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Life Just Got Better Thanks To My Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Earbud Headphones

By on January 30, 2019

Thanks to my friends at Best Buy and Sennheiser, I have been able to test out the new Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones.

For the past couple of weeks I have ditched my white wireless headphones and I have been listening to music and watching videos on these new wireless headphones from Sennheiser now available at Best Buy.

I have been running, walking, talking, driving, slip sliding, relaxing and chillaxing for the past couple of weeks and I have to honestly tell you I am loving the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones.

Bluetooth 5.0 Technology

I have gone through soooo many different headphones over the years.

I used to travel a fair amount (nearly 2 million actual flown miles on Delta) and I was an early adopter of noise-cancelling headphones. But I was always getting tangled in my cords. I then moved on to Bluetooth headphones.

The challenge I had with some of my original Bluetooth headphones is that I could maybe get a couple hours with of music listening, but then it would die and I’d be stuck listening to the noise of the airplane.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones

The same would go for working out at the gym or on my treadmill. The corded headphones caused a few treadmill or weightlifting mishaps and so for me it has been Bluetooth headphones for about the past 10 years.

With changes in Bluetooth technology and phones, wireless headphones were always playing catch up. With the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones, you will be rocking with Bluetooth 5.0.

According to, Bluetooth 5.0 provides Bluetooth Low Energy to reduce power consumption, play audio on two connected devices at the same time (way too cool) and improved speed and a greater range (up to 800 feet).

All of this adds up to a greater audio experience in my opinion, while also providing low latency for exception audio and video synchronization. I did not notice any “dub” effect or lag in any videos I have watched. Not the case with some other Bluetooth headphones that I have previously used.

Sound Quality and Speech Optimized Calls

When it comes to sound quality, the Sennhesier MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones is truly superior to all Bluetooth wireless headphones I have tried to date.

With the Smart Control app, you can customize your bass and treble outputs to truly make this a personalized listening experience. For me, I prefer more treble than I do bass, which is easy to change.

With the design of the headphones, they fit snug into your ears and it really blocks out a fair amount of ambient noise. This is great for listening to audio and video, but sometimes if someone is talking to you it can be hard to hear.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones

Alas, Sennheiser has this figured out and you can enable Transparent Hearing either through the app or by double tapping the right earbud.

This feature allows you to hear important announcements or surrounding sirens – all while your music continues to play and without having to remove your earbuds.

When it comes to making telephone calls, these Sennheiser earbuds incorporates Two-Mic noice cancellation beam technology, which helps deliver high quality voice pick up even in the most noisy areas like a supermarket or train station.

Touch Control For Music, Calls and Voice Assistance

Once you pull your Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud headphones out of the sleek carrying case, they will automatically power up.

To pair to your smartphone, computer or Smart Control app, you will press each button of the earbuds and hold for five seconds. Pairing is super easy, fast and enables you to quickly move between devices.

The headphones come with four different sizing buds, which is great for me as I have two different sized ear canals which sometimes makes for a challenge when it comes to various earbuds.

Insert the earbuds into your ear and slide backwards slightly to lock them in place. These earbuds are so easy to get in and out of my ears and I hardly even notice that I am wearing them as they are comfortable.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones are great for physical activity. I have been able to pound the treadmill at a high rate of speed.

To control the headphones you can quickly control music with a push or two of the button in the left earbud. The button for the right earbud controls call functions, such as accepting, ending and rejecting.

I haven’t had any issues with the headphones coming out of my ears and when I sweat no issues at all with these headphones slipping out of my ears.

Depending on the mobile phone, one quick push of the right button and Siri, Google Assistant or Baidu is quickly at your fingertips or shall I say at your voice lips.

What about volume control? You’re covered with that functionality by either holding in the right earbud button to increase volume or the left earbud button to decrease volume.

Slim Carrying And Charging Case

The compact, sleek and slim carrying and charging case will provide up to four hours of listening per charge as well as an additional two charges – for a total of 12 hours of listening time before you have to charge up the case.

For me, I have been getting about 75 minutes of talk time before my charge goes to zero and about 4 hours and 15 minutes of listening time before my charge is depleted.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones

One thing I have noticed is that my left earbud seems to be on average at 93% after charging overnight and my right earbud is at 100% overnight. Not quite sure why this is the case, but thought I would point this out.

For those of you that might be used to Apple products, the Sennheiser case is powered by a USB-C charging port, so this will work well for a new MacBook pro charger.

I would have also loved to have a longer charging cord because right now I have to mainly charge off of my USB port on my computer as the cord isn’t long enough for me to charge on my kitchen counter. An extra three or four inches of charging cord length would have been ideal.

I do find that the carrying case is a little uncomfortable in my pocket as it is larger than other wireless earbud charging cases – however, I do find that the case is easier to find in the event I misplace it. I also have noticed it was easier to find in my pants before I washed my jeans.

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones Are Great There Is No Debate

Overall I am definitely loving my Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Earbud Headphones. The sound quality, latency, touch control, carrying case and amazing ability to easily switch between talking and audio/video output makes these a great addition for any audiophile or lover of a quality earbud headphone.

Right now these earbud headphones are perfect for me and hopefully you will agree.

Right now they are available at Best Buy for $299.99.