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Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 For Apple Devices - Ivory by Review Summary ,  Jul 24, 2015

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Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 For Apple Devices - Ivory
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 105 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 5.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable5.0   above average
Fit5.0   above average
Quality4.6   above average
Sound4.4   average
Listening4.1   average
Noise4.0   average
Design3.9   average
Music3.8   below average
Price3.3   mediocre
Cable2.5   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"Also, the cord is nice but the buttons on the remote are not easy to find with your fingers without feeling around a bit."
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"The only thing I'm not happy with is the cable connector."
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"Now ofcourse my only negative with these headphones are that i wish the cables were 3.5mm not the 1.2mm."
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"While these are made for Android devices, you can use them with any device that has a headphone jack--you just won't be able to control the volume from the cord."
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"However, the cable has an odd locking mechanism that can be frustrating at times and thus makes me leave the headphones always with their wire."
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"Meaning if you yank the cable or try to pull it from the cable, rather than the small jack, it will leave you with a broken wire down-the-line."
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"The quality of the cable is average at best, and its proprietary."
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"The cable out is a little less pretty - a little less sleek looking than the silver one with the folding mini jack that came with the Momentum 1, but still quite nice."
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"(The cable can be easily changed out."
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"Still, for the price, it would be nice if both the Android and Apple cables were included."
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"The disconnect for the cord is a nice feature."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"They're very comfortable and fit easily around the ear, something the original Momentums did not do for me."
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"They're very comfortable, look great, they're portable (in terms of headphones, at least) and sound great."
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"I have really enjoyed these headphones, and think their comfort and quality are perfect."
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"They look great, they're super comfortable."
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"When you consider the additional comfort and mobility, these headphones approach perfection for a closed-back set of cans."
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Design

Design:
"Sound quality is good and isolation is perfect, but the closed-back design makes it really uncomfortable after wearing for several hours."
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"I am a little on the fence about the way it adjusts, as it does work flawlessly, but with time, I feel that due to its loose design, it will become weak and not remember your desired level."
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"So much so that it became unbearable to wear these headphone whilst in the street, where its designed to shine in other words not where 100% of other reviews would have reviewed this headphone, in the comfort of their own homes, never having to wear a jacket and thus experiencing the problem."
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"Sound quality is good and isolation is perfect, but the closed-back design makes it really uncomfortable after wearing for several hours."
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"Due to the wonderful design, the sound turns to be more magnificent, warm and quite simply."
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"It has very simple design, but fitted very well down from the stainless steel arched headband."
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"From opening the box, appreciating the build design factor to putting them on to enjoying the comfort sound factor, these headphones are truly music to my ears (sorry for the cliche)."
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"Great design, great sound."
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Fit

Fit:
"They're very comfortable and fit easily around the ear, something the original Momentums did not do for me."
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"They are very light and fit very well."
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"They comfortably fit over my rather large ears, and the fact that they are so light means that you can wear them for hours on end."
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"These fit my ears perfectly."
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"The ear pads are larger and now fit my (larg-ish) ears perfectly."
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Listening

Listening:
"The ear cups reduce the amount of ambient noise heard quite well, and pretty much prevents whatever you're listening to from being annoying to those surrounding you."
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"The headband could use a bit more padding but a simple fine tuning of the fit alleviates what only ever amounts to minor discomfort after hours of continuous listening."
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"However the padding found on the headband is very limited and quite hard, thereby making it slightly uncomfortable for long periods of listening."
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"But I've spent several hours comparing my favorite headphone system, Sennheiser HD800 headphones powered by an excellent tube amp, and the Momentums out of just an iPod Touch while listening to good recordings of the organ music of JS Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude."
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"With just a bit of emphasis on the lower-end, these sound great no matter what you're listening to."
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"They're comfortable, even with long listening sessions, they're not heavy and the pads are soft."
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"the sound quality is quite good, not sell your stereo good, but you won't want to punch yourself and others while listening with them."
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"Stop thinking and just buy these now if you are looking for a most excellent low impedance headphone with balanced non-fatiguing sound that can be used with your lower power portable devices or with a nice DAC and or amp for your listening pleasure."
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Music

Music:
"A number of reviewers have said that the Momentums are not the best choice for classical music, and this is generally true."
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"But organ music has highs that can be piercing and downright unpleasant."
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"These make you want to flip through all your favorite music to see what you have been missing."
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"Better sounding than my bose companion 2.0.Unfortunately now i see how poorly my music was rendered."
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"I'm not a musician, but I love music."
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"Since everyone have a different taste of music, it is hard to think which headphone is the best."
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"But I've spent several hours comparing my favorite headphone system, Sennheiser HD800 headphones powered by an excellent tube amp, and the Momentums out of just an iPod Touch while listening to good recordings of the organ music of JS Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude."
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"The ability to do so well on organ music and the fact that they are so portable and well suited to outdoor use where I don't do any critical listening anyway makes me glad I bought them."
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"The combination of good bass and pleasant treble make these phones wonderfully suited to organ music."
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"These are very clear and well-textured, and present the details of the music nicely."
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"If you like music this headphones are great, great bass, SUPERB middle range and high frequencies..."
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Noise

