After almost giving away the pre-launch news, Sennheiser has officially announced its new Momentum 3 True Wireless earphones – a sequel to the highly acclaimed Momentum True Wireless 2 – which will be available from May 10th.
The third edition of Sennheiser’s flagship earphones features adaptive active noise cancellation and a new look more reminiscent of the Sennheiser CX Plus. As for sound quality, the Momentum 3 supports the usual AAC and SBC codecs, as well as aptX Adaptive, which could help it compete with the Sony WF-1000XM4’s LDAC codec.
In terms of price, the Sennheiser Momentum 3 True Wireless is only $249.95 (approx.
Finally, if you plan on using them for work calls, the Momentum 3 has three mics per bud, which Sennheiser says has resulted in noticeable improvements and “crystal clear quality”. We’ll have to test that for ourselves, but on paper it could help elevate them well above previous models and top our list of best true wireless earbuds.
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It’s important to have choice when it comes to your audio tech, so it’s nice to see Sennheiser moving forward with Momentum earphones – even given the Sony WF-1000X series that has dominated the landscape for the past few years .
What Sennheiser is offering with the Momentum 3 is a real competitor to the WF-1000XM4 at an even cheaper price. Sony will likely slash the price of the 1000XM4 to keep up with another price drop likely to arrive for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but in a couple of months, Sennheiser has a real window of opportunity to take the lead from Sony.
If there’s anything disappointing about the new earbuds, it’s that Sennheiser hasn’t done anything to improve battery life – it’s still stuck at 7 hours per charge with an additional 21 hours in the case. However, Sennheiser has added wireless charging, which is a nice touch.
These earbuds don’t support spatial audio formats like the Apple AirPods Pro or Sony WF-1000XM4, but judging from previous models their stereo sound should be as good or better than anything you’ve heard from Sony or Apple earbuds.
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