Great while they worked, poor warranty (Sennheiser Momentum 3)
Purchased Momentum M3 in a sealed brand new box.
The Momentum 3 worked for 8 months, then left ear speaker stopped working so I naturally sent it into Sennheiser for a warranty repair with my proof of purchase.
Sennheiser identified the issue as a faulty PCB and unrepairable, though as the brand new premium & expensive M3 were not purchased through one of their “authorised dealers” my warranty was void & I was told I needed to purchase a new pair at $419.00.
I contacted the manager and brought his attention to the fact that the fault was tra...ced by their service department to an authentic, original Sennheiser failed PCB and as my Momentum 3 were purchased brand new, taking into account the M3s were a newly released Sennheiser product, I believed that every set of M3s should still be under a valid Sennheiser warranty. Unfortunately Sennheiser simply and rudely “copy and pasted” generic email informing me of their warranty conditions, voiding my warranty due to the M3’s not being purchased through one of their “authorised dealers”.
Purchased in July 2020.
Great sound, extremely durable and very attractive design. I have black with red stitching. The sprung steel is high quality and the ear pads are comfortable. I have had mine for 5 years.
Purchased in February 2014 at Airport shop for $499.00.
- Momentum On-Ear Wireless
Pricey but awesome
So I have another review for momentum m2, non-wireless as well. Lets compare it with this model.
price: both are not cheap , this one is even more expensive, almost double the price.
material: both have same appearance, same material, same quality; the cable connecting the head part is thicker in this model.
Weight: this one is significantly heavier, you can feel the difference, it has a lump on the yellow membrane area (I dont know what was it)
cables: m2 comes with cable that has microphone, this one doesn't have microphone
audio: this one is slightly more bassy...Both: comes with hard case, the headphones are fold-able verdict: if you really2 need wireless, then go ahead with this one. Otherwise just get the non-wireless version. I feel that m2 non-wireless is more comfortable since it is less heavy, also the price is half cheaper. with this one of course you need to charge every so often (it says it can stay for 20h, Im not so sure, I never really count)
Having gone through over 30 headphones in the past few years, I can safely say these are the most indestructible headphones due to its industrial design. These guys unlike other manufacturers, produce quality products without planned obsolescence in mind. If you don't want to constantly shell out hundreds of dollars every few months I'd suggest these. In terms of sound quality, its strength is in its midrange. It doesn't have many weaknesses, as the sound reproduction is extremely accurate. One issue is that if your ears are particularly large, then the cups may be a bit small for you.
Purchased in January 2018 for $200.00.
- Momentum On-Ear Wireless
My favourite headphones ever
These are amazing headphones and I say that with a background of a HiFi snob. I love good quality music and have always tried to buy the best. These headphones take away any argument against wireless headphones.
I use them mainly for the gym and they are comfortable and great at isolating the crappy music that's played in my gym.
The sound quality is superb in everything from classical to heavy metal. The sound signature is neutral and they sound close to my studio monitoring headphones. They are definitely not bass-heavy so people who love a...huge amount of bass do not consider these. Even though I have used them now for close to eight months there is no sign of wear. The battery life is also great. I easily get over twenty hours from a charge. They look classy, sound classy and perform flawlessly. Highly Recommended!!!
Purchased in August 2018 for $249.00.
- Momentum Over Ear
They are awesome!
I had always use earphones before I tried this one. Previously, I used on-ear headphones and I had experience with over-ear, but they weren't that comfortable, if I use them for a long period of time since they give pressure to my glasses which then give pressure to my ears.
But this is my first 'true' over-the-ear headphones that eliminates all these problems. It comes with 2 cables which is great.
Cons: the cable coating isn't so good, it start peeling off, although it doesn't interfere with the quality of the sound produced (not yet!).
The ear padding quality could be better as well, the inner part started to break down. But overall I am really2 pleased with the quality of the sound from this headphones and the overal design.
It clamps on the ear and presses up against it, it isn't wide and spacious to be comfy on the ears.
It works and sounds well on modern tech like a smartphone but it dosnt get loud enough or sound good on gaming consoles which was my intent.
Like the 3ds, switch, ps4, it works but it's either not loud enough or too fatiguing on the ears cause it's too high pitch/bright is the best way I could explain it.
