I tried Sennheiser’s latest headphones and they’ve converted me to over-ears forever – The Sun


TRUTH be told, I don’t really like over-ear headphones.

While the sound is superior than in-ears, it’s the comfort I have an issue with.


Music to my earsCredit: Sennheiser
  • Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless, £299 at Currys – buy now

I hate the feeling of a band on my head and my ears burning up after too long.

Then I met the Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless.

They certainly tick the comfort box with ease, as well as a few other essentials like battery.

But there are some niggly points too.

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Simple style

Despite the £299 asking price, the Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless don’t exactly ooze luxury on the eye.

It’s not to say they don’t look nice, they’re just a bit simple with black plastic and fabric.

This does help the overall headset feel very light, which is essential for comfort.

And when you put them on, you probably won’t notice as I was so sucked into the cosiness.

The band features a bouncy rubbery material which sits wonderfully on my head.

And the cushions on the cans feel light and fluffy like a Bake Off-winning Victoria sponge.

At the same time, they feel sturdy and tough.

Sadly they don’t fold completely which would have been a welcome bonus.

Sound on

Sennheiser doesn’t disappoint when it comes to blasting out a tune.

Playing Jennifer Lopez’s On The Floor sends me straight to the party – deep pumping base, crystal clear vocals that break through the dominant sounds.

Now a bit of Madonna and her 1998 hit Frozen – the sound is beautifully 3D with different elements flying in and out so dramatically. You can feel each segment build up as the vocals glide through.

You can customise the sound using the Sennheiser Smart Control app. It’s very easy to use.

But the star feature in the sound department is ANC (active noise cancellation).

A flight is the ultimate testing ground for something like this and it did not disappoint.

I felt like I’d cheated, avoiding that awful loud humming for 10 hours straight.

Right can holds all the controls


Right can holds all the controlsCredit: Sennheiser

In control

The control all comes from the right can which serves as a touchpad.

Tap once to play or pause.

Swipe from back to front skips a track – and in the opposite direction to go back.

Up and down swipes adjust the volume accordingly.

While it performed OK, on the move I found it a little temperamental at times, occasionally not recognising my touch or not performing as I intended it to.

The headphones use Bluetooth connectivity which also randomly dropped out a couple of times – though I can’t tell whether this was due to the device itself or my iPhone.

Battery winner

Battery is a key feature on just about every electronic these days and the Momentum 4 Wireless excels on this front.

It just seems to never end.

I would use the headphones for about 4-5 hours a day and think, “They’re going to go soon… surely.”


They just kept going and going.

Sennheiser boasts a whooping 60 hours battery on these, which is way above what anyone else is offering at this price range.


The Momentum 4 Wireless has seriously won me over to over-ears.

Good sound is a given for a big name like Sennheiser – the winning combination comes down to comfort and battery.

I can wear these for hours (and hours and hours) on end without getting irritated, which is something I haven’t experienced before.

So on that basis, they’re here to stay.

  • Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless, £299 at Currys – buy now
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