Overview

Date of release 9/6/2019
Price $329 USD
Dimensions 231 x 193 x 104 mm
Weight 303 grams
Model Number M3AEBTXL
Waterproof No
Positives Negatives
Bluetoth 5 Carrying case made of cloth, not hardshell
aptX LL and aptX AAC Cost
Effective noise cancellation No mic/remote in-line on 3.5mm cable
Sound quality
High quality build
Multiconnect, fast autoconnect
Comfortable, with hinges that allow for folding
When you take them off, auto-pause

Sennheiser MOMENTUM3 Wireless is a luxury noise cancelling headset that is not only luxurious but also very expensive. Sennheiser’s experience in audio engineering and mature design make the MOMENTUM Wireless stand out among the many ANC headphones.

It’s time to determine if these costly headphones are worth it or if you would be better off buying something less expensive.

Who should buy the Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 Wireless Wireless?

Commuters as well as frequent flyers might want to consider the MOMENTUM Wireless headphones. The Integrated ANC reduces high-frequency and midrange sounds to silence talkative neighbors. Ear cushions are as comfortable with glasses and without as they look.

These over-ear headphones are for people who value style more than performance . It is well-known that its design appeals to sophisticated tastes so the company has kept it the same. The MOMENTUM wireless works perfectly and the auto-connect function makes it a great convenience.

Any user without a Bluetooth headset, should consider Sennheiser’s flagship wireless headphone or other Bluetooth options. Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3, which integrates tiles seamlessly, is almost impossible to lose.

What’s the Sennheiser MOMENTUM3 Wireless like?

Sennheiser used genuine leather to make the headband, and plush material for the memory foam cups. The headband’s matte steel arms are extended from the headband. They have a sliding mechanism that allows for the adjustment of the fit. Ear cups are minimally rotating, so they can rest comfortably against your collarbone. Even with the premium ear pads, a hotspot forms at my crown by the 90-minute mark.

These cans are almost identical to previous iterations . The only difference is the button layout at the right earcup’s edge. Instead of using plastic buttons and sliders it uses a matte rubberized material. To access your virtual assistant press the Bluetooth pairing button one time. The power button is gone from the third-generation model. Instead, you can fold the ear cups towards the headband to initiate power down. This is similar to Jabra or Beats. The folding hinges can easily pinch your fingers.

Auto-pause/play is one of my favourite features about the headset. This happens when the headphones are removed or worn. Another amazing feature is multipoint which allows you to connect two devices simultaneously to the MOMENTUM 3 Wireless. Multipoint is used to simultaneously connect my phone and computer. This way, I can stream music from one and hear incoming notifications dings from another.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 Wireless is a successful marriage of style and performance.

Sennheiser offers a cylindrical, sturdy carrying case instead of the drawstring bag and stitched cases on the previous model. Top and bottom panels are rigid but flexible. Although it’s not as elegant as the previous case, the interior elastic pocket can be used to store the USB-C and 3.5mm cables.

How can you use the Sennheiser Smart Control App and Tile tracking?

Sennheiser’s app is available for free in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Although it’s not required to use the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless, it does contain some useful tools. This app, like many accompanying headphones, allows you to adjust the EQ and allow voice assistant access. Transparent Hearing can be enabled to adjust how loud you want to hear outside noise and how aggressive the noise cancellation to be. In ascending order, there are three ANC modes.

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless 3 Wireless is distinguished by Tile tracking integration. This allows you to locate your headphones, which is useful for forgetful people.

What does the Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless do to cancel out noise?

Noise cancellation works well. The technology can filter out midrange frequencies. However, the thick ear pads and properly fitting ear cups almost eliminate high-frequency sounds. The low-end attenuation isn’t as good as top brands. Other than the ability to quieten the environment, effective noise cancellation can also help to prevent noise-induced loss. External noise can be reduced, so we are less likely to crank up the volume to dangerous levels. Hearing loss prevention can be a great way to justify spending a lot on noise cancellers.

How long can the Sennheiser MOMENTUM3 Wireless battery last?

The battery will last for 13 hours and 17 minutes if you have noise cancelling on. You should be able to commute for a week and fly internationally in about a week. The battery should last for 17 hours if you listen at levels lower than 75dB(SPL), which is likely. The included USB-C cable can be used to quickly charge the headset after it has been fully charged. You can listen for 90 minutes in just 10 minutes by charging the headset. This is a huge plus because ANC headsets don’t always support fast charging.

The Smart Control app can be used to check how much battery life is left. Alternatively, you can hold the multifunction button down for 2 seconds. You can get extended battery life with your ANC headset by purchasing the Sony WH1000XM4 and Bose QuietComfort 35 I.

How can you connect the Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 Wireless with your phone?

