Taking a more consumerist cue from the competition (as well as the success of their own consumer-oriented line of headephones), Sennheiser will release Bluetooth versions of the Momentum and Urbanite headphones.
First Look at Sennheiser Wireless Momentum and Wireless Urbanite Headphones
So what’s all the fuss about? Aside from being Bluetooth-enabled, both headphones also sport NFC for easy pairing. The Momentum now folds much like the Urbanite does, so portability is increased.
There’s also active noise-cancelling in the new wireless Momentum and wireless Urbanite headphones, which perhaps sway some people who might still be on the fence, and need a gentle nudge.
All in all, it’s a decent set of technological improvements that push the Sennheiser Momentum and Urbanite into new territories. For the Momentum line, this is a bigger change, offering features more often found in consumer headphones than in even-keeled, great-sounding audiophile headphones. For most Momentum fans, this probably raises questions about sound quality vs price in regards to the new model. For anyone looking for a premium pair of headphones, the apparent benefits of a wireless, folding Momentum may persuade them to join the Sennheiser camp.
For the Urbanite lineup, these same changes seem fairly understandable; a headphone designed to compete with Beats by Dre should probably offer the same benefits in similar models, or even all of the benefits in one model. On the other side of the coin, though, incorporating Bluetooth connectivity, active noise-cancelling, the folding design, and the Sennheiser name into one package may offer more enticement that something from the competition.
Obviously, we can’t wait to get our hands on them and review them in full, but – good news everybody – they are in the mail. Stay tuned for our in-depth review, coming ASAP.