Sennheiser for many years was famous for its inventions in the field of audio. If you look at the history, the products of the German company is often talking about love to experiment in the development of devices that definitely traced the touch of uniqueness and identity.
It happened with TWS-True Wireless Momentum headphones, which according to numerous reviews clearly were good but had several flaws. Sennheiser’s like to work on the bugs. They proved it with the release of the second version, which is also the active noise canceling got.
Equipment and design
One of my colleagues gave me to know that this model has issues with sound. Because of this, it is alleged, don’t want to use «on a regular basis». During testing I have the opposite opinion, which we will discuss later.
But the first thing that I used to pay attention to is the appearance of the products. I was extremely happy headphones equipped with 1More. In the case of Sennheiser, it’s simple: there are no magnets on the box and beautifully painted on the inside of advantages of the gadget.
Emphasis is focused on the elegant charging case and headphones themselves. In the box I also found a couple of booklets with the instruction manual, three extra pairs of interchangeable ear cushions in several sizes, as well as charging cable USB Type-C.
On the battery case gently placed a company logo on the back — an alert indicator of a charge, the power button and connector Type-C. And the bottom is a label with information.
The case is notable for the pleasant fabric surface, whereby to hold it in hands is a pleasure. I have a model with a light gray tint. During use, the case has not collected the stains and other dirt.
This raises some hope, because sometimes excite the fleeting thought that the tissue surface is still evil dirty in the most unexpected moment. On sale, by the way, affordable model with a dark gray case. But the light grey version I like more. For the case, and the earphones themselves in this color look impressive.
Headphones made of white plastic in the format of droplets. Claimed protection from sweat and splash-proof to IPX4 standard. This means that they can safely engage in the sport. During a morning jog, and even in Moscow the heat, I have not suffered.
They stands out side silver-tone face with logo, which is a touch panel. In the lower part you can locate the holes for the microphones.
On the inner side near the connector is a tri-color indicators. In the dark red and blue rays are too bright — so much so that the light strikes the plastic around the indicator. Because of this feature I felt the effect of a low cost, but after a few days, the eyes are used to it.
Ergonomics and sound
To be honest, the headphones do not seem too big, although someone this moment may challenge. They are quite light — each drop just six grams. Therefore, in the ears of the utmost gravity I did not notice.
However, if weight matters not, personally I had problems installing True Momentum Wireless 2 directly in the ears.
Usually qualitative fit like TWS devices depends on how the owner of «twist-will poelozit» them in my ears. In the case of Sennheiser I sometimes find it hard to plug the earphone in the blink of an eye so that after some time they started to fall out.
The company immediately warned that for proper fit headphones should scroll in the ear so the logo on them was exactly in a horizontal position. By doing this manipulation, a comfortable result I get.
They continue to literally «hang in the air», as if tightly I wasn’t stuck, the pads, and it would not have done them in the ear. The idea to use different size ear pads was not very successful.
Can only refer to the great structure of their ears, while with other models I have had less stressful experience. Well, that Momentum True Wireless 2 at least do not produce the effect of pressure even after a couple hours of continuous use.
But the exact spot where the headphones will stay confident, I determined at the first acquaintance with them. This is the case. First, there are strong magnets that hold well the lid of the case closed with the characteristic «soft» cotton. Second, the magnets holding the headset, doing everything possible so that they do not fall out of the case under the strong shake.
Next, I will speak about noise reduction. Without a working ANC background sounds are muted in moderation. It’s when you stop hearing the beating of the ears ringing sounds, and the roar of the engines no longer seems so wild.
To active noise canceling I have no complaints. When listening to music Momentum True Wireless 2 is very smooth and gently struggle with extraneous sounds. Besides, in the subway, I feel the increase in sound compositions, which can not but rejoice.
In addition, there were here not to use synchronous transfer of street noise. Here this feature is called Transparent Hearing. It works well.
Now let’s talk about the sweet. As I mentioned above, one of my colleagues expressed not very positive opinions about the sound quality. Initially I was surprised along the way and even began himself to impose this thought upon first listening.
Momentum True Wireless 2 do at the moment is not given me to trace the notes sound of solid. But to acquire a taste I managed only after a whole day listening to various tracks.