The new Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 Wireless can be connected to your smartphone using NFC or the regular Bluetooth pairing process. To enable NFC, go to your phone’s settings. Then hold the MOMENTUM’s right-hand earcup close to the device. An alert will be displayed on your phone to confirm that the pairing was successful.

After connecting, you will be able to benefit from three high quality Bluetooth codecs. These are AAC, and aptX. As it stands, AAC’s performance remains dubious on Android devices. It streams well on iPhones. Android users have the option to listen to their favorite tunes using either the aptX codec. If you want the best audio quality possible, the included 3.5mm cable is recommended. wired still has a lot to offer over Bluetooth audio quality. Unfortunately, the cable does not include an integrated mic or remote module. Third-party cables are still available for $12. They provide an in-line microphone and remote that is compatible with iOS devices.

Bluetooth 5.0 firmware offers a significant improvement on its predecessor which uses Bluetooth 4.0.

The headphones sound great, in typical Sennheiser style. The headphones’ appearance suggests that they are not intended for professionals. This is evident in the sound signature. The red bass bump indicates that the bass notes are twice as loud (green) as their midrange counterparts. This is great for hip-hop and pop, as it adds a nice punch to tunes. If you prefer classical or folk music, however, the Smart Control app can be used to adjust the sound.

It’s not a mistake for the frequency to dip between 2.5-5kHz. Similar under-emphasis can be heard with the MOMENTUM True Wireless2 earbuds. These frequencies tend to produce undesirable frequencies, which are amplified when an proper sealis formed against the ear. Audio is perceived to be clearer if it is less loud.

The microphone amplifies the voices, which can lead to clipping and the appearance of fricatives or plosives. Although the microphone isn’t terrible, it will be obvious to the person on the other end that you are using a headset microphone. Others may notice that your voice is low-pitched and sound hollow or distant. This is due to the low-end attenuation.

Bose and Sennheiser have attractive flagship headphones, but Sennheiser has a more traditional approach to the Bose’s sleek design. Although the Sennheiser MOMENTUM3 Wireless.0 does not have touch controls, Bose has almost perfected their touch-capacitive panels.

The MOMENTUM3 Wireless headphones are a stunning pair of noise cancelling headphones. They place design and build quality first, while not ignoring sound quality.

There are better headphones out there. The Sony WH-1000XM3 and Sony WH-1000xM4 are better options for those looking for all-round headphones. These headphones are certainly less stylish than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM wireless.

The price is reasonable for those who are loyal to Sennheiser or want their headphones to look timeless. Because of the ease-of-use and instant autoconnect, it was hard for me to part ways with my review unit. The Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless is a beautiful piece of kit that will make anyone fall in love.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM3 Wireless vs. Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700

Bose and Sennheiser have attractive flagship headphones, but Sennheiser has a more traditional approach to the Bose’s sleek design. Although the Sennheiser MOMENTUM3 Wireless.0 does not have touch controls, Bose has almost perfected their touch-capacitive panels.

Audiophiles may prefer the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones700 sound signature. It’s neutral-leaning, reproduces audio with greater accuracy and is better than the MOMENTUM Wireless series that relies on bass. The mobile apps allow you to customize the sound to your preference, which is great news for those who like to tinker.

The Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 have better noise cancellation performance. Low frequencies can be made up to half as loud when ANC is enabled. Although the MOMENTUM3 Wireless.0 is more efficient, this headset is still superior to non-noise cancelling headphones.

Bose headsets have a longer battery life, which is important for listeners who often travel internationally. Both headsets are costly, but the Bose Headphones 700 is more common to find a discount pair of Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 Wireless headphones.

The Bose QuietComfort45 is more noise cancelling than Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 Wireless and is clearly a better companion for travel. Both headsets are comfortable but the QC 45 headset is lighter than Sennheiser’s and is a better choice for long listening sessions.

Sennheiser does have some advantages over the Bose QuietComfort 45, however: it has better sound quality and an in-app EQ that can be customized to your preferred sound. Bose no longer offers a custom EQ with its QC 45 headset. Instead, it leaves you with Bose Active EQ technology, which you can’t disable.

The Bose QC 45 is currently on sale for $329 USD. This is significantly more than the Sennheiser’s promotional price of sub-$300. Sennheiser is a great option if you don’t need active noise cancellation and just want a solid headset that looks great.

Lows, middles, and highs

Mallrat’s Charlie has Grace Shaw’s voice front and center in the first verse. Her vocals are not overpowered by the accompanying piano. Although the frequency response shows a strong low end, the instrumental separation is excellent and auditory hiding is rarely an issue. The low-end affects Shaw’s voice, finger-snapping, and vocal quality in the final third of the song (2.29). You can reduce the bass response of the app to avoid this.

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