Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones

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The new MOMENTUM Wireless is the latest addition to Sennheiser's ground-breaking, premium headphone range - offering superior sound, cutting-edge technology, and a modern design aesthetic to every moment. It redefines your premium headphone experience by reproducing the balanced depth and precision of studio-quality audio.

Inspired by people with Momentum

Some people live for sound. They go further than others. They go where nobody has ever been. They do things that nobody else has done before. They redefine the boundaries of sound. They have MOMENTUM. Together with a group of talented artists, we developed the MOMENTUM project. Get inspired and check out the artists and their videos.

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MOMENTUM without limit

The new Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless lets you experience crystal-clear MOMENTUM sound without being attached to a cable. It combines high-resolution sound with a lightweight, puristic design and exclusive materials like stainless steel and real leather.

Our developers have combined the wireless freedom that you crave with our perfect signature MOMENTUM sound that you love.

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Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphone cups

High-resoluting and deep-reaching

While the hybrid active NoiseGard™ attenuates ambient noise, the high-definition aptX® codec carves out every aural nuance in even finer detail. Thus, the trademark MOMENTUM sound becomes still more brilliant. Furthermore, the VoiceMax microphone, as an integral part of the headphones, enables you to conduct crystal-clear conversations without the need of an external microphone.

Experience a whole new quality in wireless sound. With the new MOMENTUM Wireless. Its large diaphragms and innovative technology deliver full MOMENTUM sound in new perfection. Clear, richly detailed and with a powerful bass.

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Advanced and smart

With the MOMENTUM Wireless setting up a wireless connection is even easier than to plug in a conventional cable. It is implemented via the integrated NFC™ at the push of a button. In an instant, thanks to Bluetooth® 4.0 standard. Connect and enjoy the sound.

*Near Field Communication

Timeless and immaculate

Love of detail is a main character trait of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless: With sliders made of stainless steel, and luxurious leather covering the soft, newly designed ear cushions. Its sound and its finish with accurately placed seams make the MOMENTUM a delight for all senses.

Without a cable the MOMENTUM becomes even more puristic, reduced to the max – maximum listening pleasure.

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Comfortable and variable

The ear cups of the new MOMENTUM Wireless are attached to high-end ball joints running steplessly in collapsible sliders made of brushed stainless steel. The individual adjustment to the head is important for both comfort and sound. And with its newly designed ear cups the MOMENTUM offers even more wearing comfort.

Thanks to high-quality materials the mechanical components of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless are especially durable and elegant.

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Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphone cable connectors

Optional and optimized

The new MOMENTUM Wireless can also be operated with a cable, just like any conventional headphones. The design of the jack plug, however, is not conventional at all: Its especially low profile was optimized for the use on mobile devices.

Fitted with jack plugs on both ends, the cable is completely detachable and can be replaced if necessary.

FAQ

How do I get the best transmission range out of my wireless headphones?

While the overall transmission range for wireless headphones is mostly determined by the wireless technology being utilized by the individual wireless headphone product there are multiple external factors (like obstacles, audio signal strength, wireless signal congestion, etc) that can affect the wireless signal transmission range of wireless headphones.

Obstacles are one of the main factors that can affect the transmission range of the wireless signal. While the wireless signal (with the exception of infrared signals) can pass through obstacles (like walls) ultimately range will be affected (likely reduced) by passing through these obstacles and the more dense the obstacle the greater the effect will be on the signal. For example a signal passing through a glass window won't be affected very much whereas a signal passing through a concrete wall will be affected much more greatly. Having a clear line of sight does provide the best transmission range.

The audio signal being output by your audio source to the transmitter of the headphones is another key factor in transmission range. A weaker audio signal going into the transmitter means the transmitter has a weaker signal to work with which can in turn reduce the transmission strength which ultimately affects range. Ensure that your audio source is outputting the best possible signal for the transmitter to use.


What is A2DP and what does it do?

A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) is a Bluetooth profile that defines how multimedia audio can be streamed from one device to another over a Bluetooth connection.

