Sennheiser lays on the eye candy with their striking Momentum on-ear headphones

Sennheiser lays on the eye candy with their striking Momentum on-ear headphones

We have to say we’re knocked out by Sennheiser’s super-stylish new Momentum headphones, which mix retro and modern in a compelling combination.

Although smaller and smarter than the original version of the Momentum range, inside can be found the same high quality audio drivers, but it’s the look that is the winner here.

The cans come with a single sided detachable cable with in-line remote and mic for Apple iDevices, so you can take your calls while you strut the streets with these babies on your noggin.

The headphones are available in three striking on-trend colours – pistachio, cream, blue and pink – and trimmed with the attractive Alcantara material.

They’ll be available later this month, and are priced at $240 in the States, while in the UK they’ll be priced at  £169.99 and be on sale at John Lewis or via Sennheiser’s online store from mid-July.

An early review on CNet declared that the Sennheisers’ lived up to their looks too:

With their stylish, sophisticated design, lightweight construction and good sound quality, the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones will definitely suit those of you looking for good on-ear headphones without the brash schoolboy aesthetics of Beats.

Press release:

When Style and Sound Collide
Sennheiser launches first ever colour range upping the audio specialists’ style credentials

London 9 July 2013: Today Sennheiser launches the latest addition to the MOMENTUM family in a range of on-trend colours in a new compact on-ear design.

Injecting vibrant blue, pink, green and cream colours into Sennheiser’s range of headphones, the new MOMENTUM On-Ear is crafted from the finest materials and inspired by a team of international design experts and trend scouts.

The new compact MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones are stylish without compromising on sound quality. Incorporating a high performance transducer system which offers uncompromising rich and detailed sound performance with a slight bass emphasis, these headphones deliver a technically advanced audio experience you would expect from the Sennheiser brand.

The new headphones feature a headband and earpads finished in high-tech Alcantara®, a specialised luxury material loved by yacht and automotive upholsterers for its unique combination of softness, durability, and breathable comfort, whilst giving the wearer a great listening experience on the move, even in noisy urban environments. Lightweight sliders of premium brushed stainless steel complete the high end look and a single sided detachable cable with in-line remote and mic for Apple iDevices means easy control for music, making and receiving calls.

The MOMEMTUM On-Ears are priced at £169.99 and will be available from John Lewis or via Sennheiser’s online store from mid-July