Sennheiser Urbanite & Momentum Headphones Cut the Cord

Sennheiser has announced a handful of new headphones at CES 2015, most notably wireless versions of the popular Momentum and Urbanite XL headphones.

The Momentum headphones come with genuine leather ear cups and can fold up for optimal portability. They also come with ability to quickly pair with a mobile device using NFC technology.


Another new feature is active noise canceling, which provides a quieter experience in louder environments, with airplanes being a prime example, as noise canceling gets rid of that loud, constant drone noise.

The Momentum also includes a couple of noise-canceling microphones that let you talk on the phone on your mobile device and come through the other side loud and clear.



No pricing or availability details have been disclosed yet, but you can guess that they’ll cost at least a couple hundred of dollars, but with a battery life of 22 hours, they may be very much worth it. The Momentums have always been portable-friendly, with the addition of Bluetooth wireless and better folding capabilities, they’re now more portable than ever.


As for the Urbanite XL, Sennheiser has also released a wireless version through Bluetooth or NFC pairing. The headphones include a touch-sensitive control panel on the outer ear cup that allows you to control music with just the swipe of a finger.


However, what’s perhaps the most impressive feature is how durable they are. The headband is made of a very strong flexible material that allows you to essentially bend the headband backwards if you want, without them breaking. Obviously, this feature is more so that they don’t break if they accidentally do get bent in an awkward way, but the durability is something that many users will like.

Again, there are no details on pricing and availability, but you can expect to pay upwards of $300 for them when they eventually release.