The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 hits the market as another TWS (True Wireless Stereo) headphone alternative. It is focused on the audience looking for high-quality audio and can pay for it.
The audio device has a high value. Still, the renowned manufacturer in the sound market provides differentials that can make sense for those looking for intuitive and intelligent usability, especially when exploring the application developed by the company.
However, some points of sound quality can make the experience not meet the expectations of some users who cling to tones used by other manufacturers.
Although there is this element to consider — which I’ll talk about in more detail in the review — is the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 worth buying? Check out my opinion in the full review.
Design and Construction
Although the phone is all plastic, Sennheiser applied two shades of the material to the product. That is true for at least the black and gray color options since white has the entire body in the same color.
With that, we have two versions that bring a lighter tone on the outside. An exciting addition is an embossed logo that can help blind users when it comes to identifying the tactile area of the device.
Moreover, there are additional accessory options — in different sizes — so that each user can use the model that best fits their ear size. There are three pairs for passive sound isolation and two for a more comfortable fit.
In addition to the eye-catching look, this Bluetooth earbud has an external touch-sensitive area. With this, you can explore several resources through specific commands. Among them are:
On the right
- 1 touch: activate the voice assistant or answer the call;
- 2 taps: activate transparency mode or turn off the call;
- 3 taps: turn on active noise cancellation;
- Pressure: increases the volume;
To the left
- 1 touch: play;
- 2 taps: skip track;
- 3 touches: rewind track;
- Pressure: Decreases the volume
Its case is an added attraction, as this accessory has an outer fabric covering that helps to give a softer feel to the touch and reduces the possibility of damage. Internally, there are the pins that connect to the connectors to recharge the headphones.
Outside the case, a USB-C port guarantees charging from the compartment. Unfortunately, this product does not have a wireless charging option, which limits the usability of those who want to charge wirelessly.
Considering my experience with Momentum 3, I believe its sound has a more neutral-focused signature. In practice, the bass, mids, and treble will be reproduced in balance.
Another element that helps to identify this linearity is that the TW3 driver is expansive and allows the organization of frequencies to be felt in each song. For example, in songs emphasizing string instruments, like Kiss by Prince, the guitar riff is very striking.
This execution will not please many users, as some prefer headphones that explore the bass frequency more
However, there is a solution for those familiar with these most popular brands! Within the ‘Smart Control’ app, it is possible to connect the headphones and adjust the frequencies through manual equalization.
The most significant advantage of this type of configuration is that it gives greater freedom for the user to “create” an audio signature to the headphones proportional to their taste. But, of course, you can’t adjust 100%, as it would negatively affect the quality of the songs. Still, the important thing is to strike a balance between what Sennheiser promises and what you like.
In addition to the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 settings in the ‘Smart Control’ app, you can change some commands by touching the headphones. However, the options already configured are the only ones present, limiting the change to just the number of touches needed to access each function.
It is important to note that this application is the only way to change the power level of the transparency mode. Active noise cancellation (ANC) can isolate sound only from winds for those outdoors or from any noise around them.
Regarding the battery, I can say that it is necessary to pay attention to the promises of Sennheiser. That’s because the company makes it clear on its website that the Momentum True Wireless 3 has a total duration of 7 hours when using it with ANC mode disabled.
However, the manufacturer does not clarify what would be the estimated period for use with the active resource. However, I have tried it and can share the results obtained in my actual usage tests.
With the volume at 50% and the noise canceling feature turned on in the mode that isolates any sound, I could use the headset for 5 hours, which is a good average for TWS (True Wireless Stereo) devices. However, with all the resources turned off, the total time was 7 hours and 42 minutes, and this value is a little higher than that mentioned by the company. So, he delivers what he promises.
Is the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 a good earbud?
If the question is whether the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 is a good earbud or if it’s worth it, for both questions, the answer is yes. However, it would be best if you remembered that there is no perfect TWS.
Its sound is of excellent quality for users more attached to the neutral playback format. Therefore, fans of stronger bass may discard this product as an option at first. But it is essential to make it clear that you can improve the presence of this lower tone with the equalization adjustments in the ‘Smart Control’ app.
And speaking of the app, it’s one of the most complete I’ve ever tested for earbuds or headphones.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
- Customized audio experience via built-in equalizer and pre-sets
- Control the environment with Adaptive Noise Cancellation
- IPX4 splash resistance
- Compact, ergonomic design
- Up to 28 hours play time – the 7-hour battery life that can be extended on-the-go up to an additional 21 hours with the charging case