Noise:
"The total -1 star is for the lack of inactive noise cancelling and the discomfort between the two of them."
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"For the money, I don't really feel like they're better than my M40s, which were $100 cheaper and had excellent noise cancelling, so while I 'do' like them, I just am not sold on them being superior enough to warrant such a hike in price."
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"As the metal brushes against anything, it creates a horrible noise that can be heard directly in your ears."
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"What I am reviewing here is a portable headphone, and in this respect I found them to be unusable in a portable situation a little like how the Audio Technica CKS77 were unbearable due to their poor microphonics (cable noise).For me thats fundamental a simple fix would have been to have the end of the headband with a leather or rubber material, which would have dampened and absorbed any sounds that would be transmitted back up to the driver."
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"They don't isolate noise very well but they do so enough that if you walk around with them on the street you won't hear people around you, but you'll still hear cars and such."
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"The leather earpads are big and proviede a great noise isolation."
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"Excellent quality sound, soft cushions, and great passive noise cancellation."
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"If you've got music playing or a movie going, it works great, but there's no 'white noise' option."
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"My Turtle Beaches are so comfortable I can wear them for hours on end- but, they're not noise cancelling."
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Price

Price:
"The only downside I could talk about is the price."
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"If you have the money, go for these, but they're not THAT great."
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"For the money, I don't really feel like they're better than my M40s, which were $100 cheaper and had excellent noise cancelling, so while I 'do' like them, I just am not sold on them being superior enough to warrant such a hike in price."
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"I put aesthetics in my post because I know some will argue other solutions, but for the price <$350, these are hard to beat."
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"I won't even mention Beats, which imo are the worst for the money."
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"The only thing I don't love is the price."
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"The best headphone on this price range for musicians and audiophiles."
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"If you just want a good sounding set of headphones to use around the house, and dont care about looks, build quality finish etc; there are many options with similar performance and comfort for about half the price (or less)."
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"What Im trying to say is yes, you can find a better sounding headphone in this price range (or even less); but will it travel well, and will you want to wear them in public (on the train, bus, plane etc)?"
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"I went back and forth between these and the B&W P7s (among many others who didnt make the final cut, including V-Moda M100 and PBS M4U-1&2); ultimately the Momentums won out due to their sound, weight (comfort), and price."
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"Also, the price is comparable to that of Sennheiser RS 185 but the latter is much more enjoyable, despite being wireless."
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Quality

Quality:
"they sound great, but they are a bit heavy, and not as comfortable as the Sony MDR1A's I tried- sound quality is great, but would recommend a DAC AMP to help with volume levels."
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"I felt that they did deliver well in all areas, but Sennheiser overlooked a few fundamental parts of the headphones design and even sound quality, which left me a little disappointed."
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"The problem is that they can't touch the sound quality of the Phillips fidelio X2 or the Nad Visio H50."
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"Good quality headphone, premium build with leather and stainless steel."
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"These headphones are just AMAZING, high quality sound, durable and looks amazing."
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"They also came with a good quality case, which I appreciate."
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"the sound quality is quite good, not sell your stereo good, but you won't want to punch yourself and others while listening with them."
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"A much welcome improvement on comfort (I could not wear the last version), the sound signature has an emphasis on the low frequency, overall excellent sound quality."
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Size

Size:
"I've had the old momentums but had to return them due to the earcups being very uncomfortable and small, but these fixed those problems."
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"Aside from my small disappointment with the soft carrying cases and the less stylish cable jack, these phones are incredible."
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"Meaning if you yank the cable or try to pull it from the cable, rather than the small jack, it will leave you with a broken wire down-the-line."
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"After reading many negative reviews about the Beats, I took my excitement elsewhere: V-Moda; but then there was a lot mentioned about it being uncomfortable and needing an amp to deliver so I took (my excitement) to the first gen' of Sennheiser Momentums; those too, had comfort issues, in fact their ear-cups were too small for over-ear headphones."
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"For me,m it was slightly too small, and it would have been great if these were a little bit bigger in pad size."
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"The K551 and K545s boast an amazing soundstage, despite their very small size and design the Momentum 2.0s you would expect a similar soundstage, mainly due to the sheer size of their drivers and cups."
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"This comes from the cable being terminated on the headphone driver end by a very small cable that isnt very well protected."
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Sound

Sound:
"Better sounding than my bose companion 2.0.Unfortunately now i see how poorly my music was rendered."
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"My ears are average, yet I end up adjusting the Momentums a little more than Id like (slight adjustments every hour or so), but I gladly endure some slight discomfort for the sound."
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"The large ear pads is not just means more comfortable, but offers excellent, refined sound, high-end build quality."
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"If I have one reservation it's that the sound isolation just isn't quite as good as we're lead to believe; they could probably benefit from the active noise cancellation that you get with the Bluetooth version."
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"they sound great, but they are a bit heavy, and not as comfortable as the Sony MDR1A's I tried- sound quality is great, but would recommend a DAC AMP to help with volume levels."
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"Besides the great sound: if you travel on planes or trains a lot, know that the person next to you can't hear a thing even if the volume is high."
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"These sound wonderful."
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"They're very comfortable, look great, they're portable (in terms of headphones, at least) and sound great."
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"With just a bit of emphasis on the lower-end, these sound great no matter what you're listening to."
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"Sounds amazing..."
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