Sennheiser Momentum M2 IEi
Headphones are big business right now, you only have to take a look around your local high-street to see just about every other person sporting some kind of giant headset, in more colours than a rainbow.
But what if you’re looking for something a little more portable, yet still offering high quality sound? Well, the in-ear market is just as alive and fierce, with almost any manufacturer you can think of offering in-ears promising improved sound over the bundled buds that come with mobile devices.
Our current champion of the ultra-portable headphone market is the Sennheiser Momentum M2. The Momentum M2 comes in two flavours, for iDevices you will want the IEi model, and for Android users the IEg suffix is the one to look for.
Sorry Blackberry and Windows Phone users, there is no official advice on what option would be best suited for your devices. If you need any help with this leave a comment below and we will do our best to get you an answer.
In the Box:
Inside the dinky box it’s pretty much business as usual for in-ears, you will find a small but very sturdy carry case, 4 sets of different sized ear tips (XS, S, M, L) and that’s your lot.
One thing to take note of is that the ear tips do have a tendency to pop off a little too easy, so you might want to keep that carry case handy.
If you do find yourself losing a tip or two, don’t worry, replacements are available direct from the Sennheiser spares website in packs of 10. http://spares.sennheiser.co.uk/
The driver housing is made from a hard durable plastic with a metal Sennheiser logo on the back. Removable silicone tips clip on to what Sennheiser refer to as the ‘sound tunnel’ and offer excellent noise isolation.
There’s an in-line remote that can be used to play / pause music, or answer and end calls, and volume up / down buttons. The 3.5mm jack is a pocket friendly 90 degree angle, making it less prone to putting unwanted pressure on the headphone socket of mobile devices.
With Sennheiser’s long history in the pro and consumer headphone markets you would expect these £89.99 in-ears to perform well, and they most certainly do!
You get a wonderfully rich and expansive sound stage, offering up lots of detail, but without ever becoming fatiguing or harsh, while bass is plentiful but controlled and solid.
You get great levels of noise isolation, making these great for commuters. We can confirm they even pass the ‘tube test’ for our London readers.