Sennheiser recently launched their 2nd generation Momentum headphones at CES 2015. In addition to the over-ear Momentum, the audio specialist takes the vision further with the launch of the next generation of Sennheiser MOMENTUM and MOMENTUM On-Ear. For the first time the range now includes wireless versions – the Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless and MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless – with Active Noise Cancellation for the ultimate way to experience superior audio with effortless style. All new MOMENTUM models feature enhanced wearing comfort and a folding headband design for even greater portability. The company describes the new line of headphones as having uncompromised performance, pure minimalist style, and having the finest luxurious materials. Check out the rest of its features and specification from the official release below.
Meet the 2nd Gen Sennheiser Momentum Headphones
According to Charles Cha, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics: “The Sennheiser MOMENTUM headphones represent our uncompromised vision and passion to go further and push for something even better. They are for people that share this spirit, demand the best and refuse to compromise – delivering sound quality, progressive technology and high-quality materials in a product that is built to last,” “MOMENTUM never stands still, which is why we are launching the second generation of MOMENTUM headphones, with greater comfort, convenience and innovative new wireless models.” Powered by the audio specialist’s proprietary transducers, they deliver the acclaimed MOMENTUM sound signature – detailed, pure and with a slight bass emphasis.
Advanced wireless design and cutting-edge noise cancellation
The new Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless and MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless include NFC technology for effortless, “at a touch” pairing with an NFC-enabled mobile device to quickly establish a Bluetooth connection for audio transmission. The apt-X® codec delivers superior unaltered sound when connecting the headphones wirelessly to any Bluetooth® apt-X®-enabled device.
Also featured in the Wireless versions is NoiseGard™, an advanced Active Noise Cancellation technology that uses four microphones to efficiently monitor and block ambient noise and provide a perfect listening experience in even the noisiest environments. With long-lasting built-in batteries delivering 22 hours of entertainment, the MOMENTUM Wireless models are the perfect headphones for a superior listening experience on the move.
Luxurious comfort, supreme convenience
Designed with style in mind, the new generation Sennheiser MOMENTUM and MOMENTUM Wireless are available in elegant Black and Ivory versions. Additionally, Sennheiser launches the second generation MOMENTUM in a classic Brown edition optimized for Apple iOS products. The MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless is available in Black and Ivory, whereas the wired MOMENTUM On-Ear is launched in Black, Ivory, Brown and Silver.
Across the range, the fit and comfort of the new generation MOMENTUM headphones has been enhanced beyond the high standard set by previous models. The headband has been subtly redesigned – still featuring genuine leather on the MOMENTUM and Alcantara® on the MOMENTUM On-Ear, but now rounder in profile to make it even more comfortable. The over-ear MOMENTUM now features larger, more padded ear pads for improved comfort. Their asymmetric shape ensures a perfect fit for excellent attenuation of external noise. The new MOMENTUM On-Ear retains the preceding model’s use of Alcantara® on the ear pads – a luxury material used by car and yacht upholsterers for its unique combination of softness, comfort and durability.
The new folding headband design allows the new MOMENTUM headphones to fold away tidily in the supplied carry cases for even greater portability. Use of ultra-strong and lightweight stainless steel sliders ensures that the new models stay true to the essential design purity of the range, while the headphones remain robust enough for a lifetime of listening on the move.
The new Sennheiser MOMENTUM models feature a three-button in-line remote with an integrated mic for controlling music and taking calls. They will be available from January 2015 in two variants, optimized for either Apple iOS or Android and Windows smart devices such as Samsung Galaxy models. The Wireless MOMENTUM models allow for calls and music to be controlled directly from the headphones. These models come supplied with a charging cable and a flight adapter as standard.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM II (M2) Specifications
Color: ivory, black
Device: iPhone/iPad/iPod, Samsung Galaxy™, LG™, HTC™, Sony™, Other devices
Impedance: 18 Ω
Frequency response (microphone): 100 – 10000Hz
Frequency response (headphones): 16Hz – 22000Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL): 113dB (1 kHz/1 Vrms)
THD, total harmonic distortion: <0.5% Contact pressure: Approx. 3.2 N
Ear coupling: Circumaural
Jack plug: 3.5mm straight
Cable length: 1.4m (Detachable)
Transducer principle: Dynamic, closed
Pick-up pattern: Omni-directional
Sensitivity as per 121 TR 9-5: – 44 dB V/Pa
Load rating: 200 mW
Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless Specifications
Color: ivory, black
Impedance: passive: 28 Ω
Impedance: active: 480 Ω
Frequency response (headphones): 16 Hz – 22000 Hz
THD, total harmonic distortion: <0.5% Contact pressure: Approx. 3.6 N
Frequency response (microphone): Wideband: 100 – 8,000Hz
Frequency response (microphone): Narrowband: 300 – 3,400Hz
Pick-up pattern: Dual omni-directional microphone (2 mic beamforming array)
Sensitivity as per 121 TR 9-5: -44dB V/Pa (1kHz)
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR
Supported Profiles: A2DP + AVRCP + HSP + HFP
Ear coupling: Circumaural
Jack plug: 3.5 mm, angled
Cable length: 1.4 m (Detachable)
Transducer principle: Dynamic, Closed
Attenuation: Up to 25dB
Charging time: Approx. 3 hrs
Operating time: 22hrs (HFP + ANC)
Battery Specification: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Polymer (600mAh)
NoiseGard™ noise compensation: NoiseGard™ Hybrid technology with 4 pick-up microphones