Nearly the entire Sennheiser HD1 portfolio is undergoing a makeover. The HD4.20s are proof that Sennheiser’s low-end headphones are no longer ugly. The HD820 has a more aggressive look than the two seniors, and the HD5x9 is still as elegant.
But perhaps the pinnacle of Sennheiser’s design must still belong to the Momentum line, the first “fashion-oriented” headphone line that Sennheiser launched many years ago. The latest version of Momentum is “HD1 Pink Floyd Edition“, released by the German sound company to celebrate the contributions of the legendary rock band from England. Due to being recycled from Momentum 2, the sound of HD1 Pink Floyd is still high-end and “gentle” in the way of Sennheiser: overall warm, slightly “veiled“, treb is bright but humming, not dazzling.
It’s not exactly the right sound quality for Rock music in general, but it will certainly suit the vast gloomy space of Dark Side of the Moon – the legendary album that has imprinted on the design of HD1 Pink Floyd. Combined with an embroidered faux leather headband and “rainbow” colors that blend on the surface of the ears, Sennheiser’s latest Momentum model is a great reminder of the old Progressive Rock era.