Sennheiser has been providing standard audio products for a long time in the global market. When it came out with the first generation of TWS in 2018, naturally, expectations were high for the German audio brand, which is known for its signature audio quality. The brand did not disappoint and mesmerized its audience with the overall performance of Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless. But in 2022, it came out with the third generation of the Momentum True Wireless, and on paper, they look even better than their predecessor. Read the article to find out how the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 sounds and performs in real life.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 comes with a shiny metallic textured finish, which does embody a premium build. They are housed in a chunky case made of fabric material and are available in three colors, White, Grey, and Black. You will see the Sennheiser logo on the top of the case and on the earbuds, which is subtly done. The front of the case has a LED battery indicator and a USB-C charging port, and it weighs 66.4 g. The hinge of the case is decent, but the magnet holding the earbuds is robust. The earbuds weigh 5.8 g each and have a slender design, offering a comfortable fit. The comfort is further enhanced by the addition of silicon tips and silicon wings with the earbuds. The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is highly recommended for fitness enthusiasts, as whatever the activity, the earbuds will not budge out or feel uncomfortable if worn for a long time.
Inside the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, you will find 7 mm transducers that are implemented with TrueResponse technology that helps the listener get as close as possible to the source. The earbuds support almost all codecs, including AAC, SBC, aptX, and aptX Adaptive. The aptX and aptX Adaptive are responsible for bringing detail to the sound, while the aptX lowers the latency for seamless synchronization of the audio and video. The sound quality provided by the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is open and detailed, and its closest competitor is the Sony WF-1000XM4. Though the sound comes with a punch of boost than its predecessor yet it is still controlled and does not have muddiness. Most of the premium brands are now offering EQ personalization to set up a tonal balance, as the ears of all the users are not the same. Sennheiser has gone the extra mile to make this thing user-friendly via their companion app, where you can choose from pre-set options until it fits your desired profile. The ANC of the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is top-notch and is able to curtail sounds according to the environment you are in, but in this department, the Bose Quiet Comfort II earbuds have raised the bar pretty high. The Transparency Mode in these earbuds is far better than the Sony WF-1000XM4 but falls short of the natural rendition provided by AirPods Pro 2. If you need to talk while listening to the audio, the auto-play and pause feature kicks in pretty neatly, where removing a single earbud will make the audio pause temporarily. The companion app is decent, with which you can perform firmware updates, check battery levels, and do many more things, but it does lack EQ options. The Smart Control app also offers an interesting feature by the name of Sound Zones, which lets you set your ANC modes and EQ settings for specific surroundings, and the earbuds will automatically adapt to that setting as you enter the area. Each earbud is packed with three beamforming microphones, with which the calling function is pretty decent. The surrounding noise is well-subdued, and the voices of both the speaker and the caller are crisp and clear.
Though Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is packed with extraordinary audio quality and a plethora of features, the battery life is the area where the company is still lagging behind its competitors. The earbuds come with a 77 mAh battery, while the charging case has an 850–950 mAh battery. The company has advertised 28 hours of operating time in the charging case and 7 hours on the earbuds. But when you turn on the Transparency Mode or ANC, there is a significant drop, and the real-world numbers then become around 4 hours and 30 minutes. The total time needed to charge the case fully is just under 2 hours, but a quick 10-minute charge can provide an hour of music playback. The addition of Qi wireless support is a plus point for the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3.
Connectivity And Controls
The back of the earbuds is equipped with touch controls that are responsive and work decently. But they are a bit sensitive and sometimes even get activated with accidental touches. Sennheiser allows users to customize the touch controls, where you can tweak with the functionality of single, double, and triple tap along with touch and hold actions that can be set for call handling, controlling music playback, activating ANC/Transparent mode, or the smartphone’s voice assistant. The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 comes with Bluetooth 5.2, multipoint connectivity, and mono earbud operation. It also has IPX4 certification, which makes it splash- and sweat-resistant.
If we had to define Sennheiser’s third-generation Momentum Wireless in a single word, “refined” would be the suitable word that aptly fits the description of the product. Priced at ₹19990/ $199.99, the device checks all the boxes to be on the list with other premium earbuds from brands like Apple, Bose, and Sony. Leaving aside the battery life, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is a highly recommended product for its overall performance.