Most Sennheiser Bluetooth headphones utilize the A2DP profile as it allows for the best audio transmission over Bluetooth hence providing the best audio in the headphones.

NOTE: If the device you are connecting to does not support A2DP there may be connectivity issues between the Sennheiser unit and the device. In situations like this most Bluetooth Chipset manufacturers offer firmware updates to the Bluetooth chip to allow the A2DP profile to be utilized.


How do I know if the wireless headphones will work on my audio device?

Our Wireless Headphone Systems can be connected into virtually any audio device and it is just a matter of identifying the appropriate audio output port and then having the appropriate connecting plug or component.

The type of connector you have available will depend on the Sennheiser Wireless Headphone System that you choose. The type of audio output that you will have available to connect into will depend on the audio device you are connecting to.

Typical audio output ports include:

  • 3.5mm headphone port
  • red and white RCA audio output ports
  • digital audio output (either optical or coaxial)

NOTE: In some instances an adapter or extra component will be needed to make the appropriate connection.

For example to change a 3.5mm headphone plug to an RCA connection you would use a female 3.5mm to male RCA adapter.

For example to change an analog connection (3.5mm headphone plug or red and white RCA plugs) to a digital connection (ie: optical) you would use a digital to analog decoder (like the OREI DA 34).


What do I do when there is wireless signal (or WiFi) interference?

The wireless headphones that utilize a digital transmission signal operate in the unlicensed 2.4 Ghz range as do many other wireless devices (like WiFi routers, wireless printers, etc) and the headphones have a specific frequency range on which they can operate. The headphones scan the local wireless signal environment and then automatically select an unused frequency within their designated range. The headphones are designed to work in conjunction with other wireless devices without the different devices interfering with each other.

Typically the bandwidth of the WiFi router is greater than that of the headphones and it actually encompasses the bandwidth that the headphones want to use. Most of the time the two signals are away from each other and there is no issue. Occasionally if the WiFi router has established it's signal in the bandwidth that the headphones want to use then the two signals butt up against each other this can cause issues. Sometimes it is possible to change the WiFi router frequency manually by using a switch on the router itself.

In situations where the WiFi router cannot be changed manually the simple solution is to turn off the headphones and the WiFi router. Start the headphones and let them run for 15 minutes to establish their signal and then turn on the WiFi router. The WiFi router will "see" the signal of the headphones and establish it's own signal in a different part of the bandwidth and the two devices will work without interfering with each other. NOTE: Once this process has been done the signals are established and will remain established even with a device is turned off.

If the above solution does not resolve the issue it may be a situation where the wireless environment is too crowded and the multiple wireless signals keep butting up against each other and causing issues. To resolve this some wireless signals would need to be removed from the environment (ie: turned off). For example if a wireless printer was turned on it is creating wireless signal that would be part of the wireless signal congestion. If the printer is not used all the time then it could be turned off to reduce the congestion and allow the other wireless devices (like the headphones) to work.


What is the difference between "open" and "closed" ear cups?

An open (sometimes referred to as "open air" headphone avoids adverse resonating effects in the earcup thus offering best possible sound reproduction with the utmost in transparency. The trade-off is that at extreme volumes some sound will leak out.

A closed headphone isolates you from your environment and vice-versa (ie: the sound is contained within the headphones). This is perfect for critical listening or a situation where you do not want to disturb/be disturbed. Our "closed" wireless headphone models include the MOMENTUM, PXC 550, HD 4.50/4.40 and Urbanite XL. A typical open headphone is the Sennheiser HD 600, 650 or 800.

With Sennheiser headphones the audio will always be accurate and responsive and is sure to please no matter what situation you need headphones for so it is personal preference as to whether "open" or "closed" headphones are used.

Learn more about the different types of headphones, cables, DACs and DAPs in our High Fidelity Basics Magazine guide.


What means NFC™ Near Field Communication?

Near-field communication (NFC) is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them within 4 cm (1.6 in) of each other.

