Bottom line: Excellent sound and a stellar feature set define these premium earbuds
Fantastic and customizable sound
Active Noise Cancellation/Transparent Hearing
Customizable earbud controls
28-hour battery life (with case)
Splashproof IPX4 rating
No automatic switching
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Sennheiser's MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds sound amazing and boast a host of premium features. They pretty much do everything you might hope the best true wireless earbuds would do. Sennheiser has been a leader in the audio world for 75 years. You'd expect excellent sound, and you get it with the MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds. Bespoke 7 mm dynamic drivers enhance your listening experience. You get deep bass, natural mids, and clear, detailed treble. The earbuds' accompanying app lets you customize your listening experience via adjustable equalizers and the earbuds' control gestures.
Block out the outside world with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) or let it in with Transparent Hearing. The ergonomic earbuds are comfortable to wear for hours and come with a selection of ear tips for individual fit. You get generous battery life with up to seven hours of playtime, or up to 28 hours by recharging with the case. The IPX4 rating means they are splashproof. Voice assistant support lets you access Siri or Google Assistant.
The only feature missing, which only matters to full-on Apple users, is the automatic device-switching you get with Apple's AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. They are also a bit clunky-looking, in my opinion, but to each their own.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds: Price and availability
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds are available on Sennheiser's site or at any of your favorite big box or electronics stores. You can find them easily both online and in brick-and-mortar stores, including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and B&H. The price is roughly $250 just about everywhere. Choose from two colors: Black or White. The charging case for the Black earbuds is gray while the White earbuds' case is tan.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds: What sounds good
There's a lot to love about Sennheiser's MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds. They sound incredible, thanks to bespoke 7 mm dynamic drivers, deep bass, natural mids, and clear, detailed treble. You get four different-sized ear tips, for a just-right fit that gives you some passive noise isolation. Turn on Active Noise Cancellation to block out even more of the outside world, or use Transparent Hearing to let it in. I have very sensitive ears and usually can't wear earbuds in or headphones on my ears very long before they start to bother me, but I've had no issues with the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds. Though they are certainly larger than some other earbuds I own, they are not heavy at all.
I love the customizability of these earbuds. Like most Bluetooth earbuds, there are a number of gesture controls. The default: tap the left earbud to play/pause or tap the right earbud to access the voice assistant. Tap the left earbud twice to go to the next track, the right earbud to turn on Transparent Hearing. Tap the left earbud three times to go to the previous track, the right earbud to turn on ANC. Tap and hold the left earbud to turn the volume down, the right earbud to turn the volume up. You can accept or end calls with a tap on either earbud; reject calls with a double-tap on either earbud. You don't like this setup? Well, you can change most of these assigned functions around within the app. Even cooler is the fact that you can adjust the earbuds' built-in equalizer the way you like it within the app.
Control the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds' built-in equalizer, customize the gesture controls, and more within this app.
I've found battery life to be excellent. While I haven't timed my usage, Sennheiser's claim of seven-hour play plus up to 28 hours using the charging case sounds about right. The USB-C (to USB-A) charging cable you need to charge the case is included.
Other nice features include the IPX4 rating which means you can use them at the gym and you don't need to worry if you get rained on while wearing them. They are not submersible, however.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds: What's not so good
There's no denying that these are expensive earbuds, in line with Apple's AirPods Pro price-wise but lacking the easy device switching between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Sennheiser does make device switching as easy as possible. Just go into your previous device's Settings app, tap Bluetooth, disconnect them, and then connect them to your current device.
You may or may not like the look of these earbuds. They certainly don't have that sleek Apple aesthetic, going instead for a bulkier look. As I mentioned, they aren't heavy, but I can't help but think of Frankenstein's monster when I look in the mirror.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds: Competition
The obvious competitor is Apple AirPods Pro. You'll get excellent sound, that gorgeous Apple aesthetic, and effortless device switching. If you're all-in on Apple's walled garden, I'd probably recommend the AirPods Pro. For over-ear headphone enthusiasts, the Apple AirPods Max should be considered. However, if you're not Apple-exclusive, definitely give the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds a listen.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds' price point may be prohibitive to some. If that's the case, check out the EarFun Free Pro Wireless Earbuds. You'll get plenty of premium features and great sound without the big price tag.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earbuds: Should you buy it?
You should buy this if ...
- You want premium sound quality and features
- You want to customize the equalizer and the earbud controls
- You need comfortable, ergonomic earbuds
You shouldn't buy this if...
- The price is prohibitive
- You don't like the look
- You're fully ensconced in Apple's walled garden
These are an excellent option for the Apple-agnostic person who has money to spend on high-quality earbuds and values customizability and comfort. If you're on a tight budget, these aren't the headphones for you.
It's hard to say that these are a great value, but they are certainly great Bluetooth earbuds. You get Hi-Fi audio with bespoke 7 mm dynamic drivers. Enjoy premium sound with deep bass, natural mids, and clear, detailed treble. Tailor your listening experience with built-in equalizers and personalize the gesture controls within the app. Thanks to the four sets of ear tips, you get a custom fit you can wear comfortably for hours even if they look a bit clunky. Choose Active Noise Cancellation or Transparent Hearing, depending on if you want to block the world out or let it in. Get up to seven hours of playtime, or up to a total of 28 hours using the charging case. The splash-resistant IP4X-rated headphones stand up to a sweaty workout or a dash through the rain.
Bottom line: Premium sound, comfort, and customizability define these Bluetooth earbuds.
Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, AppAdvice, and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.