Otherwise it's alright, not the best best depending on the circumstances like what it's used on, but it could also shin...e if put in the right environment and setting like a good DAC. Comfort... Annoying at first but gets better over time, ears get hot and warm, but you'd not want to take them off anyway if it's a cold weather. Great headphones but not the all rounder I was hoping for.
The Original Momentums are Great
Brought 1 pair (2nd Hand/Hardly Used) $50 for when I'm away .. I was blown away by how good they sound with my Fiio X3 III 's .. the clarity is really there & I'm listening to more classical violin than ever before
Got 2 more practically brand new at bit over $100
These are so light that you don't notice them + a good fit over ears
Best headphones I've ever owned
I actually picked these up second hand for about $100 (Gen. 1).
Incredible sound quality, I wear them at work to block out distractions so probably about 5 hours a day. No problem with sore ears or discomfort. (I should add I have a relatively small head so it’s hard to find headphones that don’t make me look like a wartime radio operator, so if you too are a pinhead this model is well worth a look)
I still love the Philips Stretch O’Neill headphones these replaced but as mentioned above, the aesthetic of the Sennheisser’s is much better.
Great sound however with comfort issues
Nice pair of headphones for the price, featuring great sound and a beautiful design. The major issues that I've found through my extensive use is comfort - the small ear cup sizes may pinch your ears after long periods of time causing discomfort. I use them regularly as commuter headphone, however, the non-compact design may be difficult to carry around.
- Momentum On Ear
Amazing Sound Quality at a Reasonable Price
I got these headphones for an absolute bargain price of $99. For the price, the sound quality is incredible. Of course they have since been dwarfed by other models, like the over-ear or wireless models, or even those with Active Noise Cancelling. Regardless, for this price, and without a better pair of headphones, I would buy these again in a heartbeat. They are incredibly comfortable, come with an in-line remote and microphone, and produced a very balanced sound.
Fun and stylish
Sennheiser have done it again, the sound is exceptional, mids and bass are on point the sound although isn't entirely accurate it is fun. These are in my opinion the perfect match between function and style, if you're in the market for a decent pair of durable pair of headphones and don't mind paying a bit of a premium for sound look no firther.
Good sound and a good looking pair of headphones
Purchased this to use on my commute to work, the quality of sound is great for a small ish headphone. It was a bit pricey, however sound much better than my other headphones.
They are comfortable to wear, come with a case and fit over my head well so that it doesn’t dig into my ears.
I really like the design and colour combinations as well
Comfy, great sound
I was recommended of this by my friend and it was a really good buy. It fits perfectly and it is very comfortable on-ear even after lengthy use. For the price range, the quality of sound is surprisingly good. Excellent for noise cancellation during long flights. It is worth it to spend slightly more.
Best headphones ever purchased
After trying a few different over-ear wireless headphones (including Bose Quiet Comfort and some B&O in the similar price range), I noticed a clear difference in sound quality and comfortable on-ear feeling. The battery life is amazing...I use them all the time for long-haul flights and never need to think of charging them. The sound-cancellation is great, especially on noisy flights and I often use them just to sleep. No issues with connectivity, although occasionally I get static/crackling if the signal is weak at a distance from the transmitter.
Questions & Answers
My momentum 2 wireless Bluetooth headphones static or cut out when listening to utube videos or while listening to music and doing something else , eg checking e/mail or looking at facebook or a video on facebook , is this normal ?
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|Category||Wired Headphones and Wireless Headphones||Wired Headphones||Wired Headphones and Wireless Headphones||Wired Headphones|
|Features||Microphone Included and Noise Cancelling||Microphone Included||Microphone Included and Noise Cancelling|
|Frequency Response||16Hz – 22kHz||16Hz - 22000Hz||16 Hz – 22000 Hz|
|Cord Length||1.4 m||1.4 m||1.4 m|
|Battery Life||22 hours||22 hours|
|Connections||3.5mm Jack and Bluetooth||3.5mm Jack and Bluetooth|
|Charging Time||3 hours||3 hours|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black, Cream||Black, Brown, Ivory||Black, Ivory||Black, Cream|
|Release date||Nov 2012||Nov 2012||Nov 2012|
|Replaced by||Sennheiser Momentum M2||Sennheiser Momentum M2||Sennheiser Momentum M2||Sennheiser Momentum M2|
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