NFC devices are used in contactless payment systems, similar to those used in credit cards and electronic ticket smartcards and allow mobile payment to replace/supplement these systems. NFC-enabled devices can act as electronic identity documents and keycards. NFC offers a low-speed connection with simple setup that can be used to bootstrap more capable wireless connections.


What are the basic differences between the different wireless headphone models?

Sennheiser offers a range of wireless headset options that utilize a variety of audio transmission signals (including Radio Frequency and Digital Audio Signals) and both on ear and around the ear models to suit different wearing preferences.

These wireless headphone systems can be connected via a 3.5 mm plug into a dedicated headphone jack (which will often cut sound to the external speakers) OR to the RED & WHITE RCA audio output jacks (often found on the back of the TV, cable box, receiver, DVR, etc.) and when connected in this manner they will allow for operation of both the headphones and the external speakers. All models offer unique functions yet will be able to provide an excellent listening experience and personal preference will play a large part in selection.


Can I listen to a TV with Bluetooth headphones?

We only recommend Bluetooth headphones for TV watching if the latency of the transmission is sufficiently low, e.g. when transmitter/audio source and headphone both support aptX Low Latency or similar.


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Never miss a beat

The MOMENTUM Wireless features intuitive controls designed for any situation. Whether you’re taking a business call, talking to a friend or just hiding in your own personal audio space, the Auto On/Off and Smart Pause features ensure that you’ll never miss a beat.

Your sound, on your terms

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparent Hearing functionality allow you to experience your audio world on your terms. The advanced Active Noise Cancellation offers three modes that are tailored to different environments. And with the Transparent Hearing feature, you can enjoy music while still being fully present in whatever you’re doing.

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Get lost in the music

Featuring a genuine leather head strap and premium earcups, these headphones deliver superior comfort for those who like to enjoy endless listening. The sturdy matte steel arms and durable covers stand the test of time, making them the perfect companion for the stylish listener who’s always on the move.

Set the tempo of your mood

With a simple and intuitive 3-button interface, you can switch between your music and making calls in an instant. You can also activate volume control at the touch of a button and link to voice assistant technology immediately. Whatever situation you find yourself in, the MOMENTUM Wireless has all the functions you need to enjoy rich, detailed sound.

 
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In tune with your lifestyle

The MOMENTUM Wireless offers seamless integration with your phone’s voice assistant. At the touch of a button, you can easily tap into the virtual world or real world whenever life happens. With the superior sound of the MOMENTUM Wireless, you’ll never lose your rhythm again.

Personalization in the palm of your hands

The Sennheiser Smart Control app provides three different noise cancellation modes and a built-in equalizer. With smart TILE technology, you can locate your headphones when life gets complicated, so the only time you ever feel lost is in the music.

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Personalize your sound experience with the

Smart Control App

Listen to your music the way you want. This free dedicated app for iOS and Android provides an effortless way to control, personalize, update and configure your Sennheiser headphone, headset or soundbar.

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Individualize your Sennheiser product

Smart Control App

With the intuitive equalizer, you can adjust the sound to your personal taste.

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For your individual sound experience

Smart Control App

Use the Transparent Hearing settings to determine how much of ambient noise you want to hear.

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For your individual sound experience

Smart Control App

The device settings menu allows you to customize voice prompt or Smart Pause.

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AVAILABILITY

Sennheiser Smart Control is a free app and compatible with most iOS and Android systems.
This App is available in 8 languages including German, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Japanese and Mandarin.


