Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3
Sennheiser did a lot of things right on the third-generation Momentum Wireless. The company’s warm and clear sound is still a delight, and the headphones remain comfortable even after hours of use. However, battery life is about half of what Sony and others offer and the noise cancellation here isn’t as good as what the best ANC headphones exhibit. Plus, they’re $50 more than Sony’s stellar WH-1000XM3, which are the best you can buy right now.
- Great audio
- Very comfortable
- Reliable on-board controls
- Great range
- Woeful battery life versus the competition
- Noise cancellation disappoints in some environments
- Sensitive motion sensors
Momentum Wireless 3
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- 82AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsGizmodo80Sennheiser's New Momentum Wireless Are Still King of the HeadphonesThe weird thing to me, still, is that it took me a few days to love the new Momentum Wireless. If you're upgrading from the old generation, there's a little bit of a learning curve, as the new Sennheisers are smarter.Wired UK90Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones reviewThe new Sennheiser Momentum Wireless are a brilliantly accomplished pair of headphones. Downright thrilling, in fact. So much so that lackluster battery life and humdrum noise-cancelling should not put you off.SoundGuys80Fashionable, functional noise cancelling headphonesConnection quality is excellent in part due to the Bluetooth 5 firmware and an array of high-quality Bluetooth codec support. If you want a snazzy pair of headphones and aren't bothered by the high cost, the Momentum Wireless 3 could be your next travel buddy.Pocket-Lint70Noise-cancelling in a stylish packagePacked with smarts and high-end features, these great-looking over-ear cans are made from high-end materials and are worth considering based on the design alone. The sound is great, too, although the boomy bass won't be to everyone's tastes and the competition from Bose and Sony is now tougher than ever.TechRadar80Headphones that don't skimp on the smart featuresThey have nowhere near the battery life of Sony's headphones, and are more expensive – which begs the question, why buy the Sennheisers when you could have the WH-1000XM3? Well, if built-in Tile tracking appeals to you, and you like the industrial design and premium materials of the Momentum Wireless, that could be reason enough...The Verge80Feature-Packed, If Not a Sonic StandoutIf you've been holding off on buying the current Sennheiser Momentums because of their slightly dated specs, then the new headphones are a great update. I'd stop short of recommending these headphones to absolutely everyone, however, particularly if you’re looking for the absolute best sound quality available.What Hi-Fi90Sennheiser Momentum Wireless ReviewThis is an extraordinary effort by Sennheiser's engineering team. It's almost as if they've taken the class-leading clarity of the Sony WH-1000MX3s and the rhythmic aptitude of the B&W PXs, thrown both into a cauldron and muttered a few magic words before out popped the Momentum Wirelesses.Stuff90Bigger and better than beforeYour choice of premium wireless noise-cancelling headphones just got a little bit wider – this third version of Sennheiser's Momentum Wireless is the best yet.Digital Trends80Your ears will love itWhile we wish the battery was more robust, the Momentum 3 have all the premium features they need to justify their $400 price.Headphone Dungeon80Senheisser Momentum Wireless 3 ReviewSure, the Momentum 3 Wireless may not have the same level of transparency and separation as you're used to hearing from a wired Sennheiser. But the balance and incredibly vast soundstage is so delightful...that even a nerdy audiophile like me ends up falling in love. Add to this a ton of functionality, effective ANC and fantastic call clarity, and you've got a truly solid headphone for your daily commute or flight to Tokyo.
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