Sennheiser’s new MOMENTUM True Wireless delivers exceptional sound quality with superior comfort and craftsmanship. Now you can enjoy Sennheiser’s outstanding stereo sound anywhere and all day, thanks to Active Noise Cancellation and an exceptional 7-hour battery life, which can be extended to up to 28 hours via the charging case.
Transparent hearing and active noise cancellation
Keep you aware of your surroundings, allowing you to easily listen and chat without having to remove your earbuds.
Offer a truly tangle-free experience that lets you move freely while you work out, commute and more.
Seven-hour battery life
Extends to up to 28 hours via the charging case.
IPX4 water-resistant design
Provides protection from sweat so you can easily wear the headphones while working out.
Two beamforming microphones
Offer ambient noise reduction.
Bluetooth 5.0 interface
Hassle-free connection and low latency allow for perfect audio and video synchronization.
Fits securely and directs music into your ears for full, uninterrupted audio.
Silicone tips available in four sizes provide customization for additional comfort.
Lets you personalize your audio experience.
Customizable touch controls for calls, music, and voice assistant
Activate Google Assistant or Siri with a convenient tap on the earbud.
Bluetooth device management
Allows switching between your audio sources with ease.
Pauses your music when unplugged, so you don't miss any part of your favorite song.
I'm just going to jump right in here.
I'm listening to music on these as I write this review, and the quality of sound is impressive. Granted, this is my first experience with true wireless earbuds, but they're far superior to any other bluetooth earbuds I've used in the past. They honestly rival my favored set of wired, over-the-ear monitors.
The default "Neutral" equalizer preset (the only one it has) has a somewhat muddy sound, but after a few minutes of tinkering with the app, I was able to reach a balance that works extremely well for my ears. The noise-cancelling and passthrough functions work very well. I'm typing on a relatively noisy mechanical keyboard and even at a lower volume level, I'm unable to hear it with the noise cancelling on, while it comes in clearly with passthrough on. Passthrough has two modes (audio on or audio mute) which can be changed in the app. You control most of the earbuds' functions by tapping on the left or right earbud. You can play/pause, skip/previous track, accept/reject calls, activate voice controls (if you're connected to a phone) and control the volume. These are done by single, double, and triple tapping on a specific earbud, or touching and holding your finger to them. This method isn't at all intuitive, and I've had to reference the instructions several times to refresh myself, but I can't fathom a better way to control the earbuds without a cord, remote, or app. I'm sure I'll memorize them eventually.
The included charging case is covered in an attractive grey cloth with a nice texture. It's light but has enough weight to feel premium, and the ports that seat the earbuds are magnetic, so it's easy to make sure you've got them inserted properly. The lid is also magnetic and has just the right amount of pull to keep it from accidentally opening if you toss it into a bag, but still opens smoothly without effort.
They fit me very well out of the box, and I could see myself wearing them four hours on end if I wanted. Four sizes of earpads are included to help you find the right fit. They feel secure in my ears and I'm confident I could engage in a vigorous workout with no danger of them falling out.
If I have a complaint, it's the companion app. The app serves several useful purposes, and is pretty much required. It's how you update the device firmware, and change the way the earbuds behave (automatically answering a call when removing them from their case, for example). It's where you can switch the passthrough mode as I mentioned earlier. It's also where the equalizer lives, and you're going to want that.
The equalizer itself is unlike any I've ever experienced, and leaves much to be desired. It comes with one singular preset (you're able to add more, and name them as you please), and instead of being able to adjust various ranges of the equalizer individually, you're given an extremely unintuitive X/Y-style slider that I still don't fully comprehend (screenshot attached). You basically move a dot around a strange +/- treble/bass field looking for the sound you want. I eventually stumbled across something that worked, but I couldn't tell you how to replicate it. For a product that appears to be doing it's best to cater to audiophiles, it's an odd decision. Hopefully they'll improve this function of the app in the near future.
All in all, these are a fantastic pair of earbuds with an excellent range of sound, and I'd recommend them to anyone.
Sennheiser Sound, Outdated Technology...
