Sennheiser has finally entered the best wireless earbuds race. With the release of the Momentum True Wireless, the German audio icon has created an in-ear monitor with excellent sonics and smart features designed to compete against the Apple Airpods, and, well, everyone else. And while the final product isn’t perfect, its sheer audio excellence makes it worth the rather expensive price. In the article, we would like to share a Review of The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless.
Review of The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds are the company’s smallest offering yet, doing away with the neck cable on the Momentum Free earbuds, and packing in a brand-new 7mm driver to boot.
They carry the classic silver detailing of other Momentum earphones, with a pleasing pattern of magnetic gold points that connect each earbud to the accompanying carry case, securing them in place with a satisfying click.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds can only carry four hours of charge, but the charging case is able to carry two full charges for each earbud, giving you 12 hours in total – while the compact USB-C carry case is highly practical for transporting and charging on the go.
The silicone earbuds are predictably lightweight, and easy to place in your ears, and they’re certainly comfortable enough to wear, even if the boxy shape and lack of rubber wingtips don’t help matters. You get three ear tip sizes in the box, and finding the right fit is crucial in order to prevent them from falling out.
2. Sound Quality
The headphones have very good bass accuracy. It’s deep and punchy and should provide adequate thump and rumble for EDM and hip hop fans. However, high-bass is overemphasized, resulting in a bit of boominess and muddiness in some tracks.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless has an amazingly accurate mid-range. The response is quite even and mostly flat. The low-mid overemphasis, which is a continuation of the high-bass bump, adds a bit of muddiness to vocals and lead instruments, slightly cluttering the mix.
The treble accuracy of these headphones is sub-par. The overall response is rather uneven and quite underemphasized, especially in low-treble. The broad dip will negatively affect the detail and brightness of vocals and lead instruments. For truly wireless headphones that have a more accurate treble range, consider the Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless.
If you watch a lot of videos on your phone, this is the part you should care about. While plenty of earbuds feature the aptX codec, these take it a step further with aptX low latency compatibility. That means the lag between what you’re watching on screen and what you’re hearing in the earbuds is practically nonexistent, though your source device will also need to be compatible with the codec. This is especially important if you’re going to be connecting to iOS devices, such as an iPhone, as they only support SBC and AAC.
The Bluetooth connection between the earbuds and your source device will range roughly 30 feet, which is standard for most Bluetooth headphones.
At an average rundown of 3 hours and 45 minutes per charge (75dB), you can get a decent amount of playback out of the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless. It’s not the best—nor is it the worst—but you will have to take some breaks with these over the course of a week. That’s not so bad, though. You can get two extra charges from the battery case, so you should be able to squeeze just about 11 hours total out of one wall charge.
5. Microphone Quality
The recording quality of the integrated microphone is poor. Speech sounds thin, muffled, and lacking in detail, not to mention occasionally piercing and harsh.
The touch controls are intuitive – you use a simple tap on the left earbud’s metal plate to pause/play, or a double-tap to skip a track. Holding a finger on the right or left earbud turns the volume up and down respectively.
We would have liked the ability to change the rate at which the volume increased or decreased too – we sometimes found ourselves struggling to time how long to hold down the volume control, and slowing things down a notch would have helped with this.
If you’re looking for a set of luxury true wireless earbuds, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless is a smart bet. The earbuds sound great, aren’t too heavy in your ears, and offer particularly good support for video playback.
However, as good as the Momentum True Wireless are, they’re still a hard sell at around $299. Plenty of true wireless options cost a fraction of that without sacrificing much in the way of features or quality. Still, if you trust Sennheiser and spend the cash on its Momentum buds, they won’t disappoint you. In the Review of The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, hope you can make a good decision.