Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Over-ear £150
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