German audio giant Sennheiser has launched over-ear Momentum headphones as part of its Style Selection range.
In an official statement Sennhesiser described the Momentum’s minimalistic design as understated and timeless yet urban. The leather bound texture is said to be comfortable to wear and is one of the USPs of the headphones. The headbands and earpads are worked from soft, traditional leather from English tannery pittards and the accompanying headband slider is made out of premium stainless steel.
Momentum makes use of established technologies from the high-end headphone structure to ensure clear stereo sound and detail.
The Sennheiser Momentum looks sleek
Buttons set in a metal casing can control volume, select music titles, take phone calls and activate voice control. Momentum’s ear cups are circumaural that will make listening to music in urban environments a better experience.
Sennheiser is aiming for a high-end sound targeted at urban consumers rather than demanding audiophiles who are obsessed with sound quality. The sound will not be completely neutral though, as setting a benchmark in the sound department is what Sennheiser is best known for.
Predictably, Momentum has a standard 3.5mm audio jack that makes it compatible with most devices including smartphones, the iPod and iPad too. Momentum also comes along with an additional cable with integrated smart remote and microphone that will make using iOS devices a breeze with the headphones.
“We at Sennheiser believe in the pursuit of perfect sound and in this quest for perfection we try to strike a balance between great sound quality and striking yet minimalistic design and comfort” said Gunjan Srivastava, Managing Director, Sennheiser Electronic India Pvt Ltd in the statement. He also added “The Momentum is a reflection of the urban personality combining great sound experience with sophisticated look and feel. We are sure that the product will strike a chord with music loving country like India.”
Sennheiser’s focus with Momentum is on creating a purist, luxurious look to turn the headphones into a high-end style statement. The minimalistic, aviator style looks are a slight deviation from the sleeker, modern looking Sennheiser headphones from the past.
The Sennheiser Momentum is priced at Rs. 24,990
Back in August, the audio company had released the high-end Sennheiser HD 700 in the Audiophile series to cater to music lovers. The over-ear headphones came with a price tag of Rs 54,990 and a two year worldwide warranty. The headphones were paired with a specially-tuned, efficient driver and the transducer was mounted in high-precision gauze made of stainless steel to ensure that the acoustic properties of the headphones were not impaired by any partial vibrations. A new patent-pending feature that was added to the headphones was the special shape of the gauze, which continued along the curved lines of the diaphragm.
The Sennheiser Momentum is priced at Rs. 24,990 and will be listed on Sennheiser’s e-store soon and will also be available at leading large format retail stores, consumer electronics store and music stores across the country. Momentum, like all Sennheiser products, will be backed by a worldwide warranty of two years too.