The Momentum headphones were Sennheiser's attempt to build a more stylish and hip headphones set, but the new Urbanite headphones take a more utilitarian approach with a foldable headband and sharper design. However, one thing that's the same is Sennheiser's commitment to good audio and comfort, which the Urbanites more than deliver.
Critics universally praised the look and design of the headphones, with PC Mag calling them "handsome" and CNET noting they're "well-designed." TrustedReviews took special note of the foldable design, as it allows them to become "as small as possible," which is great for travelers. Despite the plastic construction, Inner Fidelity says the build is "simply top-notch."
The original Momentums had a bit of a prominent bass presence and while the Urbanites also have it, Slashgear says they also don't "dismiss the rest of the soundscape." PC Mag finds the sound quality "balanced" with "crisp highs and rich, powerful bass." If you're worried about sound leakage, don't -- CNET notes the Urbanite headphones do a "good job" at keeping outside noises from getting in, largely assisted by the comfortable velour ear cups.
Sennheiser continues to show they still have it, presenting a fresh design without compromising on sound, comfort or build. At $199 for the on-ear model, the Urbanite headphones are priced competitively versus the competition. They're also offered in an over-ear model, and both types are available with controls for iOS or Android-powered devices. Whatever your listening needs, the Urbanite headphones are ready to meet them.
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