re­main the best around in this cat­e­gory.

The Mo­men­tum 2.0s are well­bal­anced and easy to lis­ten to

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