Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 Specifications, Tests and Review

Headphone type
Full size
Wireless, wired
Frequency Response
6 - 22000 Hz
106 dB
60 Ohm

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Product Type Headphones - Bluetooth - wireless, wired - 2.5 mm jack, USB-C
Height 19.5 cm
Width 18 cm
Depth 4.63 cm
Weight 293 g Worse than 83 % of headphones rated.
Colour Black | White
Earpad Material Synthetic leather
Recommended Use Portable electronics
High-Resolution Audio Yes

Product Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 are wireless headphones with a detachable cable, which combines the advantages of both solutions. The wireless connection option offers freedom of movement while increasing the comfort of use. The detachable cable then provides a listening alternative in the event of a low battery caused by wireless listening. The headphones use the Bluetooth 5.2 technology for sound transmission.

This type of headphones has a design that surrounds the entire ear to improve isolation from external noise. As a result, they provide a great quality of listening without interference. However, unlike on-ear headphones, they are usually heavier and less suitable for frequent wearing. The weight of the headphones is 293 g. Although these are over-the-head headphones that are normally characterized by their bulky nature, this model can be folded into a more compact form. This makes them easier to fit into a backpack or bag

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Headphones Form Factor Full size
Headphones Technology Dynamic
Ear Cups Type Closed
Adjustable Headband Yes
Foldable Yes Better than 84 % of headphones rated.
Connectivity Technology Wireless, wired
Wireless Technology Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth 5.2 Better than 99 % of headphones rated.
Bluetooth Profiles Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
Bluetooth Audio Codec SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX Adaptive
Active Noise Cancelling Yes Better than 92 % of headphones rated.
Active Noise Cancelling Technology Adaptive Hybrid ANC
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Sound Effects Signature Sound
Frequency Response 6 - 22000 Hz Better than 80 % of headphones rated.
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.3% Better than 66 % of headphones rated.
Sensitivity 106 dB Better than 65 % of headphones rated.
Impedance 60 Ohm
Diaphragm 42 mm Better than 80 % of headphones rated.
Features Smart Pause, Crystal-clear Calls

The sound quality can be affected by many factors. When it comes to frequency range, a wider range will allow more detail to be heard during your listening session. However, it is important to note that the ability to perceive frequencies varies from person to person. The average person is able to hear frequencies in the range of 16 to 20 000 Hz. That is why headphone manufacturers usually focus on the 20 to 20 000 Hz range. If the lower values are lower, headphones are better able to reproduce bass tones, as these represent frequencies up to approximately 256 Hz. Conversely, values from 2 048 Hz upwards are treble. Thus, headphones with a high upper limit will provide a much more accurate reproduction of high tones. Headphones Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 have a frequency range of 6 - 22000 Hz. The Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 reaches the sensitivity values of 106 dB. The sensitivity of the headphones expresses the ability of the headphones to pick up the signal from the source and reproduce it with sufficient volume. The higher the sensitivity, the more easily the signal is converted to sound and the louder the headphones are able to play at a lower power consumption. It is important to remember that high listening volume can consume more energy from connected devices. So if you want to listen to music from your cell phone, it's better to choose headphones with low sensitivity to avoid draining your phone's battery too much. Headphones with a lower sensitivity value (around 85 dB) are better suited for listening in quiet environments, while medium values (around 90 dB) allow for quality listening in noisy environments such as public transport or cafes. Headphones with a high sensitivity value (100 dB or more) are designed for use in really noisy environments such as concerts

The device connected to the headphones also plays a role most times. The lower impedance value (approximately 100 to 150 Ohms) is suitable for playback from mobile phones, laptops or other portable players that do not have a powerful enough amplifier. The lower impedance will ensure that the required volume level is achieved with less power, thus extending the life of the player. However, at the same time, with lower impedance, there is more distortion of the sound. Headphones with a higher impedance of around 250 Ohms and above are then more suitable for playback from really powerful signal sources or using a headphone amplifier, otherwise the sound coming out of them might not be loud enough. At the same time, higher-impedance headphones will also ensure less distortion in the sound. In the case of these headphones, the impedance reaches the 60 Ohm value.

The headphones are composed of many various components, one of the most important is the diaphragm. Diaphragm transforms the electrical signal into sound and therefore its quality affects the overall listening experience. There are three types of diaphragms: thin, medium-thick, and thicker. A thin 6 mm thick diaphragm responds quickly to high frequencies but less sensitively to bass. The medium-thick 10 mm diaphragm provides a balanced sound profile, allowing you to enjoy both bass and treble. The thicker 20 mm diaphragm is more sensitive to higher frequencies but has a poorer bass response. These headphones are equipped with the 42 mm. Total Harmonic Distortion of these headphones is Audio Output | Total Harmonic Distortion. The value quoted by the manufacturer is usually the average distortion over all reproducible frequency bands. This is not a crucial parameter to decide on when making a decision, but on the other hand, keep in mind that higher harmonic distortion can negatively affect sound quality.

The design of the headphones and their ear cups can also affect the quality of the audio output. The closed design does not allow ambient noise or sound from the headphones to flow outwards. Not only will you enjoy music in noisy environments, but you won't disturb anyone while enjoying listening session. The closed-back design makes the headphones suitable for the office or for travel.

For an even more undisturbed listening experience, the headphones have a special Active Noise Canceling feature.

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Form Factor Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode MEMS-directional
Noise Cancelling Yes Better than 94 % of headphones rated.
Frequency Response 50 - 10000 Hz Better than 61 % of headphones rated.
Microphones Included 4 Better than 92 % of headphones rated.

A nice benefit of the microphone of the Headphones Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 is the Noise Canceling technology that suppresses ambient noise and allows a clearer sound recording to be captured.

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Controls Volume, play/pause, equaliser preset
Cable Type Headphones cable - detachable - L shaped / sub-mini phone 2.5 mm 4-pole - 1.2 m
USB-C to USB-A cable - detachable - 1.2 m
Cable Length 1.2 m
Detachable Cable Yes
Features Transparent Hearing mode, auto power on/off
Sensors Touch sensor
Additional Functions Smart Touch Control, USB-C charging port
Battery Type Headphone battery rechargeable - Lithium Ion
Battery Capacity 700 mAh Better than 77 % of headphones rated.
Battery Life 60 hour(s) Better than 98 % of headphones rated.
Charging Time 2 hour(s) Better than 80 % of headphones rated.
Included Qty 1

These headphones have a battery capacity of 700 mAh. In terms of headphone battery life as a significant factor in the purchase decision, it depends on what you want to use the headphones for and potentially how often you will be able to recharge them. Headphones with up to a few hours of battery life are more suitable for home use as they will require more frequent charging. Headphones with a battery life of around 10 hours or more are already more suitable for commuting and shorter journeys. However, nowadays you can also find headphones on the market that have a battery life in the higher tens to hundreds of hours. In this case, you do not have to worry about your headphones simply running out of power on longer journeys, and you will not have to deal with constant recharging. The battery life of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 reaches up to 60 hour(s).

Charging time is 2 hour(s).

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Connector Type Headphones (sub-mini phone 2.5 mm 4-pole)
USB (24 pin USB-C)
Included Accessories Carrying case, airplane adapter, headphones cable (1.2 m), USB-C charging cable (1.2m)
Software Included Sennheiser Smart Control
Compliant Standards Bluetooth Class 1
Service & Support Limited warranty - 2 years

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