The circumaural (over-the-ear) headphones are dressed in supple leather and naturally mould to suit your individual shape. Most outside noises and distractions are attenuated by the large cups and the porous interior helps heat escape during long listening sessions.
With the cups hugging your ears and the jack plugged in, it's time to see what kind of sound these 'cans produce. Can they possibly sound as good as they look?
In short, yes. Yes they can. Easily.
When you first press play, you're lured into thinking they lack volume, but after a minute or two the sheer intensity of crystal notes rocking perfect pitch overwhelms, and you drop it down a few notches to the right level. It's for the best because at maximum volume, these bleed enough audio to warrant dirties from neighbouring commuters.
Playback is as faithful as we can imagine. With a set of Beats by Dre headphones, it's obvious the sound is defined by the bass and detailed by everything else. The Momentum on the other hand maintains a perfect balance across the board for sound that is whole-hearted. Combined with the space provided by the large cups, the Momentum produces some of the healthiest sound we've heard for on-the-go headphones: electro notes mesmerize, the bass astutely punctuates, vocals wail and drums excite.