Sennheiser is trying hard to be cool in the last few years. After a long line-up of excellent but drab looking headphones, Sennheiser firmly steps into the 21th century design-wise. 

First look is striking, these are some really good looking headphones. They are part of the Momentum series of Sennheiser's new line-up, a retro inspired look, which includes the Momentum On-Ear, the Momentum Over-Ear and the Momentum Wireless in addition to the ones we will be  unboxing and reviewing here, the Momentum In-ear.

 
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Sennheiser Momentum In Ear earphones review

What's with the G, apparently "G" stand for Android - maybe they thought Google, who knows?  But that means the earphones have dedicated controls that work in the Android environment, that is you should be ok with most phones, even though Sennheiser somewhat stipulate Samsung on the package. As far as I have tested them, they also work on the LG G4.

You got them as a gfit and you have an Iphone? It's not that bad, the earphones will still work as advertised except the function buttons on the remote control. The buttons, volume up/down, and answer/end call work differently depending on the operating system that are used with, but music-wise they are compatible, so you can use them both with each other's OS and still retain the basic functionality. Iphone 7 users are out of luck though on this one as no jack means no wired earphones and no quality sound (for now at least). Thank Tim Cook for that.

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Unboxing

Speaking about the cable, it's tangle free. This usually means instead of a round cable you get a flat one. It's nicer design wise, and even though it tangles a bit, it's a big improvement over any classic cable and a cool bragging point to your friends.

The headphones feel plasticky. There's no mistaking that, but on the other hand they do look good while wearing them due to the shiny metal bit sticking out at the end with the S for Sennheiser logo stamped into it. A cool feature is that the have three dots embossed on the left bud so you will know which one is left or right even in the dark (make a feature for blind people? - could be).

Sound quality: Great. They are really balanced sound wise and sound similar to monitor headphones. You won't get the overwhelming bass boost you get from Sony's MDR-XB70APB but something more supple and elegant. Sony's are half the price though. If you think about buying them to replace you standard smartphone earphones: go for it, the difference is huge and totally worth it. Volume is pretty decent, I'll gave it a 8/10, could be better, but we're still at the 100$ price range.

How fast will the break? Well, if it's the earbuds we're talking about, then about 2 days. I kid you not, I have lost 4 out of the 6 earbuds in the first two days of listening music while walking. The fit is loose at best, and even though the come with 3 different pairs, none of them fitted my ear like they were supposed to. So fortunately, my Sony MDR-70's earbud fit, and fit better then the original. Also, they look better being black rather than the semi-transparent silicone they come with. It's what I've been using for the last 6 months. So there you have it: 6 months, almost daily use, no faults whatsoever. In fact I am writing this review while listening to music with them.

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear G for Android Headphones

This wouldn't be a full review without mentioning the carrying case. It's a work of art. A 3 inch by 3 inch black with red stitching textile pouch with a zipper for storing your headphones. The materials are top notch and it looks and feels elegant. Inside there's  a plastic thingy for wrapping the cable around, but you won't need that.

Price? Around 100$ when I last checked.

Contents of the the box?

Some specs:
Impedance: 18 Ω 
Frequency response (microphone) : 100 – 10, 000 Hz 
Frequency response (headphones): 15Hz - 22000Hz 
Sound pressure level (SPL) : 118 dB (1kHz/1Vrms) 
THD, total harmonic distortion less than 0.5 % (1 kHz, 100 dB SPL) 
Jack plug: 3.5 mm angled 
Cable length: 1.3 m 
Weight: 16 g 
Pick-up pattern: Omni-Directional 
Microphone sensitivity: - 44 dB V/Pa

 
9
Cocsie's Score
out of 10