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Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Over Ear Wireless Black Noise Cancelling Headphones $246.05 Delivered @ Addicted to Audio eBay

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I have the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Over Ear Wired version (Got from Harvey Norman's messed deal last year)
I have the Bose QC35II (Got Harvey Norman to price match with Amex deal)

I am not convinced by QC35II sound quality so I was looking at Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Over Ear Wirelss but they were pricey!

Today normal eBay suffering saw this deal poped up from eBay Today's deal. I am not sure how long the deal will last and I just pulled the trigger.

Using code PLUG5 make the price to $246.05. If you have the eBay gift card(10% 0ff), it works out $221.445 actually.

The seller is addictedtoaudio and they post their deal a week ago for $328.
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/404290

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  • +3 votes

    These look pretty decent for that price.

    I'd say for noise cancelling
    Bose QC35ii = or > Sony WH1000mx2 (3 may be better) > Sennheiser Momentum

    But sound quality

    Sennheiser = Sony > Bose

    Though individual preferences obviously come into it!

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      how about comfort?

      • +1 vote

        I'm using these more than a year now. Very much comfortable for 3-4hrs of day use.

        • +1 vote

          I have tried this and Bose 35, if you are looking for decent sound quality, I can't recommend Plantronics Backbeat pro 2 enough!
          It actually has the best battery life ever experienced in a wireless headphone. I say this proudly as I have to charge my other headphones after 2-4 hours of use.
          For noise cancellation that I don't use much, these are not bad but the comment above is accurate.

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      I have seen no real consensus that the 35ii's have superior ANC. Possibly equal, probably inferior. Obviously though they're 2 of the best headphones in their bracket and other things like BT pairing, battery, other devices should probably influence a buyer more than the ANC differences.

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      I have found the build quality on the Bose to be poor.
      QC25 have a common fault where the cable from the battery terminal cover breaks internally.
      QC35 series don't have this problem, as the battery is inbuilt and is not intended to be user replaceable, but still feel flimsy. With the Bose you can reprogram the button to change the noise cancelling. The other plus with the BOSE is the NC works for phone calls. I can take calls on the Bus and people on the call can hear what I say quite easily, and I can hear the conference \ skype call quite well.

      I don't know if it is all Wireless headphones, but the lag is so bad with the Bose I need to use a cable to watch videos\youtube ect, or the voice is way out of sync.
      Same for playing games. Music and calls is fine.

      I like the noise cancelling of the Bose, but next time will try another brand as they are too pricey for what you get.

  • +2 votes

    Hmmm pretty tempted. I've never seen these even close to this price!

    • +3 votes

      I own the wired over ear Momentum ….very good head phones, my other ones are HD650.

  • +1 vote

    This model was a top buy back in 2015/2016 when released. However, with current technologies, I'm not sure if it's worth to invest even though the price is very good. Anyone has their own version of comparison between this model and the Sony 1000XM3 or Bose QC35II?

    My go to review site which is pretty critical of all the various headphones: https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/sennheiser/hd1-wir...

    • +2 votes

      Could you please elaborate what technology? Thanks

      • +6 votes

        I think that's the ANC technology. You could probably say that the Bluetooth is a little sub-par too…though I think that Sony is one of few manufacturers that caters to both Apt-X and AAC crowds (read: Android vs iPhone). The Sennheisers are in the Apt-X camp, and I was told recently by Sennheiser support that they have no plans to upgrade these models in the near future. They do have some AAC compatible cans though.

        I spent far too much time reading up on all the options recently, and ended up buying the PCX-550 (mainly reported call quality tipped me over). I've read that they include the same  drivers as these Momentums, and to my ear the sound quality is excellent (as far as BT headphones go) - in fact, the best I've experienced.

        I have nothing to compare Sennheiser ANC to, though it sounds transparent to me, and possibly lets a bit more through than Sony or Bose (i was kind of expecting something close to a sealed vacuum…but I don't think any of these work as well as that).

        I'm a little tempted on these myself…the price still makes them an excellent choice. The build quality is one of the best, with plenty of metal where it counts, and real leather. If ANC is important to you, I hear that it's worth investigating the Sony's (even the previous model - XM2 - which should be on sale somewhere).

        Note that the ANC on these does not turn off. I thought that would be a problem (another reason to pick the PXC550) - but in reality I never turn ANC off anyway. I think it's adaptive in the Momentum.

        This is a luxury pair of Bluetooth ANC over-ears, with luxury sound and luxury build/materials, but perhaps slightly less advanced ANC, bluetooth, and control features.

        • +1 vote

          Sony is one of few manufacturers that caters to both Apt-X and AAC crowds (read: Android vs iPhone).

