Fresh on the heels of the RHA Trueconnect, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless has just landed on my desk. Cancelling my afternoon surgery and tonight’s meeting with the DA, I have ample time to sit down an review the newest addition to the Momentum lineup. But for a truly wireless earphone retailing for $299, what lies in store?
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review
Arriving in a box with some literature, the charging case, a USB-C charging cable, and four pairs of eartips, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless comes with few accessories.
Featuring a solid and robust IPX4 build, the earphones feel durable but lightweight. And they can still withstand sweat from your daily workout (if you’re the exercising type). Despite the slightly large form-factor, the earpieces fit fine in my ears.
Touch controls on either earpiece allow for adjusting playback and volume.
- play/pause (or accept call/end call) – tap on left earpiece
- activate voice assistant – tap on right earpiece
- raise volume – tap and hold on right earpiece
- lower volume – tap and hold on left earpiece
Utilizing Bluetooth 5.0 technology, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless offers support for SBC, aptX, aptX Low Latency, and AAC codecs.
Battery life lands at a fair 4 hours, which is almost standard for most truly wireless earphones. However, the charging case offers an additional 12 hours and requires a total charge time of 90 minutes.
Frequency Range: 5-21,000 Hz
Nominal Impedance: NA
Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 107 dB
Specs-wise, the Momentum True Wireless boasts a fairly standard frequency range with some extension in the low end. Impedance isn’t rated by Sennheiser, but it’s probably a low 16-23 ohms. Sound pressure clocks in at a mad decent 107 dB, so finding adequate volume should never be a chore.
With decent lows, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless offers good detail and good fidelity. Complimenting this, the finite and measured bass delivers impact. However, that same bass response, while providing a little punch, never seems to overblown or sloppy. Fans of the Momentum series will love this low end, which might be just a little more reserved than other models in the Momentum/HD1 product lineup.
Like the lows, the mids shine with clarity and fidelity. Detailed to the point of seeming just a little forward-leaning, the midrange is full and well-developed. Instrumentation sounds good in this part of the frequency range, but vocals take on a whole new life, jumping from the background to take center stage.
The Momentum True Wireless packs a real punch in its highs, with sparkling extension that never waxes too bright or uncomfortable, while still resolving a TON of detail. This kind of high end does justice to any track I listen to. However, for fans of pop music or female vocals, this kind of sound is a godsend, and there is no better option when considering the quality of the highs.
With a good sense of depth and a small impression of placement, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless sounds surprisingly good in regards to soundstage. Sure, it’s not the kind of soundscape one would expect from an open-back over-ear headphone. But for an truly wireless in-ear headphone, this sense of headroom is still fairly impressive with no real confusion or bleed among different instruments or vocalists.
Unlike the Apple AirPods or some other truly wireless options out there, the Momentum True Wireless fits snugly and securely in my ears. The general shape of the earpieces themselves (not to mention the different options for eartips) allows for a natural, solid fit that prevents the earphones from falling out.
Pairing is also refreshingly easy for a truly wireless earphone. The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless easily connects within a second or two, and I couldn’t find any faults with the connection strength, either.
As a successor to the HD1 Free and as an addition to the Momentum lineup in general, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless succeeds on many levels. It keeps the sound quality of the original Momentum line while adding the convenience of truly wireless technology. But it does this almost effortlessly, without the hiccups or issues I’ve seen in other brands. Instead, the Momentum True Wireless pairs effortlessly, offers good battery life, a strong, comfortable build, and a tried-and-true sound that millions of people will love.
If you need a clean sound with good detail throughout the frequency range, you can’t go wrong with Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless. More than just a truly wireless earphone, this model shines where sound quality and fidelity are an absolute must.
For those who prefer a bit more bass, I might recommend the cheaper (though perhaps less detailed) RHA TrueConnect earphones ($169). This model may not be as detailed overall as the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, but it will offer a little more punch in the low end.
At $299, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless is a slam dunk. From the excellent fit and superb build quality to the fantastic sound quality, there isn’t much room for improvement here. In fact, the only weak point at all with this earphone might be the battery life, but 4 hours is still pretty standard. And, once you listen to this baby, you probably won’t even care all that much, because they sound so amazing.
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