Sennheiser has recently introduced an In-Ear option to it's forward thinking Momentum line. Just like its brethren, the In-Ear model looks sleek and is designed to appeal to creative types who fancy themselves "beyond Beats."
The design is nice (so is the carrying case), the sound will appeal to a younger demo, and it's made to work well with your Apple or Android device.
This new In-Ear is the most affordable Momentum headphone in the line at $99 which is good for what you are getting. This headphone is definitely the "entry level" unit in this line, but it's a solid one just like the BMW 3 series.
The design is eye catching which is nice to see from Sennheiser as they have traditionally been a bit on the boring side in the design department. They have stepped up their cool game quite a bit in the last couple years.
The design is streamlined, the cable is flat (no tangles), and the remote is easy to use and comes in both major mobile formats (Apple/Android). The headphone itself is made of plastic which is not great, but it's better that they put the money into the speaker, and this keeps them light.
How does it sound? We have never tested any of the other Momentum headphones but after doing a bit of research it seems that the in-ear model strays a bit from the OG DNA of the Momentum line which is more balanced.
The Momentum in-ear is definitely not your father's headphone, and audiophiles will probably not give it high marks for its lack of mid-range, but it's fun. Big bass and nice highs really make EDM and other electronically produced genres like Hip Hop pop, they are bright and energetic in a good way.
I'm not sure I would have put these in the Momentum line from a sound or build perspective, but they are solid for what they are.
If you are looking for a reasonable priced well-designed headphone with a lot of pop then, you will be stoked on the in-ear Momentums. If you fancy yourself and audiophile or are somewhat precious about your sound, you will not be into these, but chances are you weren't looking at them anyway.