Product Comparison: beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE vs Sennheiser Momentum


General Specifications
Brand
beyerdynamic
Sennheiser
Model
iDX 160 iE
Momentum (506231)
About the Product
The iDX 160 iE in-ear headphone with special powerful neodymium drivers provides an excellent, detailed sound with a deep bass, clear mids and transparent highs. The all-metal housing with anodized surfaces, polished aluminum rings and sturdy TPE material represents a solid, rugged design with an attention to detail. The iDX 160 iE especially connects to Apple devices such as iPod, iPhone or iPad. With the 3-button remote control you can control the media playback of your player as well as phone calls. Volume up and down is only possible with Apple devices.
Momentum In-Ear brings elegant styling and premium performance together. An ergonomic design crafted with precision using premium materials, they exude quality while delivering exceptional sound quality. The sonic signature is pure Sennheiser Momentum – balanced, with powerful bass, smooth mid-range and extended highs.
Size & Weight
Height
4 in.
4.6 in.
Width
2 in.
1.8 in.
Depth
7 in.
6.9 in.
Weight
1.2 oz.
6.4 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE In-Ear
  • They're a perfect fit and make these sound even better.
  • They come with a multitude of ear tips, even foam ones, so there should not be a problem getting an accurate fit.
  • I really want to love these headphones. They could be the perfect earbuds; sound quality is great. The fit is comfortable and solid. The build quality is [generally] great. A bunch earphone tips and adapters are included.
  • The Comply foam tips do a great job isolating the noise on the bus, and I never have to reseat the buds in my ears, and my ears are always comfortable.
  • They feel great in the ears, come with ample sizing options and the controls are convenient and easy to use.
Sennheiser Momentum (506231) In Ear (iOS version)
  • The proper weight, good noise isolation, quality sound and no noise from your mic on the go.
  • Light weight and crisp mids, they feel really solid too. The only thing these ear buds severely lack is bass.
  • These are incredibly light. Some might think that means cheap, but really it just means your ears won't be weighed down by them for long listening sessions.
  • Earpieces were very light weight, and I also found a slit port opening at the top which I'm sure contributed to a wide airy soundstage.
  • The headphone pieces (not the silicon tips) are heavy and jut out of your ear quite a bit, causing a slight, but noticeable downward pull when in your ears
Features
Style
Unisex
Unisex
Headphone Fit
In-Ear
In-Ear
Built-In Microphone
Yes
Yes
Controls
Volume, Play/Pause, Start/End call, Next/Previous song
Volume, Play/Pause
Sound Isolating
Yes
No
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
Rugged all-metal housing with aluminum rings, Tangle Free Flat cables, Neodymium HD acoustic drivers for excellent
Distinctive Styling, Ergonomically Engineered, Elliptical Cable, Dynamic Transducer
Cord Length
5.12 feet
What customers say about "Features"
beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE In-Ear
  • The volume control and pause button works splendidly, along with the other accessories in the box. I am a total fan of this set, and I highly recommend them!
  • Awesome full sound with wide frequency range that really hits in the lower end. Comes with Comply tips that ensure a great fit.
  • They sound FANTASTIC. Just amazing bass for buds. The mids are perfect (for me) and the highs are crisp and sharp.
  • The sound quality and clarity is great. They don't suffer from washed out, overpowering bass like lots of other sets on the market. The bass actually has dynamic to it, it isn't just set to pump out the max power at all times.
  • The sounds is decent for the price and I do like how they give you lots of different ear tips.
  • I like them. They still not beat my all times favorites Yamaha EPH-100 (sold around the same price if you are lucky) in sound quality but they are close.
Sennheiser Momentum (506231) In Ear (iOS version)
  • I'm not a base head so this is some of the best quality sound I've experienced. It's super clear and crisp.
  • Sound quality is excellent, particularly at the mid and low frequencies. Very comfortable after several hours of use.
  • Works well with my iPhone 6plus. Easy to adjust volume and change tracks while on the go.
  • The earphone case was nice. They look good. They're smaller in person than they appear in the pictures. The volume buttons work.
  • Biggest gripe was the 90 degree phone jack - very poorly designed. I don't see enough reinforced cabling for earbuds so it needs to be a thing - especially for such a big brand like Sennheiser.
  • Higher frequencies can be very harsh depending on the playback device. On an iPhone I counter this by setting the equalizer to reduce treble, which results in absolutely incredible sound, but this shouldn't be necessary.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE


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