          Good point…but the elephant in the room here is LDAC, given that it's now available as standard Android 8.0 or later (prior to that I used to buy Xperia phones just for LDAC). This codec has twice higher bitrate than even AptX-HD and supports hi-res audio of up to 24 bit / 96 kHz - we're talking lossless SuperAudio CD / DSD quality.

          If you're an iPhone user, Sony is definitely a better choice, as without AAC available, it will default to the good old and sub-par SBC codec. If you're an Android user, and have an interest in trying high-res audio at some point, then Sony is also a better choice due to LDAC compatibility.

          • -1 vote

            @elektron: Also worth noting that Android has had AAC support for quite a while now, as part of the AOSP.

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              @BradleyDS2: True but this is only relevant for headphones that don't offer anything higher than AAC, such as Bose. Also, the majority of people don't bother with aftermarket ROM's and just want the best possible sound out of the box. But this is good info for those that root.

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                @elektron: That's true, but as for your last statement, you don't need to use a custom rom. The AOSP stands for Android Open Source Project and vanilla Android.

                Basically, if you have any recent version of Android, the only way you won't have AAC support is if your device manufacturer specifically removed it. Of course, custom roms will have AAC support as well, but you can stick to the original rom in most cases.

                You were probably thinking of AOSP Extended, which is a custom rom.

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            @elektron: Oh that's interesting about android 8, do you know if the codec will upgrade automatically or do I have to do something? Apparently my G5 plus 'should' get android 8 by Dec/Jan

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              @EightImmortals: Normally, the phone would automatically select the best codec supported by your headphones but you can also select your preferred codec from the settings via the "Bluetooth Audio Codecs" option.

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            @elektron: Hi.. Thanks for the tip. I am an iPhone user and was about to buy this one but holding back now after reading your comment. The AAC incompatibility matters for any music played from iPhone (E.g YouTube) or just the ones download or synced and played thru default music player? I mostly listen to YouTube music and currently have plantronics backbeat Pro 1st gen which is good but reaching end of life.

            • +1 vote

              @thriver: Funny thing is…I have the PXC550 (persuaded by the call quality, which is excellent)…and I have iPhone. I also have B&O H7. The H7 has AAC…the PXC550 does not…and yet I prefer the PXC550. I don't think the codec will completely trash the sound, and other things (such as general EQ profile, amp distortion etc) can possibly eclipse any gap in codec quality.

              Build of the H7 feels far superior to the PXC550 though.

              Would have liked to try the Momentum…because I think they're just so pretty. They remind me of old studio cans. I'm sure I don't need more headphones. Do I?

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                @Banj0: Thank you for sharing your info.. on your question. you don't need :) you seem to already have one with good sound and another will good feel :)

      • +1 vote

        Bluetooth tech like BT5.0 and ANC is much better now.

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          ANC - definitely, but in terms of the audio quality, BT3.0 from years back was already capable of streaming lossless (and even hi-res) audio with the right codec.

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          The way I understand it, BT 5 (no decimal point) has added nothing to Bluetooth Audio. Still 'Classic'- not low energy, and still A2DP.

    • +1 vote

      Rtings TV reviews are good, but their headphone reviews are absolute garbage.

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      Rthings is an amazing headphone review site. Thanks beetlebum!

  • +1 vote

    Good price. But the gear is a bit dated now.

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    How the wired Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 compare with the Bose QC35II, sound quality wise?

    • +1 vote

      Better, apparently. But noise cancelling and comfort level's aren't as high.

    • +2 votes

      just BETTER

  • +2 votes

    I have these. Had them for about a year or so now. I tried them against the QC35's at the time. (many, many reviews read and a comparison made at JB HiFi)

    These are OUTSTANDING. Less of that pressure feel from the noise cancelling than the Bose ones. The noise cancelling is great. Lets a little noise through but completely removes humming or buzzing (devices/air-cons/PC fans, etc.). I find that better than zero noise personally.

    My main usage is wireless or wired to phone for music (calls are incredibly clear too) and attached to PC for music. The soundstage is quite nicely "ambient" (spacial?) and I can crank the volume till my ears are ringing and sound remains really clear.

    Build quality is very nice (I got the ivory ones).

    For this price I'd highly recommend.

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    For this price, just buy it, dont be too picky!

    Pay $400-500 for the LATEST technology maybe to gain 5% better? That does not work for me.

    • +2 votes

      Sony WH-1000X Mk2 were recently avaiable for $300 and would make a much better buy IMHO…

      • -1 vote

        MK2 is not the latest:)

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          I never said it was…Mk3 is not available for $300 :)

          Mk2 still has much better functionality, codec support and ANC than the Sennheiser.

  • +4 votes

    The noise cancelling cannot be turned off on these.

    • +2 votes

      Thank you, save my dollars

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      REALLY?

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      Noise cancellation automatically turns off when phone calls are made. Then it will turn on after phone calls.

