Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 2.0 Headphone Review – The Gold Standard of Bluetooth Headphones

sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones

Welcome to my review of the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 2.0 Bluetooth headphones.

The Key Features

The Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear headphones are a premium bluetooth headphone that come with many features as below. With the rise in popularity of bluetooth headphones and the next iPhone not having a 3.5mm headphone jack, these are one of the best bluetooth headphones for sound quality.

– Closed Circumaural design featuring Bluetooth wireless technology
– 18 ohm high-end transducers to produce high quality audio
– NoiseGuard hybrid active noise cancellation with dual built-in microphones dynamically cancel out external noise for better speech intelligibility
– NFC for quick pairing to smart devices
– Attachable audio cable, in case Bluetooth connectivity is not permitted
– Leather covered memory foam cushions provide higher comfort for long listening sessions
– Folding headband for storage in to the included carry case
– Connect up to two devices simultaneously (phones and computers) and up to eight devices in the pairing list
– 22 hour battery life with Bluetooth and NoiseRad activated

Key Specifications

– Impedance passive 18 ohms, active 480 ohms
– Frequency Range – 16 Hz – 22000 Hz
– Dual omni-directional microphone
– Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR – A2DP + AVRCP + HSP + HFP
– Weight 260g
– In the box – 1.4m audio cable with 3.5mm low-profile angled plug, USB Charging cable,Inflight adapter, Manuals, Carrying case

Sound Quality

I recently reviewed the new flagship bluetooth headphone from Bose, the Bose Quietcomfort 35. Click HERE to read the review. The Bose QC35 cost £100 less than the Sennheiser Momentum headphones and offer better noise cancellation. In fact the noise cancellation on the Bose QC35 is nothing short of miraculous. So I wondered how Sennheiser’s flagship bluetooth headphone would compare.

For starters the Sennheiser Momentums offer a hybrid noise cancellation system. It works but you can still hear noise outside as its not as powerful as that from the Bose QC35. The Sennheiser Momentum cost £100 more than the Bose QC35, costing £379. That is a lot of money! So what extra do you achieve and are they worth £379?

The Sennheiser Momentum are luxuriously built bluetooth headphones with leather pads filled with memory foam, providing superb comfort when worn. APT-X is included for devices that support this standard. The key aspects is the audio quality and the Sennheiser Momentums do not fail to disappoint. They possess superb high quality audio reproduction via bluetooth. As closed back headphones, the music stays within your ears. Bass is fast, deep and punchy. Mids and treble are fantastic.

Connect the supplied audio cable and the sound is even better. I then used an iBasso D14 Headphone amp/dac with these and reproduced even better audio quality. Call quality is excellent. Personally, I have not heard any better sounding bluetooth headphones. But are they worth £379. No I think Sennheiser has been a little greedy. These should be nearer the £300 mark. However, at the moment there is no other option if you want the best audio quality.


The Sennheiser Momentum are expensive bluetooth headphones with noise cancellation. However, they are one of the best sounding headphones and extremely comfortable.

For more info and the latest pricing on Amazon UK – Click HERE.

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23 thoughts on “Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 2.0 Headphone Review – The Gold Standard of Bluetooth Headphones

  1. How would you compare these with the QC35 if you could get them 100€ cheaper than the QC35’s?, this is the situation right now in Sweden and I am debating wether or not the Sennheisers are better for me, sitting with the Bose on right now but I am thinking about returning them for the Sennheisers considering that they are in fact cheaper right now that the Bose.


    1. Different headphones TBH. The Bose audio/phone controls are the easiest to use and have the ultimate noise cancellation. The Sennheiser sound better but don’t have as good as noise cancellation as the Bose. Personally, I kept the Sennheiser over the Bose. However, if I was travelling a lot around planes and trains etc, then I would opt for the Bose.


      1. Thank for taking time to answer, might just have to try out the Senneheisers to really make a decision, loving the Bose so far though but as I said, Sennheisers are for some weird reason cheaper right now.

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  2. When folded and stored in the carrying case, how does the M2 compare to the bose? Have limited space in my bag so portability is a big factor for me also. Over here in my country, the Qc35’s are priced the same as the m2’s. lol.


      1. Glad to hear that. In pictures and videos, the QC35’s carrying case looked way more compact than the M2’s. Yep it’s the correct model. Bose products here are just marked up insanely higher. M2’s are retailing for about SRP. Thanks for the input! Glad I discovered your site.

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  3. Hi. I got a really gooood answers from you befor. But unfortunately i caughtup in my post graduation didnt got an over ear headphone.
    Now am loonking for a wireless headphone.

    Am really confused with senheiser momentum wireless 2.0,sony mdr 1000x,plantronics backbeat pro plus

    What really matter to me is the sound quality, Descent features and descent anc
    The price in india is, Sony and senheiser costs ₹24000(aprox above 350$),plantronics costs ₹15000(approximately above 235$)


  4. Anc is not as important as littly bassy sound… i mean i need a little fun sound. Momentum has it, i dont know about sony. (i het these from online reviews. Not actual experience
    I s there any other bluetooth options other than these for me?

    Also momentum doesnt have anc off button. Also no way to listen to ambient sound without removing headphone, am i right?


  5. What relly matters to me is the sound quality… is there any advantage of hi res cirtification?
    Mdr has it.
    I intent to use the headphone in wired mode whenever possible. So good wired sound quality is needed.
    Really plantronics have the soumd quality of momentum 2.0 wireless?


      1. Am a note 5 user. now am all confused again.momentum doest have a anc on-off button and no way to listen to the surrounding. Sony hi fi will be totally disabled for my note 5.plantronics is a bad headphone i think.

        is it ok to ask and ask about headphones, non stop?


      2. In order of Sound Quality –

        – Sony
        – Sennheieser
        – Plantronics

        Now decide on price vs features. If you are using a Note 5 without an external amp, then go for the Sennheisers as in wired mode they probably should sound slightly better.


  6. Oh… One thing i wanted to tell you, i watched your momentum wireless 2.0 video on the top of the page and loved the caption you put in the video “.. …. .. . Lot & MORE”

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