Honestly I am a bit disappointed in the sound on these... even after turning on "High-End Sound Tuning" they do not deliver the hype I've read about, the videos I've seen. They are not terrible but I did expect more from Sennheiser. I don't really care what others may say but I do enjoy the Sound that my Galaxy Buds Pro produce, sure Sennheiser may be know for a more "neutral, studio sound, and/or monitor listening" but that does not always equate to enjoyable. I love to listen to Music, such and how it was intended to be listened to - but these don't really get me excited to listen to those tracks. Past this, they still use the "master-slave" tech, ambient mode is subpar, the fitment for me was tolerable but nothing I want to pick up and say "I'll listen to 2+ hours" - The Galaxy Buds Pro are not perfect either but they carry a more dynamic curve to them, they are more comfortable, they have "voice detect" they cost less, they can still be used on iOS - (just set them up on Android device first then re-connect to an iOS device, the settings carry over)
Maybe the next iteration will be better but for me despite the reviews, and ratings from others - just nope for me. There are better options out there - and no I don't mean the beats studio buds, or the galaxy buds 2 or the airpods 3 - no I mean the BW PI7, Klipsch T5 II ANC, B&O Beoplay EQ. Devialet Gemini, etc.
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
2 out of 5
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Noise cancellation, Sound quality, Use with apps
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Sound + Sound Cancelling and I LOVE the case
This is my first pair of Sennheiser earphones and I am impressed.
I'm not an audiophile, but I do love my music. The ultimate test for me with new earphones is if you put them on and listen to a song you have listened to 100x before, do you go WOW and feel like you have never heard the song before. With the Sennheiser Momentum 2 it was the first time, in a long time, that I has WOW moments. The channel separation and mixing was so clear that it was like I could pick out the layers of each and every instrument. That's amazing.
In terms of the more routine use, call and voice quality. No complaints from me or the people i was talking to. You can use just one earpiece at a time, so I love that. I'll talk about call controls later.
Noise Cancellation. Superb. At the right volume it drowned out all background noise. There is also none of that weird air pressure feel that I have experienced with headphones from that famous headphone company starting with B. Sennheiser have really outperformed with noise cancelling.
Comfort. The Momentum 2's are very comfortable. They fit almost flat to your ear, so it's not obvious you are wearing them and there's no stupid stalk like other headphones.The feel safer, more comfortable, and less intrusive that other headphones.
Pairing. Pairing was straight forward. I changed the case first. Should note, the case uses USB C (Thank you Sennheiser for getting with the future!). You put both headphones in, touch the buttons on the side and you can pair in a few seconds. Pairing instruction and tones are spoken in English, and yes, you can change the language in the app.
The App - is my only complaint and I deducted 1 store for possibly a trivial reason. The app is free, works great, but there's no other equalizer presets included. You can add and save your own presets, but outside of Neutral you have to fiddle with the qualizer yourself and it's a non-intuitive equalizer control. Also, FYI, you can adjust the touch controls on each side of the Momentum 2s using the App. The default controls were not intuitive to me, but kudos to Sennheiser for letting people customize them.
In the box: Momentum 2s, USB C cable, and some instructions. I have attached a photo with a quarter in the box so you can get a sense for the relative size of the Momentum 2s and case. The description/photo on Best Buy makes them seem huge and they're not. They're compact and nice.
Finally, a confession I owned the original headphones from a fruit company (not he noise-cancelling ones) and the stupid case was too slick and smooth and flew out of my jacket one day and was lost forever. So I vowed never to buy the fruit company headphones again because of that case design flaw. i LOVE the Sennheiser case, it's got a texture fabric feel, so it's easy to hold, sturdy, and I don't feel like I am doing microsurgery whenever I open to put the Momentum 2s in or out. Thank you Sennheiser for making a great product.
THE GOOD DETAILS OF THESE SENNHEISER BLUETOOTH EARBUDS
These Sennheiser Momentum true wireless 2 Bluetooth earbuds are built really well and they have some of the best sounding audio of any Bluetooth true wireless earbuds.
The Sennheiser Android app is really useful and has an equalizer to adjust the Bass, Mids, and Treble of these earbuds. The app also allows the user to customize which touch sensitive button taps performs which function, and this ability to customize the touch buttons, is a really nice feature which is not found on most true wireless earbuds.
I really like the fact that the earbuds can have the touch sensitive buttons to be programmed to turn off the earbuds, as most other true wireless earbuds can only be turned off by way of putting them in the case, which then powers off the earbuds.