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      Thank you! Didn't know this.

  • +1 vote

    Wow that is an amazing price.

    If you are thinking of buying two use PACKAGE20 to essentially get 10% off. With the 10% off GCs that brings it down to just under $210 each delivered. Unreal price that.

  • +1 vote

    Faaaaar out. That's good price!
    Paid that for the refurbs deal back in August. If only the B&O H7s came down to that price level for soft fabric cups rather than leather (and plastic Sony/Bose) which heat up in the warmer weather.

  • +1 vote

    Got these for about 300 2 years ago. Would rate these at 4.5/5.

    My only qualms: call quality is poor, the people I'm calling can never hear me because it takes in too much background noise.
    It's comfortable, but the ear cups may be too small for some people and so after a few hours of usage it gets a little uncomfortable.

    • +1 vote

      $300 two years ago is a unreal price.

      Sure yours are not the on-ear version?

      • +4 votes

        2 years ago they were 799.95 RRP. So yea, defs not the on ear. They were wireless 2.0. Harvey Norman priced matched it for me to 550,amex had 100 cash back, and sennheiser had 100 cashback. TRS on a 550 product made it 300 :P

        • +2 votes

          you were so lucky!

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            @KaiKai: Yep I got lucky too with the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Over-Ear Wired.

            Saw a comment on OzBargain when the Pixel 2 XL + Telstra deals were happening at JB-Hi-Fi that someone mentioned he got a discount on some headphones by asking in store with his phone. I've always wanted the Momentum 2.0 Over-Ears, so when I went to get the plan, I was lucky enough to get the manager of the store doing the deal for me, so he gave me a manager's discount on top of another discount and I got them for $170. At the time JBHiFi had them for $299, right now they're back to $449.

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              @Fyrelor: The wired Momentum 2 are good enough for me, but once I tried wireless ones, I wished I had wireless Momentum 2.0. Now I will have them at a very good price.

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      The one I got recently did not have this problem. I walked on George Street and the other party said my voice was clear. Not sure if they have change the internal components in recent release.

  • +1 vote

    You can go into HN and try these side by side with the Sony and Bose. I did that about a year ago and went with these over the Sony and Bose. FANTASTIC at this price!

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    So no problem with iPhone or iMac? hope not just ordered, had the Bose QC2511 and sold them just been using AirPods.
    Thanks OP

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      No issues :)

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      You won't have issues but you'll be stuck with the inferior SBC codec. Still, a decent buy at this price.

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        lol i have no idea what you are talking about, if they work and fit ok and sound good (shrugs).

        HN JB and Amazon are near $500!!

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          If you don't know what that means, I think you'll be very happy indeed.

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    Very tempting. I was thinking about waiting for Sony WH-1000XM3 to come down a bit but maybe better off picking these up.

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    I already have too many headphones. Good price, though.

    • +2 votes

      Never too many!

      • +2 votes

        Spoken like a true salesman! ;)

        • +2 votes

          Well, we are [Addicted] To Audio

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            @addictedtoaudio: Can i get a refund if i don't like the fit? ie big ears haha

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              @DisabledUser260423: Unfortunately not for change of mind :(

              We do have stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth & Adelaide to try them on though!

              A lot of chain stores should have them on demo, too.

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                @addictedtoaudio: No worries i am in Coffs harbour NSW. By the time i get to a store they will be sold out.

  • +1 vote

    Fantastic price! Thanks OP!!

  •  

    I've done a lot of research, read a lot of reviews, but I wanted to ask anyone on here who's had experience with both these headphones and the Parrot Zik 3 - how would you compare them in real-world use?

    I'm not really that interested in noise cancelling - I'm more interested in people's real-world use and how they sound listening to music?

    Would appreciate anyone's opinion. Thanks.

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      Was looking at buying parrots but picked up Momentum under this deal. Sennheizer is a lot more reputable headphone manufacturer and the product comes with two years warranty. ZIK 3 ones can be found cheaper but decided not to buy them given the mix reviews and some reports of reliability issues and poor customer support.

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      Ive just got my parrot zik 3s from catch. 109 delivered. I am impressed with the anc. Made walking along the road syper dangerous. Sound great.the long term reviews are pretty poor look like a one year lifespan.

      Ive got samsung level pro anc… rubbish anc.
      Ive also have some aldi ones… 40 bucks. Anc works, poorly.

      Im sure these are great i reckon it would be hard to be disappointed with a major manufacturers previous gen flagships on deep discount.

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      I've got a set of "Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones" purchased Mar 16 for $93 (Officeworks price beat of a Catch of the Day deal). I'm not sure if mine are the same as this but an earlier model (they look the same), but will say that my new Camel coloured Zik 3 walks all over the Sennheisers (and are way way better than the Sony DR-BTN200 I've replaced).

