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Sennheiser Urbanite On-Ear Headphones Review – Good looks, average sound

Pros: Packaging and accessories, build quality, design and looks, isolation for an on-ear headphone
Cons: Overall sound quality, comfort for some users

Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 10/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 7.5/10
Sound Quality: 7/10
Value: 7/10
My final Rating: 7/10

Review Date: July 2015
Review Price: £150

First of all I would like to thank Sennheiser for sending the headphones out for review. I was intrigued to hear how the Sennheiser Urbanites would compare to other portable headphones, such as the AKG K545s which I own and have reviewed, among others in its very competitive space.

The Sennheiser Urbanites can be found on AmazonUK for around £150 and on AmazonUSA for around $120. Unfortunately, there’s a massive difference in price between the UK and US versions. As I live and review from the UK – the price tag I will be reviewing this at is the £150 / $240 price tag. The version I was sent is called “Nation” – it can be found in various different colours.

Sennheiser Urbanite - Design

Here’s my video review on the headphones:

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Review of the Sennheiser M2IEG / M2IEi Momentum Earphones – An all-round performer

Pros: Overall sound quality, build quality, comfort, looks and design
Cons: Piercing highs

Packaging & Accessories: 8/10
Build Quality: 9.5/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10
Isolation: 9/10
Comfort: 9/10
Sound Quality: 8/10
Value: 10/10
My final Rating: 9/10

Review Date: May 2015
Review Price: £78

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear -  Design and looks

First of all I would like to thank Sennheiser for sending me the Momentum Earphones for review. After having reviewed the IE8, IE800, and quite a few of the CX range, I was interested where this mid-range earphone would fit in the Sennheiser product list.
The earphones can be found on AmazonUK for £78 and on AmazonUSA for $97.

More information about the earphones can be found on Sennheiser’s website.

Here’s my video review of the earphones:

Let’s now get into the written review!

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Review of the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Headphones – A decent sounding headphone with poor design choices

Pros: Mids, portable design, looks, removable mic cable
Cons: Build/design choices, lows, price

Packaging & Accessories: 10/10
Build Quality: 7/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Isolation: 8/10
Comfort: 8/10
Audio Quality: 8/10
Value: 7/10
My final Rating: 8/10

Purchase Date: April 2015
Purchase Price: £250

First of all I would like to thank Sennheiser for sending me out the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 – unfortunately due to not having contacts with Sennheiser in the past, I’m unable to compare it to the first gen model, however as I own the AKG K545, it provides me a good platform to compare these two headphones, which both sit at a similar price range at launch (the K545 has drastically dropped in price, from £230 to £150 since I reviewed it back in June 2013).
The sennehsier Momentum 2.0 can be found on:
AmazonUK for £250
AmazonUSA for $350

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 - Design and looks

Before getting into the review, here’s a video review of the headphones:

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Review of the Sennheiser IE800 Earphones – A good sound ruined by poor design

Pros: Overall sound quality, looks
Cons: Cable, non-detachable cable, lacks soundstage, , disappointing accessories, non-changeable tips, price

Packaging & Accessories: 4/10
Build Quality: 6/10
Design & Looks: 6/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise) – straight-down cable: 7/10
Isolation: 6/10
Comfort: 5/10
Audio Quality: 9.5/10
Value: 7/10
My final Rating: 7/10

Purchase Date: March 2015
Purchase Price: £550

Sennheiser IE800 - Drivers

First of all I would like to thanks Sennheiser for finally sending me out a sample of one of their products to review. After years of trying to get hold of them, it’s good that I was able to finally receive an earphone for a trial review. These earphones are one of the most expensive universal earphones on the market, where they come in at a whopping £550. There are many custom fitted earphones that go easily beyond this price tag, but in terms of universals, there are very few that actually do.
Since 2012, I’ve been using my Audeo Phonak PFE 232’s and to me nothing has really come close to taking them off the throne. Some have come very close, but haven’t quite hit the sweet spot. I was therefore intrigued to see how a single “Dynamic linear-phase driver with extremely wide bandwidth (XWB)” (taken from Sennheiser’s website) would try to dethrone my PFE 232’s dual Balanced Armature drivers.
The Sennheiher IE800 can be bought from:
Amazon UK for around £550
Amazon USA for around $800

I shall be reviewing the earphones at the £550 price tag.

To complement this review, feel free to watch my video on it:

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Impressions & Thoughts on Open Back vs Closed Back Headphones – Sennheiser HD800/700 & Fostex TH-900


I’ve always been fascinated about audio and when I get the chance to hear new products, or even old products that have always been on my mind – I jump on the opportunity.
I recently was lucky enough to demo the Sennheiser HD800/700’s & the Fostex TH-900’s at P.J. Hi-Fi, a high-end audio shop located in Guildford. Before I get into my impressions, I would like to thank Andrew Holt for allowing me to spend as much time with these three headphones and more so being an extremely professional individual. I had a great chat with him both before and after my listening session; I found what he said really spot-on and honest. P.J. Hi-Fi is mainly a speaker/hi-fi shop, however they do store these three high-end headphones.

The headphones:
Sennheiser HD700 : £500-700
Sennheiser HD800 : £900-£1100
Fostex TH-900 : £1100-1500

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