THE BAD DETAILS OF THESE SENNHEISER BLUETOOTH EARBUDS
I don’t like the fabric on this Sennheiser earbuds charging case, I prefer a simpler plastic case which can be more easily wiped clean.
This Sennheiser earbuds case lacks wireless charging, and I believe that this price range of earbuds, should by default include a case which has wireless charging.
I mostly use Bluetooth earbuds one at a time, and these Sennheiser earbuds can only be used one at a time if using the right side earbud, the left earbuds is not useable independently, and this makes these earbuds much less desirable in my opinion.
I am not convinced that the noise cancellation technology is very effective. The functionality of these Sennheiser Bluetooth earbuds only allows switching from the noise cancellation mode, directly into the mode which amplifies the room sound using the earbuds built in microphones, and this results in a contrast which appears to be cancelling noise more than it actually is. I tried having these Sennheiser earbuds in the noise cancellation mode with a hair dryer creating a loud background sound, then I powered the Sennheiser earbuds off with them still in my ears, and the result was not much of a noticeable difference in how loud the hair dryer sounded, this leads me to believe that most of the noise reduction is being accomplished by nothing more than the good fit of the earbuds in the ears, which blocks the sound from reaching the ears.
MY OVERALL OPINION OF THESE SENNHEISER MOMENTUM TRUE WIRELESS 2 BLUETOOTH EARBUDS
These Sennheiser Momentum true wireless 2 Bluetooth earbuds do have great quality sound, and this is most of what matters when considering the quality of Bluetooth earbuds, but for the price range, there is too many lacking features. I am figuring in the lack of value into my rating of these Sennheiser earbuds, if I was only considering build quality and sound quality, I would have rated them higher.
I am scoring these Sennheiser Momentum true wireless 2 Bluetooth earbuds at 3 out of 5 stars.
These headphones are probably the worst ones i have bought.. and iv bought them all... from best buy to magnolia. These headphones sound great and all but the one design flaw made my ears bleed. Im not joking. I put my finger in my ear and i saw dried blood. I took a picture and my ear was lacerated. These headphones have this small indent that i assume help prevent them from falling it (which doesnt work to begin with) but its so sharp it left cut marks all along my ear when my wife took a look at it.. who designed these things? I cant even purposely break them to try to get my money back because this bs company goes with magnolia. And no its not defective.. these are my third pair! Btw you need to download a 3rd party app that works half the time to use it....
Im sticking with sonys from now on.
Sennheiser - MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Noise-Cancelling Earbud Headphones
I’ve always had a cynical approach to earbuds, whether they were the wired type from the early 2000s or the wireless types of recent years, they all had one basic common trait which was that they either never stayed in my ears or they delivered a sound that felt compromised. I eventually got wireless neckband earbuds. It’s served me as well, allowing me to go for my morning runs and do other outdoor activities. But, I always had to deal with the neckband always sliding around my neck if I moved too much or I would suddenly feel the neckband dangling at the back of my neck because it ‘fell’ off and was being held by the earbuds that it was connected to.
In the past year, I had seen the progress true wireless earbuds but I was always hesitant because I didn’t want to deal with the buds falling out within 50ft of my morning run or having one fall out of an ear all because I did a simple turn of the head.
Never in a million years would I have imagined myself gushing over a set of Earbud Headphones like I am with the Sennheiser- Momentum True Wireless 2!
Ready To Go:
The Momentum 2 is ready to be easily paired with your device as soon as you take the Earbuds out of the box. Within two minutes, my phone was paired and I was listening to music. There wasn’t any of that ‘holding’ down a button and waiting for a notification to pop up on the screen. And let me tell you that as soon as I hear the friendly voice say, “connected”, I had a feeling that these Earbuds were going to be different from the others that I have owned in the past.
The Momentum 2 comes with four earbud sizes which are: Large, Medium, Small and X-Small. You’re going to find that these gently fit into your ears and not feel like someone is shoving their uncomfortable fingers in your ears where all you can hear is your own breathing. These are truly comfortable, allowing your ears to ‘breathe’ as it were.
