Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 Is A Great Product!
The True Wireless 3 keeps things going in a good direction.
Sennheiser is as competitive as ever in the high-end space five years after the true wireless game began.
When there are so many wireless earbuds on the market, it’s easy to get tired of them.
Both as a consumer and as a reviewer.
But some pairs have been so good over the years that when a new version comes out, it’s hard to ignore it.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless are one of those pairs.
Two years after the release of their second generation, the wireless noise-cancelling earbuds are now in their third generation.
They aim to stay at the top of an ever-growing ladder with better performance.
And lots of ways to make them your own. Oh, and a nice price change.
What About The Price?
Fuel, electricity, and Netflix subscriptions are all getting more expensive.
But Sennheiser’s newest premium true wireless earbuds are a pleasant exception to this trend.
Even though the first two Momentum True Wireless models cost £270, $299.
Or AU$499 when they came out, the new Momentum True Wireless 3 costs only £219, $249.95, or AU$399.95.
What About The Features?
Expecting each new pair to be better in every way than the last would mean-
This is an above-acceptable amount, and it’s not far from the best in its class.
This time, the USB-C port is on the front of the case.
Ten minutes of “fast charging” gives you an hour of playback time.
Also on the menu is Qi wireless charging.
Mind you, the spec sheet isn’t the same everywhere.
Sennheiser has upgraded its Bluetooth codec support from aptX to the newer aptX Adaptive.
This means that up to 24-bit music files can be sent (compressed) and that there is less latency.
And more reliability so that your phone won’t stop working when you take it out of your pocket or bag.
Realised that not everyone has the same ears.
The German audio company has put a lot of effort into making this third-generation model very customizable.
Even though most wireless headphones, no matter what kind, have some kind of EQ adjustment.
That lets users change the balance of tones as they see fit, the Momentum True Wireless 3 goes the extra mile.
What About The Other Features?
To make sound customization less intimidating, easier, and more user-friendly.
With the Sennheiser Smart Control app, you can do a “Sound Check” that asks you to pick your favourite sound three times to figure out how you like the balance.
At the end of it, you have the “profile” you want.
Build: True wireless earbuds’ charging cases are getting so small that some of them could probably be skimmed across a pond.
This is because designs are getting better and there is more pressure to make designs that stand out.
Sennheiser hasn’t been paying attention to the competition, because the True Wireless 3’s charging case is pretty big.
You can still carry it in your pocket, but it’s bigger than most we’ve seen in the past year.
In this case, “substantiality” means “sturdiness.”
The fabric-wrapped case feels solid and not at all flimsy to hold and flip open and shut.
Sennheiser doesn’t seem to have taken any shortcuts to get the price down.
The design isn’t exactly the “same old Sennheiser,” though, and not just because grey has been added to the usual black and white finishes.
The German company has switched from the spherical earpieces of its previous-
Momentum True Wireless models to ovular ones, which are also used in its midrange CX series, which came out in 2020.
We think they look and feel cheaper than their predecessors’ rounded earpieces.
But they might look less obvious in your ears.
What About The Sound Quality?
In recent years, true wireless earbuds have gotten better and better, and the Sennheisers are a great example of that.
Even though they don’t sound as exciting as some of the other pairs we’ve heard, they’re still very good.
They’re some of the most sophisticated-sounding pairs we’ve heard.
As with the Momentum True Wireless 2, the Momentum True Wireless 2 is all about clarity, style, and space.
Sennheiser has just taken these skills to a new level and improved the detail resolution.
This means that the Momentum True Wireless 3 keeps the line’s sound capabilities moving in the right direction to compete with the best.
And they do fight.
We play Bonobo and Jamila Woods’s Tides.
The first bass kicks have a good thwack and shape.
Which is a good way to set up the punch and insight that are also available higher up the frequency range.
What About The Final Verdict?
In bowling, getting three strikes in a row is called a “turkey.”
The Momentum True Wireless 3 are as competitive as ever and Sennheiser’s best yet.
They improve on a recipe that was already successful by adding more features and making the price more affordable.
It was a great buy.