Sennheiser HD 569 vs Sennheiser Momentum 2

Sennheiser HD 569 review
vs
Sennheiser Momentum 2 review

The closed over ear headphones with a wire Sennheiser HD 569 vs Sennheiser Momentum 2 is an interesting couple to compare for their outstanding quality and popularity but still have a lot in difference for the second being also wireless with some additional functions that I will review below.

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Features

Sennheiser HD 569 has a 5 Ohm lower impedance vs Momentum 2, 23 vs 28 Ohm, and 5 dB lower sensitivity, 115 vs 120 dB. However its range of frequency response is wider, 10Hz-28KHz vs 16Hz-22KHz.

Wireless option of Momentum 2 provides aptX and NFC. The battery life claims 25 hours with a charge time 2 hours. It has a battery free listening mode and a battery level indicator.

Sound

Sennheiser HD 569 reproduces a clear sound in all ranges. Its lows are not boomy but decent and deep. You may hear the vocals and instruments quite transparent. It has no ambient noise suppression, though tightly fitting cups with closed back cancel the sounds from surroundings quite well at middle volumes.

Sennheiser Momentum 2 is supplied with adjustable active noise cancellation.

Their outstanding transparency does not muffle any sound reproducing each spectrum rich, live, and very detailed with any voice shade and deepest bass expressiveness.

Comfort and design

The weight difference is great in the favor of Momentum 2 with 755 vs 140 g and the latter has a benefit of being foldable to a more compact size and coming in a carry case. Both models have detachable cables, audio cable in a set, and adjustable headband.

Momentum 2 has a built-in microphone and voice control, plus built-in control buttons that provide a wide range of functions for music and calls vs HD 569 in-line with voice control of answer/end only.

Sennheiser HD 569 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 569 pros and cons

Pros

  • Large fabric padded cups sit comfortably and not sweaty on most ears
  • Comfortable padding on headband for long listening sessions
  • Deep but no boomy bass with neutral ranges for critical listening and audiophiles
  • Decent soundstage as for the type of closed-type headphones

Cons

  • Not portable with its bulky design with large weight

Sennheiser Momentum 2 pros and cons

Sennheiser Momentum 2 pros and cons

Pros

  • Good noise cancelling with an adjustable level
  • Very light and foldable for carrying and use out without a wire
  • Comfortable buttons with controls for many functions of music, voice, call, and noise

Cons

  • Not padded headband and leather-padded cups are not the best for long-time listening

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 569
7
Sennheiser Momentum 2
8.3
7
10
6
8
inapplicable
7
inapplicable
9
inapplicable
8
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Sennheiser Momentum 2 review

Jun 09, 2020

Sennheiser Momentum 2 is a multipurpose and very comfortable device for its large over ear closed cu...

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Common

Product

Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Model

HD 569
Momentum 2

Brand

Sennheiser
Sennheiser

Reviews

409
1188

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

38/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

23
28

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-28KHz
16Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.2
0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

115
120

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

755/26.6
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

App control

Control functions

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

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not
4.0

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

has not
25

Charging time, hrs

has not
2

Charging port

has not
micro USB

Charging cable

has not
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser Momentum 2
Sennheiser HD 569
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 8.3
  • 7Sennheiser HD 569
  • 8.3Sennheiser Momentum 2

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