Review - Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbuds

Review Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbuds
Whether or not you should listen to music when you ride a bike is a topic that sparks a great debate around safety. The new Momentum True Wireless earbuds from Sennheiser could well be the ultimate solution to the cycling headphones question though — thanks to some very clever adaptable technology.

The Momentum True Wireless Earbuds are Sennheiser's range-topping offering, and quite frankly offer incredible sound quality and comfort.

The clarity and stereo acoustics of the Momentum are unlike anything that I have used previously, and even outshine my Bose over-ear headphones that I previously used for travelling. Music takes on a whole new dimension; with a surround-sound feel and great balance. You can even adjust the equaliser settings to your personal preference using the Sennheiser App, so you can have a more bass focussed beat if you desire.

The Momentum earbuds are also extraordinarily comfortable. They sit snugly inside the ear and come with a collection of four earpiece sizes to suit different anatomies. I was initially a little concerned about their security, and the risk of them coming dislodged when riding or running; but once you have mastered the slight knack of fitting them and found the correct earpiece for your ear, then they are reassuringly secure.

The real tech development with the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless comes in the form of both their wireless capabilities, and the 'Transparent' hearing function.

The 'True Wireless' name originates from the fact that these earbuds are completely free of wired ports or connections. To charge them you place them inside the neat carry case, and they wirelessly charge from flat to full in the space of 90 minutes — one charge gives you around 4 hours of playback. You recharge the case using a USB-C cable, and the case has the bonus of acting like a power bank as it will charge the headphones twice — extending the total hearing time from 4 hours to 12 hours.

The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds are noise cancelling headphones at their best; they use superb inbuilt microphones to cancel out ambient noise. The unique aspect of the noise cancelling technology though comes from the ability to toggle between noise cancelling and 'Transparent' hearing using the Sennheiser App. 'Transparent' hearing means you can still hear your surroundings when cycling, because the microphone plays the ambient noise through the headphones. This adaptability makes the Momentum a superb choice for cycling; as you can enjoy noise cancellation when using the earbuds on an indoor trainer for example, but then toggle on the 'Transparent' hearing to keep you aware of your surroundings when out riding on the road.

The other noteworthy feature of the Momentum earbuds is the wireless touch technology that allows you to change track and answer phone calls just by tapping the earbuds. This is a great further benefit if you are out on the road, as it minimises the time with your hand off the handlebars. Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with your phone is also second-to-none, and I have experienced far less drop-out of signal than with most Bluetooth headphones.

Overall, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Earbuds are impressive. They are comfortable, secure, and offer un-paralleled playback quality. The unique charging capabilities and the 'Transparent' hearing makes them far more suitable to bike riding and travelling than most, and far safer than many earbuds on the market. This is clever new tech at its best.

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Review Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbuds

Review Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbuds

The Momentum True Wireless Earbuds were provided to lifeinthesaddle.cc by Sennheiser for testing purposes

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