Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3
Considering Apple, Sony, and Samsung have all inserted themselves into the big dog earbud market, Sennheiser may not be the brand all potential buyers are paying too much attention to.
From its introduction in 2018, Sennheiser’s premium flagship, MOMENTUM True Wireless has continuously improved on its predecessor, and the third generation – MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earphones offer a world-class wireless headphone experience.
As you may know, there are a lot of Bluetooth wireless earbuds available on the market today, making it difficult to choose the one that’s right for you. The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earphones were my first choice when I decided to upgrade from the original Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earphone.
I was surprised in many ways by them, but mostly in a good way. I will start my review by taking a look at the negative aspects of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds. My main concern is a personal issue I have with earbuds in general: my ears tend to get irritated after wearing any earbuds for too long after being worn for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Although I love the MOMENTUM earbuds a lot, I am not able to enjoy them to the fullest.
I believe that when I actually place the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds in my ears, they deliver the best quality sound I have ever heard come out of an earbud that I have ever worn. In terms of the sound that comes out of these things, it is clear.
This gives a much more true-to-life feeling, which is more in line with what the artist was trying to achieve. There was even a time when I noticed that the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds sounded even better than the speakers that came with my MacBook Pro.
Compared to its MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds, Sennheiser has a little more focus on the overall sound quality of its MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds. The earbuds come with a number of features, including an adaptive noise cancellation mode out of the box, in case that was not sufficient for you.
The device, along with other earbuds, utilizes Bluetooth technology in order to connect with your device, but it is a Bluetooth 5.2-enabled device, which means that the device is able to complete the connection process much quicker than other Bluetooth devices.
When you place the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earphones in your ears, you can simply press and hold down the device’s touch controls so that the earphones can automatically connect to your device in the Bluetooth settings, while you are wearing them in your ears.
The Sennheiser earbuds have a great feature for me that I find not many brands enable, which is that if you listen to your favorite tunes, you don’t have to have both of your earbuds connected in order to enjoy the music. It is just as simple as popping an earbud in and you are good to go.
It has been my experience that the MOMENTUM True Wireless earbuds work flawlessly with smart devices, such as my MacBook Pro and an Android smartphone that I mentioned previously. My experience with these earbuds was that they were much easier to connect than many of the other Bluetooth earbuds I own.
After I got into music streaming apps such as Spotify, I found the experience to be seamless and enjoyable. It gave me more time to enjoy listening to music, rather than having to spend a lot of time fiddling with settings instead of listening to music.
That is not to say, however, that the MOMENTUM True Wireless doesn’t have its share of problems. During a recent test of hip-hop and rap, the sound didn’t feel as balanced as it could have been for that genre, giving the experience a sub-par feel.
Although Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds are capable of delivering excellent sound quality, there is one slight downside to their audio profile, which should be kept in mind.
It is important to note that the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds aren’t the type of earbuds you’d seek out if you’re on a budget, since they fall towards a higher price point and are of higher quality, yet they are worth the investment, in the opinion of this reviewer.
With the third version of the MOMENTUM True Wireless earbuds, you’ll spend a little less than with the previous model, the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. In fact, the newer version is about $70 (CAD) less expensive.
Don’t consider Sennheiser MOMENTUM’s third-gen earbuds inferior because of that. It is designed to improve upon what worked with Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 and correct any shortcomings that existed in the previous generation. As a result, Bluetooth earbuds have become one of the best on the market.
Upon arrival, the third generation of MOMENTUM True Wireless earbuds come in a stylish charging case that has a material-like texture. Charge cases with smoother or plastic-feeling surfaces do not offer as much grip as the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3. Go for anyone wanting a smaller case experience.
In the same way as most earbuds on the market, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds are available in multiple sizes, so you can choose the one that’s right for you. Furthermore, you’ll find wing tips on the earbuds, which are custom-made rubber tips that hook on to the anthelix of your ear when turned.
The result of that is that the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 is less likely to fall out of your pocket while you are out and about. In spite of shaking my head very hard, they did not fall out once even while I was shaking my head hard. Similarly to the earbud tips, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbud wing tips are available in a wide range of sizes, from small to large, in keeping with the size of the earbuds themselves.
Presented in an elegant black-grey case, the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds have a simple, yet elegant presentation – a perfect combination of simplicity and elegance. The case itself has a USB-C port on the front where you can charge the earbuds. Additionally, the case itself offers 28 hours of power on top of the 7 hours the earbuds have on their own.
The earbuds can be charged for as little as 10 minutes, and you could be listening to music within one hour. A full charge takes one and a half hours, and you can recharge them wirelessly for up to one and a half hours. As for me, during the course of my review process, I have never lost power with these earbuds, although I have used them for the full amount of time potential buyers will have with these earbuds. It also has other features such as water resistance, a decent microphone for voice calls, and a water-resistant design.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds are great on their own using Bluetooth, but they reach new heights when combined with the company’s app, which when connected can help you customize your experience.
The app has the advantage of allowing the user to change the connection. Even though MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 can’t connect to multiple devices, its app lets users sync multiple connections, making it even easier to use. Using the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 app, you can switch between your preferred device and the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds when you want.
Despite our best efforts, the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds don’t offer the multi-device connectivity users seek in earbuds, but it’s definitely a complaint with a half-answer. A third feature of the app is that you can also boost the sound of the earbuds by using an equalizer that has two different sound modes, Bass Boost and Podcast Mode.
It is possible to also check your sound by using the app, so you can find the best equalizer preset settings that work with your sound. The last app feature I mentioned before is the ability to use touch controls within your app.
Through the app you can customize the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earbuds’ gesture control settings for one-touch, two-touch, three-touch, as well as press-and-hold control for each earbud, which makes up to eight overall touch settings that you can configure for each earbud.
Play/pause, audio volume increasing/decreasing, next/previous track, noise cancellation, voice assistant, and many other customizations I use are some of the customizations I use. By using the app, users are able to customize the touch controls to their own liking.
As if that’s not enough, you can also review the apps settings if you need a refresher on what each of the functions is, as I’ve forgotten what some of my least used touch control gestures were.
My favourite set of Bluetooth earbuds in a long time are the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 and I think these would be one of the best I have ever owned. Compared to other earbuds that I have used, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 has arguably the best sound that an earbud can deliver.
If you are looking for an earbud that pushes the limits of sound and customization, then you are doing yourself a disservice by not placing the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 Earbuds on your radar if you are looking for an earbud that pushes the limits of sound and customization.