Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 Review: The Flagship TWS Gets Even Better - world cultures

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 Review: The Flagship TWS Gets Even Better


Today’s leading true wireless earbuds are held to the highest standards of design, performance and functionality and only a few brands have truly emerged in this sector to offer the kind of products that people would be willing to pay more than Rs. 20,000 l. Sennheiser was one of the first brands to offer a true product winner in this space, with the Momentum True Wireless headphones. Lately we’ve seen Apple and Sony jump ahead, but Sennheiser hasn’t taken this lightly and has now launched the Momentum True Wireless 3 headphones in India, carrying the Sony WF-1000XM4 and Apple AirPods Pro.

at a price of Rs. 21990, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 promises improvements over the Momentum True Wireless 2 launched in mid-2020. With an improved design, support for aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec and a promise of improved audio and ANC performance, is this the best true wireless headphone you can buy right now? Find out in this review.

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 headphones are compatible with Sony WF-1000XM4 and Apple AirPods Pro

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 تصميم Design and Features

While the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless and Momentum True Wireless 2 are pretty good in many ways, they’re pretty bulky by current major TWS design standards. The Momentum True Wireless 3 is significantly improved in this regard, with a much smaller and better form factor that’s more suited to its premium location. As a result, the earbuds don’t come out of your ears as much as before, and are lighter and more comfortable.

Fortunately, this did not detract from anything else when it came to design; Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is a pair of earphones. The earbuds have a large, distinct Sennheiser logo on their flat outer surfaces, small ear wings to help get a good fit, and silicone ear tips that have a layer of foam through the holes. The logo area is touch sensitive to the controls, which can be customized through the app. The large flat surface made these touch controls particularly easy to use.

The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 charging case is among the best I’ve come across, with a fabric-wrapped outer shell and a convenient size and shape that’s easy to carry in a pocket. It has a USB Type-C port and supports Qi wireless charging. There’s no pairing button on the case (the earbuds go into pairing mode via the touch controls), and interestingly enough, a USB Type-C charging port is on the front of the case, along with an indicator light.

Sales package includes four pairs of silicone ear tips, three pairs of ear wings and charging cable. The earbuds are IPX4 rated for water resistance, and each earbud has three microphones for audio and ANC functions.

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 headphones are IPX4 rated for water resistance

Each weighs 5.8 grams, while the charging case weighs 66.4 grams. The Smart Pause feature, which is supposed to automatically play and stop music when I put the earphone on or off, didn’t work well for me. I often kept playing music even when one or both ears was not in my ear. The Momentum True Wireless 3 is available in two colors in India at launch, black and graphite (my review unit), with a third white expected to be available later.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 App and Specifications

As with all high-end Sennheiser wireless products, the Momentum True Wireless 3 works with the Sennheiser Smart Control app available on iOS and Android. This is among the best apps I’ve used to manage headphones, giving access to controls and settings for equalizer, transparency, ANC modes, touch controls, and more. You can also update the firmware, activate or deactivate the Smart Pause function and auto-accept calls, and set a time to automatically turn off the earbuds when not in use.

The control customization of the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is particularly good, as it allows assigning specific functions to different gestures including one-tap, two-tap, three-tap and press and hold, with separate functions that can be assigned to each headset for each gesture. I was able to create a set of controls that allowed for playback, active noise cancellation, invoking the voice assistant, and volume – all to be controlled right from the headset. This is much better than what is offered in most other premium true wireless headphones.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is powered by 7mm dynamic drivers, has a frequency response range from 5 to 21,000 Hz and a sensitivity rate of 107 dB. The earbuds use Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity, and support SBC, AAC and aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codecs.

