Sennheiser have long been associated with producing high quality headphones that boast best in class sound quality. These same headphones have also long been the reserve of true ‘techies’ and hardcore audiophiles… until now.
These days, modern men not only what their tech accessories to perform, but to look great too. It’s the reason we have seen an explosion in popularity of designer laptop/iPad holders, smart phone cases and ‘fashion’ headphones. We all know the type – bold coloured, plastic, over the ear headphones that are now worn by men the world over. Tech accessories are no longer just functional, they provide the finishing touch to any outfit.
There are plenty of options available to you when it comes to fashion headphones, but what if you want a style that is a little more refined? Something that manages to blend high quality audio with looks that back up the tech? This is where the Sennheiser Momentum headphones come in.
The Momentum headphones are the brand’s first real dive into the fashion accessories market, and boy were they worth the wait. The first thing you notice is how strikingly beautiful the design is; a leather and steel mix headband is complemented with bronze-finish cans and soft brown leather ear cups. These are as far away from traditional black/grey headphones that you can possibly get, and they ooze luxury.
From a fashion perspective, the mix of brown leather, bronze detailing and steel headband is both chic and minimal. These aren’t garish or in your face like some plastic styles can be (bright yellow/orange headphones anyone) and they would provide the perfect finishing touch to any of your smart-casual ensembles – complementing your existing personal style, rather than trying to re-define it.
No, the Momentum headphones make their statement in a much more subtle, understated way – much like true well dressed men stand out from the crowd through detailing and cut.
However, looking good is only half the battle. Tech accessories are designed to perform, and luckily for us, the Momentum headphones do just that. They have been given high expert ratings by respected sources such as WhatHifi, Cnet and Trusted Reviews (do a quick Google search to see just how much they are revered within the industry), with the cans delivering the trademark Sennheiser sound quality.
On the subject of sound, the brand are looking to separate themselves from their heavy bass counterparts within the fashion market by opting for a more smooth and balanced approach. Punchy bass tones are complemented with clear and detailed mids/trebles, which makes listening to a variety of genres all the more enjoyable.
The Momentum headphones come with two rubber cables as standard – one plain and one with a metal inline mic and remote for controlling your music (if you’re using an Apple iOS device) and taking calls when attached to your phone. It means that they integrate perfectly with your iPod/iPhone/iPad, which is another huge bonus for fans of Apple.
There’s also a full-size 6.3mm jack adaptor included in the box, which lets you plug them directly into your stereo system at home – providing adaptability and allowing you to experience crystal clear sound at any time.
Finally, the carry case for the headphones is in a coordinating brown/bronze tone, which is a nice touch and keeps the feeling of quality running throughout.
Overall, Sennheiser have managed to produce a high quality fashion headphone that delivers on both looks and performance.
They are a refreshing change from the plastic, mass produced, bold coloured versions that are currently on the market and offer an excellent alternative for style conscious men who prefer a more refined and classic style.
The Sennheiser Momentum Headphones are available to buy at selected retailers now.