Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Review 2021

The age of wireless tech is upon us. Bluetooth is one of the best examples of how this technology has transformed our daily routine for good. The sound quality of the wireless earbuds is just impeccable.

Now you don’t have to worry about earbuds falling off your ears every time the cable comes into contact with your clothes, or if the cable accidentally dangles into any of the nearby working gadgets. Wireless headphones are here to provide you with ultimate mobility.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless was launched back in 2018. These earbuds were one of the best-sounding wireless devices. However, Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless wasn’t flawless. One of the major issues which impacted its demand was related to low battery life. The earbud’s battery bank used to unload while being in the case, so if you wouldn’t charge them straight for four days, the earbuds would be dead. Another vital point that affected its market demand was that these earbuds were found to be uncomfortable due to their large size.

On April 1, 2020, Sennheiser launched MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. So, what makes the ‘Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2’ different and alluring? Let’s discover all the details in this article.

Why is Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 different?

The AirPods Pro was so dominant in 2020 that you must have missed out on the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. With the addition of top-notch quality sound and noise cancellation features, Sennheiser is one of the best wireless earbuds available in the market currently. However, quality comes with a price. The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 is also one of the most expensive wireless earbuds.

So, let’s look at the specific functions and design of the wireless earbuds that make them so great.

Design and Use

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 design and use

With its sleek design and build, Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 is one of the most sought-after earbuds in the market. They are available in two basic colors, black and white, and stand out due to their metal plates on the back and a matte finish appearance.

You might find Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 similar to its predecessor due to it being covered with a bulky fabric case. This case has two main functions. Firstly, it keeps the earbuds safe, and secondly, it also charges the device. The coarse weave fabric must be kept clean to avoid it from becoming dirty.

Once the earbuds are out of the case, they start searching for a pairing device, and as soon they are placed back in the case, they will break off the connection with the paired device. In the earlier product, Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless, the device used to stay connected with the earbuds even when they were in their case.

Connectivity

When you take the earphones out of the case, they will automatically start searching for a device to pair with. However, it won’t connect to your device until and unless the Sennheiser Smart Control App is installed on your phone. You can use Bluetooth toggle, but to get the most out of these earbuds, Sennheiser’s app is required. Once the application is installed, you can connect your smartphone with the earbuds.

On the other hand, if you want to connect Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 with Windows and macOS, you can do it easily without using any application.

Battery Life

When Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless was launched, one of the key issues people faced was its low battery time. However, Sennheiser identified this issue and addressed it in Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. To check whether the battery performance has improved or not, SoundGuys conducted an experiment where they played their favorite playlist on repeat with a safe volume of 75dB. They discovered that the earbuds were dead a few seconds before they completed their optimum time of four hours.

However, they claimed that due to active noise cancellation being turned on, the battery life can drain faster.

Effective Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Effective Noise Cancellation

One of the significant improvements in these earbuds is the noise-cancellation feature. With the help of noise-canceling earbuds, you can enjoy a seamless music listening experience.

The tight seal of Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 is crucial for optimizing sound quality and noise cancellation. Due to this upgrade, Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 is the ideal option you can use at your workplace as it not only cancels out noise but gives you the ultimate listening experience.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 noise cancellation doesn’t seem to be flexible, however, it is effective. In the settings menu, there is an option of ‘single-mic ANC reduces low-frequency ambient noise’ and while this feature is activated, it doesn’t affect the battery life. On the other hand, you cannot expect the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 to give the same battery life if the active noise cancellation is turned on for hours with music being played on higher volumes.

Sound Quality

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Sound Quality

When it comes to sound quality, these particular wireless earbuds stand apart from their competitors. No one will be interested in the design, ease of connectivity, or any other features if the product fails to provide the desired sound quality. Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 has got an excellent sound quality.

Sennheiser is known to manufacture earbuds with perfect attributes. Further good quality sound also needs to be complemented with a compatible in-ear. Unless the earphones don’t fit in your ears, you won’t get to experience the sound quality that these earbuds are known for.

Bass and Low-mids

These earbuds come with an improved bass with very vocal-friendly bumps in the mid. This makes the music sound pretty good. For example, if you’re listening to Bad Religion by American Jesus, it would be relatively easier for you to distinctly hear the melody and the bass line.

High-mids

That melody in the high-mids should intentionally make a good impact on your ears. Sometimes, you will be unable to hear the guitar riffs as they might lose their importance in the battle with other instruments. In one of the songs from the modern era, Adore You by Harry Styles this thing was spotted in some parts of the song where the main portion was given less importance and the rest of the music was loud.

Mic Quality

A survey was conducted by SoundGuys to ascertain the quality of the microphone installed in these earbuds. They recorded a voice note and asked the people to rate its quality. Most of the participants responded that the sound quality of Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 was good. The Mic further proves its performance with its ability to capture the farthest, distant noises.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 v/s Apple AirPods Pro

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 vs Apple AirPods Pro​

Although both products are quite different, the ultimate goal is to capture the market. The Apple AirPods Pro can only be used with Apple devices, whereas Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 is popular amongst other competitors who want to challenge Apple’s dominance in the industry.

In 2020, people were not aware of Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 due to which Apple seized the market with AirPods Pro. Since Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 has a hefty price tag, Apple took advantage and captured the market.

Let’s check out some important features of two of the best wireless earbuds available in the market today.

Features

Apple AirPods Pro

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2

Bluetooth Version

5.0

5.1

Codecs Available

SBC, AAC

SBC, AAC, aptX

ANC

In-app EQ

 

Battery Life (75dB)

5:06

3:59

Touch Controls

Voice Assistant Support

IP Rating

IPX4

IPX4

Passthrough

Products

Standalone Battery Life

Fast ChargingCharging Case

Wireless Charging

Connector
Apple AirPods Pro

5:06

 

5 minutes – 1-hour playtime4.3 charge cycles

YES

Lightning
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2

3:59

10 minutes – 1.5 hours of playtime3 charge cycles

NO

USB-C

Is Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 a good purchase?

If you have extra bucks, you can get your hands on this product. Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 comes in a compact package. The sound quality, water-resistance, and noise cancellation features are enough to entice people to buy this high-end product.

As far as the price is concerned, the product comes with a heavy price tag. There are other earbuds available that provide users with the same features as Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 at a reasonable price.

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