Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3: Meet the new jewel from Sennheiser
Improved noise cancellation, useful functions, sound quality, elegant design.
Noise cancellation is not as good as the latest Bose and Sony models.
Technical Features Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3:
- Type: Circumaural.
- Battery life: 17 hours.
- Weight: 304 grams.
The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 is the latest generation of one of the most iconic headphones on the market. The company has launched this model in all possible variants (In-Ear, On-Ear, Over-Ear, wired, wireless, True Wireless) and all maintain an excellent reputation for performance.
Bose and Sony have dominated the noise-cancelling headphone market in recent years, but the new generation of Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones come to compete with the best models of these companies. They offer excellent sound quality, enhanced active noise cancellation technology and a comfortable design. If you are a fan of this line, you can't miss them.
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 Design
The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 noise-cancelling headphones have a more modern and attractive look than the Sennheiser Momentum 2. They retain the same oval-shaped cups, quality leather padding and stainless steel sliders. They are finished in matte black and have a folding structure. The Over-Ear cups isolate sound very well, even without activating the active noise-cancelling technology.
The new Sennheiser Momentum have a superb build quality. They are one of the most rugged noise cancelling headphones we have tested and are not very heavy. The design of the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 is elegant, all construction materials are top quality and integrate intuitive controls to manage playback and noise cancellation.
The most significant change from the Sennheiser Momentum 2 is in the design of the cup controls. The volume lever was replaced by two more user-friendly buttons. In addition, the play/pause button allows you to change songs, end calls and when left pressed it indicates the battery status.
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless: Comfort
These helmets feel lightweight and fit securely. They produce a little pressure on the top of the head, but feel better than the Sennheiser Momentum 2. The padding of the headband is very soft, the cups are covered by the same nice material and fit the ears very well.
The cups of the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 are larger and the body is a bit heavier, but they are undoubtedly more comfortable than the previous model. In addition, the cups rotate for easy carrying in any coat, purse or the carrying case included in the purchase.
New features and improved noise cancellation
Sennheiser has updated this model in several aspects to make it one of the most versatile and easy-to-use wireless headphones on the market. The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 do not need to reconnect with your mobile device every time you are going to enjoy them. You also don't need to pause the music when someone is talking to you. When you deploy them they automatically turn on and synchronize with the sound source. In addition, when you take them off or put them on your head, playback stops or continues automatically.
They have significantly better active noise cancellation technology than the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 and also isolate sound better, but more importantly, they have three noise cancellation modes:
- Max mode reduces the amount of ambient noise to a minimum and exceeds the ANC of the Momentum 2.
- The second mode of noise cancellation technology is called Anti-Wind and reduces noise more gently, especially focusing on wind.
- Anti-Pressure is the third ANC mode offered by the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3. It offers a very comfortable noise cancellation that does not put any pressure on the ears. It is designed for airplane travel, but is our favorite because it reduces ambient noise while maintaining comfort and optimal sound quality.
The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 headphones integrate a switch to activate or cancel the active noise cancellation and transparent hearing function, but all three levels are chosen through the Sennheiser Smart Control app, available for Android and iOs devices.
Sennheiser Smart Control App
The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 have a very clever design that allows you to pause playback by simply removing the headphones. However, you need to use the Sennheiser Smart Control app to take advantage of all its features.
From the application you can change the noise cancellation levels, modify the sound profile with an equalizer and activate the transparent hearing function (you can also do this from the headphones). This function uses the microphone and allows you to listen to the sound around you, which is necessary when you are waiting for someone to call you, for example.
Los cascos Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 son, como su nombre lo indica, inalámbricos. Además, cuentan con una entrada de audio de 3.5mm (el cable viene en el paquete) para utilizarlos con dispositivos de forma cableada. Utilizan la conectividad Bluetooth 5.0 o NFC y soportan los códecs aptX, AAC y SBC.
At the touch of a button you can access Siri and Google Assistant personal assistants. They are not yet compatible with Alexa, but Sennheiser already announced that integration with Amazon's assistant is coming soon in an upcoming update. They can also work with the Tile application that allows you to find the Sennheiser Momentum 3 anywhere, something very useful if you get lost.
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3: Sound Quality
The new Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 headphones offer excellent sound quality with subtle details. Each frequency is heard clearly and with good textures. The spatiality is perceived in an organized manner, the tonalities consistent and dynamic. The richness of the sound is remarkable and the tonal balance impeccable. It offers better detail, greater bass depth and more accurate pacing than the Sennheiser Momentum 2 and previous models in the series.
Bass is perceived as full, punchy and controlled. They also have a good extension and have a very pleasant warm tone. The mid-tones of the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 are rich, smooth, have great presence and maintain the warmth of the bass. The treble has good textures, energy and subtlety.
The sound spatiality of the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 is wide and solid. Depth is compressed a bit with noise cancellation on, but all tonalities are clearly identifiable. The richness of the bass combines with the subtle extension of the treble to produce a very pleasing sound profile. The mid-tones stand out for their warmth.
These headphones integrate a battery that provides up to 17 hours of continuous playback with noise cancellation activated. In this section the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 doesn't compare to the Sony WH-1000XM4 or the Bose 700 headphones, but the capability is pretty decent considering their features.
One good thing is that they charge quickly via the USB-C port (they come with a USB-C to USB-A adapter in case you need it). How do I charge the wireless headphones? Check out this short guide.
Conclusion on the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3
We at Cultura Sonora have been waiting for this update for years and were more than pleased to try them out. The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 offer a rich sound, with a lot of clarity and rhythm. The active noise cancellation technology does not reach the level of the Sony WH-100MX3 or the Bose 700 (the best noise cancelling headphones on the market), but it is more than sufficient for any type of user.
The design is impeccable and elegant. They are very comfortable, resistant and have a folding structure. The build quality is excellent and they offer great sound quality. Interested? Find the best price on Amazon.
You can take a look at the new version, the Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless. If you are looking for an in-ear headset you can check out the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2.
Also, if you are looking for more information about the best Sennheiser headphones we recommend you to check our sound culture page. There you will find in-depth reviews of the best headphones, speakers and instruments on the market.
Reviews about the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3
The majority of Momentum Wireless 3 users rate them very highly. Below we copy three outstanding reviews from Amazon Spain.
- Mark: “They are comfortable and the noise cancellation is excellent. The materials are top notch. The only problem is that they are very expensive compared to other models.”
- aldo salvetti: “The sound details and equalization are remarkable. The best thing is its comfort.”
- Madrid-Sevilla: “Top notch sound quality and ANC. Coverage leaves something to be desired when you move away from the mobile device.”
Technical specifications Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3
|Technical specifications||Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3|
|Wireless connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, NFC|
|Noise canceling||Yes (3 modes)|
|Measurements||17 x 20 x 5 cm|
|Battery Life||17 hours|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable lithium|
|Type of material||Stainless steel, Leather|
|Components included||Audio cable (3.5 mm), USB-C cable, carrying case|
|Audio codecs||SBC, aptX™, aptX™ Low Latency, AAC|
|Container type||Auxiliary 3.5mm jack|
|Frequency response||16Hz – 22kHz|