The Sennheiser HD 1 Wireless Over-Ear headphone has taken the place of the Sennheiser Momentum 2 earlier this year. I bet you’re wondering what’s new, what’s different, and how does it sound? Get all the details on the new over-ear HD 1 in our Sennheiser HD 1 Wireless review.
Sennheiser HD 1 Wireless Review Over-Ear
P.S. Our Sennheiser HD 1 Wireless Review will also serve as a comparison between the HD 1 and the Momentum M2.
The HD 1 Wireless shares the same aesthetics as the Momentum 2 with creamy-colored (or charcoal-colored) ear cups that sit over the ear featuring lambskin leather ear cushions stuffed with memory foam. Oh, the comfort is supreme. The headband is comprised of a durable, sturdy leather – like the type used to make belts. The extenders are made of stainless steel and allow the ear cups to slide smoothly along the sides of the headband. Above each ear cup and extender is a small stainless steel face plate with the brand name and model embossed into it. The left side reads “Sennheiser” and the right side reads “HD 1” instead of “Momentum.” There’s also a wire that is strung from each ear cup to the headband. It is just a tad bit bigger (and thicker) than the M2 which means a tad more durability. The headband is also slightly wider than the Momentum. Enough so, that it leads me to believe this is to establish better comfort and assuage any pressure applied to the head. Taking into account the entire frame, its safe to say that these headphones are super comfortable and a superb travel companion. I forgot to mention, the HD 1, like the M2, is collapsible. The HD 1 is even shipped inside a silky soft carry bag that’s nestled within a sturdy, yet just as soft carry case inside of a box lined with foam. Totally travel ready!
The HD 1 is also made to be incredible easy-to-use while on-the go. A single multifunction button on the right side of the headphone also acts as a slider providing a seemingly easy set-up for adjusting the volume, switching back and forth between tracks, and answering/ending calls. This same button allows you to check the amount of battery left in your cans. Near this button is the power button and a LED light that indicates when the headphone is on, pairing, connected, and disconnected. There’s also a pleasant female voice that guides you through each of these steps. To note, powering on, pairing, and the other steps are exactly the same as in the M2. Another identical feature is that this wireless headset is equipped with active noise cancellation called NoiseGard. It automatically turns on when the headphone is turned on. Pair this with the super soft and insulating lambskin leather ear cups and you’re looking at an impressive seal to isolate your music and keep your noisy environment at bay. According to the instruction guide, HD 1 attenuates noise up to 25 dB.
As for the sound, it’s everything I know I’d want in a headphone. Talk about pristine music playback across the frequency range of 16 Hz – 22,000 Hz. The bass is so rich, yet controlled. It’s not given extra weight, but rather a depth and clarity that provides a truly enriching listening experience. Even the most subtle or bombastic of bass lines thud and thump with just the right amount of oomph – never bleeding over your lush mids or oozing a lackluster beat onto those glittering highs. Truly, the HD 1 does not disappoint. The rechargeable battery built into the ear cup requires only 3 hours to reach full capacity which will keep you running for up to 22 hours.
Like I mentioned before, the headphones are travel-friendly and subsequently driven at an impedance of 28 ohms, perfect for mobile devices.
Impedance: 28 ohms
Frequency Response Range: 16 Hz to 22,000 Hertz
Battery Life: 22 hours
Charging Time: 3 hours
Sound Pressure Level: 113 dB
Noise Attenuation: up to 25 dB
The Sennheiser HD 1 is available at Audio 46 Sennheiser Store for $499.95.
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