Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 review
The Momentum True Wireless II earbuds have a suggested retail price of 299 euros, offer active noise cancellation and last up to seven hours on a single battery charge. In this review we take you to step by step with our experiences in the field of sound quality, wearing comfort, price/performance ratio and more.
The review model of the Momentum True Wireless II was provided by Sennheiser.
Large box, long battery life
The True Wireless II comes in a fabric box, which looks and feels chic. It is a bit large compared to many boxes from other brands. So it is not easy to put it in your pocket. You can easily charge its built-in battery via the USB-C port. A nice feature, since many competitors still use an outdated micro USB port. A small LED can also be seen on the outside so that you know how full the battery is.
Sennheiser says you can listen to music for up to seven hours with the earbuds on a single battery charge. That is without energy-guzzling functions such as active noise cancellation, something that was always on here. As a result, I managed about five to five and a half hours per charging session. The battery in the box is good for fully charging the caps three more times so that you can easily get through a few days if you are not constantly listening.
Wearing comfort is extremely nice
The caps have a slightly different shape than we are used to, so we were a bit hesitant about the fit, but fortunately, it is comfortable. You ‘turn' them in your ears and several sizes of caps are included. During use, I did not realize that I was wearing them. Moreover, they did not fall out during a workout and that is of course nice for something you wear for hours a day.
By the way, the earplugs are only splash-proof, while fully water-resistant earplugs are available for a lot less money. If that is something you are really looking for, then you better ignore the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless IIs.
Wireless connection with only one device at a time
The wireless connection works via Bluetooth and is easy and fast. Put in the caps paired mode, grab your smartphone and start pairing. The same applies to a tablet, laptop or another device with support. Later in the review, we will talk about the sound quality, but there is one other thing that stands out.
This way you can only be connected to one device at a time and not automatically switch between devices. With the Huawei Freebuds Pro, for example, you can switch seamlessly from the audio source, without having to perform any actions yourself. Now I had to disconnect the connection on my smartphone when I had a Google Meet appointment which I followed via my laptop and then switch again because I wanted to listen to some music via Spotify and my phone.
Sound quality, app and active noise canceling
As we are used to other (wired) headsets from Sennheiser, the sound quality is very good. This is partly due to the support for wireless HD quality thanks to Qualcomm's aptX-technologie. Of course, it depends on what audio source you use, but sound sounds clear and full, even at higher volumes.
We listened to all kinds of music including metal, hardstyle, Dutch rap or pop music, and that all sounded equally good. The Sennheiser Smart Control app is one of these must install on your smartphone. With that, you can deal with the equalizer for example to add some extra bass or to amplify high tones. You can clearly hear those differences and so you can create a great sound of your own with the help of some quick settings.
You can also set the active noise suppression there, for example, and it works very well. Ambient noises are filtered out, so you can really work in an oasis of tranquility. Of course, you can listen to music at the same time with noise cancellation. The microphones work fine, so you can also have a telephone conversation with some wind around you during a walk.
In the app you can also set whether you want to automatically record incoming phone calls and whether or not you want to hear beeps when you operate the caps. In addition, you can enable ‘transparent hearing', so that you are somewhat closed off, but you can still hear a doorbell or, for example, a public address at a train station. The app cannot be used in Dutch, but it can be used in English.
Operation via touch-sensitive surfaces is not optimal
You operate the earplugs via touch-sensitive surfaces, and that does not always work well. Via the app, you can set which command you want to execute when you tap once, twice, three times, or hold it down. For example, you can set how to use the Google Assistant start, pause music, increase or decrease the volume, or skip a track.
Regularly a tap was not ‘received', as a result of which command was not executed or was only half registered. It is also advisable to enable the beeps so that you receive confirmation that your touch has been detected. Of course, you can also get started with your smartphone to arrange a few things in terms of operation, but you do not always have it at hand. All in all, the operation leaves something to be desired here and there.
Conclusion Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless II review
Looking for comfortable earplugs for hours of use, very good sound quality and a good battery life? Then the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless II earbuds are definitely worth considering. Keep in mind that they are not completely dust and waterproof and the operation does not always work well.
In addition, you have to pay a lot of money, because the caps are currently for sale for about 250 euros and that is immediately the biggest downside. The market for similar earplugs is so overrun that there are enough brands to offer as much (or even more) for a lower price.
Buy Sennheiser Momentum TW II
Interested in these Sennheiser earplugs? The suggested retail price is 299 euros, but they are now available for about five to six decades less. You can contact, among others Bol.com, Coolblue on Media Markt.
Source: Android Planet by www.androidplanet.nl.
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