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Sep. 2019

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Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones User Manual

Main Features

Color
black
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth 5 compliant
Supported Profiles
A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Audio input
Bluetooth, Analog (mini jack), USB-C
Power supply
5.0 V DC, 330mA
Battery Type
Built-In Lithium rechargeable battery
Frequency range
6Hz - 22kHz
NFC
yes
Audio codec
SBC, aptX™, aptX™ Low Latency, AAC
USB Standard
USB-C
Battery time
17 hours
Noise cancellation
3 Active Noise Cancelling Modes
Package dimensions
231 x 193 x 104 mm
App support
Sennheiser Smart Control

Package Includes

  • MOMENTUM Wireless
  • Audio 3.5 mm
  • USB-C to USB-A Adapter
  • USB-C Cable
  • Case
  • Quick Guide
  • Safety Guide
  • 2-Year warranty

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Perfect Blue-tooth Headset (And More!)
These work really with the iPhone 7 and any Bluetooth-equipped device I've tried including my MacBook Pros. They sound a lot like the Sennheiser HD650 headphones but with more treble and are more comfortable to wear. They also come with a cable that will let you use them passively like a regular pair of headphones so they're NOT just Bluetooth; and I'm sure that Drew's Crew will make a custom listening cable for you if you want to use them passively a lot. The noise cancelling works really well and the mic is just sensitive enough for phone conversations. I have been told that I sound a little but soft but extremely clear.
July 21, 2017
Great Set Of Headphones
I've owned a pair of Sennheiser HD650 headphones for about 10 years and have really enjoyed them. They have open ear cups so people in the room can hear what you're listening to and they allow sound outside in. I've wanted some closed ear cup headphones for traveling to keep from annoying people around me and to block outside sounds from interfering with my listening.

I read about the new Sennheiser Momentum 2 closed ear headphones with active noise canceling and Bluetooth connectivity and ordered them without seeing or hearing them. I've listened to many headphones over the years and never heard a Sennheiser that I didn't like so I was pretty confident that I wouldn't be disappointed with them. I have an iPhone 6 with music I ripped from CDs into m4a files. These headphones sync easily with Bluetooth devices. You put your iPhone or other Bluetooth device in sync mode and then you press the power button on the right ear cup of the headphones for a couple seconds. A light on the right ear cup will begin to flash blue. You continue to hold it down a few more seconds until it the light alternates flashing red and blue. This indicates the headphones are in sync mode and they will sync with the iPhone in a couple seconds.

The first thing you notice when you put the headphones on is how light and comfortable they are. You also notice how quiet the room suddenly becomes because the noise canceling is always on if they are powered on. A microphone in the front of each ear cup "hears" the ambient sounds around you and injects it in the exact opposite phase to cancel those sounds inside the ear cups. It works really well!

In addition to Bluetooth connectivity, these headphones can connect to non-Bluetooth source devices. A cable with male 3.5mm stereo male connectors on each end comes with the headphones. One end plugs into your source and the other end plugs into the bottom of the right ear cup. The headphones sound clearer wired directly than they do in Bluetooth mode. The Bluetooth standard was originally intended to wirelessly connect keyboards and mice to computers, not to transmit high fidelity music.

The wired sound of these headphones is typical Sennheiser - clean, crisp, and balanced. The bass is solid and deep. The midrange is a little recessed compared to my HD650s. The highs are crisp without being shrill. The Bluetooth connected sound is a little less clear. The bass is still deep and solid but the midrange and highs are less clean - the limitations of the Bluetooth standard become apparent.

The headphones have a rechargeable battery in the ear cups that powers the headphone amplifiers when the headphones are in Bluetooth mode. The battery also powers the "always on" noise canceling circuitry. Sennheiser rates the battery life as 18-22 hours. My experience has been on the upper end of that range. A charging cable with a USB male plug on one end and a micro-USB male plug on the other end that plugs into the bottom of the right ear cup is included. The headphones cannot be listened to while they are charging.

I recently flew with them on a 4 1/2 hour flight. I had music playing on them before we took off until the time we landed. I had no discomfort on the top of my head or around my ears. These are exceptionally comfortable headphones! They do a great job of blocking the whine and low frequency rumble of the jet engines.

The headphones fold up to a reduced size and come with a drawstring pouch and a hard case zippered pouch. I left both of those at home and stuffed the headphones into my computer bag along with the USB charging cable and the 3.5mm stereo connecting cable. The headphones seem very durable.

