Sennheiser launched the third generation of Momentum headphones at IFA 2019. The Momentum 3 Wireless brings some additions to its predecessor. It delivers great sound due to its 42mm dynamic drivers and offers ANC worth comparing to the likes of the Sony - WH-1000XM3 and Bose - Quiet Comfort 35 ii Wireless Headphones.
Offering faster connectivity the Momentum 3 Wireless comes with Bluetooth version 5.0 and also supports codex like aptX LL, aptX and AAC. It supports voice assistants service like Google Assistant and Siri. We can soon expect Amazon Alexa to be included through Sennheiser's smart control app update. On a single charge the Momentum 3 can give 17 hours of playback time.
The Momentum 3 Wireless has proximity sensors which pauses the music when the headphones are plugged out and it will resume when plugged back on. The Momentum 3 Wireless automatically turns on and pairs with your device when you unfold them and turn off when you fold them back. This is the only way to turn them on and off, as there is no dedicated power button.
Sennheiser has loaded the Momentum 3 Wireless with 42mm dynamic drivers which tend to deliver deep punchy bass with accurate mids and treble. You get to pick three different levels of noise canceling like Maximum, Anti-Wind, and Anti-Pressure aimed to help reduce pressure on the ears.
Unlike the Sony - WH-1000XM3 which offers touch controls, Sennheiser has packed the Momentum 3 Wireless with physical controls which is arranged on the edge of right ear cup. It also has a 3.5mm slot so that you can use them with the cable when they run out of battery. The overall fit seems to be very comfortable due to its over ear design and can be used for longer hours as the earpads and headband are made of sheep leather.
There are two color variants available for the Momentum 3 Wireless: white and black. The Sennheiser Momentum 3 wireless is expected to be priced around Rs. 28,500 in India.
Check out my review of the Astell&Kern Billie Jean wherein I explain in detail various aspects of the headphone including its design, comfort, and performance. Has Astell&Kern outdone itself with the quality and performance with its Billie Jean. Click to find out!