I note that it has dynamic drivers to 7 mm. Range of frequency ranges from 5 Hz to 21 kHz. Sensitivity in the area of 107 dB at 1 kHz. In addition, supported codecs — SBC, aptX, AAC, as well as profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HSP and HFP.
It seemed to me, with these headphones to analyze a musical work on the details very easily. There is no feeling that some frequency, trying each other to overlap. Fortunately, the sound was not dry. He is rather balanced, that is suitable for any audiophile.
I like that my ears start to bleed when listening quite emotional and deep tracks as well as songs with «fat» bass. Hip-hop in this case, it sounds a Bang.
But when listening to rock Momentum Wireless True 2 quite a bit not up to me to catch the desired emotions. To me something is missing. If you include, for example, classical music or jazz, then immediately catch a clean and pleasant sound.
In summary, I can emphasize that low-frequency is enough, and high frequencies at full volume do not cause discomfort. Stock volume with the head missing. Momentum True Wireless 2 for me made the example interesting for TWS-headphone sound.
Connection and management
When you first turn the headphones will automatically go into pairing mode. If not, you can activate it by long pressing both the touch panel. A stable connection is provided by Bluetooth module 5.1.
The connection happens quickly and without problems. To switch between devices also can be easy, but there is a caveat. Each time it is necessary to manually activate the pairing mode.
One tap on left headphone stops or resumes playback of music, two Tapa — switches to the next song and three taps on the previous one. I stress that stop the music when you taking out of one ear from the headphones. This is a big plus.
Right earpiece is responsible for managing the various chips. For example, to turn on the active noise reduction after three taps. Only two taps will be required for the resumption of work mode Transparent Hearing. The same method can be used to reset the incoming calls.
But one tap on default invokes the default voice assistant, be it «Google» or Siri. The volume is reduced by long pressing on the touch panel of the left earpiece. Long tap on the right allows you to increase the volume.
All of these scenarios can be configured using the Smart Control app, which is available for Android and iOS. Very well, what with individual settings, a feature can simply be turned off.
The application has a simple interface. You can add several devices of the Sennheiser company. During the first synchronization, the program will tell about the possibilities of True Momentum Wireless 2 and will offer to adjust the tap control to your taste.
Smart Control allows you to obtain information about the current charge, as well as to enable Transparent Hearing, to work with the EQ, read the answers to the questions and also to update the firmware. The app is advance warning that the update may take up to 50 minutes. This I was somewhat frightened.
Most of all I appreciated the branded EQ. It is unusual, as the alignment frequency balance is a method of moving the points on the screen. Heading to the left — will get softer, but at the same time bassy sound.
Moving the point to the right side, can reveal high frequency. In General, the thing to not perfect. Find your perfect sound with this EQ is really possible.
The company says that Momentum to True Wireless 2 able to work 7 hours without recharging. Up to 28 hours charge will add case, then there is somewhere else three full charge in the case, which from zero to one hundred is about one and a half hours.
I like that it is enough only ten minutes of charging in case that the headphones were able to work at least another hour. The case, incidentally, is also charged in about 1.5 hours on Type-C. no Wireless charging — a very strange decision.
In practice, with an average volume and with the included active noise cancelling headphones just over 5.5 hours. This is a good indicator, especially if to take into account the sad experience of the owners of the first version. In the case of Momentum True Wireless worked 3-4 hours.
Price and opinion
So, officially declared value of True Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 2 — 22 900 rubles. Worthy of these headphones for such a price? On the one hand, I would gladly have bought it if the cost would be lower by 4-5 thousand rubles.
On the other hand, understanding the overpayment for the brand and, rightly say, German quality, has not been canceled. Sennheiser — the guys with more experience. They certainly know which way to move and correct their path.
I believe that this model is first and foremost meets the high quality design. It is elegant in everything: starting from the charging case, ending with a teardrop shape of headphones. Yes, I was confused by some problems with the landing, but to get used to this.
When discussing sound, the ambiguity in opinion among my colleagues I am not at all scary. Someone appreciates the sound quite positive, and someone disappointed with it.
I understand that there would like a little «hold on» and «put the squeeze» sound by default. But to make it comfortable, you can manually using the equaliser in the corporate application. And it suits me as it is, should satisfy audiophiles.
I think that’s a balanced model that is definitely you can buy if you are willing to pay for it 22 thousand. But if you need to save, you better look at other current model TWS-headphone, the value of which does not exceed 15 000 rubles.