I am very pleased with these headphones in the 3 weeks I've had them. I expect them to give me as many hours of joy as i've had with my HD650s.
February 26, 2015
Premo
1. Ear fit excellent, very comfortable.
2. Bluetooth connectivity was flawless with multiple connections.
3. Foldable design, great case.
4. Materials of construction ....plush.
5. Well thought out controls, engineering of software, layout and function.
6. Most importantly, sound was rich, deep, spanned range amazingly, bass was very well balanced unlike others I have compared.
7. Moon-Audio - great service, no issues, seamless interactions with timely responses.
February 12, 2015
What you've been waiting for
I travel frequently. Whether I'm on the plane or in the hotel room, I value cordless headsets with noise cancellation. I also have a 7 3/4" head, so comfort is a factor. Finally, I'm a musician, and I've learned to appreciate fine details in sound color, stage, and quality in a headset.

Considering all that, the Momentum Wireless is a product that I've been anxiously awaiting. It's a perfect amalgamation of the most desirable characteristics of other products on the market.

I've compared it, side-by-side, to the Bose QC25, Beats Studio Wireless, and both versions of the Parrot Zik. The Momentum Wireless leads all in comfort and sound quality, and is only seemingly bested in noise cancellation. I believe this is due to the algorithm Sennheiser is using, and not on a design failing. Specifically, when the sets are not playing sound, the Momentum's NC seems to be the weakest. When they are playing, they are only bested by the Bose. I find that the Momentums do not cause the "pressure" sensation that the other headsets do when not playing.

As for comfort, I wore all headsets each for a period of 6 hours. The Momentums were the most comfortable, followed by the QC25, then the Zik 2.0, the new Beats Studio Wireless, and then the Zik 1s. The delta between the Bose and the Momentums is large; the Sennheiser set is decidedly more comfortable and made of better quality materials.

Where the Momentum Wireless truly stands out is in sound quality. It's not even a competition; the other headsets I tested should be considered in separate category of drastically lower sound quality. I'm sure there are many wired headsets that sound better, but in the absence of a DAC and a headphone amp, the Momentums are as good as it gets.

Other things worth mentioning:
- Battery life is great. Have been using the set regularly for 3 days without a recharge.
- The programming is impressive. Instead of cryptic "bloops," the Momentums signal connectivity, battery life, and call status with a soothing female voice.
- The Momentums "remember" up to 8 bluetooth pairings. One issue is that they will simultaneously connect to everything they remember, so the headset play controls may wreak a bit of havoc. (Was trying to listen to something calm and ended up playing Aerosmith on my MacBook, which was in the other room.)
- The on-ear controls are tactile, not touch, and are similar to other headsets in convention (1x = Play, 2x= Forward...) When not playing music, the button can be used to play a description of battery status ("Between 10 and 12 hours remaining," she says.)
-This one is important: Corded playback is almost indistinguishable from the wireless. While I rarely use the cord, in the event I ever need to I'm not concerned about an apparent dip in quality like I am with the Ziks and the Beats.

Overall, these are a top-notch headset, and well worth the premium price.
February 3, 2015
Quality Driven Product
Sennheiser has arguably implemented the best headset on the consumer market. I'm doubtful that there's any BT headset that can match the performance & quality of the BT Momentum headset. The gangs all 'hear'...bass, mids, treble...crystal clear....and noise cancellation along with Apt X (are on board). I prefer a neutral sound...and these deliver...nothing artificial gets in the way of the music.

As soon as I placed these on...I was rewarded with the full & lively sound of the Momentum headset. The use of a single toggle switch is a clever control design that just works. The only con is the price point...but given the full array of features & quality build...it's money well spent for those seeking a headset that'll keep you smiling for years to come. I've been wearing them whenever possible over the past 5 days (addictive). i would highly recommend anyone in the market to consider these. I'm not aware of any headset with this level of sound & features at this price point (under 500.00).
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You show a USB-C to USB-C cable for charging the Momentums with a USB-C to USB-A adapter. Is the adapter included when you buy the Momentum 3, or is that something you included on your own?
Ricky S on Sep 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these contents in the picture are included in the box.

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