Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM line of headphones have received great reviews since their release, and now the company is back with refreshed models. Not only has the well known audio device maker returned with overall hardware improvements, it has also cut the cords…
Coming in both on-ear and over-ear variations, just like the previous generation models, they are wireless with Bluetooth/NFC pairing and feature an active noise cancellation technology known as NoiseGard. The tech makes use of 4 external microphones to offer up to 22 hours of functionality with the built-in battery.
The new wireless variations feature a subtly redesigned shape for added comfort, with genuine leather and Alcantara ear pads on the over-ear and on-ear models respectively. Alcantara is apparently “a luxury material used by car and yacht upholsterers for its unique combination of softness, comfort and durability,” according to Sennheiser. Also not found on previous gen models is the new foldable design.
Along with a three-button remote and call controls, there will be Black, Brown, and Ivory variations available (as well as a silver set for the on-ears). On top of that, there will also be specific versions available for iOS and one for Android/Windows Phone.
The new wireless Momentum headphones are expected to come available this month at Sennheiser.com. The company also announced a wireless version of its Urbanite headphones along with a new set of in-ears as well.
MOMENTUM never stands still
The new 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
Designed with style in mind, the new generation MOMENTUM and MOMENTUM Wireless are available in elegant Black and Ivory versions. Additionally, Sennheiser launches the second generation MOMENTUM in a classic Brown edition optimised 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 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, optimised 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 adaptor as standard.
People with MOMENTUM
Legendary human beatbox EKLIPS, sound artists Nik Novak and Di Mainstone and Imogen Heap, pioneer in innovative music – they all have MOMENTUM. Working with unique people like these, Sennheiser, together with Spotify, tells the stories of inspirational people. The audio specialist is following a hugely diverse range of people who have a passion and connection to sound, to learn more about their lives and own personal MOMENTUM. Visit the social video project and people with MOMENTUM, at www.sennheiser-momentum.com.
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