Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT vs Sennheiser Momentum 2

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT review
vs
Sennheiser Momentum 2 review

Audio-Technica and Sennheiser are two pioneers of audio electronics. It will be interesting to compare the headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT vs Sennheiser Momentum 2. Both models are closed back, over ear, with options of wired and wireless use.

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Features

With quite a low impedance of 38 and 28 Ohm they are very compatible with mobile devices. The frequency response has not much in difference, 15Hz-28KHz vs 16Hz-22KHz. The sensitivity of Sennheiser Momentum 2 is 21 dB higher than Audio-Technica’s ATH-M50xBT, 99 vs 120 dB.

The battery life of Audio-Technica is much longer, 40 vs 22 hours, however its charging will also take time, 7 hours vs 2 of Sennheiser.

Both headphones have aptX support.

Sound

I find the lows of Audio-Technica very tight, still not overpowered. They do not dampen mids and highs. The highs are transparent and detailed. The mids seemed a bit recessed. In general I may call the sound live and real.

Sennheiser Momentum 2 reproduces a very deep bass together with incredible brightness of all other sounds and great transparency at all ranges. I enjoyed every detail of instruments and vocals. Moreover, it provides adjustable active noise cancelling on quite a decent level.

Comfort and design

Audio-Technica’s headphones have a thick padding on the headband while Sennheiser lacks it. You may adjust the headband on both headphones. The cups in both are large and tightly padded to fit even large ears comfortably. They are foldable and it is easy to make them more compact to carry with in a case that comes in a set. When we come to the weight, Sennheiser is more than twice lighter, 140 vs 310 g.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT pros and cons

Pros

  • Additional In-line microphone for better voice control and quality sound of calls
  • Many control functions including in-line, touch, and app
  • Foldable cups, hard carry case, and long-time battery make it a good choice for traveling and use out of home

Cons

  • No active noise cancelling will not allow you to use it at high volumes in public

Sennheiser Momentum 2 pros and cons

Sennheiser Momentum 2 pros and cons

Pros

  • NFC support makes it more compatible with your phone being wireless
  • A great choice for travelling, office, air frights with its very light weight, foldable cups, and active noise cancelling
  • Comfortable control with built-in buttons

Cons

  • Not very comfortable for long time listening with a hard headband without padding and your ears may become hot and sweat in leather-padded cups

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
7.5
Sennheiser Momentum 2
8.3
10
10
10
8
9
8
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Model

ATH-M50xBT
Momentum 2

Brand

Audio-Technica
Sennheiser

Reviews

14640
1161

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

38
28

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz
16Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
120

Magnet type

rare earth

Weight (headphones), g/oz

310/10.9
140/4.9

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9
140/4.6

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, microphone on/off
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

5.0
4.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

40
25

Charging time, hrs

7
2

Charging port

micro USB
micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Sennheiser Momentum 2
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 8.3
  • 7.5Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
  • 8.3Sennheiser Momentum 2

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser Momentum 2 price