      No regrets at all buying the Zik 3 at the crazy low $99 price.

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        Im slightly regretting not waiting a bit and gwtting a wireless charger for the same cash.. :)

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    Feedback for the seller is only +1.

    Seems risky?

    • +6 votes

      We just started on eBay - been around a very long time!

      • +1 vote

        Any chance of any of your iFi and Schiit gear appearing on your eBay store?

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          Don't insult them!

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          We are looking at it but we are not sure yet!

          Thanks,

    • +1 vote

      No, it's obviously a newly created store and eBay/PayPal buyer protection measures greatly outweigh sellers.

      The rep is commenting in this thread, I'm sure they would have mentioned if the eBay store using their name isn't actually them.

      Edit: Beaten by rep.

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      I can vouch for these guys - the business is solid and well-known among the enthusiasts. I suspect this great price is a part of them promoting their new eBay store.

  • +1 vote

    I love my Momentum 1.0 that I still use, but I got them from 150$. Momentums are great closed cans, but I always felt they massively overpriced

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      Most Senny are overpriced :-)

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    How about this one comparing to Beats Studio 3? Does anyone know as I am not sure whether I should change my Beats Studio 3.

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      Much higher quality in both build and sound..!

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    Anyone know if there connect well with a ps4/ps4 pro? Not too fussed on whether the mic works but just checking they connect with Bluetooth without issue.

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      Couldn't guarantee it unfortunately - normally you need to wire it to work well with PS4's

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      Has to be wired to the controller. These come with the 3.5mm cord so can be used, just not as Bluetooth.

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    For just a bit more and for those who prefer earphones, you can get a variation of Sony's legendary MDR-EX1000. Its a small step down but its still in very good company with $800-$1000+ IEMs.

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      link? You mean the EX800? around $300?

  • -1 vote

    bought, and I don't even listen to music on the train.

  • +1 vote

    I have both the Sony 1000XM3 and Bose QC35-II. In between those 2, Bose has exceptional NC and very good audio quality, but with the 1000XM3, Sony really came out with an axe to grind it seems…the NC on the 1000XM3 is incredible. Plus it can be adjusted for ambient settings, and the audio quality is excellent (considering the max I listen to is 320kbps mp3s). The QC35-II also has the advantage of adjustable NC (so does the QC35-I btw). You can remap the Google Assistant button in the QC35-II to switch NC from Off-Hi-Low.

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      How would you compare the XM3 and the QC35-II in terms of comfortability? The XM3s are clearly more feature packed and probably have equal to or better noise canceling but the biggest selling point of the Bose was its comfortability. Wonder if that's still enough to recommend the Bose over the Sony

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        I personally find the Bose sit a little lighter on the ear (but that could simply be because they are both very new and will likely loosen up a bit over time) but overall, it's hard to pick a clear winner. Some people prefer Bose's buttons over Sony's touch/swipe controls, and Sony's voice prompts cannot be turned off…

  • +2 votes

    Just ordered a pair. Been considering the Bose QC 35ii or the Sony xm3 but the price on these Sennheiser is too attractive to pass it.
    Hopefully I won't regret

  • +1 vote

    Today normal eBay suffering saw this deal poped up from eBay Today's deal.

    How was your eBay suffering?

    • +1 vote

      😂 painful, bought $1500 eBay gift card and spent $1000+ already!
      Good pick!

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    Any chance of the ivory?

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      Unfortunately not, sorry :(

      We do have that available for $328 however!

  • +1 vote

    These sound a lot better than the QC 35 IIs. I have both. My Mrs and I have done a test, same phones same FLAC files, different headphones. The Bose are more comfortable, but these sound MUCH better.
    It's a no brainer at this price, seriously. I paid over double a few years ago.

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    How do these stack up against the Parrot Zik 3?

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    Hi all!

    Just a note that we will be closed tomorrow the 28th of September (Grand Final, Public Holiday - warehouse is in Melbourne!) so won't be able to dispatch (And the courier isn't picking up!)

    All orders will be processed and shipped from Monday! :)

  • +6 votes

    I've had the Momentum Wireless since 2015.
    Pro:
    1. They are really well made, stainless steel and leather..
    2. Ear cups are really comfortable (even though they don't really accommodate your whole ear, about the same as the Sony xm2).
    3. Sound is excellent, top class.
    4. Battery life is very good at 22hrs.
    Cons:
    1. They are heavy.
    2. The head band has NO padding, and hurts the crown of your head after 1hr.
    3. Ear cups aren't big enough, they are more "on ear".
    4. ANC is average. Sony XM2 has better.

    Verdict:
    At this price I would get the Sony XM2. My son has a pair and they are more comfortable and better ANC.

    I've just ordered the new Sony XM3 to upgrade from the Sennheiser! 😁