Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear vs Shure SE215

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear vs Shure SE215Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear vs Shure SE215Today I’m starting another section here at IEH. I’ll be making comparisons of products already covered in detail in my reviews so that you can choose what’s best for you. In today’s article, we will compare the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear vs Shure SE215 and decide which one is the right choice for your needs.


Both models are usually about the same price ($99 or less) and many people don’t know which one to choose, and this is why I will be making this comparison today, to define the winner of this battle.

If you want to check out wireless models instead or a cheaper model, refer to the following articles: 

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Without further ado, Let the battle begin!



Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear vs Shure SE215The most important aspect of any headphone has to be our first round here. And I have to say, it is a close fight right from the start.

The Momentum In-Ear really shines with deeper bass, making it a good option for those who enjoy bass. However the SE215 does not disappoint here and also delivers a great bass, but less “present” than the opposition. The mids and highs are clean, and you can definitely expect to hear details you couldn’t before in cheaper models. In the bass category, the momentum delivers the first punch…

The SE215 in the other hand, provides a really clean mid range, crisp highs,great vocals, and a great soundstage.

As I am not really a bass enthusiast, I have to give the victory to the SE215.

Winner: Shure SE215



Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear vs Shure SE215For the second round of our battle, let’s see which design is the best.

The momentum design is really beautiful, the red/black/metal gloss finish housing really catches the eye. It also has a “tangle free” elliptical cable with an inline remote, volume control and a microphone which is a really well-received convenience. The stainless steel “sound tunnel” opposed to the plastic of the Shure, is something worth considering as well.

The SE215 design is quite different, I personally like the “wrap around ear” design, which gives more freedom to the user. The Kevlar reinforced and detachable cable certainly won’t break easily, which is really important if you want to enjoy your headphone for a long time.

Again is a close fight here,but after considering everything I have to give the victory to the momentum. Better finish,stainless steel parts, and the mic/inline remote really makes the difference.

WinnerSennheiser Momentum

Comfort and Fit

This is a straightforward category that really depends on individual preference. Nevertheless, I will present my opinion: The SE215 wins this time easily and without mercy. The around-ear style really contributes to the fit and is really comfortable to use for hours without any kind of fatigue. In the other hand, the momentum has a straight down style, is really comfortable as well and will fit right, provided that you choose the right ear tip size for you, but nothing that compares with the fit and comfort of the opponent.


Winner: Shure SE215


Both models come with a carrying case, and a 2-year warranty, but there are a few things to be said here.f0ac0765-6bb6-4672-a689-0e1a90818f43._CB288287131_

The momentum case is beautiful, as I said in my review, but it can be a pain to wrap the cable around the plastic every time you want to store them. However, the plastic piece can be removed if you want.

The SE215 comes with a standard soft case with the branding on the front, an “internal pocket” to store the ear tips and that is all. Nothing special, but it serves the purpose perfectly.

There is no way to give the victory to just one here, so it is a draw.



So, which one is our winner today?

After thinking about it for a moment, I really consider the Shure SE215 a better option overall. The clean sound and comfort make the difference for me, however, the momentum is a really good option as well, depending on what is important to you, because what matters in the end, is how you like to listen to your music and your personal style.

You can check out both products right now at Amazon:



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Hope you enjoyed the comparison, I would love to hear what do you think, which model you prefer and why. Don’t be shy and drop a comment below!

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