Sennheiser improves Momentum line, but not its price

Sennheiser has unveiled the third generation of their Momentum Wireless headphones. There are a few new features that improve the new iteration, but it’s still pricey.

At first glance, you may not notice much of a difference between the headphone’s second gen and the third gen. Overall, the design hasn’t really changed. Sennheiser instead focused on adding new internal features in hopes of having it compete against other high-end over-ear headphones like Bose’s top of the line models.

However, these new features come at a cost — literally. The third-generation Momentum headphones cost more than its competition. With its price costing up to $399, these headphones are one of the more pricey options.

Sennheiser's Momentum Wireless headphones
Sennheiser’s Momentum Wireless headphones

Block all outside noise

The third-gen Momentum Wireless headphones have Active noise cancellation (ANC) and a Transparent Hearing tool. Together, they work to block outside noise. But they also can let some of the outside world in, too. There’s a dedicated on-board control for those features, as well. That means that there’s no need to pull your phone out when you want to adjust these features. You can do it directly on the headphones themselves. Volume and audio playback have physical controls also.

There’s no power button

Interestingly, Sennheiser removed the power button. To turn the headphones on and off, you have to unfold the headphones. So, to turn on the headphones, you unfold. To turn them off, you fold them.

Battery life

The headphone’s battery lasts up to 17 hours on a single charge. In comparison to other models from Sony and Bose, that’s very low.

The Momentum Wireless being worn outside
The Momentum Wireless headphones battery lasts up to 17 hours

Works with Sennheiser’s Smart Control app

The Momentum Wireless work with Sennheiser’s Smart Control app. With the app, you can switch between maximum ANC, anti-wind or anti-pressure settings. Additionally, you can make EQ adjustments.

Pricing and availability

The Momentum Wireless headphones black version is out now for $399. The white version will not ship until November.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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