I honestly didn’t think Earbuds were capable of delivering astonishing sound as the Momentum 2 does. This kind of rich sound is something that I had only experienced with my large over the ears noise-canceling wireless headset. In fact, I am going to state that the Momentum 2 Earbuds do a better job at delivering sound compared to my once favorite over the ear headset.
I listen to a lot of EDM (electronic dance music), Grimes and some rock. It felt as if I was hearing these groups for the first time because of the rich, crisp and detailed sound coming out from these Earbuds! I then decided to watch a couple of movies and some shows using the Momentum 2 Earbuds. Again, I was impressed with the level of detail that I was hearing as I watched The Dark Knight and John Wick. You can almost feel every punch or crunching of metal as the rain pours down in the background of those scenes. I watched a couple of episodes of Westworld and the dialogue was sharper than I had ever heard before with my previous earbuds.
Then came the true moment of truth when I went for my run. The Momentum 2 earbuds STAYED IN MY EARS! There wasn’t any need for me to adjust or constantly worry that they would fall out at any moment of impact of my running. I even did a head-shaking test and the earbuds never came close to falling out of my ears whereas my neckband earbuds would have either fallen out or my neckband would’ve been hanging sideways off of my neck.
Ease of Access:
Previous wireless headsets required me to memorize buttons or sensors that would usually have me pressing the wrong function. It was frustrating and tiresome.
With the Momentum 2, there aren’t any buttons to ‘feel’ for. Each earbud has its own function(s). for example; the Left bud will Pause/Play, control Volume down, skip a track or go to previous track all by tapping the earbud. Tapping the Right earbud will access voice assistance, increase volume or activate/deactivate the Transparent Hearing function. It’s incredibly easy.
And if you download the Smart Control app, you will be allowed to not only customize the equalizer but you can also customize the earbud controls.
Another cool feature of the Momentum is that when you remove one of the earbuds, the music pauses. And when you place the earbud back into your ear, the music will resume.
I mentioned Transparent Hearing which, when turned on, allows the user to hear the surrounding noises which are good if you’re out in public and might need to be aware of sudden dangers. When the Noise Cancelling function is activated, you are allowed to be in ‘the moment’ of whatever you are enjoying (assuming that you are in a safe environment).
Maintaining the Momentum 2 earbuds is simple. The Momentum 2 provides a small and efficient charging case. I really like that the case has a magnetic pull for each earbud and pulls them into their appropriate slot. The case will recharge the earbuds when placed and the case itself seems to have a VERY LONG charge life from what I have observed. The case comes with a micro USB cord. Just plug it into your USB port on your computer or phone/device charger and you’re good.
I have only made a couple of calls using the earbuds and I didn’t notice any issues. I could hear the persons on the other end and they could hear me easily.
I am extremely happy owning the Momentum 2 earbuds because they fit, they deliver theater-quality sound and possess a smooth style that you can’t help but admire.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about bass quality, durability, portability and noise isolation. Editors are less positive about soundstage and price and have mixed opinions about treble quality. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 94/100 = Excellent quality.
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A:AnswerThe Sennheiser True Wireless 2 does NOT feature the aptX LL codec to reduce Bluetooth latency however many modern portable devices already have a Bluetooth latency compensation function built in.
The maximum SPL (how loud the ear buds can get before distorting audio) is 107 dB on both the MOMENTUM True Wireless and MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The overall loudness will be affected by the settings of the audio device you are connected to, the app you are using for audio and the fit of the ear buds. The MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are smaller (by 2mm) than the original version which allows for an even better in ear fit and offer ANC to further reduce external noise.
The battery standby life has been significantly increased.
A:AnswerThis is related to California's Proposition 65. Please be aware that California's Proposition 65 is a right to information law not a safety law or guideline.
California's Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to special warnings for products that may contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm if those products expose consumers to such chemicals above certain threshold levels. Every Consumer Products company is required to post the warning no matter if their products pose any harm. Sennheiser products are all RoHs compliant, yet by law Sennheiser is required to post the Proposition 65 warning message anyway.
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A:AnswerI have the beats pro as well. People actually hear me better on this and that's in all environments. From being in a car to loud trucks and trains passing by. They have done wonders in the phone call department. I was pleasantly shocked as reviews stated otherwise. These are the best out there. They sound better than the originals take the advise from a soundhawk.