Support for aptX Adaptive is a step up from the Momentum True Wireless 2, which only supports the aptX Bluetooth codec. However, aptX Adaptive has limited compatibility even within the Android ecosystem as of now, and only works on devices that run on specific devices such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. On devices that don’t support aptX Adaptive, the Momentum True Wireless 3 is tuned It defaults to either older aptX codecs (widely supported on many Android devices) or AAC codecs (on iOS devices). It is these key specifications that make the Momentum True Wireless 3 more suitable for use with Android devices.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 performance and battery life

The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3’s pricing and positioning puts it in direct competition with the Sony WF-1000XM4 and Apple AirPods Pro, both of which cost around Rs. 25,000. However, the aptX Adaptive codec support makes the Momentum True Wireless 3 headset more suitable for use with Android smartphones, thus making it a direct competitor to the WF-1000XM4.

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The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless charging case supports 3 USB Type-C and Qi wireless charging ports

I’ve used Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 with iPhone as well as several Android smartphones to test how various supported codecs play a role in sound quality, and better results are expected when running aptX Adaptive. When listening to Glitter by Keys N Crates, I was immediately impressed by the sound quality; The notes were tight and powerful without becoming overbearing, while the vocals were clean and distinct even against the beautiful melody that characterizes this track.

It’s this balanced, understated audio signature that defined the listening experience with the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 for me, and it’s proven that good tuning goes a long way in determining the quality of a pair of earbuds. At moderate volume levels, whether with faster tracks like The Great Divide by Velvetine or slower numbers like Truth by Kamasi Washington, Sennheiser headphones seem to adapt flexibly to the tempo and complexity of the music.

The progressive jazz track, Truth by Kamasi Washington, also demonstrated just how detailed and revealing the sound was on the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, as the headset was able to keep up with all the different instruments while maintaining a beautiful sound system that gives everyone an element of this hypnotic track a chance to shine. From the wide bass to the grunt on the double bass, everything sounded distinct and crisp.

However, I felt the earbuds weren’t as analytical and revealing as the LDAC-equipped Sony WF-1000XM4. However, the aptX adaptive codec seems to make up for this with its flexibility and ability to add some flavor and personality to audio, due to the way it works with a much lower bitrate than LDAC. Even with the older, less fluid aptX codec, the sound remained pleasant, although I did find a noticeable drop in detail and roominess.

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AptX Adaptive support makes Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 sound fun and exciting

This tendency to add some personality to the audio meant that the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 felt its chromatic intensity slightly lower than competing options, and I sometimes even felt a little weak in its coherence. However, it took a lot to rattle the Momentum True Wireless 3, which has largely succeeded in delivering detail, flavor, and fun across genres.

Active noise cancellation on the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 was very good, arguably better than its direct competitors Apple and Sony can manage in some situations. Wind noise cancellation was particularly good, and this provided a very effective ANC for outside ambient sounds and wind noise for the ceiling fan.

Regardless of whether they were indoors or outdoors, the earbuds delivered a significant noise reduction that often caused the kind of stark silence you usually only get with high-end over-ear headphones. Connection stability and connection quality were also good on the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, and I didn’t experience any major issues with this during my time with the earbuds.

Battery life on the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 was good. The earbuds ran for just under six hours per charge, and the charging case added three additional full charges. This was achieved for about 23 hours of total runtime per charge cycle with normal use, including ANC enabled most of the time, adaptive aptX or aptX codecs turned on, and volume at about the 60 percent mark.

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The high price of true wireless headphones may still be a hindrance to most buyers in India, but if you have the budget, the rewards are really worth it. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is a great pair of true wireless earbuds, combining good, detailed sound with a sense of personality and taste, excellent ANC performance, greatly improved design, and decent battery life.

The lack of LDAC Bluetooth codec support means the audio isn’t quite as accurate and analytical as the Sony WF-1000XM4, which in my opinion is the only competing speaker you can consider over the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3. If you’re using an Android device that supports aptX Adaptive and prefer For your voice to sound a little “modified,” the Momentum True Wireless 3 is well worth a look. Good active noise cancellation is another bonus. If you’re on an iPhone, you’ll probably get better AirPods Pro with superior calling features and spatial audio support.


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