How good is Sennheiser Momentum Earphones

Sennheiser Momentum Test Over-Ear Headphones 2.0

The Sennheiser Urbanite and the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 both belong to the group of "lifestyle headphones". While the Urbanite appeals to a younger audience in terms of design and sound tuning, the Sennheiser Momentum 2 Over-Ear already looks much more mature.



Depending on the intended use, the headphones are available in different versions: as on-ear or over-ear as well as wireless or with cable. Our Sennheiser Momentum test took place with the closed over-ear headphones - probably the most audiophile in the series.

The premium model, but at 319 euros not even the most expensive in the series, has leather all round on the headband and the ear pads. Its inner frame is made of aluminum and looks timelessly elegant in the colors brown, black and ivory.


The high-quality appearance of the over-ear headphones is immediately apparent when you put them on for the first time. Nothing presses or disturbs in any way whatsoever. On the contrary: the Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear is one of the best-fitting headphones in its price range.

A moderate contact pressure ensures a secure hold. Due to its low weight and the foam padding, it is hardly noticeable when put on. You should only take it off every now and then to give your ears some fresh air.

A slight play of the two ear cups also ensures a comfortable fit. The headphone hanger can easily be moved continuously.


The "2" in the name of the Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear has earned itself through some detail adjustments. It is now even more mobile, thanks to the foldable bracket and improved passive noise suppression. The closed over-ear attenuates ambient noise decently. Music is barely audible to the outside world.

Its cable is detachable, sits tight and can also be locked. Instead of being on the left, it is now on the right - probably because most people carry their smartphone in their right trouser pocket.

A small cable remote control with speakerphone is also included. When buying, you should pay attention to smartphone compatibility, as there are special versions for iOS and Android.

Hearing test

As with the visual comparison, the sound of the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 is more mature. You can get disco sounds from the Sennheiser Urbanite. Full-bodied, warm and high-resolution describes the momentum better.

We carried out our Sennheiser Momentum Test on various devices. Apart from general improvements in the stage size, it made no difference to Tonal whether we had used it directly on the smartphone or a separate headphone amplifier. With an impedance of 18 ohms, it is extremely uncritical as far as the source device is concerned.

The size of the soundstage was very decent for its price range. But it didn't quite keep up with that of the next higher league. But he knew how to please especially in the depth display. Instruments were set up nicely staggered towards the rear, which accommodated the three-dimensional sound impression.

For headphones from the Lifestyle category, it delivered an unusually natural sound. The fine high-frequency resolution was a pleasant addition to the warm mid-range. As a result, it sounded airy and yet not too bright or powerful without appearing too heavy or sluggish.

The power in the lower mid-range of the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 extended down to the bass. The headphones do not reach into the lowest register. But he was deeply relaxed at all times. It is best suited for a relaxed evening with a glass of wine and quiet jazz music. He prefers to leave more aggressive sounds to the Sennheiser Urbanite.


For the lifestyle headphones category, the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 sounds almost too good to be true. Put on, lean back and enjoy, that's exactly what the headphones are made for. For on the go, when headphones have to hold their own in a noisy environment, there are more suitable models in our opinion. During a relaxed jazz evening on the couch, it invites you to lose yourself in the music.

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Price: Price not available


Sennheiser Momentum Test